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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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Law 11 - Offside 10/10/2017

Jordan Jackson of Sydney, NSW Australia asks...

Quick question, if ball hits ref and is received by player in offside position, is it offside?...

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Law 11 - Offside 10/9/2017

Tom Schaller of Oak Park, IL USA asks...

Thank you all for responding. I did see the friend referee the next day and he admitted that he was wrong.

It was all around a strange day: first to see that he could be wrong and then in my subsequent game I had to remove a....... TURTLE f...

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Law 11 - Offside 10/8/2017

Tom Schaller of Oak Park, IL USA asks...

yesterday I had an interesting argument with a very knowledgable ref. Situation was:
-Blue attacking, forward close to the goal line puts in a nice cross, subsequently falling behind the goal line.
-Defender intercepts cross, brings it down ...

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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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