Big IFAB Rule Changes Coming June 2019

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  1. Folsomite

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    If you want to know what is going on, you will want to know it all when it comes to the new/modified rules, coming soon to a pitch near you. I've heard some of these were coming and due to be in place and applicable as soon as June 1, 2019! Here are the ones I would consider major (and there are quite a few this year). Trying to eliminate time wasting/delaying tactics.

    Dropped ball
    Laws 8 & 9
    Changes (no more 50-50s)
    •If play is stopped inside the penalty area, the ball will be dropped for the goalkeeper
    •If play is stopped outside the penalty area, the ball will be dropped for one player of the team that last touched the ball at the point of the last touch
    •In all cases, all the other players (of both teams) must be at least 4m (4.5yds) away
    •If the ball touches the referee (or another match official) and goes into the goal, team possession changes or a promising attack starts, a dropped ball is awarded

    Free kicks
    Law 13
    Changes (offense cannot be in the wall plus ball can be played before it leaves penalty area)
    When there is a ‘wall’ of three or more defenders, the attackers are not allowed within 1m (1 yd) of the wall; an attacker less than 1m (1yd) from the ‘wall’ when the kick is taken will be penalised with an indirect free kick
    •When the defending team takes a free kick in their own penalty area, the ball is in play once the kick is taken; it does not have to leave the penalty area before it can be played

    Goal kick
    Law 16
    Changes (ball can be played within the penalty area by either team)
    • The ball is in play once the kick is taken; it can be played before leaving the penalty area

    Law 12
    Changes (probably the biggest change of the bunch)
    •Deliberate handball remains an offence

    The following ‘handball’ situations, even if accidental, will be a free kick:
    •the ball goes into the goal after touching an attacking player’s hand/arm
    •a player gains control/possession of the ball after it has touches their hand/arm
    and then scores, or creates a goal-scoring opportunity
    •the ball touches a player’s hand/arm which has made their body unnaturally bigger
    •the ball touches a player’s hand/arm when it is above their shoulder (unless the player has deliberately played the ball which then touches their hand/arm)​

    The following will not usually be a free kick, unless they are one of the above situations:
    •the ball touches a player’s hand/arm directly from their own head/body/foot or the head/body/foot of another player who is close/near
    •the ball touches a player’s hand/arm which is close to their body and has not made their body unnaturally bigger
    •if a player is falling and the ball touches their hand/arm when it is between their body and the ground to support the body (but not extended to make the body bigger)
    •If the goalkeeper attempts to ‘clear’ (release into play) a throw-in or deliberate kick from a team-mate but the ‘clearance’ fails, the goalkeeper can then handle the ball

    Law 8
    •The team that wins the toss can now choose to take the kick-off or which goal to attack (previously they only had the choice of which goal to attack)

    Penalty kick
    Law 14
    Changes (injured PK kicker does not have to come out after a quick treatment, plus GK new one foot on line rule!)
    •The team’s penalty taker can have (quick) treatment/assessment and then take the kick
    •The goalkeeper must not be touching the goalposts/crossbar/nets; they must not be moving
    •The goalkeeper must have at least part of one foot on/in line with the goal line when the kick is taken; cannot stand behind the line

    Quick free kick and YC/RC
    Law 12
    •If the referee is about to issue a YC/RC but the non-offending team takes the free kick quickly and creates a goal-scoring opportunity, the referee can delay the YC/RC until the next stoppage if the offending team was not distracted by the referee

    Law 3
    Changes (OMG this is going to be hard to enforce, especially with youngers)
    •A player who is being substituted must leave the field by the nearest point on the touchline/goal line (unless the referee indicates the player can leave quickly/immediately at the halfway line or a different point because of safety, injury etc.)

    Team officials
    Laws 5 & 12
    Changes (I predict a ton of Assistant Coach red cards, especially with the youngers)
    •A team official guilty of misconduct will be shown a YC (caution) or RC sendingoff) / if the offender cannot be identified, the senior coach who is in the technical area at the time will receive the YC/RC.

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