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World football superpowers could bring in penalty goals to stop a repeat of Luis Suarez’s infamous on-the-line handball against Ghana.
England’s warm-up matches ahead of the Euros will be the first big-time games to take place under new laws.

Other alterations brought in by the International FA Board include red cards before kick-off, no automatic red card for bringing down a player as the last man and underwear being the same colour as shorts.

The most eye-catching change is the possibility of penalty goals.

Ex-Liverpool striker Suarez used his hand to keep out a certain Ghana goal in the last minute of their 2010 World Cup quarter-final clash.

Asamoah Gyan then missed the penalty and Uruguay went onto to reach the semi-finals after winning the shootout.

Under proposed new rules, Dominic Adiyiah’s effort would have been allowed to stand.

A total of 95 alterations to the laws of the game are to be brought in but will not come into force until June 1.

New laws state that it will no longer be an automatic red card if a player or goalkeeper brings down a player as the last man.

Intent will be taken into account and a penalty awarded if the challenge was deemed an attempt to play the ball.

Meanwhile, officials can dish out red cards before kick-off, for example if fighting takes place in the tunnel.

The sent-off player can be replaced.

And feinting when taking a penalty – as Suarez’s Bercelona team-mate Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have done – will be punished with a yellow card and indirect free-kick.

There will be no room for a retake, but stuttering or staggered run-ups are still allowed.

In addition, undershorts must be the same colour as the shorts of the kit, kick-offs can go in any direction and an injured player can get treatment on the pitch for up to 20 seconds without having to go off.
Source: ghanasportsonline.com

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