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IFAB Law Changes

Dear MSYSA affiliated member organizations:
Please allow this correspondence to serve as a guide with respect to the many changes to the Laws of the Game for 2020. These changes are in place as of January 1, 2020. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the MSYSA State Office.
IFAB Law Changes 2019/2020
The following list summarizes the main changes that take effect January 1, 2020. Click here to see the full list with the changes as well as the explanations.
  • Dropped Ball- Laws 8 & 9
  • Free Kicks- Law 13
  • Goal Celebrations- Law 12
  • Goal Kick- Law 16
  • Handball- Law 12
  • Kick-Off – Law 8
  • Medical Breaks- Law 7
  • Penalty Kick- Law 14
  • Players’ Equipment- Law 4
  • Quick Free Kick and YC/RC- Law 12
  • Substitutes- Law 3
  • Team Officials- Laws 5 & 12
IFAB Latest News
In addition, it is recommended that you review the following information regarding news updates for IFAB, which can be found here .

Thomas Faro
Executive Director