Handball rule changed as football's law makers Ifab confirms new accidental ruling. 5 March 2021. From the section. Accidental handball that leads to a goal-scoring chance or a goal for a team ...
So that means a player will be penalised for handball if: The hand/arm is clearly away from the body and outside the "body line". The player clearly leans into the path of the ball. The ball ...
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From the 2020/21 season in the Premier League, there will be a new interpretation of the law on handball made by the International Football Association Board (IFAB) . The boundary between the shoulder and the arm is now defined by "the bottom of the armpit". To penalise a player for handball the match officials must have clear evidence that the ball has struck the player's arm below the bottom of the armpit and in the red zone indicated below.
The handball rule has been a bone of contention throughout the season and will be changed ahead of 2021-22
Why has the rule changed and when will it come into force? The accidental handball rule that leads to a team-mate scoring a goal or having a goalscoring opportunity will be abandoned from July 1.
The international Football Association Board - the authority in charge of determining the laws of the game - have voted to update the handball rule. IFAB confirmed that the rule now dictates that an accidental handball that leads to a team-mate scoring a goal or having a goal-scoring opportunity will no longer be considered an offence after their annual general meeting on Friday afternoon.
Handball Changes. Law 12 under ‘Fouls and Misconduct’ was adjusted for the 2021/22 season as IFAB blame inconsistencies with handball incidents.
Arguably the biggest change to the handball rule in the modern era as far as goalkeepers were concerned came about in 1992 when the backpass rule was introduced. This dictated that goalkeepers were not allowed to handle the ball in any way if it was passed back to them by a teammate using their feet.