IFAB – 2013-2014. Reglas del Juego

Posted By on mar 2, 2013

A continuación transcribimos la noticia publicada en FIFA.com, sobre el IFAB 2013-2014 y las decisiones tomadas en cuanto a las Reglas del Juego se refiere.

Descárgate la AGENDA de la reunión del IFAB: Reunión General Anual


ifab-2013The International Football Association Board (IFAB) under the chairmanship of the Scottish FA President Campbell Ogilvie, convened for its Annual General Meeting (AGM) (Saturday, 2 March 2013) at the Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh, Scotland. Today’s meeting was the 127th AGM since the IFAB was formed in 1886.

In relation to the Laws of the Game, IFAB approved a clarification of the wording of Law 11 (Offside, Interpretation of the Laws of the Game). The IFAB agreed that the current wording is not precise enough, regarding “interfering with an opponent/gaining an advantage.” The new approved wording can be found in the agenda on FIFA.com (see below).

 In the context of Law 11 – Offside, the following definitions apply:


  •  _“interfering with play” means playing or touching the ball passed or touched by a team-mate
  •  _“interfering with an opponent” means preventing an opponent from playing or being able to play the ball by clearly obstructing the opponent’s line of vision or challenging an opponent for the ball.
  •  _“gaining an advantage by being in that position” means playing a ball

(i) that rebounds or is deflected to him off the goalpost, crossbar or an opponent having been in an offside position

(ii) that rebounds, deflected or is played to him from a deliberate save by an opponent having been in an offside position

 A player in an offside position receiving the ball from an opponent, who deliberately plays the ball (except from a deliberate save), is not considered to have gained an advantage.

Brief reports were also provided on Additional Assistant Referees, and the decision approved last year related to Law 4 (The Players’ Equipment) with regards to the headscarf – to allow a trial, non-mandatory period – the IFAB reiterated that a final decision will be made at next year’s Annual General Meeting.

Finally, a proposal to review Law 8 (The Start and Restart of Play “Dropped Ball”) was postponed for further consultation, with a new proposal to be presented at the 2014 Annual General Meeting. An agreement was also made to form a working group to review the full Laws of the Game to improve clarity where appropriate.

Amendments to the Laws of the Game taken today by the IFAB come into effect on 1 July 2013.

The 128th Annual General Meeting will take place in Zürich, Switzerland on 28 February – 2 March 2014.