The International Football Association Board (IFAB) Annual General Meeting near Cardiff on Saturday, February 20 will address a number of proposed amendments and additions to the Laws of the Game , on issues ranging from virtual publicity to attempts to deceive the referee. These initiatives reflect FIFA’s resolve to keep the field of play free of advertising and to crack down on cheating. Under the proposed modifications, any simulating action anywhere on the field would be deemed unsporting behaviour and would be punished by a yellow card.

At the meeting at the Miskin Manor in the Vale of Glamorgan, the IFAB, which is composed of FIFA and the four British national associations England , Scotland , Wales and Northern Ireland , will also discuss a possible experiment with two referees and the feasibility of introducing goal-line technology. Other items for discussion include the possibility of extending the responsibilities of the fourth official and an evaluation of experiments currently being conducted on the Laws of the Game.