Changes to Laws of the Game (LOTG)

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  1. mjlee22

    mjlee22 Quake & Landon fan

    Nov 24, 2003
    near Palo Alto, CA
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    #1 mjlee22, Mar 11, 2019
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2019
    today mar-11-2019, IFAB announced a number of significant law changes that take effect on jun-1-2019. Not sure if mls is adopting them this season.
    • http://static-3eb8.kxcdn.com/documents/787/170821_110319_Circular_15_2019_EN.pdf
    • Law changes were approved in relation to three experiments:
      • • Law 3 – a player being substituted must leave the field at the nearest point on the boundary line unless the referee allows the player to leave quickly/immediately at the halfway line
      • • Law 5 – referees will now show a yellow card (YC) or red card (RC) to a team official guilty of misconduct – the Laws of the Game will list the main YC/RC offences; if the offender cannot be identified, the senior coach present in the technical area will receive the YC/RC
      • • Law 13 and Law 16 – for free kicks to the defending team in their own penalty area and for goal kicks, the ball will be in play as soon as it is kicked and moves; the requirement that it must leave the penalty area before any player can touch it has been removed
    • Law 8
      • dropped ball to be ‘uncontested’ – the ball will be dropped for only one player and all other players must remain at least 4m (4.5 yds) away.
      • The team that wins the toss can choose to take the kick-off
    • Law 12
      • If a YC/RC offence occurs but the non-offending team takes a quick free kick which creates a goal-scoring opportunity, the referee can delay showing the YC/RC until the next stoppage
    • Law 13
      • If the defending team forms a ‘wall’ of three or more players, attacking team players must be at least 1m away from the ‘wall’ – indirect free kick if they encroach
    • Law 14
      • The goalkeeper must be on (not in front or behind) the goal line at a penalty kick but only needs to have one foot on the goal line (or in line with it if in the air) when the kick is taken

    Handling
    • By attackers
      • Any contact with hand or arm is a foul
      • Need not be deliberate
      • No goal can be scored from a handball
    • By defenders
      • Natural silhouette of defender is arms or hands at the side
    • In general
      • If hand or arm contacts ball above shoulder, is handling
    Edit: I posted too early (I’m at an SJSRA meeting) so here’s more

    Ball hits referee, Play on except when
    • A goal is scored
    • Team possession is changed
    • An attacking move is created
    • For these cases, play is stopped and restart is a dropped ball
     
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  2. bsman

    bsman Member+

    May 30, 2001
    Santa Clara
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes

    These are all excellent changes. I particularly think it's well past time that referees are allowed to show bench officials yellow and red cards. I think the prior practice of "ask-tell-dismiss" was in deference to a supposedly deferential treatment of coaches, managers, etc. However, long practice has shown that such deference is almost always one-way, and these officials rarely show the referee any such consideration. I, for one, shall be delighted to show cards to coaches - as we have been able to do in high school games for years. Nothing shuts up an abusive blowhard quicker than a flash of color emanating from the hand of a referee...

    Sorry I missed the SJSRA meeting last night!
     
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  3. mjlee22

    mjlee22 Quake & Landon fan

    Nov 24, 2003
    near Palo Alto, CA
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    United States
    It was well attended and very informative. Peter Fletcher did a good presentation, and his slides will be sent to members!
     
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  4. LongTimeQuakesFan'74

    San Jose Earthquakes
    United States
    Nov 12, 2007
    Arlington, TX, USA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
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    United States
    The IAFB has made some common sense changes.
    The non contested drop ball...that’s correct.
    Ball in play from a goalkick, maybe not so much. That’s going to put officials in a tough spot.
     
  5. falvo

    falvo Member+

    Mar 27, 2005
    San Jose & Florence
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    San Jose Earthquakes
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    Italy
    The VAR in my opinion really needs to be re-thought. I’ve seen so many games where some questionable calls and goals are not reviewed when they should have been.

    I’m still trying to see if it’s helped or hindered the game. Maybe more sideline officials like the NFL uses would be better.
     
  6. tvromero

    tvromero Member

    Jun 2, 2018
    I don't have definitive proof but I see the center ref stop play a lot to listen to the VAR so maybe it is happening more then any of us realize. It seem like the CR only looks at the video when there needs to be action as indicated from the VAR. In fact I wonder if the CR can go look at the video screens without the VAR telling him to do it.
     
  7. mjlee22

    mjlee22 Quake & Landon fan

    Nov 24, 2003
    near Palo Alto, CA
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    United States
    The VAR is constantly in the CR's ear, telling him "Check Complete" when there is any question. The CR can choose to accept the VAR's recommendation straightaway, without going to the monitor.
     
  8. mjlee22

    mjlee22 Quake & Landon fan

    Nov 24, 2003
    near Palo Alto, CA
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    Here’s a good example of CR using VAR to help him sell a call.

    Btw tvromero, I think the way the procedure works, the CR cannot go look at the monitor unless the VAR has set up something for him to watch.

     
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  9. SoccerMan94043

    SoccerMan94043 Member+

    May 29, 2003
    San Jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That was awesome teamwork. Can we get that squad here?
     
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  10. mjlee22

    mjlee22 Quake & Landon fan

    Nov 24, 2003
    near Palo Alto, CA
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    United States
    Hey guys, i’m afraid to ask this stupid question in the Referee forum. Maybe one of you refs or coaches know...

    What is FIFA Futuro, and what is this P.E.A.C.E method? I could find no definitions by googling, not even on the FIFA or USSoccer websites. I found references to Futuro videos but no simple explanation of what these words/acronyms stand for.
    • “...NorCal Referee Training Program for 2019. This program is based on FIFA Futuro 2017-2018 using the latest P.E.A.C.E teaching method.”
     
  11. MtnGardener

    MtnGardener Member+

    San Jose Earthquakes
    United States
    Jul 21, 2017
    Wow. That is some pretty large change to the handling rules. I think the "hand over the shoulders" was pretty much the interpretation already, though occasionally on a big jump on a free kick or corner it wasn't. Are the really going to give no allowance for a deflected ball onto a defender? I think we may see a lot more waist-high, flat "crosses" if there is no intent filter for defenders. It is hard to run and change direction with your hands and arms at your side.

    And I think the substitution rule will impact teams' ability to waste time, which will be really nice.
     
  12. mjlee22

    mjlee22 Quake & Landon fan

    Nov 24, 2003
    near Palo Alto, CA
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    San Jose Earthquakes
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    United States
    The way MLS has been refereeing in the last year, i have been saying that an attacker should just kick the ball at a defender’s arm or hand as hard as he can. This new change to the law maybe takes away most nuances and matches the way the PRO refs have been calling handling.
     
  13. bsman

    bsman Member+

    May 30, 2001
    Santa Clara
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    San Jose Earthquakes
    I, for one, cannot wait for the new handling guidelines to be implemented. This is the roadmap to 145+ for Wondo! I smell many PKs...
     
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  14. mjlee22

    mjlee22 Quake & Landon fan

    Nov 24, 2003
    near Palo Alto, CA
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    San Jose Earthquakes
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    United States
    I’ve been told that mls wont implement this until next season...
     
  15. Earthshaker

    Earthshaker BigSoccer Supporter

    Sep 12, 2005
    The hills above town
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    We just need to get "chicken wing" Eriksson on to another team.
     

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