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Law 11 - Offside 10/2/2017

Dave Bermingham of Herndon, Virginia United States asks...

In one of my matches over the weekend my AR flagged for offside on a play where the OPP was chasing a ball that was clearly running through to the Goal Keeper. The GK gathered the ball as I waved down the AR's flag while the OPP was still 2-3 ya...

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Law 11 - Offside 10/1/2017

Jodi Goodale of Eagle Grove, IA United States asks...

The original question is about offsides during a THROW-IN. Since there is no offsides on a throw-in (unless I have missed a rule change), the player was not offsides unless a teammate touched it after the throw-in and before it got to the player in ...

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Law 11 - Offside 9/29/2017

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

With regards to a player in 'otherwise' offsides position during a throw-in, I saw two occasions in the same game where a throw was made toward a player behind the second-to-last defender and offsides was called when the ball deflected off of only a ...

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Law 11 - Offside 9/28/2017

Aaron Speca of VIRGINIA BEACH, VA United States asks...

Good morning, Ask-the-Ref referees! Here's another interesting offsides scenario from last weekend's match ...

Black defender steals the ball and tries to play it back to a teammate. Ball goes slightly awry and winds up at the feet of a wh...

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Law 11 - Offside 9/27/2017

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

Where is the spot of the free kick, when it is offside offence without touching the ball? (In the sense of the last LOTG revision.) ...

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Law 11 - Offside 9/26/2017

Joe of Montreal, Canada asks...


This question pertains to Law 11 - Offside. According to the Law, the offense is triggered by a player in an offside position 'playing or touching the ball'.

Given that IFAB laws are worded very carefully (and not wastefully...

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Law 11 - Offside 9/25/2017

Kainen of Sydney, NSW Australia asks...

I'm just here to ask, with Lacazette's recent disallowed goal against stoke, the Defender's shoulder is hanging over his foot. If the offside line was to be from the defender's shoulder Lacazette would be onside, but it was from his feet and Lacazett...

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Law 11 - Offside 9/24/2017

Mike Perry of Shorewood, il us asks...

A player kicks a ball at the goal from an onside position and chases his own kick. The goalie tries to catch the ball but drops it in front of him. The player who first kicked the ball then kicks it in the net. Is it a goal or is the player offsid...

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Law 11 - Offside 9/24/2017

Nkuna H of Polokwane, RSA asks...

Can player of team A in front of goal be flagged offside if there's a player/ defender of team B behind the goalkeeper of the very same team B?...

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Law 11 - Offside 9/23/2017

Kyle of Luton, Beds UK asks...

Ball gets played through to striker who is 5 yards offside. He still runs for the ball and rightly gets flagged. He runs to within 2 yards of the ball, another player runs in, shouts leave it as he wasnt offside to which he gets a helpful nudge away ...

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