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Law 11 - Offside 2/7/2018

Mike Lott of Liverpool, England asks...

Since asking the question I have found the following which seems to be showing a number of video examples of what should and shouldn't be calssed as offside.

The first example shown here: https://...

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Law 11 - Offside 2/6/2018

Mike of Liverpool, England asks...

Hi, please could someone explain where to find the guidance relating to the offside decision in the Liverpool v Tottenham match on Sunday where the player was in an offside position and received the ball after a defender had attempted to clear the ba...

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Law 11 - Offside 2/5/2018

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Keen to hear the panels thoughts on the key match incidents of the recent Liverpool v Spurs match.


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Law 11 - Offside 2/2/2018

Greg Kall of HILLSBOROUGH, CA United States asks...

Hi everyone... thanks for your insights...
Agreed, the deflection off the flag is a corner case, but with all the pains taken with the addition of corner cases appended to Law 11 in the last IFAB version (offside player impeding, being fouled, e...

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Law 11 - Offside 2/1/2018

Greg Kall of Hillsborough, California United States of America asks...

A question regarding Offside:
Why does the "gaining an advantage" element not take into account deflection from the corner flag?...

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Law 11 - Offside 1/28/2018

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

'Happy to report that a version of my most recent question here actually happened in front of my eyes today, as AR.

The player in the offside position ran into the PA and was struck in the back of the head by a wicked shot on net. The ball b...

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Law 11 - Offside 1/28/2018

Paul Wuerslin of Charlotte, NC USA asks...

Player A1 is in an Offside Position when Player A2 attempts to play to ball through Opposition Player B1's legs. Player B1 attempts to block the ball, but only partially deflects the ball and the ball still makes its way to Player A1 who was in the ...

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Law 11 - Offside 1/25/2018

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

Offside question. As proof of my interest in getting it right, I even DREAM of reffing, LOL!

This morning, I woke from a dream where a player in an offside position in the penalty area slips and falls on his face.

While the PIOP is ...

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Law 11 - Offside 1/21/2018

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

I was CR today and an AR, in pre-game chat, asked if he should mark the offside kick where the infraction occurred - or where the player IOP started their run.

I advised to 'wait and see' and mark it where the player becomes involved in the ...

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Law 11 - Offside 1/13/2018

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

Two sentences from LOTG:

1) For a free kick taken by a team inside their own penalty area, the ball is not considered in play until it has left the area.

2) Offside is judged at the moment the ball is played or touched by a team-ma...

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