IFAB makes change to offside rule

March 2, 2013
By Associated Press
EDINBURGH, Scotland -- Soccer's rule-making body sought Saturday to clarify the sport's offside definition in a bid to reduce widespread uncertainty for referees, players and fans.

In a change to take effect July 1, the International Football Association Board has cleared up when exactly attackers are influencing play.

The change states that an attacker should be considered offside when "gaining an advantage by being in that position" in situations that will now include receiving ...

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