Five substitutions, no VAR option and more: Premier League's new rules explained in less than 60 seconds

Five substitutions, no VAR option and more: Premier League's new rules explained in less than 60 seconds
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The post-pandemic world will change our lives and football is no different. Tribuna.com takes a look at five rules that will be implemented once the Premier League returns.

  • Five subs per game: The IFAB has brought about this rule to ease the pressure on teams after the pandemic. Each team can make five substitutions per game - a rule that will be in effect until the end of this year.
  • No VAR? No problem: If needed, competitions can opt against using VAR technology but the Premier League is believed to be against the idea.
  • What about handballs?: Goals resulting from accidental handballs will be disallowed only if it 'results in a goal or an obvious opportunity for the player and or their team to score a goal. (i.e. following the handball, the ball travels only a short distance and/or there are very few passes).'

  • No eavesdropping: IFAB has refused to let supporters listen to conversations between referees during a VAR review.
  • Penalty kick amendment: If a goalkeeper moves off his line before a kick is taken, he'll be punished only if he saves the penalty. If the penalty is missed, it won't be retaken regardless of the keeper's movement.

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Source: Manchester Evening News