FIFA would like to clarify the erroneous reports circulating in the media in recent days regarding FIFA’s alleged intention to trial experimental changes to the Laws of the Game at a youth tournament played in the Netherlands.
FIFA can confirm that there is currently no intention to trial any of the changes referred to in these reports, and that these changes have not been discussed either internally within FIFA or with our colleagues at The IFAB.
Amongst the suggested changes were:
– 2 halves with 30 minutes each
– The game clock stops when the ball goes out of play
– Unlimited substitutions
– Throw-ins played with feet
– 5 minute suspension for a yellow card