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Law 11 - Offside
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Law 11 - Offside 1/16/2023

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

Hello,

I have received two replies to this topic.

First brief from IFAB: 'It is the first touch that causes the ball to move (i.e. gives the ball energy or momentum) which is considered.'

The second answer from the in...

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Law 11 - Offside 1/16/2023

Michael Morrow of Oldham, United Kingdom asks...

If an offside offence occurs, the referee awards an indirect free kick where the offence occurred, including if it is in the player’s own half of the field of play.

Can you explain how you can be in your own half and be offside given that ...

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Law 11 - Offside 1/15/2023

Graham Dewey of Peterborough, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom asks...

My striker is in a offside position just in front of the two defenders.
The play is in our goal area, my defender clears the ball forward about 10yds inside our half , my strikers runs back towards our goal on our half of the pitch picks up the...

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Law 11 - Offside 12/26/2022

Nick of Moscow, Russia :( asks...

Hello,
I would like to ask you a question about passive offside in the game, because it cost me the victory in the semi-finals of the European Championship :( Sorry for the quality of the screenshots.
1st screenshot. There is a corner kick ...

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Law 11 - Offside 12/8/2022

Tyler of Pitt Meadows, BC Canada asks...

What is an offside line? What does it do?...

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Law 11 - Offside 12/2/2022

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

Hello,

Mr Dawson writes about Ronaldo's theoretical offside/onside:

'The thing was he TRIED to head (redirect the ball) but missed! The ball did NOT skim off his head it went directly into the corner of the goal so his attempt ...

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Law 11 - Offside 12/1/2022

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

Hello,

one more quick offside question, please.

Rules say this:''The first point of contact of the ‘play’ or ‘touch’ of the ball should be used.''

Situation 1: The goalkeeper throws the ball. Where is the first point ...

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Law 11 - Offside 12/1/2022

Marv of Bowmanville, Ontario Canada asks...

Oddly enough after I posted my question, I turned on the Canadian post-match TV report and immediately saw (Ontario Canada) FIFA Referee Joe Fletcher answering the same question. Referee Fletcher indicated that FIFA issued a policy statement prior to...

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Law 11 - Offside 12/1/2022

Michalis Manioudis of Bakersfield, CA USA asks...

I have a question about a phase happened in a recent game and I would like to have your explanation. The whole phase has 3 consecutive moments (i separate them for your better understanding). I would like to share with you the video, however the offi...

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Law 11 - Offside 11/30/2022

Peter of Stockton, CA USA asks...

Could you please explain why Greizmann's goal in the France / Tunisa game was ruled off side? From my perspective:

Greizmann was in an off side position when the ball was initially played in, but he played no part in the play. The ball is ...

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