The IFAB has validated the rule of five changes!

The IFAB, the highest arbitration body in the world, is meeting on Monday in Doha to approve changes to football regulations which will be formalized from July 1. Note that the championships of each country may or may not adopt the rule of 5 changes, but in all competitions organized by FIFA, these changes will now be official as just announced by the body.

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In other changes to be expected, when a player avoids a goal or an obvious goal-scoring opportunity by the opposing team by committing a handball infraction, he could then be sent off, regardless of where this foul occurs. Finally, it should be noted that the evaluation of the semi-automatic offside, present in the Arab Cup and the Club World Cup and which FIFA plans to use during the World Cup in Qatar from November 21 to December 18, “keep on going” and “is very satisfactory so far”also specified its president Gianni Infantino, at the end of the 136th annual general meeting of Ifab.

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