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Law 11 - Offside
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Law 11 - Offside 6/12/2021

James M Thompson of Croswell, MI United States asks...

Scenario: 2 attacking players coming down the field with ball possession, goalie comes out of the goal area to play the ball, attacker 1 gets around the goalie clean and pass/shoots toward the goal. The 2nd attacker, which is now in offside position ...

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Law 11 - Offside 5/22/2021

Tony Powell of The Villages, FL USA asks...

Scenario: A hard tackle tore off my boot. We had possession so I rolled over the sideline to fix it (about level with their 30-yard line). As I stood up, our center half fired a long looping pass towards me (from our half). I ran onto the field and s...

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Law 11 - Offside 5/18/2021

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...


Some friends have debated the disallowed goal to West Brom in there match against Liverpool. They believe that as the goal was scored by an onside player - why was it disallowed.

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Law 11 - Offside 3/28/2021

Russ of Manchester, CT United States asks...

When a player is in an offside position and a teammate kicks a ball that goes over and past the offside player and the offsides player runs towards the ball does, that constitute making a challenge to play the ball? How close does the player need to...

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Law 11 - Offside 3/27/2021

Jerod Sutton of Beavercreek, OH 45440 asks...

Is a player deemed to be offside if, they are in an offside position, a teammate attempts to pass them the ball, but a defending player between them attempts to play the ball, but misplays and the ball deflects off the defender, and goes to the offen...

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Law 11 - Offside 3/22/2021

Troy Thompson of Greer, SC USA asks...

Our opponents recorded their game where I have a question regarding an offside penalty (much easier than explaining). If you can skip to 24:25 and help me explain why this was ruled an offside penalty, I would appreciate it. I assume i...

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Law 11 - Offside 3/12/2021

Crebs Crem of Zagreb, Croatia asks...


I have never encountered such an incident but I just thought about such a scenario: Team A is attacking but the player receives the ball in an offside position. The assistant referee sees the offside but delays his/her flag since th...

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Law 11 - Offside 3/11/2021

russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Another odd question.

What is the rationale (or history) behind there being no offside at a throw-in or a goal kick.

Understand why not at a corner kick - generally the ball would be kicked level or backwards (of course not tech...

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Law 11 - Offside 3/6/2021


With VAR measuring in mm. Can a player be off-side from a corner when kick is taken wide on the corner quadrant and a player is stood on the goal line...

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Law 11 - Offside 3/3/2021

John M Corcoran of Newport News, VA United States asks...

Red Player A is in an offsides position. Red player B attempts to play the ball to him. Defender A jumps and attempts to head the ball, the ball deflects off his head. Instead of going forward the ball goes to Red Player A still in the offside positi...

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