The highest body of world football tests in the Future of Football Cup, a youth category club tournament, a set of rules that would change the sport of eleven against eleven as it is known until now
Total revolution in football. That’s at least what FIFA has in mind for the near future. The highest body in world football has tried during these days in the Future of Football Cup, a youth category club tournament that has the presence of clubs of certain relevance in European football such as RB Leipzig or AZ Alkmaar, a series of new rules that would change the sport of eleven against eleven as it is known until now.
To begin with, the duration of the matches would become two 30-minute halves, although with the clock stopped when the ball is out of bounds, in order to increase the specific playing time, one of the aspects of football that needs to be improved. to enhance the excitement in search of a younger audience.
After the increase from three to five changes accelerated by the tight schedule in the midst of the covid-19 pandemic, the new football would have an unlimited number of substitutions, which would not consume playing time when the clock was stopped.
Likewise, the yellow cards would have an additional punishment, with the player being cautioned off the pitch for a period of five minutes, an innovation with which it would be intended to avoid hard play and favor situations of numerical superiority.
Finally, the fourth of the great changes that FIFA is testing these days consists of serving off the wing with the foot, and not with the hand as before. The server could also choose not to pass the ball to a teammate but to drive after the service to gain meters from the opponent’s field.
In view of such a paradigm shift, it is worth wondering if football would have more to do with its indoor modality and even if it would lose much of its essence, but what seems evident is that it is a sport in the midst of a time of change. drastic, which will surely encourage controversy and will not convince some fans.