2014-15_Amendments_to_the_Laws_of_the_Game 1.3

Report
2014-15 Amendments
U.S. Soccer Federation Referee Program
2014-15 Amendments to the Laws of the Game
June 2014
IFAB
o International Football Association Board
o Laws of the Game
o Interpretations of the Laws of the Game
and Guidelines for Referees
o The 128th Annual General Meeting took place
on March 1, 2014
o Edits in bold
Changes
o Laws of the Game
o Law 4 – Decision 1
o Interpretation of the Laws of the Game and
Guidelines for Referees
o Law 4 – Other Equipment
Law 4 – Decision 1
Law 4 – Decision 1
o Referee not responsible for enforcement
o Full details included in the match report
o Decision also applies to substitutes and
substituted players
o Referee’s concern is only the display of
prohibited language/images
o Caution if deemed dissent
o Send-off if deemed offensive, insulting or
abusive
Law 4 – Other Equipment
Law 4 – Other Equipment
o Not required for all players
o Any head covers worn must be the same
color and same type
o Goalkeeper exception
o May wear black or colored head cover
matching the goalkeeper’s jersey
Implementation
o June 1, 2014
o Confederations or member associations
whose current season has not ended by this
date may delay the introduction of the
adopted alterations to the Laws of the Game
in their competitions until the beginning of
their next season
Resource Center
o A complete version of the 2014-15
Amendments to the Laws of the Game can be
downloaded in the Downloads section of the
Resource Center at ussoccer.com
o 2014-15 Laws of the Game and the
Interpretation of the Laws of the Game

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