Jim Allen announced that the IFAB has decreed a new restart if too many players are on the field. As I understood it, this is the old rule: under law 12, if a player enters the field without permission, the player is cautioned. Also under law 12, if play is stopped for an offense punishable under law 12 and no other restart is mandated, the offended team gets an IFK. If play was already stopped, the restart did not change. As I understand the new interpretation: if a player enters without permission, the player is cautioned. But the restart is a dropped ball in all cases. If the ball was out of play, the restart is changed to a drop ball where the ball went out of play unless the drop ball would be in the goal box, then it moves to the edge of the goal box. To me the old interpretation was more consistent with the laws and more fair than this new interpretation.