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The International Football Association Board (IFAB) (also known as The International F. A. Board or simply The International Board) is the body that determines the Laws of the Game of association football (soccer). Aside from approving the Laws of the Game in force from time to time, the International Board also adopts complementary rules that apply in football matches. The Laws of the Game (also known as the Laws of Football) are the rules governing a game of association football (soccer). ... Football (soccer) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ...


The first meeting of the Board took place at the Football Association offices, at Holborn Viaduct in London on Wednesday June 2, 1886 [1] [2]. The meeting was convened to allow common rules to be applied to the game throughout Great Britain and Ireland. Previously the Football Association had tried to institute a body of Laws and the Sheffield clubs had disputed the veracity of those Laws. The Football Association (The FA) is the governing body of football in England (and the Crown dependencies of Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man). ... The Holborn Viaduct is a bridge linking Holborn with Newgate Street in the City of London, passing over Farringdon Street. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... The god Woden, after whom Wednesday was named. ... June 2 is the 153rd day of the year (154th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1886 (MDCCCLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Sheffield is a city and metropolitan borough in South Yorkshire, England. ...


Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) - the international organising body for the sport - was formed in Paris in 1904 and declared that they would adhere to the rules laid down by the IFAB. The growing popularity of the game internationally led to the admittance of FIFA representatives to the IFAB in 1913. The Federation of International Football Associations(French: Fédération Internationale de Football Association), commonly known by its acroymn, FIFA, is the international governing body of association football. ... A sport governing body comes in several forms. ... City flag City coat of arms Motto: Fluctuat nec mergitur (Latin: Tossed by the waves, she does not sink) Paris Eiffel tower as seen from the esplanade du Trocadéro. ... 1904 (MCMIV) was a leap year starting on a Friday (see link for calendar). ...


In 1958, the Board agreed on its current voting system, with four FIFA representatives joining one representative from the associations of the four Home Nations. Each representative has one vote. IFAB deliberations must be approved by at least six votes. Thus, FIFA's approval is necessary for any IFAB decision, but FIFA alone cannot change the Laws of the Game. They need to be agreed by at least two of the UK members. Home Nations (often written as the common noun home nations) is a term used to refer to the four constituent countries of the United Kingdom — England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland — collectively but as separate entities, distinct from the United Kingdom as a state. ...


The International F.A. Board meets twice a year, once to decide on possible changes to the rules governing the game of Football, and once to deliberate on its internal affairs. The first meeting is called the Annual General Meeting (AGM), and the second is the Annual Financial Meeting (AFM). Four weeks before the AGM, the member associations must send their written proposals to the secretary of the host association. FIFA then prints a list of suggestions that are distributed to all other associations for examination. The AGM is held either in February or March and the AFM is held between September and October.


External links

  • History of IFAB
  • Summarised history from FIFA
  • FIFA/IFAB paper on the role of the IFAB

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The OFFICIAL SOCCER SITE - Soccer Law 21 RULES OF THE INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION BOARD (757 words)
The Football Association (England), The Scottish Football Association, The Football Association of Wales, The Irish Football Association and the Fédération Internationale de Foot-ball Association (FIFA), hereafter called associations, shall constitute the Board and each shall be entitled to be represented by four delegates.
Any confederation or other national association may forward in writing to the General Secretary of FIFA, proposals, requests or items for discussion in good time to ensure that they may be considered by FIFA and, if acceptable, forwarded to the secretary of the host association at least four weeks before the meeting.
The association hosting the Board meetings for the current year* shall, on receiving a written requisition signed by FIFA or by any two of the other member associations, accompanied by a copy of the proposals to be submitted, call a special meeting of the Board.
International Football Association Board - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (389 words)
The International Football Association Board (IFAB) (also known as The International F. Board or simply The International Board) is the body that determines the Laws of the Game of association football (soccer).
The board was formed in 1886 after a meeting in Manchester of The Football Association (England), the Scottish Football Association, the Football Association of Wales, and the Irish Football Association.
Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) - the international organising body for the sport - formed in Paris in 1904 and declared that they would adhere to the rules laid down by the IFAB.
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