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Law 11 - Offside 8/12/2018

Clive of Canterbury, Kent UK asks...

Liverpool vs West Ham, 12/8/18. Why was Liverpools second goal not offside?...

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Law 11 - Offside 7/25/2018

Christos Dimos of Hamburg, Hambrug Deutschland asks...

whether this was offside or not, the ref first gave the goal, as you can see by the reaction of the PAOK players after talking to the linesman.
After a bit he revises his decision to offside.

Is this valid? I thought in football there is...

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Law 11 - Offside 7/19/2018

Bill of Virginia Beach, VA USA asks...

If the PIOP (Attacker A) drops back behind the ball, when is Attacker A reevaluated for offside?...

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Law 11 - Offside 7/12/2018

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Puzzled by an Offside call in the Croatia v England Semi.

It would appear that Harry Kane was adjudged to have been offside in the passage of play at the 32min mark of the match.

Broadcast replays suggest he was level at the time of...

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Law 11 - Offside 7/11/2018

Joe Skuza of Geelong, Victoria Australia asks...

Hi, my two questions relates offside Law 11:

1. When a player in his own defensive half plays the ball forward to a teammate in an offside position in the teams attacking half (ie the ball played across halfway line to him) is the offside ju...

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Law 11 - Offside 7/7/2018

Doug Crawford of Oakland, CA US asks...

I was AR today and our CR told us that a week ago there was a new rule change:
If a player is in an offside position (PIOP), the ball is played by a teammate, but then the ball deflects off a defender (or in any way touches the defender), then of...

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Law 11 - Offside 6/27/2018

Peter Babbage of Hjorring , Denmark asks...

I didnt actually see the match today involving Germany but reading the report it said the first Korean goal was initially given as offside but after VAR it was seen that the ball had come off Krooss foot so he was onside. I stress I didnt see the gam...

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Law 11 - Offside 6/27/2018

Adenuga Olaoluwa of Jos, Plateau Nigeria asks...

Why did the first goal of Korea against Germany in match day 3 of group stage in 2018 world cup stand, when it seems the goal scorer is in an offside position?...

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Law 11 - Offside 6/25/2018

Murphy of SB, USA asks...

Hi I recently refereed a youth all star tournament and think I might have missed an offsides that I had not thought about or asked about and here I am trying to make a decision of whether it was offsides or not. I think it was offsides, but the calls...

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Law 11 - Offside 6/25/2018

gary of nashua, nh usa asks...

Is a player who stepped out of bounds liable as a second to last defender?...

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