Saturday, 1 October 2016

8 STRANGE FOOTBALL RULES YOU NEVER KNEW

Soccer Rules and Regulations are maintained and updated annually by the International Football Association Board (IFAB). The board consist of eight members, four of which are from Federation International de Football Association (FIFA), and the four other coming from England, Scotland, Nothern Island and Wales - all countries that contributed to the development of soccer.

Pundit Sport bring to you 8 football rules you might never knew but are strongly considered and known among the football rules.

1. THE COACH CAN PLAY FOR THE TEAM IF HE WANTS TO:
Many might not know this but a coach is part of the team and can substitute a player and step on the pitch to play with playing kit.
A typical example is with GIANLUCA VIALLI who used to play for Juventus and later coached Chelsea football club in England, he was still capable of playing and so usually subbed himself when the need arises for him to step in. So don't be surprised when one day a coach decides to play for his team.



2 REFEREES CAN BE SUBSTITUTED: 
For most of our lives that we've watched football, it is not common to see a referee being subbed but in the FIFA football rules, this is accepted.
"If a referee is unable to continue with a match, he can be subbed with an assistant referee to take over the match.


3. LINESMEN CAN ISSUE CARDS:
According to FIFA rule, the assistant referee is supposed to inform the referee of offenses which happened on his blind side and decided whether to give a card. If the referee give the mandate to the linesman, he can issue a card based on what he saw, but responsibility lies on the referee to give assistant referee the go ahead.


4. A PLAYER CAN NOT BE OFFSIDE FROM A GOAL KICK, CORNER OR THROW-IN: 
During goal kick, corner or throw-in, even if the player is in an offside position, it is not counted. This has caused many teams goals when they assume it is an off-side and it takes them by surprise.


5. A SUBSTITUTE CANNOT TAKE A CORNER OR A THROW-IN TO RESTART THE MATCH:
When a ball goes out for a throw-in or a corner-kick to take it decided to sub a player, the new player who just stepped in cannot take the corner-kick or the throw-in to restart the match.



6. IT IS ILLEGAL FOR A GOAL KEEPER TO ROLL HIS SLEEVES UP: 
A goalkeeper is allowed to wear long sleeves in a football match due to their role but one thing they cannot do is to roll the sleeves up to form a short sleeve in an open play match, they can be given a card for that.
---You probably never knew this rule, Right?


7. A GOALKEEPER CAN'T PICK THE BALL UP AGAIN AFTER HE HAS LET IT OUT OF HIS POSSESSION UNTIL ANOTHER PLAYER HAS TOUCHED IT:
After catching a ball, a goalkeeper can't pick the ball up again if he has dropped it. If the goalkeeper disobey, he will receive a card, it is either for him to kick it or allow another player from the opponent  team to pass it back to him before he can pick it up again.


8. A LINESMAN CAN OFFICIATE A MATCH:
It is absolutely legal for an assistant referee to take over the match and officiate it if the referee can't continue with the match, so basically a linesman is also a referee who can do everything the main referee does.



Hmmm! quite amazing rules, you probably never knew these rules right?

VIEWERS COMMENT: drop a comment in the section box below if there is any football match you could remember that any of the above rules occur or is taken there and share your thought.


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