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Law 11 - Offside
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Law 11 - Offside 5/21/2022

Gary Pratt of Aberdeen, United Kingdom asks...

Watched a game yesterday where offside was given. Rule states free kick is given even if offence is inside your own half. You can't be offside inside your own half so please explain what the offence is that allows a free kick to be taken inside your ...

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Law 11 - Offside 5/2/2022

steven hocker of Gardner, KS United States asks...

Offside:
our team had a girl that was offsides at the time the ball was passed to her. It was called offsides, but the referee asked the side judge if the defender had touched or deflected the ball.

Not knowing much about soccer, I t...

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Law 11 - Offside 4/24/2022

Dom Maunder of saltash, england asks...

Why was Ronaldos goal against arsenal ruled offside when the lines var put on the screen showed he was actually onside? The arsenal players line was red and because united were in playing in blue, ronaldos line was blue. Did var get confused and thin...

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Law 11 - Offside 4/17/2022

Petr of Prague, Czech Republic Czech Republic asks...

Hello,

one situation from today's Czech League, please.

Situation: Player A1 passes the 'long ball', teammate A2 is in an offside position and is not interested in playing the ball. The player A2 is not close to the defender. D...

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Law 11 - Offside 2/22/2022

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

It's been a while since I asked a question though I've been checking in.

I have a few video clips from CONCACAF World Cup qualifying action. I'll start with two offside examples.

Canada vs El Salvador: AR follows offside play a...

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Law 11 - Offside 11/2/2021

JIM BARTLEY of Deeside, FLINTSHIRE United Kingdom asks...

Player A standing in an offside position behind keeper when Player B shoots. Keeper saves but parrys the ball towards Player A. Player A scores. Referee says once keeper touches the ball Player A becomes on side. Is this a correct decision because it...

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Law 11 - Offside 11/2/2021

Sal of CHICAGO, IL USA asks...

Blue #1 passes the ball toward a teammate (Blue #2) whom is in an offside position, however, Blue #2 stands still and the ball passes between his legs and is picked up by another teammate (Blue #3) whom happened to be onside and he breaks away and sc...

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Law 11 - Offside 10/16/2021

Jay LaFountain of Coldwater, MI USA asks...

Offside question. I don't usually have questions, but I had a situation come up where every other referee I asked said the call should have been offside and I have no idea how it could be possible. I was a coach at the time, and I (badly) shouted s...

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Law 11 - Offside 10/11/2021

Bobby of North East, Illinois USA asks...

Sorry if asked before but I want to make sure if I made the correct call. Offensive player A is in a clearly offside position. Offensive player B ,in possession of the ball, breaks through the defensive line and heads to the goal. Player A had not be...

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Law 11 - Offside 9/27/2021

Vasilis of Derby, Derbyshire UK asks...

Hello! I would really like to know if you consider this to be offside or not. The player runs towards the ball after it's headed by his teammate and jumps with his legs open, seemingly attempting to backheel the ball to the net, which he fails to do ...

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