UEFA writes FIFA, seeks review of handball rule

‌UEFA have written to FIFA president Gianni Infantino to change the handball rule to stop “growing frustration” following increasing penalties awarded for the offence.

In a letter to Infantino, UEFA chief Aleksander Ceferin asked that football’s lawmakers adjust the handball rule — which has been in place since March last year — so that referees can once again judge whether there is intent when a player handles the ball.

“The attempt to strictly define the cases where handling the ball is an offence has resulted in many unfair decisions which have been met with growing frustration and discomfort by the football community,” said Ceferin’s letter, which was sent on October 27.

The contents of the letter were confirmed to AFP’s sister sports agency in Germany, SID.

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