FIFA's 5 shocking new rules revealed?

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FIFA are reportedly ready to change football as we know it with five shocking new rules, including 30-minute halves and five-minute sin bins for yellow cards.

There are several new rules currently being trialled at a youth tournament called the Future of Football Cup, according to Mundo Deportivo.

The youth teams of Dutch sides SC Heerenveen, AZ Alkmaar, PSV Eindhoven and Belgium's Club Brugge are competing in the competition.  

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The Spanish outlet has reported that 30-minute halves have been introduced at the tournament, while a clock for matches will also stop after each interruption, just like basketball, to ensure that every second of play is fulfilled.  

The third rule is an unlimited number of substitutions, which FIFA is understood to hope will stop players from regularly picking up muscle injuries due to exhaustion.

Another rule that was suggested by former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is throw-ins being replaced by "kick-ins". 

"When you have a throw-in, it is supposed to be an advantage for the team in possession," the Frenchman, now FIFA's Chief of Global Football Development, explained.  

"But, in reality, you are at a disadvantage with nine players on the field to the opponents' 10. 

"That's why I believe we always have to think about how we can make the game quicker and more spectacular. So why not be able to kick the ball in when in your own half?" 

The fifth rule is a five-minute suspension for yellow cards. This is an idea derived from the rugby-style "sin bin" for when players are booked, and is reportedly being brought in to encourage less teams to make constant fouls. 

Earlier this year, when discussing the failed Super League, Real Madrid president Florentino Perez warned that certain changes should be made in order to save football, saying "young people find football matches too long" and "not interesting". 

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