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    The role of the International Football Association Board (IFAB) is to discuss and decide upon proposed alterations to the Laws of the Game.
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    Football has come a long way since its first laws were drawn up in London in 1863. That historic meeting at the Freemasons' Tavern led not only to the...

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    • IFAB convene in Belfast for Annual Business Meeting

      IFAB convene in Belfast for Annual Business Meeting

      Tuesday 25 November 2014

      The International Football Association Board convened for its Annual Business Meeting at the Europa Hotel in Belfast on Tuesday, aided for the first time by two new advisory panels set up to help bring fresh ideas to the table with regard to the Laws of the Game.