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Panel mulls changing offside law

February 4, 2013
By ESPN.com news services
ZURICH -- FIFA's rules-making panel will consider changing how the offside law is interpreted at its annual meeting next month.

FIFA says the panel, known as IFAB, has been asked to make it clearer for referees to rule when a player in an offside position is interfering with play. FIFA believes the current wording leaves too much room for interpretation by referees.

As it stands, the rule says a player is judged to be interfering by "clearly obstructing an opponent's vision ...

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