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Law 11 - Offside 11/13/2019

Bo of Greensboro, NC USA asks...

Law 11

I may be having a Brain Bubble but what is meant by an offside offense occurring on players own half of field?

4. Offences and sanctions

If an offside offence occurs, the referee awards an...

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Law 11 - Offside 10/29/2019

Melvin H. of Colorado Springs, Colorado U S A asks...

I know some of the offside situations are covered in the Offside Explained article mentioned, but if I remember (Cliffs Notes version) there were 11 situations where a player cant be offside (this was before the change in the Laws years ago):

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Law 11 - Offside 10/19/2019

Gary Robinson of Pleasant Grove, UT United States asks...

During a match where I was an AR, a player in an offside position was played a through ball about 20-25 yards in front of him. He started to move towards the ball but pulled up 12-15 yards short when he realized he would likely be flagged for offsid...

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Law 11 - Offside 10/16/2019

Ron Woodruff of Milford, Ohio United States asks...

Offside with a defensive play question:

Attacker (A1) in an offside position.
Attacker (A2) and Defender (D1) both attempt to play a 50/50 ball. A2 kicks it a split second before D1 kicks it. (A 'bang bang' play)
The last touch is of...

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Law 11 - Offside 10/9/2019

John DiZonno of Buffalo Grove, Illinois USA asks...

With the new offside rules; if the attacking team takes a shot on goal and the goalkeeper makes the save and the ball goes to an attacking player in an offside position and the player scores a goal.
Is it a goal or is the attacking player offside...

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Law 11 - Offside 9/30/2019

Ian Dibdin of Falkirk , Scotland asks...

Attacker tries to play ball over the defense, however the attacker she was playing the ball to moved into a clear offside position, the ball over the top was partially headed by the defender trying to cut the ball out... the ball was deflected slight...

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Law 11 - Offside 9/23/2019

Eugene of San Jose, CA USA asks...

Regarding Law 11, what is the significance of the phrase 'gaining an advantage'? I see it causing confusion with referees and observers interpreting it as some kind of a loophole to call offside on players in the offside position before they get invo...

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Law 11 - Offside 9/22/2019

Neil of Centralia, Illinois USA asks...

There is a throw in to the attacking team in the defenses half. Two attacking players are in a position closer to the goal line than the defending players. Player A is closer to the goal line than player B. Player B receives the ball from the throw i...

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Law 11 - Offside 9/10/2019

Devery A Harper of NAPLES, FL United States asks...

Thanks guys. I have even more to digest and learn now. Deep down I knew I should have given a goal. Luckily the call did not effect the game.
When this happened and I saw attacker 1 let off, I did signal to the AR to lower his flag, which he did...

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Law 11 - Offside 9/9/2019

Devery A Harper of NAPLES, FL United States asks...

Call offsides or allow goal?

Two defenders tending to two attackers just past midfield. The ball gets played into space where attacker 1, who is offsides, is running onto the ball. When attacker 1 sees the flag raised, he stops his run a cou...

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