What are the changes to the handball rule in football?
The second change is on accidental handball in the immediate build-up to a goal. If an attacking player’s accidental handball immediately precedes another player scoring, the goal will now be awarded, when last season it was likely to have been ruled out.
Can you be penalised for accidental handball in football?
However, a player will still be penalised if he commits an accidental handball immediately before scoring himself. So, the goal scored by Callum Wilson at Liverpool last season that was overturned because the ball struck the Newcastle United striker’s arm would still not stand.
Was it handball or handball in Euro 2022 final?
Was it handball? Germany fume and papers scream ‘scam’ over lack of penalty against England in Euro 2022 final German newspaper Bild labelled the failure to award a penalty for handball against Leah Williamson in Sunday’s Euro 2022 final a “scam” in the wake of England’s historic victory.
Is handball a difficult law to grapple with?
"The experience of players, fans, referees and managers is that handball is a difficult law to grapple with," Riley says. "So it’s changed in a positive way for the game."