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.

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  1. Patrick February 4, 2013
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