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Law 11 - Offside 11/9/2017

Darren curtis of Auckland, New Zealand asks...

Where is the game restarted if I was in an offside position in the oppositions half,
But when I receive the ball I am in my own half.
The rules says it is where the offense took place even if that's in your own half
But you can not c...

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Law 11 - Offside 11/5/2017

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

My question is about short corner kick offside. The corner kick taker plays the ball to his nearby teammate. The teammate stops the ball to allow the kicker to play the ball again. (This teammate steps with the sole on the ball and then puts his foot...

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Law 11 - Offside 11/4/2017

Steven of new york, ny USA asks...

Can drawing repeated offside fouls get a player a 'delaying restart' caution? Say Team A is winning and Player #5 from Team A keeps intentionally staying 20-30 yards behind the defenders, calling for the ball, and then taking an offside penalty becau...

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Law 11 - Offside 10/25/2017

Brendan of truro, uk asks...

Does a player need to be in his own half to catch an opposing player offside....

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Law 11 - Offside 10/16/2017

Mel Fros of Urbana, IL USA asks...

Thanks. You replies make sense. It just seems to me -it is my opinion, and my opinion means naught :)- that once all the players are in the attacking half, the offside rule should become inactive. This adds an element of surprise to a low-scoring gam...

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Law 11 - Offside 10/15/2017

Mel Fros of Urbana, IL USA asks...

Team A, with ball,has all 10 players in the attacking half (team B's defending half).Team B wins possession in its own half and makes a quick counter-attacking forward pass to player B1, who is stationed in the attacking half (team A's defending half...

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Law 11 - Offside 10/13/2017

Phil of Tarzana, CA United States asks...

I'm confused about something referee Peter Grove said. Why would it matter if the 2nd to last defender had part of his body in front of the line? For offside position, you compare the 2nd to last defender's body part (that can play the ball) that's...

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Law 11 - Offside 10/11/2017

Michael Justin of Sydney, NSW Sydney asks...

The ball rebounds off keeper and to a player in an offside position? is it offside? Does the rule change just because it is a keeper?...

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Law 11 - Offside 10/10/2017

Fred of phoenix, Arizona United States asks...

Based on the video that was sent in the follow up question, should he have been flagged for offsides?


He was near, but not involved in active play and the defender delibera...

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Law 11 - Offside 10/10/2017

Aaron Speca of Virginia Beach, VA USA asks...

This issue of where a player off the field of play is considered for offsides is interesting to me, so I have a question about a hypothetical variation of this situation. So the player off the field of play is considered ON the end line for the purp...

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