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Wednesday, August 09, 2017
Football Rule Changes Announced

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The 131st Annual General Meeting of The IFAB in London approved some significant changes to help develop and promote football, which came into effect June 1st.

Bermuda Football Association FIFA Instructor Lyndon Raynor highlighted a few of the changes that have come into play Including:

LAW 4 – THE PLAYERS’ EQUIPMENT
• Goalkeeper caps are not included in the list of restrictions on head covers
• Players are not permitted to wear/use any electronic or communication equipment, except electronic performance and tracking systems/EPTS); technical staff may only use communication equipment for safety/welfare issues
• All EPTS equipment must bear a minimum safety standard mark

LAW 11 – OFFSIDE
• An offside player can be penalized if the ball rebounds/deflects off a match official
• Addition of ‘attempts to’ to the definition of a ‘save’
• Offside guidance:
o player in offside position who impedes an opponent must be penalized
o player in offside position who is fouled before committing an offside offence – foul penalized
o player in offside position who is fouled when already committing an offside offence – offside penalized

Click Here to see the Full 2017/18 Rule Changes

 
 
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