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History of
the Laws of the Game

1970's

first time unlimited alternate flicks appears

History of
the Laws of the Game

2020's

Subbuteo as an official Sport,

the analysis of the experimental matches,

the results of VAR and technological developments applications within the Sport, the removal of "Back"

2020
2020 Rules

Foul play (no “back”) by the attacker or defender

 

5.3.1. An attacking playing figure flicked at the ball may not touch any stationary opponent playing figure or opponent goalkeeper, regardless if hits the ball or not

Punishment:

a. Free-flick from where the attacking playing figure has fouled any opponent playing figure, opponent goalkeeper.

b. Penalty-flick if the offence has been committed in the attacker’s penalty-area.

 

6.2.1. After each flick in an attempt to touch the ball by a flicked attacking playing figure or the attacking goalkeeper, the defender may flick a playing figure for defensive purpose - block-flick. The defender may take his block-flick before the attacker has touched the ball. If, in his attempt, the defender, hit the ball and/or an opponent’s figure:

Punishment:

  1. Free-flick from where the defender flicked has hit the ball that was moving or not (no back rule anymore) and if none of opponents playing figure was touched by the flicked playing figure. Indirect outside the shooting area. Direct within the shooting area.

  2. Free-flick from where the defender flicked has hit the opponent playing figure if the flicked playing figure has hit opponent playing figure. Indirect outside the shooting area. Direct within the shooting area.

  3. Free-flick from the penalty-spot if the offence has been committed in

the defender’s penalty area and the flicked playing figure has hit the moving or not moving ball or any opponent playing figure.