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Equal Time: Why is the clock more sacred than the game?
17:00 Saturday 3rd November 2018

FIFA presides over football. IFAB legislates it. In other words, the latter writes the rules, the former enforces them. So far, neither group has found a solution to time-wasting that doesn't offend the game's purists. Maybe it's…

International
By the book: Would rugby sin bins work in football, too?
17:00 Friday 2nd November 2018

FIFA is the ultimate governor for all business surrounding organised football. Between the white lines is a different story. IFAB sets the rules of the game. FIFA sits on the International Football Association Board. They wield exactly half…

International
By the book: What if there was no offside below the 18-yard-box?
17:00 Thursday 1st November 2018

FIFA is the ultimate governor for all business surrounding organised football. Between the white lines is a different story. IFAB sets the rules of the game. FIFA sits on the International Football Association Board. They wield exactly half…

International
By the book: Should assistants be permitted to join the manager in the technical area?
17:00 Wednesday 31st October 2018

FIFA is the ultimate governor for all business surrounding organised football. Between the white lines is a different story. IFAB sets the rules of the game. FIFA sits on the International Football Association Board. They wield exactly half…

Opinion
Football can learn from its American neighbours in changing the game
13:30 Saturday 24th June 2017

The International Football Association Board (IFAB) have submitted a number of changes to laws to improve the game and encourage more attacking play. While many of the suggestions will not be acted upon, it still shows a growing intention to…

Opinion
Will these proposed FIFA rules make our football unrecognisable?
16:30 Friday 23rd June 2017

Ever heard of the International Football Association Board (IFAB)? It's the organisation under FIFA, responsible for defining the rules of football worldwide. Take a look at the proposed football rules by IFAB, don't you think it'll water down…

Opinion
The conflicted rule that puts match officials between a rock and a hard place
09:45 Monday 12th December 2016

Manchester United ended their four-game drawing streak in league matches at Old Trafford on Sunday. In defeating Spurs 1-0, they also refrained from adding to their league-leading total (seven) for points dropped in the final ten minutes. United…

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