Clarification of the handball Law and confirmation concerning the launch of concussion substitute trials were the main outcomes of the 135th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of The International Football Association Board (The IFAB), which was held today by videoconference. Various changes and clarifications to the Laws of the Game were agreed at the AGM, with a particular focus on Law 12 – Fouls and Misconduct.
Here’s a neat explanation of the handball law changes from IFAB: Not every contact between the hand/arm and the ball is a handball offence. Referees must judge the ‘validity’ of the hand/arm ...
The IFAB clarifies handball Law and confirms decision on concussion substitute trials. 5 Mar 2021. Clarification of the handball Law and confirmation concerning the launch of concussion substitute ...
From the 2020/21 season in the Premier League, there will be a new interpretation of the law on handball made by the International Football Association Board (IFAB) . The boundary between the shoulder and the arm is now defined by "the bottom of the armpit". To penalise a player for handball the match officials must have clear evidence that the ball has struck the player's arm below the bottom of the armpit and in the red zone indicated below.
Handball law. Two Laws of the Game have been revised by the International Football Association Board (IFAB), changing how handball is interpreted by match officials. Deliberate act of handball. The first change centres on interpreting what is a deliberate act of handball.
If, before entering the field of play at the start of the match, a player or team official commits a sending-off offence, the referee has the authority to prevent the player or team official taking part in the match (see Law 3.6); the referee will report any other misconduct.
The IFAB now states that a handball is awarded if a player makes his body bigger with his arm, and it is automatically an offence if the arm is above shoulder height.
a handball offence (except for the goalkeeper within their penalty area) holds an opponent; impedes an opponent with contact; bites or spits at someone on the team lists or a match official; throws an object at the ball, opponent or match official, or makes contact with the ball with a held object; See also offences in Law 3 HANDLING THE BALL