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Change of rule

PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2016 9:52 am
by RedJag
This was taken from the Evostik league but applies to all. There will not be many players left on the field after the first corner if current defending happens.


EVO-STIK Northern Premier League players who commit a foul to deny a goal-scoring opportunity will no longer automatically be sent-off under new rules coming into force next season.

The International Football Association Board (IFAB) - a body made up of the four British football associations and FIFA which decides on changes to the Laws of the Game - has confirmed that players won't face the previous 'triple-punishment' rule requiring a red card - and therefore a suspension - as well as the award of a penalty whatever the circumstances.

Under the changes ratified by the IFAB on Thursday, players committing accidental fouls to deny goalscoring chances will now be cautioned instead with a penalty awarded.

Deliberate fouls - include holding, pulling or pushing, not playing the ball, serious foul play, violent conduct or deliberate handball in order to deny a goalscoring opportunity - will still incur a red card, subsequent suspension and penalty award.