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5 Ways to Improve Soccer
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I love soccer. In my opinion, the game reached rule-making perfection when the back-pass was outlawed in 1992, and I scoff at remarks from non-fans who suggest ideas to "improve" the game.

I've often cited the game's simplicity and lack of frequent rule changes as examples of its superiority over others. Even three of my other favorite sports—cricket, rugby and American football—suffer from having new rules introduced every year.

Some of them are so intricate and technical that even regular viewers can be left wondering what the referee just did.

However, soccer is still not perfect, and here are five ways I think that the game could be improved for the long term.

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