Copa America 2019 is about to start in less than 3 months will viewers waiting the game to start eagerly. But wait, there is a set of change of rulesout which you need to know this season. Let’s have a look at what these changes are all about.
Substitutions : Law 3 : The Change
The player who has been substituted must leave the field of play at the point closest to a line or the goal line (unless the referee indicates otherwise, the player may exit quickly / immediately through the center of the field or a point different for your safety, injury, etc.)
Uniform Players : Law 4 : The Change
Inside shirts of various colors / prints are allowed if they are equal to the sleeve of the main shirt
Medical Breaks : Law 7 : The Change
To take care of the safety of the players, the rule allows, in certain conditions of high humidity and temperature, Pauses to ‘cool off’ (from 90 seconds to 3 minutes) to allow the body temperature to lower, unlike the Pause for ‘ drink ‘(maximum one minute) to rehydrate.
Initial Withdrawal : Law 8 : The Change
The team that wins the draw can choose whether to give the initial kick or which goal to attack (previously they only had the option of choosing which goal to attack).
Tumbled Ball : Laws 8 & 9 : The Change
If the play is stopped within the penalty area, the ball will be ‘thrown to the ground’ for the goalkeeper.
If the play is stopped outside the penalty area, the ball will be ‘thrown to the ground’ for a player of the team that touched the ball for the last time.
In all cases, the other players (of both teams) must be at a distance of at least 4 meters.
If the ball touches the referee (or another match official) and then the following situations occur: pass the goal line, the team that owned the ball loses it or a promising attack is generated by the opposing team, then a ‘will be awarded’ ball to the ground.
Free Throws : Law 13 : The Change
When there is a “barrier” of three or more defenders, the attackers are not allowed to be within 1 meter of the barrier; an attacker who is less than 1 meter from the ‘barrier’ when the free kick is taken will be penalized with an indirect free kick.
When the defending team takes a free kick in their own penalty area, the ball is in play once the kick is executed; You do not have to leave the penalty area before you can play. This same change was made for the goal kick, explained in Law 16.
Penalty Kick : Law 14 ; The Change
The player of the team that has in favor the penalty shot can (quickly) receive a treatment / medical assistance and then charge the shot.
The archer must not be touching the vertical or horizontal poles, nor the mesh; It should not move.
The goalkeeper must have at least one part of a foot in or on the goal line when the penalty kick is taken; It can not be behind the line.
The changes in laws were declared by International Football Association Board to be effective from 01st June. For more updated information stay tuned with us.