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Law 11 - Offside 9/19/2017

Muhammad Rizwan of Abbottabad, KPK Pakistan asks...

Sir, Hope you are well. Yesterday I was watching the local match here in my city and a goalkeeper kick the goal kick and it was directly taken by the striker / attacker from the head and forward it to his player who was in offside position. The Assis...

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Law 11 - Offside 9/12/2017

Nelson of Lancaster, CA USA asks...

I happened across this YouTube video, and there's a beautiful 30-yard shot at about 3:55... https://youtu.be/7MbDnCwboKM?t=3m55s

At the time of the shot, there's a white-team striker in offside position. I think it's interesting case to spur...

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Law 11 - Offside 9/10/2017

Aaron Speca of Virginia Beach, VA United States asks...

An example of an offsides that should not have been called?

#9 blue is clearly in offsides position when the ball is played forward. #23 is just as clearly not in offsides position. #9 lets up as #23 goes after the ball and meets the keepe...

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Law 11 - Offside 9/9/2017

Peter Butts of Preston, UK asks...

In the game Man City v Liverpool 9 Sept 17 Aguero made a forward pass to Jesus for his second goal with no opposition players in front apart from the goalkeeper. - why was this not offside??...

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Law 11 - Offside 9/2/2017

Jorge of Valencia, Spain asks...

Hi,
I have a question related to the offside. If a player is right on the halfway line (but not over) when a teammate passes him the ball, the ref should call offside?
Thank you....

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Law 11 - Offside 8/27/2017

Richard Duncan of Frostburg, MD usa asks...

I had a colleague explain his version of an offside call. Tell me what you think. A player (1) is in an offside position as player (2) passes the ball to an onside team mate (3) who dribbles the ball beyond player (1) without being challenged or los...

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Law 11 - Offside 8/27/2017

Bennett McElwee of Auckland, New Zealand asks...

I'd just like a clarification of one of the answers.

The answer said: 'If the player who chest trapped the ball was in an offside position at the moment the ball was played by her teammate but the keeper PLAYED the ball by intentionally defl...

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Law 11 - Offside 8/21/2017

Bob Gates of Gosport, Hants United Kingdom asks...

Please clear up a query for me.In the last minute of the additional time, in yesterday's Huddersfield v Newcastle match. The referee appeared to give Newcastle a free kick for offside against Mounie, who had apparently, according to the assistant, co...

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Law 11 - Offside 8/14/2017

Derek of Cary, IL USA asks...

With the change in the Laws about offside, how is the AR supposed to identify the spot of the offense if it happens in the team's own half?

With the recent change, does this mean that we cannot stop play when it is obvious that an offside at...

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Law 11 - Offside 8/14/2017

Jonny Gray of Gibraltar , Gibraltar asks...

Sorry, what about the fact the ball was played into his path by a Liverpool player? Even if he was clearly PIOP the original ball was not meant for him and only inadvertently put in his path via a Liverpool player?...

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