FIFA is going to change the rules of soccer. All details
The Fédération internationale de football association (FIFA) and the International Football Association Board (IFAB) are going to change the rules of soccer that deal with the offside position. In the new concept, offside will be the position when the whole body of the attacking player at the time of the pass is closer to the opponent's goal than the defender.
Now the offside rule is as follows: "A player is considered offside if any part of his body, which can play soccer, is closer to the opponent's goal line than the ball and the defender.
If the innovation is adopted, then in order to avoid offside, the striker will simply need to be in line with the last player in the defense. The authors of the innovation argue that it will make soccer more dynamic and entertaining.
The new rules will initially be tested in the lower leagues in Italy, Sweden and the Netherlands before it moves to professional soccer.
This approach was once promoted by former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, now FIFA's director of global soccer development.