Changes to handball and offside at Euro 2020 explained – new rules that will affect Liverpool and Everton
Euro 2020 will be the first opportunity to see the new handball regulation, which will be implemented in football before next season and will have an impact on Liverpool and Everton.
Players will no longer be penalized for an accidental handball in the build-up to a goal in the upcoming competition, which begins on June 11.
The new rule, which was introduced by the International Football Association Board (IFAB) in March, appears to assist offensive players by allowing for more hand motions.
Josh Maja’s goal against Tottenham Hotspur was disallowed due to handball during the build-up to his equalizer. Following consideration, the ball making contact with Mario Lemina’s hand was ruled out.
The new regulation will be imposed for the first time in the Group A opening between Turkey and Italy at the Stadio Olimpico, marking the return of VAR to an international competition following the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
After each Premier League weekend, VAR was a hot topic, with the handball rule appearing to be read differently week after week.
A hand ball, on the other hand, is today defined as:
intentionally makes contact with the ball with their hand/arm, such as by moving the hand/arm towards the ball;
When the ball has made their body unnaturally large, they contact it with their hand/arm. When the position of a player’s hand/arm is not a result of, or justifiable by, the player’s body movement for that specific circumstances, the player is said to have made their body unnaturally large. The player risks having their hand/arm hit by the ball, resulting in a penalty; or the player risks having their hand/arm struck by the ball, resulting in a penalty.
a goal in the opponent’s net:
immediately from their hand/arm, even if it is unintentional, such as the goalkeeper; or
Immediately after the ball has made contact with their hand/arm, even if it was an unintentional contact.
Chairman of UEFA’s referees’ committee Roberto Rossetti announced that the new rule should allow for more ‘freedom’ to players, he said: “The way the law has been rewritten is more according to the spirit of football and gives players the freedom to play. The summary comes to a close.