The boys of IFAB (The International Football Associaton Board) have published the update of the rules for the next season in world football.

In this LINK you have the complete rules.

Next, I bring you a detailed summary and in-depth analysis, carried out by Ramón Fuentes, unraveling the variations in some norms and the novelties in them.

Rule 1 of the Field of Play.

From now on, not only will any member of the coaching staff who enters the VAR review area be warned with a yellow card, they will also be expelled with a red card if they access the VAR video room. That is, the monitor present on the field of play. This change is because until now the option to warn the coaching staff and only the players was not included.

Rule 3 Players .

The substituted players must leave the field of play at the closest point of the demarcation line, unless the referee gives them another indication.

Rule 4 Equipment for players.

From now on, the players’ undershirts may be of various colors or motifs, but always the same that appears on the sleeves of the uniform jersey. Until now t-shirts were only allowed to be one color.

Rule 5 of the referee.

The referee will not be able to change the decision on how to resume the game but, on certain occasions, he may show a yellow or red card for an incident that occurred previously.

Within this rule it is also established that, if a referee leaves the field of play to go to the area
to review the VAR or to order the players to return to the field of play, it will still be possible to modify a technical and disciplinary decision.
This is especially for cases where the referee has, for example, decreed the end of one of the two parts of the match.

It is in this rule that the option of showing a yellow or red card to members of the coaching staff who do not act properly is recovered. But also if it is not possible to identify the offender, the highest ranking coach present in the technical area will be penalized.

Another very important change in this rule 5 is that if a penalty is awarded and the shooter who has caused the maximum penalty is injured, he may be served and remain on the field of play until the shot is executed.

Rule 8 Starting and Resuming Play.

From now on, the team that wins the draw may choose to take the field goal.

Rule 9 of the Ball to the ground.

From now on there will always be a ball on the ground if the ball is touched by the referee (or any other member of the refereeing body) and enters the goal, if the team in possession of the ball changes or if it starts
to a new attack.

Rule 10 The result of a match.

The goalkeeper may not score the goal in the opposite goal
directly throwing by hand from his

Rule 12 of Fouls or incorrect conduct.

It is the relative to the section of the hands. Thus, from now on any action within the area where the attacking player controls the ball with the hand, whether or not involuntarily, and this helps him to score a goal, will not be valid. Furthermore, raising the hand or arm above the shoulders is not a very natural position, so those players who do it, even sliding on the ground, are “taking a risk”.

In addition, it is clear that the ball that
reaches a player from his own body or the body of another player it is practically impossible to avoid contact then he ceases to have any will.

Furthermore, the hand committed by the goalkeeper within his own area will not be cautioned with a yellow or red card.

In relation to the latter, if a goalkeeper fails to play the ball with his foot or control it to start
a play, after having received the ball from a throw-in or a pass from a team-mate, the goalkeeper may catch the ball by hand.
Provided logically that it is evident that there is no voluntariness of the goalkeeper to initially catch the ball with the hand.

A yellow card will be shown in the case of celebrating a goal in an unregulated manner, the achievement of a goal, even in cases where it ends up being annulled.

Any verbal offense against a referee is penalized with free indirect

Furthermore, hitting any object that falls onto the pitch with the foot will be penalized in the same way as hitting it with the hand.

Rule 13 of Free Throws.

This change is important because in cases of indirect pitch the referee can stop
signal when there are obvious signs that it is not possible to score a goal directly. The best example is free throws caused by an offside

In the free throws of the team that defends within his area, he will no longer have to leave it to consider
that the ball is in play, it suffices that it has been kicked and that it moves clearly

Also in this rule there is an important change regarding the arrangement of the barriers. From now on when three or four players from the defending team form a barrier, the players of the attacking team must keep a minimum distance of one meter from the barrier.

Rule 14 The penalty.

Regarding the penalty shot, there are several changes. Thus, when a penalty is thrown, neither the posts, the crossbar nor the nets can be in motion, and the goalkeeper cannot shake them. In addition, the goalkeeper must have at least one part of the foot in direct contact with the goal line at the time of launch, and may not be located either in front or behind the line.

In addition, if an offense is committed after the referee has given the order to shoot the penalty, but it is not
if it is launched, it will be launched after the referee shows the corresponding yellow or red card.

Rule 15. It is related to the throw-in

and states that all opponents must
stay at a minimum distance of 2 meters from the place where you are going to
take the throw-in, even if the player taking it in
lies behind the line

Rule 16 The goal kick.

In the goal kicks the ball will be in play once it has been touched and it moves clearly, without it being necessary to leave the area.

September 25, 2019