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The SIX Premier League rule changes for the 2019/20 season

With the 2018/19 Premier League season over, we have taken a look towards the 2019/20 season and it is being reported that there has been some changes to the rules.

The current season saw no VAR (video assistant referee), but that is known to be introduced once again was the new campaign gets under way.

The International Football Association Board (IFAB) have approved a number of changes to the current laws of the game which will come into force on June 1 2019.

Find out what are those new rules below…


– Goals will now be ruled out in cases where the ball accidentally strikes a player’s hand before crossing over the line and, if a player has accidentally handled the ball and created an advantage or subsequently scores, they will be penalised with a free kick.



– Keepers must have at least part of one foot on or in line with the goal-line when the spot kick is taken.

– They will also be prohibited from moving on the goal-line or from touching their goalposts.

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– Players will now be made to leave the pitch at the nearest point on the touchline, preventing them from slowly walking the length of the pitch before being taken off.



– Managers will be awarded yellow and red cards for any poor behaviour on the touchline



– There will be no drop balls and the ball will be returned to the team who last touched it before play was halted. If the game was stopped in the penalty area then the ball will be given to the goalkeeper.​



– Attacking teams will no longer be allowed to have a player lining up in a defensive wall as, when a wall of three or more players is constructed, an attacking player will not be allowed to stand within one metre.

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