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The key rule changes for 2019-20

IFAB introduce law changes in football for new season

5 June 2019

The International Football Association Board (IFAB) have introduced a number of law changes in association football, to take effect in the 2019-20 season.

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These include changes surrounding the taking of free-kicks, goal kicks, penalties, an adjustment to the handball law, substitutions and more.

Key changes include the outlawing of attacking players placing themselves in the wall during free-kicks, goal kicks no longer having to leave the penalty area, speeding up the process of substitutions and introducing clearer wording surrounding handballs.

The rule adjustments were agreed at the IFAB AGM in Aberdeen back in March, with the new laws having come into effect on Saturday 1st June.

To have a look at a full summary of how the rules of football are being tweaked next season, click here.


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