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Law 11 - Offside 12/18/2017

Dean of macomb, mi USA asks...

An attacking player, In offside position,receives the ball from a teammates pass after it bounces off the of a defender who reaches out with his leg. Is this player guilty of an offside offense?
The defender who reaches out with his le...

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Law 11 - Offside 12/17/2017

Eugene of San Jose, CALIFORNIA United States asks...

If a defender is temporarily off the field of play behind the goal line, and the play goes the other way, resetting the offside, does the player have an implicit permission to re-enter?

How should the AR line up in this case? Would he have t...

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Law 11 - Offside 12/14/2017

Tom Schaller of River Forest, IL USA asks...

Thank you for your answers. I recall the play as the PIOP being at least 5 yards away at the time the defender tries to clear the ball. So in my opinion play should have continued.

I would say until a few years ago the defender had to have c...

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Law 11 - Offside 12/14/2017

anon of altadena, ca us asks...

The questioner did not say who was called OS. But he did say that the teammate who initially took the PK was in front of him at the time of the follow up shot. It is possible that it was that teammate who was called OS for blocking the vision of th...

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Law 11 - Offside 12/6/2017

Andrew wilshire of Bristol, England asks...

If a defender slides off the pitch behind the goal when trying to make an interception
is he still active and acts as a defender in play
Therefore being involved in offside decision even though he's off the pitch ...

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Law 11 - Offside 12/6/2017

Nia Kusnin of KL, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia asks...

Hi, I have 2 questions on offside.

1) Attacking player no 7 is on offside position while attacking player no 11 is onside. A ball was played through in between them, they both going for the ball. But, player 11 managed to get the ball and pl...

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Law 11 - Offside 12/4/2017

Mark Adams of Mauchline, Ayrshire Scotland asks...

If an attacking player leaves the field of play by crossing the goal line for whatever reason and then rejoins the game by crossing back over the goal line is he offside if he immediately moves towards the ball?...

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Law 11 - Offside 12/4/2017

Mark of Reading, Berks UK asks...


During our match on Saturday one of our players was correctly flagged offside and the ref awarded an indirect free kick.

When the opposition took the kick, two of their players were in an offside position and both interfered wit...

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Law 11 - Offside 11/29/2017

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

Sir, If a attacker player while chasing the ball cross the goal line and kick the ball with his heel back into the field and in the same moment the defender came and gets the ball and passes it to his goalkeeper. I mean the attacker cant control hims...

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Law 11 - Offside 11/26/2017

Nigel of Camborne, Cornwall asks...

A ball gets played through the defence and two attacking players run towards the ball,one is in an offside position the other isn't.the attacker that isn't offside gets the the attacker in the offside position ,offside for running towards the...

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