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Law 11 - Offside 4/20/2017

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

This play is an example of a flag raised too quickly by the AR I think. Keep an eye on #12 in Dark Blue. He is clearly in onside position when the long ball is struck; his teammate (#19 I think) certainly is not. But the AR raised his flag immedia...

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Law 11 - Offside 4/19/2017


Suppose my teammate passes me the forward to me when I am in onside position, i.e. the opponent defenders are ahead to me. I beat them and reaches to the space between the opponent goalkeeper and the defenders, but I find that my another teammate was...

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Law 11 - Offside 4/16/2017

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

PIOP involved in a goal ?

In the Stoke v Hull match this weekend, the Hull goal scored looked like it may have had a PIOP (No.24) become involved in the play that lead to the gaol.

In the scramble that was the lead up to the Hull g...

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Law 11 - Offside 4/7/2017

Steve Quinn of Perth, Western Australia Australia asks...

I take issue with your answer to Mr Luvka concerning an attacking player who steps off the field to show he is not involved in active play (i.e. so as not to called offside) and later returns to play.

You both said that once another attackin...

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Law 11 - Offside 4/5/2017

Zluvka of Liberec, Czech Republic Czech Republic asks...

Thank you. I have two other questions.

1) Player returns to the field. His team makes several passes (new situations for offside decision). Is this player deemed as a player in an offside throughout the event? Or as usual? (new situation, ne...

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Law 11 - Offside 4/1/2017

Tony of Whitehorse, Yukon Canada asks...

Is it an offside offence 'if a player receives the ball directly from a teammate during the taking of a drop ball assuming the drop ball was taken correctly and the player receiving the ball was in an offside position?'...

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Law 11 - Offside 3/26/2017

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Interesting situation in a recent QC qualifying match between Australia (Socceroos) v Iran.

The Soccerroos were awarded a DFK centre field and approx 3 to 4m outside the penalty arc. As Iran set a wall at the required distance, an Australian...

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Law 11 - Offside 3/23/2017

Nikhil M of Kansas City, Kansas USA asks...

Changes to Law 11 - Offside

An IDFK for an offside offense is taken where the offending player was at the moment the ball leaves his/her teammate's foot/body. That being said, if a long through ball is sent to an attacker who is in a offside...

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Law 11 - Offside 3/16/2017

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

Since the 2016 update to the offside law, I've noticed less than full adoption of the new guidelines, in amateur ranks. I hope your panel can help.

Are there some video examples that show the following?:

- placement of the free kick...

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Law 11 - Offside 3/15/2017

Mike of Carrollton, Texas United States asks...

Should a goal be disallowed if a player is in an offside position but the player in an onside position takes a shot that the goalkeeper saves but in turn falls to the player in offside position when shot was taken and that player scores?

My ...

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