What Are The New Football Rules

April 22, 2020

Football is set to change from June 1, 2019, with an IFAB meeting deciding on the rules that will be altered from the summer onwards.

Some are minor, while others are a lot more dramatic.

Here, we take a look at the major five changes.

 There will be no rebounds from penalties

Play will stop for a restart if a penalty is saved or hits the post, meaning there will be no chance to follow up and score from rebounds, meaning players will no longer need to line up on the edge of the area.

 Handballs inside the area

From June 1, goals scored that have hit a player’s hand – voluntarily or involuntarily – will not be allowed.

 Substituted players can leave the field anywhere

When a player is withdrawn they will no longer have to leave the field at the halfway line and will instead be permitted to leave the pitch at the nearest point.

Substituted players are permitted to leave the field anywhere when a player has retired and do not have to leave the field in the midway line instead.

Up until now players could not contact goal kicks in the field until they left the box, but they will be able to touch the ball now.

Coaches will receive cards again

It was done in the past, but coaches were turned into simple reprimands or consignments.

Yellow and red cards like players can now be earned.