Handball laws. From the 2020/21 season in the Premier League, there will be a new interpretation of the law on handball made by the International Football Association Board (IFAB) . The boundary between the shoulder and the arm is now defined by "the bottom of the armpit". To penalise a player for handball the match officials must have clear evidence that the ball has struck the player's arm below the bottom of the armpit and in the red zone indicated below.
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Handball. Law 12 (fouls and misconduct) has been revised to provide greater clarity on the handball rule after a number of high-profile misapplications of the law. According to IFAB, it is an offence if a player “deliberately touches the ball with their hand/arm, for example moving the hand/arm towards the ball.”.
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On the opening weekend of the Premier League however, we saw a controversial penalty awarded to West Ham United against Newcastle, in which could have been overturned with the new penalty rules.
Previously, a handball in football meant the ‘deliberate handling’ of the ball by any outfield player. The referee penalized if the player handled the ball with any part of the arm – from fingertips to the shoulder. However, the new rule defines the boundary of the arm and shoulder as “ the bottom of the armpit “.
New handball rule. One of the first rules to be changed is that an accidental handball in the build-up to a goal will no longer be deemed an offence.