There are quite a few changes for next season in terms of the rules for next season. The only thing is the base of the attacking hand.
“The only major change is in the rules regarding hand play with attackers,” explains referee Lawrence Visser. “It used to be that if there was an occasional handplay just before a goal, that goal was almost automatically canceled out. That has now changed.”
It can be seen when the hand play occurs. “The word on the spot is very important. Suppose there is a handball in attack and it is not scored immediately, but there are still a number of passes between them, for example, the goal is not allowed. If the scorer scores immediately, then yes.”
Defenders who put the ball in their hand or arm will not be immediately penalized. There is more scope for interpretation, as in the European Championships. “Not every shot will result in a penalty,” explains head referee Bertrand Lake. “The judgment gives more space for interpretation and analysis of the stage. This is an interesting development.”
There will also be no more VAR buses as everything will be centered in Tubize.