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Premier League coaches object blue cards as IFAB backtracks

Premier League coaches object blue cards as IFAB backtracks

On Thursday, the International Football Association Board (IFAB) revealed its plans to introduce new rules regarding sin bins. In the change, referees would be able to show a blue card to players for dissent or cynical fouls. The offenders would then exit the pitch and their club would be temporarily down a player. These violators […]

FIFA

/ 13 days ago

Premier League coaches object blue cards as IFAB backtracks

On Thursday, the International Football Association Board (IFAB) revealed its plans to introduce new rules regarding sin bins. In the change, referees would be able to show a blue card to players for dissent or cynical fouls. The offenders would then exit the pitch and their club would be temporarily down a player. These violators […]

IFAB

/ 15 days ago

IFAB wants 'cooling off periods' for heated player arguments

Referees could soon temporarily halt matches and issue "cooling off periods" to combat hostility on the pitch. According to a recent report by The Times, the proposed rule change is part of an upcoming International Football Association Board (IFAB) meeting. IFAB helps set official rules for soccer. The introduction of cooling-off periods would potentially stop […]

IFAB

/ 85 days ago

Handball rule needs to be simplified by soccer rules committee

Soccer officiating once again took center stage on Tuesday night in Paris. Newcastle clung to a narrow 1-0 lead late in crucial a UEFA Champions League group stage matchup with Paris Saint-Germain. The hosts desperately hunted for a late equalizer. The referee then awarded a controversial penalty kick due to a perceived handball infraction inside […]

IFAB

/ 85 days ago

Premier League may bring IFAB's sin bins in 2024

Debate surrounds the idea of using sin bins at the highest levels of soccer, and that includes the Premier League. This is an effort to change how players behave toward referees. The sport's governing body, the International Football Association Board (IFAB), gave the go-ahead for testing sin bins rigorously. This is different from a red […]

FIFA

/ 85 days ago

What is IFAB and why do they rule the game?

The world of soccer has plenty of acronyms fans are familiar with. FIFA, EPL, MLS, CONCACAF, USSF, and many more comprise the alphabet soup of entities that govern the sport. But one that isn't so familiar is the IFAB – the International Football Association Board. But what is the IFAB, and why should you care? […]

American Soccer

/ 85 days ago

Experts warn against sin bins that MLS may trial in 2024

Major League Soccer may be set to introduce sin bins ahead of the 2024 regular season. The International Football Association Board (IFAB) approved trials for the potential new law during a meeting on Tuesday. The international group currently determines the laws and rules of soccer worldwide. Nevertheless, implementing sin bins in soccer leagues cannot become […]

Arsene Wenger

/ 95 days ago

IFAB contemplate major offside rule change for next season

International Football Association Board (IFAB), the independent law-making authority for world soccer, is reportedly debating whether to significantly alter the offside rule. The newly proposed rule is said to align closely with the recommendations put forth by renowned manager Arsene Wenger. With the establishment of the Video assistant referee (VAR), the offside regulation has been […]

English Football

/ 103 days ago

Premier League considers semi-automated offside for next year

Potential welcomed changes to Video Assistant Referee (VAR) in the Premier League may be on the way. A massive chunk of fans, coaches, and players have criticized both the use of VAR and the officials involved in the technology in recent months. VAR has rarely been popular in the English top division since its introduction […]

English Football

/ 114 days ago

IFAB protects refs by saying no to live audio VAR conversations

It seems as if soccer fans will not soon hear live conversations between referees during VAR replays. International Football Association Board (IFAB) executive Lukas Brud revealed these discussions will remain private for now. IFAB currently helps determine the official laws of the sport. FIFA has recognized the group as lawmakers for over 100 years. Brud […]