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The Rules

A while back, I wrote a post about IFAB, commenting on the curious lack of transparency in that organisation. Well, it’s that time of year when they meet again. Today, FIFA published the agenda for the 2009 AGM of the IFAB. As ever, they’re going to be slumming it…

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“Slieve Donard Hotel” by Vironevaeh on Flickr

Some of the more contentious items on the agenda:

The location of the dressing rooms in certain stadiums around the world is such that the walk from and back to the field of play can take players and match officials much of the current 15-minute half-time interval. It is therefore proposed that the maximum duration of the half-time interval be increased to 20 minutes.

So that’s it — nothing to do with advertising then. Phew.

The Irish FA would wish to gauge the opinion of the International Football Association Board on the possibility of using ‘Sin Bins’ for players guilty of breaches of the Laws of the Game, currently resulting in the administration of a yellow card.

Interesting. Not a proposal, but up for discussion. Hopefully FIFA will publish minutes this year so we can see what went on. We’ll see.

Written by on Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

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