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Law 11 - Offside 2/21/2018

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

So the arms and hands are not considered as part of the defending players body in regard to offside.

Have never heard that before.

Have never had a branch coach explain that, and have never heard this in any broadcast of a match w...

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Law 11 - Offside 2/20/2018

Chris Bradley of Gibsons, BC Canada asks...

A forward is in an offside position and close to a defender. The ball is played by a team mate to the forward, but is intercepted by the defender who gains control of it. Is it lawful for the forward in the offside position to immediately challenge f...

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Law 11 - Offside 2/20/2018

Chris Bradley of Gibsons, BC Canada asks...

At our referee meeting we were shown a video clip (I think from a women's World Cup game) demonstrating an offside play. The ball was played forward and a defender attempted to clear the ball in the opposite direction, but sliced the ball and it went...

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Law 11 - Offside 2/18/2018

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

A follow-up response to Joe McHugh's recommended video on wait-and-see offside:

https://vimeo.com/106949742 is a close example of my 'grey area' problem. The Red PIOP is likely to get to the ball first and is committed to the run.

J...

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Law 11 - Offside 2/18/2018

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

Re: Joe McHugh's video examples.

The first one https://vimeo.com/106949742 is a fairly close example of my 'grey area' problem.

Yes, the Red PIOP is likely to get there first and seems committed to the run. The angle and pace of the...

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Law 11 - Offside 2/18/2018

Graham of Derbyshire , England asks...

Does an opponents arm/hand keep an attacking player onside, I understand that the attacking player arm/hand does not deem him offside....

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Law 11 - Offside 2/16/2018

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

Offside 'wait and see' question.

For the last few years, we have been advised to 'wait and see' where the potentially offside pass is going to end up, before raising the flag.

If the ball is safely going to the keeper; the defence c...

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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...

Joe,
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...

Sir,

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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