All potential changes to the Laws of the Game are considered in the light of our law principles.
The work of The IFAB is a continuous and comprehensive process. Changing the Laws of the Game involves interaction with the world’s football community and conducting constant research and analysis with the help of expert bodies. We regularly consult with football associations, leagues and competitions to understand their needs and gather proposals to improve the Laws of the Game for the benefit of the game at all levels throughout the world. These proposals are thoroughly discussed with different expert teams within our organisation.
At The IFAB, we are football enthusiasts, and our goal is to protect the core values of the game, particularly its fairness and integrity. We maintain a healthy balance between “what football wants” and simplicity of playing the game. This is why the changes to the Laws follow a clear decision-making process and are always made with a single goal in mind: to benefit the game.
The decision-making process is always the same, irrespective of the topic, and is never-ending as the Laws must be dynamic and ready to adapt to changes in the way football is played today.