IFAB Considers Radical Rule Change For NBA Model

IFAB Considers Radical Rule Change For NBA Model

News | The International Football Association Board (IFAB), responsible for rule changes in football, is apparently thinking about radical innovations.

Insufficient Net Playing Time: IFAB Have Three Options in Mind

Time wasted, head injuries and offside. Those are the issues the International Football Association Board (IFAB) plans to address, according to a report in the Telegraph on Wednesday.

In particular, the game of time seems to have done this to the committee, after all, the net playing time in the Premier League is at a record low this season. According to Sky UK, the ball has been in play less than 56 per cent of the scheduled 90 minutes this season. Together with representatives from FIFA and the UK, IFAB would like to discuss three possible options.

Stricter adherence to the rules by referees. An example: Goalkeepers should be punished more consistently, for example if they keep the ball longer than six seconds.
More stoppage time: Just like at the 2022 World Cup, when the referees watched the clock much more closely, resulting in an average playing time of 101 minutes.
The most radical option: A game box like in the NBA or the NFL, where time is stopped during interruptions.
It is currently at the discretion of the fourth official to propose overtime. However, the referee can add time, for example to allow for interruptions after the 90 minutes have elapsed.

IFAB: Temporary Substitution Due to Head Injury?

The topic of concussion is also to be discussed on Wednesday. According to the Telegraph, it is about allowing a temporary substitution. Players with head injuries could therefore be examined up to 15 minutes after a potential concussion without leading to a shorthand situation. The Premier League, Ligue 1 and the American MLS are said to have spoken out in favor of the system.

In addition, IFAB would also like to erase the gray areas of the offside rule. 90PLUS reported this morning. Manchester United’s 1-1 equalizer in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Manchester City sparked controversy.

This article is originally published on onefootball.com