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Law 11 - Offside

Provides definitions of what constitutes being in an offside position (which is not an offence) and when a player in an offside position should be penalised for committing an offside offence.

Law 11 - Offside
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Law 11 - Offside 2/2/2020

Demetrios of Limassol, Cyprus asks...

Hello there, reference video concerning the match AEL v APOLLON 2-0 for the Cyprus league dated Feb2, 2020.At 9:25 in your opinion was it a penalty or offside? Was it maybe nothing of the above? Thx a lot/Demetris ...

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Law 11 - Offside 2/2/2020

Lek Unok of Hua Hin, Prachuabkhirikhan Thailand asks...

In the recent USWNT vs Haiti Olympic Qualifying game, Haiti had a goal disallowed, apparently for offside according to the commentary. The assistant referee does seem to be making the flag signal for an offside offence but the ball came in from a cor...

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Law 11 - Offside 1/8/2020

Henok of Hawassa, South Ethiopia asks...

My question is in law 11 about deflection ball is offside or onside....

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Law 11 - Offside 12/18/2019

Mike Devo of Apex, NC USA asks...

I have a question regarding the offsides call in the La Liga El Classico game on Wednesday. Ferland Mendy was ruled offsides by a hair but the question I have is regarding Gareth Bale's position. When the ball was kicked to Mendy Bale was at least ...

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Law 11 - Offside 12/10/2019

Ref Bo of Wilson, NC USA asks...

Offside or not scenario

25 yards from goal right side of field near AR2. Offensive player A in offside position by 2 yards. Ball is played through to her. She initially hesitates knowing that she may be off. Defender comes down to follow bal...

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Law 11 - Offside 12/9/2019

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


I have three offside scenarios please.

1) Player in offside position plays ball with his hand. IDFK or DFK for opponent?

2) Player in offside position fouls opponent. IDFK or DFK for opponent?

3) Player in ...

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Law 11 - Offside 11/13/2019

Bo of Greensboro, NC USA asks...

Law 11

I may be having a Brain Bubble but what is meant by an offside offense occurring on players own half of field?

4. Offences and sanctions

If an offside offence occurs, the referee awards an...

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Law 11 - Offside 10/29/2019

Melvin H. of Colorado Springs, Colorado U S A asks...

I know some of the offside situations are covered in the Offside Explained article mentioned, but if I remember (Cliffs Notes version) there were 11 situations where a player cant be offside (this was before the change in the Laws years ago):

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Law 11 - Offside 10/19/2019

Gary Robinson of Pleasant Grove, UT United States asks...

During a match where I was an AR, a player in an offside position was played a through ball about 20-25 yards in front of him. He started to move towards the ball but pulled up 12-15 yards short when he realized he would likely be flagged for offsid...

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Law 11 - Offside 10/16/2019

Ron Woodruff of Milford, Ohio United States asks...

Offside with a defensive play question:

Attacker (A1) in an offside position.
Attacker (A2) and Defender (D1) both attempt to play a 50/50 ball. A2 kicks it a split second before D1 kicks it. (A 'bang bang' play)
The last touch is of...

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