Kick-ins could replace throw-ins after football lawmakers authorise trial

Ifab also clears way for ‘fairer calculation of playing time’Trials of concussion substitutes extended for another yearKick-ins could replace throw-ins, after football’s lawmakers agreed to authorise trials of the idea.The argument for a kick-in is that it can be completed more quickly than a throw-in and would speed up the process of returning the ball to the field of play. The Dutch second division has expressed interest in trying it out and the International Football Association Board (Ifab) gave the go-ahead after its AGM on Monday.

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