Marco van Basten has asked soccer lawmakers to consider eliminating the offside rule, arguing that the sport would be better off without it. And it is that there has been controversy regarding the VAR and the offside, with a growing concern about the time it takes to make decisions and the precision with which the offside are judged.
The IFAB said this month that it would continue to review the law, seeking suggestions. “I am very curious about the offside rule because I am convinced that it is not a good rule,” Van Basten, who was FIFA’s technical director between 2016 and 2018, told Sky Sports. soccer is possible without the offside rule. I am convinced that football would be better without her ”. “Soccer is a fantastic game, but I still think that we have to do much more to make it better, more spectacular, more interesting, more exciting. We have to work on that, ”said the former Netherlands international.
Van Basten believes the controversial offside decisions have taken some of the attention off the action on the field. “The problem now is that, with the offside, how often do we talk about decisions? A lot of”. “On the other hand, if you don’t have offside you have much less problems and the teams will find other solutions to make a good game that will be just as spectacular as now, but without this bad rule.”