So in rather a completely unexpected but pleasant surprise, the new Laws of the Game is out today. Ordinarily it comes out on July 1st but they released it early in order for it to be in effect for the FIFA World Cup.
The new Laws of the Game don’t take effect for any running competitions now ordinarily but would for any starting after today.
Nice new shot of Bjorn Kuipers (NED) smiling. We don’t have enough of those cover photos of referees. It will be interesting to see what games he gets this World Cup having had such a strong past year in performance.
Minor changes all in all pertaining to approval of headscarves and a stricter mandate on slogans on clothing.
Here is the memo of changes which makes it easier to identify the precise changes.
Last but not least, the direct link.