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Law 11 - Offside
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Law 11 - Offside 4/17/2022

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


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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Law 11 - Offside 9/25/2021

Peter Thomas of Sarnia, ON Canada asks...

At a recent game, a free kick was taken by Green#5 (playing against White) from about 30 yards out. All players were in an onside position when the kick was taken. The kick was played to a green player#9 who headed it towards the net. When she hea...

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Law 11 - Offside 9/24/2021

Larry of Danville, CA USA asks...

It is clear to me that when a defender jumps to head a ball or dives in front of a kick they are making a deliberate play, and by current Law this resets offside. But when is a block or header of a kick considered a save? If an attacker's kick is cle...

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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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