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The outstanding changes of the 2016 football law

Football in 2016 has caught up with the general development trend of society with changes to increase the attractiveness of the king sport.

In 2016, there are two trends in football change: Changing laws and applying technology. After a long period of research and review, here are some of the most prominent adjustments about football law.

Only need 1 person to serve

What seems to be fundamental in football is that football must be kicked forward and is no longer required. Since then, having 2 players for serving is not necessary. So the image of only one player standing in the center circle at the ball delivery will become popular from 2016.

Red card before the match

Now, the referee can withdraw the red card for the player who has committed the wrong behavior even when the match has not started. The team with a player with a red card can still play with 11 people but must be another person.

No red card is required in the penalty area

Previously, every time the team had a player who made a mistake in the penalty area, they often received a “triple” penalty, including Red card for a foul player, the penalty for the opponent and suspension for the player to make a mistake. But FIFA has adjusted. If the referee finds that the player who made a mistake does not deliberately break the law, he will only need to receive a yellow card instead of a red card. Other cases still apply the old law.

Do not stop the ball when penalty kicks

Players can freely change the speed when making a penalty. However, if the player stops at the moment of taking the momentum, the player will be penalized with a yellow card and the penalty will turn into an indirect penalty.

Replace the 4th person in extra time

Striker Alvaro Morata established the history of world football when he came on for Cristiano Ronaldo in the 2016 FIFA Club World Cup final with Kashima Antlers. Morata became the first player to enter the field thanks to the fourth substitution right only in extra time. The new law was discussed by FIFA in March this year and applied for testing at the FIFA Club World Cup 2016.