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These rules change in football: from handsbal to the wall and scheidsrechtersballen

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The international voetbalspelregelcommissie IFAB has made some changes introduced in the coming season apply. High time for an overview.


– In the sixteen, the ball to the goalkeeper.

– Outside the sixteen, the ball to a player of the team with the ball last touched.

– All other players must be at least 4 metres away.

– A scheidsrechtersbal is awarded when the referee or a goal, or the possession of team changes, or a promising attack on the way.

Interpretation of the IFAB: “The current procedure often leads to a ‘manufactured’ reboot that was incorrectly to be ‘exploited’. For example, by the ball deep in the opponent’s half to stairs, which then must throw in. The ball returned to the team last in possession, restore the situation as she was.’

Free kicks

– A player of the ‘attacking’ party should not be more in the wall of the opponent.

– There must be a distance of at least 1 meter between the wall and the players of the kicking team in a free kick.

– If this is not the case, an indirect free kick is awarded.

– A free kick in their own penalty must be on the ball for the first out of the sixteen before the game resumed. Opponents must be outside the sixteen continue with the free kick. The same is true for doeltrappen. The game has been resumed by the taking of the free/doeltrap.

– If the referee awards a yellow or red card wants to give but a free kick is taken, should the card at the next break, still, if the team that the free kick caused it not was distracted by the referee.

Interpretation of the IFAB: ‘Attackers in the wall, often cause problems and waste time. There is no tactical reason for them to be in the wall. Moreover, it harms the image of the football. The free kicks in the sixteen and doeltrappen where the game immediately resumes, allows for a faster and more dynamic restart of the game.”


– A yellow card is given to a player who is ‘illegal’ way to score a goal celebrates (for example, by off his shirt to do it), even though the goal is then rejected.

Interpretation of the IFAB: ‘The impact on the image of the football at inappropriate celebrations is equally great when a goal is disapproved, then when it is approved.’


– In the following situations, a free kick is given if the ball hits an arm or hand has touched, even if it was unintentional and there was talk of the wounded hands (these rules were in our country is already applied in the play-offs):

— If the ball is in the goal disappears after that an arm or hand of an attacker touches.

— If a player has the ball in his possession after the ball, an arm or hand touch and then scores, or a dangerous attack intent.

— If the ball hits an arm or hand touches where a body is unnatural is enlarged.

— If the ball hits an arm or hand touches which is located above the shoulder, unless the player the ball is controlled and then on a arm or hand landed.

– In the following situations, no free kick given:

— If the ball by an arm or hand touches that of the own body/head/foot, or comes from a player that there is.

— If the ball hits an arm or hand touches that are close to the body, and the body is not unnaturally larger.

— If a player falls and the ball is touched with an arm or hand, which is used to break the fall.

— If a goalkeeper a ball again in the game wants to put after a throw-in or back-pass and it fails, he may take the ball.

Interpretation of the IFAB: ‘There was more clarity is needed about the rules around hands. Therefore, we have a number of principles figured out. The football does not accept goals scored by a hand or arm, even if that was unintentional. Football expects a player to be punished for a handsbal if he gets a big advantage from it. As a goalkeeper the ball will kick, but failed, there is no original intention to pick up the ball. He may then take the ball without being penalised.’


– A goalkeeper need to be only with one foot on the goal line and not with both feet.

– A goalkeeper is allowed to the goal posts/crossbar/netting do not touch. This may not move.

– A player that a penalty is going steps, may first fast care.

Interpretation of the IFAB: ‘It is unfair if a player is in need of care and, therefore, a penalty cannot stairs. A goalkeeper who has one foot on the goal line, is more practical. You can anticipate the penalty kick.’


– Players who will be exchanged, should the field via the shortest route to leave, so the direction of the nearest side or back line.

Interpretation of the IFAB: ‘This is to prevent a player time stretched by slowly to the middle line to walk. The replaced player must also immediately to the technical zone, or move to the dressing room. A player who does not do so, you can be punished.’


– The team that wins the toss may now choose to what purpose it plays, or the the kick-off.

Interpretation of the IFAB: “This makes the kick a lot more dynamic. Captains that the toss win, often ask for the kick-off to take.’


– A staff member that misbehaves, gets a yellow or red card. If this is not recognized, the card to the coach that at that time in the technical area.

Interpretation of the IFAB: “The experiments were successful and have especially young referees are given the chance to deal with ‘difficult’ trainers.’


– There is a difference between water stops (maximum 1 minute) and ‘cooling’ breaks (90 seconds to 3 minutes).

Interpretation of the IFAB, ” For the safety of players is the under certain weather conditions, the need to have a ‘cooling break to keep the body temperature to drop. These are different then the water stops, which are used for rehydration.’


– Colored shirts or one with a pattern on and under sweaters be worn if they match the sleeves of the jerseys.