Laws of the Game

2020/21

Editorial Changes

A few editorial changes have been made to make the order of text more consistent/logical; they are underlined in the Laws:

Reorganised text

Law 12

  • The order of the bullet points defining handball offences has been rearranged

Law 14

  • Additional bullet points relating to goalkeeper offences have been included

  • The summary table of offences at a penalty kick has been updated and reorganised

Video Assistant Referee (VAR) protocol

  • The text in the ‘Review’ section has been rearranged to emphasise the expectation that most VAR reviews will be ‘on-field reviews’ (OFRs)