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New rules for English Premier league new season


Here are the new rules for the 2024-2025 English Premier League season

– *Extra Added Time*: Referees will now add time for injuries, goal celebrations, and substitutions, and pause the clock when play stops.

– *Disciplinary Action for Time Wasting*: Goalkeepers and outfield players can receive a warning, yellow card, or other penalties for time-wasting.

– *Offside Rule*: A player in an offside position can become “onside” if an opponent moves and touches the ball.

– *Goalkeeper’s Action During Penalties*: Goalkeepers can be disciplined for distracting the penalty taker.

– *Technical Area*: Coaching staff cannot crowd the technical area, and only one official can be in the dotted box outside the bench.

– *Dissent*: Players may be penalized for surrounding the referee to request a card or action.

– *Foul Threshold*: Referees can allow play to continue if a free kick would waste more time.

– *Law 1: The Field of Play*: The field must be natural or meet competition rules.

– *Law 2: The Ball*: All balls must be spherical and meet quality and measurement standards.

– *Law 3: The Players*: A match is played by two teams with a maximum of 11 players per team.

– *Law 4: Players’ Equipment*: Players must wear approved equipment and cannot wear anything dangerous.

– *Law 5: The Referee*: Each match is controlled by a referee with the authority to enforce the Laws of the Game.

– *Law 6: Other Match Officials*: Assistant referees and other officials assist the referee in controlling the match.

– *Law 7: Duration of the Match*: A match lasts for two equal halves of 45 minutes unless otherwise stipulated.

– *Law 8: Start and Restart of Play*: A kick-off starts both halves of a match, and the team that kicks off the first half is decided by a coin toss.

– *Law 9: Ball In and Out of Play*: The ball is out of play when it has wholly crossed the goal line or touchline or the referee has stopped play.

– *Law 10: Determining the Match*: A goal is scored when the whole of the ball has passed over the goal line.

– *Law 11: Offside*: A player is in an offside position if they are closer to the opponent’s goal line than both the ball and the second-to-last opponent.

– *Law 12: Fouls and Misconduct*: Direct and indirect free kicks and penalty kicks can be awarded for offences committed when the ball is in play.

– *Law 13: Free-Kicks*: Direct and indirect free kicks are awarded for different types of fouls.

– *Law 14: The Penalty Kick*: A penalty kick is awarded if a player commits a foul inside their own penalty area.

– *Law 15: The Throw-In*: A throw-in is awarded to the opponents of the team that last touched the ball when it wholly crosses the touchline.

– *Law 16: The Goal Kick*: A goal kick is awarded when the whole of the ball has passed over the goal line and was last touched by a player from the attacking team.

– *Law 17: The Corner Kick*: A corner kick is awarded when the whole of the ball has passed over the goal line and was last touched by a player from the defending team.

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