Soccer Referee Resources
Ask a Question
Recent Questions

Previous You-Call-It's

VAR (Video Assistant Referee)

Q&A Quick Search
The Field of Play
The Ball
The Players
The Players Equipment
The Referee
The Other Match Officials
The Duration of the Match
The Start and Restart of Play
The Ball In and Out of Play
Determining the Outcome of a Match
Fouls and Misconduct
Free Kicks
Penalty kick
Throw In
Goal Kick
Corner Kick

Common Sense
Kicks - Penalty Mark
The Technical Area
The Fourth Official
Attitude and Control
League Specific
High School

Common Acronyms
Meet The Ref
Contact AskTheRef
Help Wanted
About AskTheRef

Soccer Rules Changes 1580-2000

Panel Login

Question 1 thru 10 of 20599


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...

Read The Full Q & A

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 ...

Read The Full Q & A

Law 11 - Offside 11/30/2022

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

The disallowed tying goal in the France-Tunisia game adds another wrinkle to the offside conversation.

Though VAR isn't concern for most of our reffing, I'd say it got it wrong here. Yes, Griezmann was clearly offside at the time of the k...

Read The Full Q & A

Law 11 - Offside 11/30/2022

Marv of Bowmanville, Ontario Canada asks...

RE: France vs Tunisia World Cup 2022

In the final minute France scored a goal that was ruled offside. IMHO the Tunisian defender played the ball. Does deliberately playing the ball not negate the offside offence? Please give me your though...

Read The Full Q & A

Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/28/2022

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

I expected a little more from the World Cup. 0-0, 1-0, 0-0, 1-1, 0-1 - mostly a bit boring. But the Canadian players play very nicely and sympathetically. So I'm sorry for the results :-)

One more question, please.

The player go...

Read The Full Q & A

Law 11 - Offside 11/28/2022

Peter Babbage of Hjorring, Denmark asks...

I’m wondering if I got it wrong all along or just not bang up to date.
I had this notion that if a player tries to score from an offside position (eg takes a swing at the ball or attempts to head it in whilst in an offside position that would be...

Read The Full Q & A

Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/26/2022

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


one maybe stupid DOGSO question, please.

Situation 1: The player runs towards the goal with the ball at his feet and is fouled from the front by the last defender. (At the moment of the foul, the defender is closer to the...

Read The Full Q & A

Law 11 - Offside 11/20/2022

Abdulazeez of Jacksonville , FL United States asks...

If i was dribbling with the ball and the other team mate trying to take the ball and both team in one side of the field and i took the ball to opposing team by my self and I scored does that count or its a offside....

Read The Full Q & A

Law 11 - Offside 11/20/2022

Chris of Boston , Lincs Uk asks...

If a striker shoots while a player on his team is off side, the keeper saves but pushes the ball out to the the original off side player who then scores, should the goal stand or is he classed as off side and no goal is allowed?...

Read The Full Q & A

Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/19/2022

John J of NY, New York USA asks...

In the recent USA v GER Women's game at the very end, the opposing goal keeper leaves the penalty area to try and block a long ball. The US striker heads the ball, and after heading the ball, the goalkeeper jumps off her feet and crashes into the str...

Read The Full Q & A


Soccer Referee Extras

Did you Ask the Ref? Find your answer here.

Enter Question Number

If you received a response regarding a submitted question enter your question number above to find the answer

Offside Question?

Offside Explained by Chuck Fleischer & Richard Dawson, Former & Current Editor of AskTheRef

This web site and the answers to these questions are not sanctioned by or affiliated with any governing body of soccer. The opinions expressed on this site should not be considered official interpretations of the Laws of the Game and are merely opinions of AskTheRef and our panel members. If you need an official ruling you should contact your state or local representative through your club or league. On AskTheRef your questions are answered by a panel of licensed referees. See Meet The Ref for details about our panel members.