The Worldwide Soccer Affiliation Board (IFAB) has introduced that the incidents of unintentional handball that result in a team-mate scoring a purpose or having a goal-scoring alternative, will now not be thought-about an offence.
Soccer’s law-making physique confirmed this at this time in an announcement.
The controversial part of the handball regulation was enforced in the course of the Premier League recreation between Fulham and Tottenham on Thursday night time.
Fulham had a purpose by Josh Maja dominated out, when the ball cannoned into the hand of his team-mate Mario Lemina from a Davinson Sanchez clearance.
IFAB has now agreed on the change, which comes into impact from July 1.
Nevertheless, competitions have the pliability to introduce adjustments earlier than that date.
An IFAB assertion learn: “Because the interpretation of handball incidents has not at all times been constant on account of incorrect purposes of the regulation, the members confirmed that not each contact of a participant’s hand/arm with the ball is an offence.”
It added: “Unintentional handball that results in a team-mate scoring a purpose or having a goal-scoring alternative will now not be thought-about an offence.”
It is going to stay a handball offence if a participant scores unintentionally with their hand or arm, or makes use of their hand or arm immediately earlier than scoring.