Archive for March, 2013

In a bid to reduce dubiousness for referees Football rule makers have agreed to mend the offside rule. Law which was adjudicated by the International Football Association Board  will take effect from July 1,2013.

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The change made to Law 11 is as follows:

The following definitions apply concerning “interfering with an opponent/gaining an advantage”:

— “interfering with play” means playing or touching the ball passed or touched by a teammate

— “interfering with an opponent” means preventing an opponent from playing or being able to play the ball by clearly obstructing the opponent’s line of vision or challenging an opponent for the ball (DELETES movements or making a gesture or movement which, in the opinion of the referee, deceives or distracts an opponent).

— “gaining an advantage by being in that position” means playing a ball

–(ADDS reference to deflected) that rebounds or is deflected to him off the goalpost, crossbar or an opponent having been in an offside position.

–(NEW subsection) that rebounds, deflected or is played to him from a deliberate save by an opponent having been in an offside position.

Source:The International Football Association Board-FIFA