POSTED: Tuesday February 10th 2009

IFAB Agenda confirmed

123rd Annual General Meeting of the International Football Association Board

When the International FA Board (IFAB) convenes in Newcastle, County Down, Northern Ireland on Saturday, 28 February for its 123rd  Annual General Meeting (AGM), a varied collection of topics will figure on the meeting’s packed agenda.
Proposals to amend various Laws of the Game have been tabled for consideration including a change to Law 3 – The Number of Players to increase the maximum number of substitutions in the event of extra time and to Law 7 – The Duration of the Match to extend the maximum duration of the half-time interval.
Among other matters submitted for discussion are a recent IFAB-endorsed experiment involving additional assistant referees and the instigation of “sin bins”.
The full agenda for the meeting, which will start at 9.30am, can be downloaded from the official FIFA website:
About IFAB:
Founded in 1886, the IFAB is composed of The Football Association (England), The Scottish Football Association, The Football Association of Wales, The Irish Football Association (Northern Ireland) and FIFA, and has historically held the position as guardian of the Laws of the Game. Each British association has one vote apiece, while FIFA, which represents its 204 other member associations, has four. A three-quarter majority is required for any proposal to be passed.
Notes to Media:
A press conference will follow the IFAB Annual General Meeting and will commence at 12 noon. Media representatives interested in attending are requested to contact Geoff Wilson at The Irish FA media department in advance at: 
Further information from:

FIFA Media Department – tel.: +41-43/222 7272, fax: +41-43/222 7373, e-mail:

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Name: Nicolas Maingot
Organization: FIFA
Phone: +41-43/222 7272

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