A new law regarding substitutions in football!

Reuters – FIFA said on Saturday that the laws of the game will include permanent additional substitutions in cases of concussion, but the decision to implement these substitutions will remain an option left to individual competition organizers.

The body responsible for enacting football laws held its annual meeting in Scotland and also said that it was developing a proposal for temporary expulsion penalties for objections to arbitration decisions and tactical violations.

The International Football Association Board announced changes and improvements to the laws of the sport, with the entry into force of the law for permanent additional substitutions in cases of concussion as of July 1. It also confirmed the conduct of additional experiments.

“With regard to permanent additional substitutions in cases of concussion, the experiment we conducted has effectively ended and this is now stipulated in the laws of the game,” Ian Maxwell, chief executive of the Scottish Football Association, told reporters.

“It will be up to each competition to determine whether it wishes to use permanent concussion substitutions in accordance with the protocol.”

The protocol allows the team to replace a player suspected of having a head injury, without this being counted among the substitutions allocated to each team in the match.

Gianni Infantino, President of the International Federation, said that “FIFA” completely opposes the International Federation Council’s proposal to use so-called “blue cards” in matches of the popular game.

Infantino indicated that he was not aware of the idea proposed by the International Federation Council, which is responsible for enacting the laws of the popular game, before it received widespread public attention.

The proposal to use blue cards, which gives the referee the authority to temporarily expel violating players for 10 minutes, was discussed during the annual meeting of FIFA and the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) Council.

But Mark Bullingham, CEO of the English Football Association, said that the association is still developing the protocol at the lower levels and age groups.

“When we announced everything in November, there was no angry reaction, but there was a lot of support for the temporary expulsion sanctions,” Bullingham said.

“For some reason, the Premier League officials thought that would apply to them, that was not the intention. We said let’s get the protocol right before we move it up the pyramid. We want to discuss the issue away from the pressure of cameras and fans.”

Maxwell said the temporary expulsion sanctions were intended to eliminate bad behavior.

He added, “We saw the referees throughout the match and the abuse they were subjected to was unacceptable.”


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