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Law 11 - Offside 2/16/2018

Phil of Tarzana, CA United States asks...

Your answers bring up a related question. On page 94 of the 2017-2018 LOTG, it states that a save, for purposes of determining if offside is reset is 'when a player [defender] stops, or attempts to stop, a ball which is going into or very close to t...

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Law 11 - Offside 2/14/2018

Larry of Danville, CA USA asks...

In your response to Question 32233 you quoted IFAB 'a player in an offside position is moving towards the ball with the intention of playing the ball and is fouled before playing or attempting to play the ball, or challenging an opponent for...

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Law 11 - Offside 2/8/2018

Muhammad Rizwan Khan of Abbottabad, KPK Pakistan asks...


I just want to confirm that if a attacker kicks the ball towards his teammate who is not in offside position but it deflects with the defender but at that time he's in offside position. Which position of his player accounts. Before def...

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Law 11 - Offside 2/8/2018

Mike of Liverpool, United Kingdom asks...

Its ridiculous that we have a rule that is so subjective! It needs to be changed either way so that it is clear for everyone. ...

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Law 11 - Offside 2/7/2018

Mike Lott of Liverpool, England asks...

Since asking the question I have found the following which seems to be showing a number of video examples of what should and shouldn't be calssed as offside.

The first example shown here: https://...

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Law 11 - Offside 2/6/2018

Mike of Liverpool, England asks...

Hi, please could someone explain where to find the guidance relating to the offside decision in the Liverpool v Tottenham match on Sunday where the player was in an offside position and received the ball after a defender had attempted to clear the ba...

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Law 11 - Offside 2/5/2018

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Keen to hear the panels thoughts on the key match incidents of the recent Liverpool v Spurs match.


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Law 11 - Offside 2/2/2018

Greg Kall of HILLSBOROUGH, CA United States asks...

Hi everyone... thanks for your insights...
Agreed, the deflection off the flag is a corner case, but with all the pains taken with the addition of corner cases appended to Law 11 in the last IFAB version (offside player impeding, being fouled, e...

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Law 11 - Offside 2/1/2018

Greg Kall of Hillsborough, California United States of America asks...

A question regarding Offside:
Why does the "gaining an advantage" element not take into account deflection from the corner flag?...

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Law 11 - Offside 1/28/2018

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

'Happy to report that a version of my most recent question here actually happened in front of my eyes today, as AR.

The player in the offside position ran into the PA and was struck in the back of the head by a wicked shot on net. The ball b...

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