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The New Laws – Summary of the changes

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The IFAB introduced a number of new Laws of the Game applicable for the 2019/2020 season. These Laws apply from the commencement of the season in 2020 for MFA and Football NSW.

Changes have been made to a number of areas in the game, including:

  • the dropped ball;
  • discpline of team officials in the technical area;
  • the coin toss;
  • handball;
  • the goal kick;
  • the penalty kick;
  • free kicks in the penalty area; and
  • free kicks generally.

A summary of the changes to the Laws of the Game can be found at Summary of the main changes

For a more detail description of the changes to the Laws of the game go to Details & clarification of the changes to the laws

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To learn more about the new Laws of the Game, see our other posts at 2020 New LOTG.

For more updates and education on refereeing go to our Education Blog.

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