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REGENSDORF, Switzerland- Uefa's head of refereeing said the sport's rules-making body should include the controversial offside interpretation that allowed the Netherlands to score its first goal in the team's 3-0 victory over Italy.
Ruud van Nistelrooy appeared to be offside when he scored on Monday. But Swedish referee Peter Frojdfeldt allowed the goal to count because Italian defender Christian Panucci was lying injured off the field.
"In the laws of the game, we have the situation where a defender deliberately goes out of the field of play. But in the one the other day, he was out by the momentum of the situation," Yvan Cornu, Uefa's head of refereeing, said yesterday.
Cornu said Uefa cannot propose the change directly, but a proposal must be made by a national association to the International Football Association Board, which meets yearly to discuss and vote on rules changes.
"It has to be clarified," Cornu said. "For us, for the referees, it has always been clear. But now, because the case happened, and it's a very special one, now the public is aware of it."
On another matter, Cornu said the decision is up to the referee and the Uefa match official whether to suspend play because of rain. Turkey's 2-1 win over Switzerland on Wednesday was played in a downpour in Basel. - Sapa-AP