15. 02. 2021

FIVB makes changes to several rules to improve attractiveness of play

Source: fivb.com; Photo: fivb.org

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The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) approved changes to several rules on its 37th World Congress to improve the flow of the game.


Several playing rules have been changed and approved at the 37th FIVB World Congress with the aim to improve the attractiveness of the game. The most important changes apply to the following:

  • Libero is now allowed to be the captain
  • Teams are now allowed to substitute a player on the court who was expelled or disqualified regardless of the number of substitutes already used
  • The ball can now be recovered by a player over the entire scoring table (earlier, it was restricted to the half of the table that is on side of the player's team)
  • Simultaneous contact by the blocker and attacker on the attacker’s side of the net is now allowed

These changes, as well as all changes that were approved, won’t be coming into force three months upon the approval as usual due to the postponement of the Tokyo Olympic from 2020 to 2021. So, the implementation of the new rules will start as from January 1, 2022.



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1 Comments about "FIVB makes changes to several rules to improve attractiveness of play"

25.02.2021 | 14:43 |   Ezekiel [unregistered]

Fivb is corrupt! Why are eczasibasi and vakifbank going against lowest ranked teams in final and they orchestrated it in a way where either team could make it to final. Why because they know Conegliano and novara could eliminate them now. Coincidence????

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01.03.2021 | 17:43 |   Bouris Franglais [unregistered]

Re: @Ezekiel
Pardon? Lowest rank? Do u know Vakif? Do u follow them? Lowest rank? Vakif is the strongest women volleyball team in the world last 8 years. Imoco is newbee. And this year Vakif will them Imoco easily in the final. Pls watch out carefullu.

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