The International Football Association Board (IFAB) is the body that determines the rules and regulation of the game of football. It is a separate body from FIFA, consisting of all the football associations of the countries belonging to the English Isles (England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland) and FIFA itself. Although FIFA is just one member, it has 50 percent of the voting rights. Two weeks back, the IFAB proposed a few changes to the way the game was played, as part of their ‘Play Fair’ initiative. While taking a conservative approach to change is the usual way for the IFAB, the new proposals are, what many would call, radical.

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