The International FA Board (Ifab) is set to review whether the Professional Game Match Officials Ltd is correct in informing referees that accidental handballs should stop a goal being given.
In the aftermath of Wolves defender Willy Boly's goal against Manchester City, it emerged that per current guidelines the goal should have been disallowed regardless of whether it was intentional or not. A change could see accidental handballs given as legitimate goals.
The current lack of clarification surrounding the rule has led to farcical misunderstandings amongst players and fans.
The law of the game states “handling the ball involves a deliberate act of a player making contact with the ball with the hand or arm”.
The news comes among reports that the Premier League will trial VAR at 15 matches this season. This process will begin after the international break.