There Are 95 New Football Rules Coming Into Force Next Season

And these are the ones you should know about

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New football rules have been approved by The International Football Association Board (IFAB), meaning there will some changes to the game from Euro 2016 and beyond. 

The 95 changes include refs allowed to show red cards before kick off, which will eradicate scuffs in the tunnel, injured players will be allowed to receive treatment on pitch for up to 20 seconds without coming off and the ball can be kicked in any direction at kick off.

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Previously, if a goal-scoring opportunity is denied, the player is automatically red-carded, handed a suspension, as well as conceding a penalty. A new rule change means keepers and players not being shown a straight red for fouling in the box if the ref sees that the player genuinely went for the ball and the foul was accidental. This will now be a yellow card offence.

Other law changes include water being permitted on the pitch in very hot conditions and feinting to take a penalty will result in a yellow card, no retake and indirect freekick to the opponent. However, stuttering runs are still allowed. Sorry Messi.

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A few odd rules have come into force too. When a team receives a throw in the ball must be thrown with both hands (anyone seen a one handed throw in?), undershorts must be same colour as shorts or the hem and any tape or other material covering socks must be the same colour as the sock.

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