Laws of the Game

Laws of the Game changes

The International Football Association Board (IFAB) revise Laws of the Game

With many of our leagues starting this month it is important we inform of the latest changes to the Laws of the Game. 

In particular, we draw attention to Laws 5 and 12 on page 11 which states: “Team Officials can now be shown yellow and red cards by the referee, if they are guilty of misconduct.”

Please ensure that this info is shared with your Managers/Coaches/Players/Parents/Officials so they are aware of the changes.

The IFAB believes it would be helpful for players and coaches, and other interested parties such as spectators, the media etc. to have a summary of those Law changes which affect how football is played.

Thus a ‘Summary of Law Changes for Players, Coaches and Media’ (see below) has been produced. A full list and summary of the Laws of the Game 2019/20 are available here for download.

All new laws came into effect as of 1 June 2019.

For further information about the Laws of the Game, or for the answer to a specific question, please contact IFAB:

The International Football Association Board