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New 2019-20 Laws of the Game Changes


As we enter a new soccer season, the International Football Association Board (IFAB) has made a number of changes to the 2019/20 Laws of the Game.

 Tony Bersano, Arizona State Youth Referee Administrator, has identified some of the biggest changes you'll see this year with descriptions and examples below - all videos less than a minute long!

The links below will direct you to the IFAB website.

LAW 5 - Penalty Kick Assessment/Treatment

LAW 5 - Team Officials Can Be Shown Yellow/Red Card

LAW 8 - Dropped Ball

LAW 9 - Dropped Ball If Ball Hits The Referee

LAW 12 - Delay in Yellow/Red Card

LAW 12 - Handball Rewrite

LAW 13/16 - Goal Kicks And Free Kicks

LAW 13 - Defensive Wall

LAW 14 - Goalkeeper And Penalties