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Law 11 - Offside 12/10/2018

Dimitris of Athens, Greece asks... The player in offside position didn't touch the ball..Is this offside or not?...

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Law 11 - Offside 12/9/2018

Tommy of rishon Leziyyon, Israel Israel asks...

according to the image,
can Player A can pass to Player B (or its offside)?

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Law 11 - Offside 12/9/2018

russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Keen to here the panels thoughts on the offside call against Alexandre Lacazette in the Arsenal v Huddersfield match.

Clearly in an offside position when the ball was last played by Aub...

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Law 11 - Offside 11/29/2018

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Ref Dawson mentions
'There are some far out ways the LOTG can be twisted for example did you know you can have players in an offside position who would be restricted from active play from both teams at the same time??'

Would this be one...

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Law 11 - Offside 11/12/2018

Dimitris of Athens, Greece asks... Hello, this is a short clip from the controversial Greek derby some months ago. The player in offside did not touch the ball but my question is if he interfered with the opponents. What is your opinion?...

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Law 11 - Offside 11/11/2018

russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

A few VARious offside moments (did you see the PUN?).

Offside No.1?

Did Bamba of Cardiff come from an offside position in the lead up to the dramatic late winner over Brighton?
Possibly did, but a tough one for the AR to see as ...

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Law 11 - Offside 11/10/2018

Paul Ward of Doncaster, United Kingdom asks...

An opposing player clears the ball which hits one of his own team mates and rebounds to one of our players who is stood in an offside position, he proceeds to score but is then flagged offside, is this a correct decision?...

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Law 11 - Offside 11/3/2018

Nigel hicks of Camborne, Cornwall asks...

Is it offside if the goalkeeper is on semi circle and a striker passes the ball past the goalkeepertowards the goal to another striker on the 6yard area with only one defender in his way and scores a goal....

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Law 11 - Offside 10/27/2018

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Foul recognition

Can the panel please let me know what I am missing in regards to the disallowed Spurs in the recent UCL match.

At the 2.42 mark of the highlights clip link provided, a corner is taken by Spurs.
Ball is eventuall...

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Law 11 - Offside 10/22/2018

Sal of CHICAGO, IL USA asks...

A player comes back from an offside position from the opponents' half into his own half about 10 meters in before anybody touches or controls the ball and commits an offside offence. My question is, what is the best way for the AR to signal the offen...

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