Red card warning for deliberate coughing in football
Footballers can be sent off if referees judge they have coughed deliberately at opponents or match officials in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, say the sport's rule-makers and England's Football Association.
Football to allow five substitutes during post-virus fixture backlog
Football teams will be allowed to use five substitutes when play resumes after the coronavirus pandemic, the sport's law-making body announced on Friday.
Women’s World Cup: 'Goalkeepers, won't be booked for stepping off line during shootouts'
Goalkeepers at the ongoing FIFA Women’s World Cup in France will not be booked for stepping off the goalline during penalty shootouts to reduce the likelihood of them being sent off. The International Football Association Board (IFAB), the game’s law-making body, said on Friday it approved a request by world governing body FIFA for a…
Germany coach Voss-Tecklenburg blasts 'stupid' penalty rule
As FIFA on Friday toned down their controversial new rule over retaken penalties at the women's World Cup, Germany coach Martina Voss-Tecklenburg weighed in saying that the rule was "stupid". Football's international law-making body IFAB introduced the new rule ahead of the World Cup, stating that goalkeepers had to have one foot either on, or…
Football lawmakers clarify definition of handball after goal controversies
At a meeting of the International Football Association Board (IFAB) in Aberdeen, Scotland, on Saturday, the organisation approved the biggest change to the handball law for decades.