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Law 11 - Offside
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Law 11 - Offside 9/22/2021

Mark Flynn of Glendale, AZ United States asks...

Thanks for the excellent replies gentlemen. I am now leaning even more to the wrong call being made. In this clip, the mexican defender blocks and the ball is deflected into the net. Now imagine if there was a US player in an offside position, and th...

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Law 11 - Offside 9/21/2021

Mark Flynn of Glendale, AZ United States asks...

Offside or not offside?

An onside player shoots, is partially blocked by a defender and the ball deflects to an offside attacker (flag went up), who then puts the ball in the net. This happened last week and the goal was given. I believe t...

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Law 11 - Offside 8/22/2021

John of Antrim, United Kingdom asks...

So, if the PIOP is not interfering in play in the above scenario, he could potentially be awarded a penalty kick.
However, is that not a case where the PIOP has gained an advantage by being in that position (and therefore guilty of the infractio...

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Law 11 - Offside 8/21/2021

John of Antrim, United Kingdom asks...

An attacker stands in an offside position as his team prepares to take a freekick. He is not interfering with an opponent.
The kick is taken and, as the ball is in the air, a defender notices the attacker, runs back towards his goal and slides i...

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Law 11 - Offside 8/17/2021

James Thompson of Croswell, Michigan United States asks...

We are following the IFAB rulebook for AYSO. I have a question regarding offside when 2 attacking players have passed all defenders or just one defender remains. The IFAB rulebook states: "A player is in an offside position if any part of the head,...

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Law 11 - Offside 6/21/2021

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

Re: Placement of the free kick on offside calls. Sorry, but I couldn't find an answer for this in a search here.

We know it's not an offence to simply BE in an offside position... therefore where does the offence occur? In other fouls (out...

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Law 11 - Offside 6/19/2021

James D Young of AUSTIN, TX United States asks...

In the Euro 2021 game against Germany, Ronaldo was in an offside position when the pass was made to Jota, who controlled the ball and passed to Ronaldo for the the goal. Why is Ronaldo's initial offside position not considered in evaluating the lega...

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Law 11 - Offside 6/14/2021

Matt of Bristow, VA USA asks...

Two possible causes -

The AR moved before he raised his flag. Perhaps there was a IDFK offense after the CK.

Also, maybe he moved because both he and the referee were focused on the PA and they had a quick chat asking whether t...

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Law 11 - Offside 6/13/2021

Petr of Prague, Prague Czech Republic asks...


what do you think about this controversial situation?


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Law 11 - Offside 6/13/2021

Peter Babbage of Hjorring , Denmark asks...

In the Euro games Wales v Switzerland a Swiss player had his shirt almost ripped off him by the defender in the area. The ball then broke to another attacker who missed the goal. I doubt the ref had time to shout advantage. So should a penalty be awa...

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