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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

/ 16 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

/ 18 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 […]

Soccer Rules

/ 63 days ago

What are the dimensions of a soccer goal?

Soccer is a relatively simple sport in terms of equipment. All you really need to play is a flat(ish) surface, a ball, and goals of some sort. In informal games, the goals could be markings on a wall, trash bins, a couple of boots, or almost anything at all to mark the scoring area. But […]

Soccer Rules

/ 70 days ago

Does rain stop a soccer match?

A soccer match under clear skies. There's nothing quite like it. However, Mother Nature doesn't always cooperate. Quite frequently the proceedings on the pitch can get wet. But will rain stop a soccer game? The answer is, well, maybe. Rain, rain, go away, let the soccer game be played Rain itself will not necessarily put […]

Cristiano Ronaldo

/ 77 days ago

Top 5 attributes needed to be a great soccer player

"What makes a great soccer player?" is a topic that many in the soccer world often wonder. What was it about Diego Maradona and Pele that set them apart from the rest? Like Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi, how can I improve my game? Every great soccer player has to have a few certain attributes, […]

Soccer Rules

/ 84 days ago

How does extra time work in soccer?

A soccer match is structured a little differently than many other sports. This is especially true compared to sports that have traditionally been more popular in the USA. When a game needs a winner, an overtime system relatively unique to soccer is used: extra time. But before we can get to that, we have to […]

IFAB

/ 88 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 […]

FIFA

/ 88 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? […]

Injury News

/ 88 days ago

Most Common Injuries in Soccer: What You Need to Know

The most-watched sport in the world, soccer, is characterized by high-octane action, expert passing, and fierce rivalry. Unfortunately, the thrills of the game are not without their dangers. The physical demands of soccer include quickness, dexterity, strength, and stamina. There is a tremendous amount of physical strain on the players' bodies from the continual sprinting, rapid […]