Spanish media revealed that the International Football Association Board is considering implementing Wenger’s offside law, which will be implemented in the next season 2024-2025.
Marca newspaper said that IFAB is heading to make major changes to the offside law following the recommendation made by French coach Arsene Wenger that offside is not counted in an attack unless the attacker’s entire body passes the last defender.
She explained: “The former Arsenal coach suggested that if a small part of the attacker’s body was offside, it would not be considered offside.”
She added: “Although the offside law has remained the same for a number of decades, the introduction of video technology has led to many amendments and clarifications in recent years.”
She continued: “Currently, a player is judged to be offside if any part of the head, body, and feet is closer to the opponent’s goal line than the ball and the second-last opponent.”
She pointed out that if the new proposal is approved, it will be implemented starting next season, which may cause great controversy, but at the same time it will put an end to the lengthy discussions that occur while confirming the validity of offside cases or not.
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