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1 Amendments U.S. Soccer Federation Referee Program Amendments to the Laws of the Game June 2014

2 IFAB o International Football Association Board o Laws of the Game o Interpretations of the Laws of the Game and Guidelines for Referees o The 128 th Annual General Meeting took place on March 1, 2014 o Edits in bold

3 Changes o Laws of the Game o Law 4 – Decision 1 o Interpretation of the Laws of the Game and Guidelines for Referees o Law 4 – Other Equipment

4 Law 4 – Decision 1

5 o Referee not responsible for enforcement o Full details included in the match report o Decision also applies to substitutes and substituted players o Referee’s concern is only the display of prohibited language/images o Caution if deemed dissent o Send-off if deemed offensive, insulting or abusive

6 Law 4 – Other Equipment

7 o Not required for all players o Any head covers worn must be the same color and same type o Goalkeeper exception o May wear black or colored head cover matching the goalkeeper’s jersey

8 Implementation o June 1, 2014 o Confederations or member associations whose current season has not ended by this date may delay the introduction of the adopted alterations to the Laws of the Game in their competitions until the beginning of their next season

9 Resource Center o A complete version of the Amendments to the Laws of the Game can be downloaded in the Downloads section of the Resource Center at ussoccer.comDownloads o Laws of the Game and the Interpretation of the Laws of the Game

10 Review Question o If a player is seen during pre-game warmups wearing a shirt with visible political slogans, should the referee include this information in the match report? o Yes o No

11 Review Question o Should a player and/or the team of a player be sanctioned by the competition authority if the player lifts his or her jersey to reveal an undershirt displaying a large commercial logo which is not associated with the undershirt’s manufacturer? o Yes o No

12 Review Question o If a player violates Decision 1 of Law 4, who has the ability to take action against the player? o FIFA o The competition authority o The referee if the violation is deemed misconduct o All of the above

13 Review Question o Which of the following is not a requirement for a head cover? o It must be black or match the main color of the team's jersey o It must not have an opening/closing mechanism around the neck o It must not have any projections o Its use is limited to female players

14 Review Question o With the exception of a goalkeeper, are two players from the same team allowed to wear two different colored head covers? o Yes o No


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