Italian news from Sky sport provided unofficial information that FIFA is planning to amend the offside rules for footballers on the field. Rabona sports users have repeatedly witnessed controversial situations in football matches when players, who had a chance to end the attack with a winning goal, were forced to attack due to being out of line while receiving the ball. It is even more offensive to the teams, whose goals were not counted by the judges due to the same offside position, and there have been about 20 of them in the Premier League in recent months!
The international federation itself has so far refrained from any comments on these changes, but according to insiders, the footballers and referees will soon begin testing the innovations. And perhaps the number of goals scored may increase in the next season of betting with Rabona sports. Attentive bettors should take this fact into account.
According to the new changes, the outline is drawn along the far leg of the attacker and the defender’s farthest point from his goal. The presence of clearance would mean an offside position. The innovation can help to avoid confusion with parts of the body, a shoulder or an arm, in the case of controversial issues appearing — out or not.
At the moment, such rules are in force: an attacking player falls into an “out of line” position if any part of his body (except the arms) is further than the defender.
The referees should begin to determine offside positions in another way in the next football season among juniors in Italy. Italians love to experiment, keep up with the times, and improve all aspects of the game. So earlier it was the Italians who suggested using the video assistance system for referees, which now helps referees around the world to make decisions after watching the video replay.
Many details in the new rule are still unclear. For example, what distance is considered as clearance, and whether the position of the striker and defender on the field will be taken into account when determining an out-of-game. But, apparently, when FIFA officially confirms the changes, all the details must be painted.
The changes in the offside judging methodology can satisfy a lot of players, spectators, and the Rabona sports’ bettors. Let’s see how innovations justify themselves in practice. But French coach Arsene Wenger would certainly be delighted.
He has long advocated unfair demands for players. The coach noted that a player is fixed out of the game if any part of the body (which is allowed for playing) is closer to the goal than the defender. Too many body parts! Perhaps it would be fairer to have a possibility to continue the attack when at least one part of the body is in line with the defender, while the rest are “out of the game”.
The judges of series C in the U18 youth championship will draw conclusions about the new football rules. After making adjustments and approving the final version of the rules, we expect objective refereeing in the national teams’ matches and world championships.
It is interesting! The first handwritten version of the football rules was made by Ebenezer Cobb Morley back in 1863. The original manuscript is kept in Manchester at the National Football Museum.