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Fifa And The Offside Rule

EDM number 1026 in 2012-13, proposed by George Galloway on 05/02/2013.
Categorised under the topic of Sports.

That this House welcomes the decision by Fifa, football's governing body, to ask the game's rule-making body, the International Football Association Board, to clarify the offside rule; notes that there is currently huge confusion about whether a player in an offside position is interfering with play; further notes the suggested change to the rule defines offside as clearly obstructing an opponent's vision or challenging an opponent for the ball; further notes that a report will be delivered to Fifa next month; and urges the game's controlling bodies to allow goal-line technology which would help solve another highly-contentious issue.

This motion has been signed by a total of 3 MPs.

George Galloway05/02/2013Bradford WestRespectProposed
Alan Meale06/02/2013MansfieldLabourSeconded
Ronnie Campbell06/02/2013Blyth ValleyLabourSeconded

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