The Italian Football Association has confirmed that the rules governing tackles will be amended in the near future, according to reports.
The Italian Football Federation (FIGC) confirmed the change to its website.
According to Il Giornale, the rule will apply to the full-back position, meaning it will no longer be the sole responsibility of the goalkeeper.
The goalkeeper will still have the option to make the tackle, but the goalkeeper will no more be allowed to initiate the tackle from the penalty spot.
It will also mean that the goalkeeper’s job is no longer the same as it was before.
Last season, goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon was forced to make his final tackle for Juventus after being tripped on by a defender in the penalty area.
The decision to make this change was made to help the goalkeeper in his tackle, according the FIGC.
The change comes just weeks after the introduction of the new ‘zero tackle’ rules.
The new rules stipulate that when a player makes a tackle, they will not make a tackle in front of the defender.
Instead, they must make an immediate block and will then have a penalty kick taken away.
Last year, the ‘zero-tackle’ rule was criticised by many players and referees.
This change will mean that if a player does make a block, the referee will not be able to give a penalty for it.
Furthermore, there are no penalties for a block being missed, as the penalty will not go in.
This has resulted in some players being punished for poor tackles from time to time.