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FIFA Amends Offside Rule

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erectile http://dejanmilutinovic.com/wp-admin/includes/meta-boxes.php geneva; font-size: small;”>The amendment made at a conference named “Realizing your Potential” has came in to effect as of 1st July 2013 to see a considerable change and alters what assistant referees must take into consideration when deciding whether a forward is “interfering with an opponent” or “gaining an advantage”.

In addition to the already established principles that a forward – should he find himself in an offside position – is offside if a ball rebounds to him off the woodwork or from a rebound to him off an opponent, the new wording also makes clear that a deliberate save or deflection rebounding to an opponent in an offside position means that the linesman must raise his flag.

The referees also experienced a demonstration of the new hawk eye system that will be implemented from the start of 2013-14 season.


OFFSIDE LAW CHANGE IN FULL

INTERFERING – what the law used to say

“Interfering with play” means playing or touching the ball passed or touched by a team-mate.

“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 movement or making a gesture or movement which, in the opinion of the referee, deceives or distracts an opponent.

INTERFERING – what the law now says

“Interfering with play” means playing or touching the ball passed or touched by a team-mate.

“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 movement or challenging an opponent for the ball.

GAINING AN ADVANTAGE – what the law used to say

“Gaining an advantage by being in that position” means playing a ball that rebounds to him off a goal post or the crossbar having been in an offside position or playing a ball that rebounds to him off an opponent having been in an offside position.

GAINING AN ADVANTAGE – what the law now says

“Gaining an advantage by being in that position” means playing a ball…

1. That rebounds or is deflected to him off the goal post, crossbar or an opponent having been in an offside position.

2. That rebounds is deflected or is played to him from a deliberate save by an opponent having been in an offside position.

3. A player in an offside position receiving the ball from an opponent, who deliberately plays the ball (except from a deliberate save), is not considered to have gained an advantage.

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