Saturday, 25 May 2019

UEFA Competitions - New Laws of the Game – Entry into force

Some important informations for our readers: UEFA took a decision regarding the entry into force of new LotG.


UEFA has decided to align the implementation with the start of the new season on 25 June. This will provide enough time to ensure that all  teams and players are duly informed of the changes.

The new Laws will therefore not apply to the:
• UEFA Champions League Final 2019,
• UEFA Nations League Finals 2019,
• European Qualifiers 2018-20 Matchday 3 and Matchday 4,
• European Under-21 2017-19 Final Tournament,
• UEFA Regions’ Cup 2018/19 Final Tournament.

The new Laws will apply to the:
• UEFA Champions League 2019/20 as of the Preliminary Round on 25 June,
• UEFA Europa League 2019/20 as of the Preliminary Round on 27 June,
• Under-19 and Women’s Under-19 2018/19 Final Tournaments in July,
• European Qualifiers 2018-20 as from Matchday 5 (September), and
• to all other UEFA football competitions starting after 25 June.

20 comments:

  1. So it seems as FIFA has different ideas, as the new LotG are applied at U20 World Cup in Poland.

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    1. And then most likely also at the Women's World Cup.

      Not much time for referees and players in both tournaments to get used to it. On the other hand they will probably create some useful teaching material.

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    2. They are definitely being used at the Women's world cup as I watched some friendlies a month ago and they were already practicing the new laws.

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    3. The 2019-2020 LOTG will be used. I saw Eredivisie referee Jeroen Manschot explain it to the Dutch Lionesses https://www.instagram.com/p/Bx1ZgGcCiE6/

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  2. Tobias Stieler with a good performance in German DFB-Pokal Final. No controversies, no VAR interventions. Only a single YC. Nobody will talk about the refereeing crew, so for sure they‘ll have a great evening.

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    1. Two (Lewandowski also got booked for jersey removal). First one was wrong IMHO. But yes, unspectacular match for him.

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  3. UCL FINAL
    UEFA Referee Observer: Kyros Vassaras (GRE)
    UEFA Delegate: Alan McRae (SCO)

    UEL FINAL
    UEFA Referee Observer: Vladimir Šajn (SVN)
    UEFA Delegate: Sándor Berzi (HUN)

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    1. Excellent appointment for Kyros Vassaras.

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  4. Some news for those who can be interested...
    Mateu has a game today in Armenia. Some days ago Undiano has officiated Armenian Cup final.
    Maria Marotta (ITA) is among the selected officials for UEFA Women EURO Under 19 in Scotland. I'm looking for the full list.

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    1. Full match record of that Cup Final can be found in the link below:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BV2nonK8guI

      Armenian Cup Final, Copa del Rey Final... Nations League Final? ;-)

      I can also report a good performance by István Kovács in an easy-going Moldovan Cup Final.

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    2. Doing some research, it seems that Mateu and Estrada have been in Armenia for a few days now: Ararat-Armenia vs. Artsakh was handled by Estrada on Friday. Today, Mateu will handle Pyunik vs. Ararat. The last MD is next Thursday, with things still in play. Maybe they will remain there or other foreign officials will be brought?

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  5. Guys, opinions please? https://twitter.com/IbnImran/status/1132707869072273408

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  6. What a (final) game for Luca Banti!!

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  7. Any OFFICIAL info about UEFA UERO U-21 referees?

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    1. If you mean directly from UEFA, nothing official has been released.

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  8. Also nothing about UEFA u19 in Armenia? Where are u Vlad :(

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  9. OT: ref 'scores' a goal in the Dutch third league. https://twitter.com/HarkemaseBoys/status/1132299172621631488?s=20 The ref has apologized and players have accepted that. He said that he tried to retract his leg to avoid the ball, and therefore on video it appeared as if he tries to kick the ball.

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    1. Why was he inside the goal box? Do they not teach proper field positioning in the Netherlands.

      In this case, I agree with the new IFAB rule regarding a referee being struck by the ball. But in the midfield even if the ball changes possession. There's no need to stop the game and restart with a drop ball.

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    2. The referee has replied and I've translated it on https://www.dutchreferee.com/ball-touches-match-official-and-referee-scores-a-goal/

      And of course everyone gets to know something about positioning, but it doesn't mean that sometimes you end up somewhere you don't want to end ;-)

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    3. Getting struck by the ball in the midfield or even near the top of penalty box is understandable. But positioning yourself inside the goal box is nonsense.

      What was he going to gain by being in that position?

      What was he going to be able to see in that position that he couldn't see from being just inside the top of the penalty area or level with the penalty mark?

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