Rules at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022

The world football governing body FIFA, in consultation with member states governing associations, often agrees on several issues, rules, and statutes in the interest of the sport. Now that the FIFA 2022 in Qatar is around the corner, and as the host Qatar nation races to set up the stage for the global sporting showpiece, several rules and revisions to established norms have changed. 

The first world cup in the middle east has engendered several provisions revision or updates. Besides, the hosts had to update and revise several rules and legislations to arrive at a working relations ship with FIFA. What are these new rules for the FIFA world cup Qatar 2022? Stay tuned for a quick rush through to what has changed & what remains.   

Best FIFA Rules at the World Cup in Qatar 2022

Player Eligibility at FIFA 2022

All football associations at FIFA 2022 in Qatar must ensure all players participating fulfil all guidelines. These guidelines include:
a) participating players must be nationals of the country they represent and subject to its jurisdiction or laws.
b) player selection in the team must fulfil FIFA statutes, rules, regulations, and guidelines.
c) participating associations to field only eligible players. The failure to adhere may lead to disciplinary action stated in FIFA Disciplinary code.

Refereeing Appointments at FIFA 2022 

In the preliminary stages, on-field and video match officials suggested by confederations to FIFA Referees Committee for ratification.
a) All match referees and assistants are from FIFA Refereeing International List.
b) The fourth official and the reserve assistant referee are from FIFA Refereeing International List in force or Member Association Top Division List.
c) Qualified FIFA video match officials decided with VAR.
d) FIFA Referees Committee decisions are final without appeal.
e) Alterations or addition to the official refereeing match kit than refitting size are prohibited.
f) Match officials must be given training facilities by the host association.
g) Unavailable referees are replaceable by the fourth official. A minimum of three match officials are mandatory to referee every match.

Ticketing at FIFA 2022

The host association is responsible for aspects related to ticketing for all matches at the world cup. Hosts must ensure sufficient availability of tickets, safe process, and organized standards. Hosts are responsible for ticketing management and must fulfil all applicable security and safety standards. In a mutually agreed way and via writing, world cup match tickets for visiting associations should be available. Five representatives of the visiting association are entitled to seats in the VIP areas. The visiting association must inform the host association early of the exact number of tickets required.   

Football Playing Rules at FIFA 2022

Every match and play must adhere to the ratified rules of the game as set by the International Football Association Board. In case of any inconsistency in the interpretation of the Laws of the Game, an English version is enforceable. It includes points:
a) Each game lasts 90 minutes of play with two halves of 45 minutes broken by a 15mins interval.
b) Extra time of 30 minutes divided into (15 minutes of play on each side) in case of a draw after the 90 minutes of actual play
c) If the score is still level after extra time, penalty kicks will decide the winner.   

Refereeing Appointments

In the preliminary stages, on-field and video match officials suggested by confederations to FIFA Referees Committee for ratification.
a) All match referees and assistants are from FIFA Refereeing International List.
b) The fourth official and the reserve assistant referee are from FIFA Refereeing International List in force or Member Association Top Division List.
c) Qualified FIFA video match officials decided with VAR.
d) FIFA Referees Committee decisions are final without appeal.
e) Alterations or addition to the official refereeing match kit than refitting size are prohibited.
f) Match officials must be given training facilities by the host association.
g) Unavailable referees are replaceable by the fourth official. A minimum of three match officials are mandatory to referee every match.

Yellow and Red Cards at FIFA 2022

Yellow and red cards are part and parcel of football games. At FIFA 2022 Qatar, the rules are for better and cleaner play.
a) Single yellow cards and pending suspensions due to various match cautions in the preliminary stages are not valid for the finals
b) Pending suspensions due to the direct or indirect preliminary stage matches at FIFA 2022 Qatar are carried over into the finals.
c) Two cautions in two different matches equal to suspension from the subsequent match at FIFA 2022.
d) Red card holders are suspended from the subsequent match
e) Suspensions not served in the world cup tournament are carried over to the representative team next match. 

Medical Doping Rules at FIFA 2022

All participating/visiting football associations must have a medical doctor in their delegation for each match at the FIFA 2022 in Qatar for purposes:
a) detecting heart issues and risk factors that may lead to sudden cardiac arrest.
b) ensure a thorough pre-competition medical assessment to certify player health.
c) Doping at the world cup is strictly prohibited.
d) players may be subject to doping tests for the matches they play in.

Financial Provisions in FIFA 2022

The revenue from commercial rights (advertising, TV and radio broadcasts, film. and videos) is host association property alongside income from ticket sales and gross receipts. The rights owners must give FIFA, on request free, 15 minutes of action footage of every match.
FIFA uses the preliminary footage in the competition to promote football worldwide. FIFA is entitled to use the footage for electronic data carriers or any carriers produced on FIFA’s behalf or its multimedia database.

 

Conclusions

Football has always been a dynamic sport evolving as the times need and demand. FIFA world cups are always an opportunity for sportsmanship. And as FIFA 2022 in Qatar promises to be a showpiece stopper in football history, no rule is spared in the aspiration for better entertainment, football, and sporting glory.

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