A spokesperson for the International Football Association Board (IFAB) told our source: “This law will be discussed at the next opportunity.
“We will look at it and discuss feedback from recent competitions, where the new law was applied correctly. In Copa America, eight penalties were saved, no penalty was retaken as goalkeepers kept at least one foot on the line – so it is important we review all the facts.”
It is understood the updated law was introduced following discussions with goalkeepers, to give them more flexibility during penalty kicks, but lawmakers did not consider some of the unintended consequences of the change.
There is no suggestion the law will be further changed before the start of the Premier League season, as VAR will be introduced to premiership next summer which starts by August.