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Law 11 - Offside 5/11/2017

Sarah Anaya of san diego, USA asks...

If on a break away the player with the ball gets past the 2nd to last defender, and passes into space to a team mate who has also passed the 2nd to last defender (think far post run or gate pass) and that team mate is behind the player with the ball,...

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Law 11 - Offside 5/8/2017

Gabriel of West Windsor, NJ USA asks...

A player is in offside position about 3 yards from the midfield line. the ball is cross from the opposite site and the off side players returns to his side of the field to catch the ball. Should an offside be call here?



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Law 11 - Offside 5/2/2017

Steve Kessell of Auckland, New Zealand asks...

If a player in an offside position sprints after a through-ball but does not interfere with any defender (who are of course also sprinting back), but then the attacker jumps the ball, is this an offence?
He may block defenders sight of th...

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Law 11 - Offside 4/26/2017

Rick of Middle river, Md USA asks...

In reference to the question on the penalty kick question/ answer
If the kicker kicks the ball after the deflection from the Goalie and the laws of the game are in effect and their is no defender between the kicker and the Goalie would not the k...

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Law 11 - Offside 4/25/2017

Keeper of Sydney, Nsw Australia asks...

I saw an offside rule with the wording 'you can't be offside from a throw.'
I know you can't be offside from a throw in but the wording doesn't include the 'in'.
Would that be a mistake or could it imply that you can't be offside if a goalke...

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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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