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Football lawmakers the International FA Board (IFAB) have announced a set of new rules which will be implemented from next season.
A host of major changes to the law of football will come in from next season as the IFAB looks to eradicate cheating and time-wasting.
They include substituted players can leave the pitch anywhere, accidental handball goals won't stand, no attacking players in the wall and coaches will receive cards, among others, per Sky Sports.
Here's some information on some of the new rule changes.
1. Handballs inside the area.
Goals that have struck a player's hand will NOT be allowed. Regardless of intention.
2. Substituted players can leave the field anywhere.
A substituted player can leave the field of play at the nearest point. They'll no longer have to leave the pitch at the halfway line.
3. Coaches will receive cards.
Managers and coaches will be able to receive yellow and red cards as players do.
4. No attacking players in the wall.
Attacking players will not be allowed to stand in the wall. The wall can only be made up of players from the defending team.
No rebounds on penalties was considered though that notion was dropped.
Some websites including Marca + Sky reporting that IFAB has changed penalty law so that play stops if it is saved or hits post. Not true - that idea was dropped in November. pic.twitter.com/19NA6BgWSO- Martyn Ziegler (@martynziegler) March 5, 2019
An interesting set of changes. What's your take on the new rules?
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