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New Laws of The Game

Thank you to the Colorado Soccer Association, International Football Association Board (IFAB) , and Esse Baharmast for these important videos explaining the new 2019/2020 "Laws of The Game".

Law 3: The Players: A player who is substituted must leave the field at the nearest point on the boundary lines, unless otherwise directed by the referee.

 

 

Law 12: Fouls and Misconduct

Law 5: The Referee: Team officials guilty of misconduct can be shown a YC/RC: if an offender cannot be identified, the senior coach in the technical area receives the YC/RC.

 

 

Law 12: Fouls and Misconduct (Continued);

Law 5: The Referee (continued); If a penalty kick is awarded, the team's penalty kick taker can receive assessment or treatment and then stay on the field and take the kick.

Law 13: Free Kicks: For defending team free kicks in their penalty area, the ball is in play once it is kicked and clearly moves, the ball does not have to leave the penalty area.

Law 8: The Start and Restart of Play

 

Law 13: Free Kicks (Continued): When there is a defensive wall of at least 3 players, all attacking team players must be at least 1 meter from the wall. IDFK if they encroach.

Law 8: The Start and Restart of Play (Continued)

Law 14: The Penalty Kick: Goalposts, crossbar and nets must not be moving when a penalty is taken.Goalposts, crossbar and nets must not be moving when a penalty is taken. When the ball is kicked, the defending goalkeeper must have at least part of one foot on, or in line with the goal line.

Law 9: The Ball In and Out of Play:Dropped ball if the ball touches the referee and goes into goal, possession changes or an attacking move starts.

Law 15: The Throw In: Law 15:Opponents must be at least 2 meters from the point of throw in on the touchline, even if the thrower is back from the line.

Law 10: Determining the Outcome of a Match: Goal cannot score by throwing the ball into opponent's goal.

Law 16: The Goal Kick: On goal kicks, the ball is in place once it is kicked and clearly moves. it does not have to leave the penalty area. Opponents must be outside the penalty area until the ball is in play.

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