The 2017/18 IFAB Laws of the Game is the comprehensive manual for referees at all levels. Revised annually by The International Football Association Board, this version includes the most up-to-date revisions of the Laws. It also includes the history of The IFAB, structure and working of The IFAB, background to the current Law revisions, glossary of terms, and Practical Guidelines for Match Officials. The IFAB is the universal decision-making body for the Laws of the Game of association football. Its objectives are to safeguard, compile and amend the Laws as they apply within the scope of world football as organized by FIFA, which includes ensuring that the Laws are uniformly applied worldwide and monitored accordingly, and that organized football is practiced consistently. Published by The International Football Association Board.