Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 3/2/13
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 the ball from a rebound or deflection from the goal frame or a player in the defending team attempting a tackle, block or save. IFAB, which includes officials from FIFA and the four British federations, also attempted to safeguard its future by opening up its decision-making process. With the organization of world soccer undergoing an overhaul under the wake of a series of corruption scandals, there were calls for the British to cede its influence on IFAB, which has been meeting since 1886. But at the annual IFAB meeting in...
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