Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger leads FIFA movement to change offside legislation and end the VAR chaos
“You are not offside if a part of the body that can score a goal is in line with the last defender”: Arsene Wenger leads FIFA movement to change offside law and end the VAR chaos … and a new rule can are used at Euro 2020
- Arsene Wenger will try to change the offside legislation and end the current VAR chaos
- His major law review will rebalance the game in favor of the attacker
- He plans to push it through in his role as FIFA’s head of global development
Arsene Wenger plans to change the offside legislation in an attempt to end the VAR controversy.
Wenger wants a player to be considered on-side if a part of the body that can legitimately score a goal is at the same level or behind the last defender – even if other parts of their body are between the last defender and the purpose.
The current rule states that a player is offside if: a part of the head, body or feet is in the half of the opponent (with the exception of the half line) and each part of the head, body or feet is closer to the opponent state ‘. goal line than both the ball and the penultimate opponent.
Chelsea had ruled out a goal, because Olivier Giroud was the length of a toe for Harry Maguire
The rejected goal of Giroud against United would have stood while his left leg is behind Maguire
The former Arsenal boss plans to continue this change this month in his role as FIFA’s head of global development.
He said to The Sun: “You are not offside if a part of the body that can score a goal is in line with the last defender, even if other parts of the attacker’s body are in front.
“That will solve it and you will no longer make decisions about millimeters and a fraction of the attacker standing in front of the line of defense.”
Wenger has prepared his proposals to be adopted at the annual general meeting of the International Football Association Board (IFAB) on February 29 in Northern Ireland.
Arsene Wenger wants to change the offside legislation for next season and end the VAR farce
Each of the four Home Nations has one vote, while FIFA owns the other four.
Six votes are required for a legislative change and the FA, SFA, Wales FA and Irish FA are expected to support the proposal.
If the vote is passed, the new law will take effect on 1 June during the final of the European Championship this summer.