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Trials of permanent concussion substitutes in English football 'fall short' of objective, say FIFPRO, PFA
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Trials of permanent concussion substitutes in English football 'fall short' of objective, say FIFPRO, PFA

In a joint letter sent to the International Football Association Board (IFAB), which determines the laws of the game, FIFPRO and the PFA said existing trials using permanent concussion substitutes should be extended to test parallel temporary concussion replacements "as soon as possible".

Head injuries policy in football a 'shambles', says concussion expert during British parliamentary inquiry
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Head injuries policy in football a 'shambles', says concussion expert during British parliamentary inquiry

Stewart led a 2019 study which found that professional footballers were three-and-a-half times more likely to die from neurodegenerative disease compared with members of the general population.

Premier League to trial concussion substitutes from February as concerns rise over head injuries in football
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Premier League to trial concussion substitutes from February as concerns rise over head injuries in football

Premier League and FA chiefs have agreed that teams will be able to make two permanent concussion substitutes even if they have made all their permitted changes.

England manager Gareth Southgate to take part in football dementia study
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England manager Gareth Southgate to take part in football dementia study

Southgate, who had a long playing career, has volunteered to be part of the HEADING study at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, which is backed by the Football Association.

FIFA to trial concussion substitutes at Club World Cup in February
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FIFA to trial concussion substitutes at Club World Cup in February

FIFA said in a statement that it will "trial additional permanent substitutions for cases of actual or suspected concussion" at the competition in Qatar on 1-11 February.

Extra concussion substitutes to be trialed in world football starting next month
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Extra concussion substitutes to be trialed in world football starting next month

Teams will be allowed a permanent substitution in concussion cases, with the player involved not allowed to return later in the game.

FIFA President Gianni Infantino says UEFA's proposed handball changes to be assessed
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FIFA President Gianni Infantino says UEFA's proposed handball changes to be assessed

IFAB's technical and football advisory panels meet this month ahead of the 134th IFAB annual general meeting early next year

UEFA asks FIFA President Gianni Infantino for handball law change to stop harsh calls
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UEFA asks FIFA President Gianni Infantino for handball law change to stop harsh calls

UEFA chief Ceferin's intervention came after a spate of penalties being awarded because balls have — even unwittingly — hit outstretched or raised arms.

Premier League: Clubs allowed to field five substitutes rather than usual three when season restarts
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Premier League: Clubs allowed to field five substitutes rather than usual three when season restarts

Premier League clubs will be able to use five substitutes, rather than the usual three, when the season resumes on 17 June, it was announced on Thursday.

Football’s law-making body IFAB to conduct year-long review of offside law after controversial VAR calls
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Football’s law-making body IFAB to conduct year-long review of offside law after controversial VAR calls

When football’s law-making body IFAB met last week, a decision that could massively impact the game at all levels passed barely noticed as the debate over VAR technology hogged the limelight.

Football’s rule-making body IFAB to review change in VAR offside law, considering introduction of concussion subsitutes
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Football’s rule-making body IFAB to review change in VAR offside law, considering introduction of concussion subsitutes

While the Premier League has been reluctant to change the use of VAR during this campaign, to allow the use of pitchside monitors for subjective decisions, Elleray expects that change to be introduced next season

International Football Association Board to consider giving goalkeepers increased freedom of movement during penalties
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International Football Association Board to consider giving goalkeepers increased freedom of movement during penalties

In other proposals, IFAB wants to cut timewasting by forcing substituted players to leave the field at the nearest touchline and make team officials in the dugouts eligible to receive cards.

FIFA World Cup moments: When Frank Lampard's disallowed goal against Germany provided impetus for goalline technology
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FIFA World Cup moments: When Frank Lampard's disallowed goal against Germany provided impetus for goalline technology

Besides being an 'England v Germany', Lampard’s 'goal' came at a pivotal juncture in the knockout game. The scoreline read 2-1 in the favour of Germany, when the former Chelsea midfielder's shot (if allowed) would have been the equaliser at the same time providing England the momentum.

VAR may have kinks that need to be ironed out, but the technology will prove to be useful in long run
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VAR may have kinks that need to be ironed out, but the technology will prove to be useful in long run

VAR can serve as a useful tool to eliminate howlers. Once an obvious wrong is righted, the case for VAR will become stronger. The technology is waiting for its big moment.

FIFA World Cup 2018: International Football Association Board approve use of VAR in mega event at Russia
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FIFA World Cup 2018: International Football Association Board approve use of VAR in mega event at Russia

The International Football Association Board (IFAB), meeting in Zurich, rubber-stamped a move already backed by FIFA's top brass, including president Gianni Infantino.

FIFA World Cup 2018: VAR set to get football law-making body IFAB's approval for mega-event in Russia
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FIFA World Cup 2018: VAR set to get football law-making body IFAB's approval for mega-event in Russia

The IFAB meeting in Zurich is widely expected to rubber-stamp the move to give VAR the go-ahead, which is already backed by FIFA's top brass

FIFA World Cup 2018: Coaches express confidence in implementation of VAR technology in event
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FIFA World Cup 2018: Coaches express confidence in implementation of VAR technology in event

World Cup coaches expressed a quiet confidence on Wednesday about Video Assistant Referee (VAR) technology ahead of its likely adoption for this year's showpiece event in Russia.

Major League Soccer to introduce video review system, Video Assistant Refereeing across all matches
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Major League Soccer to introduce video review system, Video Assistant Refereeing across all matches

Major League Soccer will introduce a video review system - Video Assistant Refereeing (VAR) - across all matches.

Confederations Cup 2017: FIFA president 'extremely happy' with video technology, calls it future of football
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Confederations Cup 2017: FIFA president 'extremely happy' with video technology, calls it future of football

The latest of the five decisions to go to review was when the video assistant awarded Australia a goal in their 3-2 defeat to Germany on Monday, despite replays appearing to show a handball from eventual scorer Tomi Juric in the build-up.

Club World Cup: Zinedine Zidane, Luka Modric unimpressed by Fifa's video review system
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Club World Cup: Zinedine Zidane, Luka Modric unimpressed by Fifa's video review system

Fifa's new video review system is struggling to win supporters after Real Madrid's Zinedine Zidane and Luka Modric also criticised its application.