In Canada, the International Football Association Board (IFAB) Laws of the Game changes are typically adopted at the start of the next or following season, in 2020 in this example.
Canada Soccer has secured permission from IFAB to apply the newest version of the Laws of the Game (2019/20) to the Canadian Premier League and Canadian Championship competitions in 2019.
Canada Soccer and Ontario Soccer are emphasizing that the 2019/2020 changes are only for the two stated competitions in 2019.
Education on the Laws of the Game must be delivered based on current law and the 2019/2020 changes will be enforced in other competitions beginning in 2020, after approval by the Canada Soccer Referee Committee.
For information or further questions, please contact Nicky Pearson.
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