Offside Rule to be Re-Worded to Avoid Misinterpretation: The Nightly EPL
Soccer is a simple game with very few rules, which is one of the reasons we love it so. But bring up the topic of offside and whether a footballer is interfering with play or not, and it gets complicated. Thankfully, next month, soccer’s ruling body plans on making a change to simplify the rules.
According to The Independent,
As it stands, the ruling states a player is judged to be interfering by “clearly obstructing an opponent’s vision or movements, or making a gesture or movement which in the opinion of the referee deceives or distracts an opponent”.
FIFA’s proposed new wording drops any reference to a referee’s opinion, simply stating: “a player is judged to be interfering by ‘clearly obstructing an opponent’s vision or challenging an opponent for the ball”‘.
The new wording should make it easier for a player in an offside position to be judged as not interfering with an opponent.
Here are tonight’s Premier League news headlines:
- Offside rule to be re-worded to avoid misinterpretation — The Independent
- Phil Jones could miss United’s Euro showdown with Real Madrid due to shingles — The Sun
- Individual highlights: Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle) v Chelsea — 101 Great Goals
- Joe Hart: Manchester City can bridge points gap to Manchester United — The Guardian
- Marouane Fellaini sits out training with hip pain — ToffeeWeb
- The Big Match – December 1969 – Part 1 — The Football Attic
- Fifa wants tough sentences for criminals caught match fixing — The Guardian
- The fixed Champions League game was Liverpool 1 – Debrecen 0 (Sept. 2009) — 101GG
- Liverpool baffled by claims their Champions League clash was part of match-fixing scandal — Liverpool Echo
- I’ve been made a scapegoat, says Liverpool’s Jonjo Shelvey — The Independent
- Theo Walcott aims for England starting role against Brazil at Wembley — The Guardian
- Fulham could face sanction for floodlight failure during match against Man Utd — The Telegraph
- England’s Ashley Cole claims 100th cap but will stay a Wembley paradox — The Guardian
- Ex-England footballer Paul Gascoigne admitted to Arizona treatment center — The Independent
- Stuart Pearce’s future as England Under-21 manager under threat — The Guardian
- QPR face troubled times after Loic Remy ruled out for two months — The Mirror
- Steven Gerrard fears England may slip into World Cup play-offs — The Guardian
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