The 131st AGM of The International FA Board (The IFAB) held in London on 3 March 2017 approved ‘a second stage’ of changes and clarifications to the Laws of the Game for 2017/18 to complete last year’s major Law revision.
An important change is an increase in the flexibility of national FAs to modify parts of the ‘organisational’ Laws to benefit their domestic football – they now have more options for the football for which they are responsible.
The IFAB and FIFA also expressed a strong commitment to a major focus on improving player behaviour, including increasing the role of the captain.
This document contains a summary of the main changes will affect players and match situations. Download the Players_Coaches_and_Media_summary_v1.0
An electronic version of the Laws of the Game 2017/18 can be downloaded from The IFAB’s
website (www.theifab.com ) which also contains the following summary documents:
• ‘Summary of Law Changes for Organisers and Administrators – a summary which focuses on the Law changes relating to the organisation of matches and competitions. Admin_summary_v1.0
• Guidelines for Temporary dismissals (sin bins)
• Guidelines for Return substitutes
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