Football's incoming new rules will have an impact on one penalty-taking approach

IFAB set out some changes as well as issues that will debated in future

Neymar, penalty

Neymar takes a penalty Picture by: John Walton / EMPICS Sport

Every year FIFA's International Football Association Board sits down to make tweaks to the laws of the game and this year has a few interesting nuggets.

A feinted penalty attempt will no longer be legal, with players who throw a dummy to fool the goalkeeper before taking a spot kick receiving a yellow card and their team punished with an indirect free-kick to the opposition.

However, players who like to make a stuttered run-up before striking a penalty kick will be allowed to continue doing so.

As for throw-ins, the ball must be thrown with both hands rather than with a single hand throwing and the other "guiding".

English football writer Henry Winter set out the main points: