Beckenbauer wants offside law change

2011-10-18 12:51

Franz Beckenbauer wants Fifa’s task force to tackle the offside law and make it simpler for referees to interpret after a weekend of quirky decisions from German match officials.

Beckenbauer is chairperson of the Fifa panel that suggests law changes to the board of the world governing body of soccer. The panel meets next week.

The interpretation of the offside law on whether a player in an offside position should be penalised or not led to several contested decisions over the weekend in the Bundesliga.

Beckenbauer tells Bild newspaper the offside rule “has become too complicated”.

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