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Get To Know The Law Changes For The 2019- 20 Season

The Laws of the Game 2019/20 came into force on 1st June 2019. A number of changes were approved at the 133rd Annual General Meeting of The IFAB on 2 March this year including:

  • the introduction of yellow and red cards for misconduct by team officials
  • a player being substituted having to leave the field of play at the nearest point on the boundary line
  • at a goal kick and a free kick for the defending team in their own penalty area, the ball is in play once it is kicked  i.e. it does not have to leave the penalty area
  • clearer wording for ‘handball’
  • attacking team players must be at least 1m away from a ‘defensive wall’
  • the goalkeeper only has to have one foot on the goal line at a penalty kick
  • a new dropped ball procedure

For more details please visit; HERE

New Laws of the Game app

The IFAB has also launched the very first official mobile application for iOS and Android devices for better and quicker accessibility to the Laws ‘on the go’ by everyone: referees, coaches, players, media and the fans. The new App allows the user to

  • access the Laws of the Game (also offline)
  • see all recent changes (with explanations)
  • compare this year’s Laws with previous years
  • add personal notes and comments, and create ‘favourite’ chapters