Opinion: It’s time that the sport’s governing our bodies took soccer again to fundamentals
It was the most inexplicable way to win a tournament that has quickly become a great replacement for endless international friendlies.
When Kylian Mbappe scored at home for France against Spain in the Nations League final, it was clear he was in an offside position when the ball was passed to him.
However, one of the anomalies of the game is that if a defender makes a deliberate move towards the ball, the offside attacker, bizarrely, is not offside.
The decision apparently has to do with the different phases of the game and being offside is not an offense in and of itself.
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If Spaniard Eric Garcia hadn’t tried to play the ball, Mbappe would have been sidelined.
What kind of rule is that ?! It doesn’t make any sense at all and lawmakers have to change it. Fast.
It’s a similar scenario to the ridiculous handball decision where the ball, even if it accidentally touches part of your arm up to the t-shirt line, is imposed as a penalty.
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Why can’t the authorities just use a bit of common sense where certain controversial rules still exist?
The “beautiful game” becomes ugly when the most obvious and fundamental passages of the game have to clash with the bureaucracy.
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