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  Offside law (football) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The red forward on the left of the diagram is in offside position as he is both in front of the second last defender (marked by the stippled line) and the ball.
The sanction for an offside offence is an indirect free kick to the opposing team, at the spot where the offence occurred.
As football developed in the 1860s and 1870s, the offside law proved the biggest argument between the clubs.
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 Articles - Football (soccer)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Football is played at a professional level all over the world, and millions of people regularly go to football stadia to follow their favourite team, whilst billions more avidly watch the game on television.
Football is generally a free-flowing game with the ball in play at all times except when the ball has left the field of play by wholly crossing over a boundary line (either on the ground or in the air), or play has been stopped by the referee.
The same laws are designed to apply to all levels of football, although the preface to the Laws does grant national associations the ability to authorise certain modifications for juniors, seniors, women, etc. The Laws are often framed in broad terms, which allow flexibility in their application depending on the nature of the game.
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 FIFA.com The Official web site of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Football is a team game where the efforts of a group of individuals are combined to achieve an objective.
A player in an offside position is only penalised if, at the moment the ball touches or is played by one of his team, he is, in the opinion of the referee, involved in active play by...
For any offside offence, the referee awards an indirect free-kick to the opposing team to be taken from the place where the infringement occured.
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 Law 11 Offside
An offside offence is committed at the location that the offside player was, when the ball was passed to him, and not necessarily at the location where the offside player touches the ball.
Offside is often given in these situations, when attackers fail to get back onside when the defending team tactically rushes out to put the corner kicker in an offside position (should the ball be returned to him).
An offside attacker should also be penalised for being offside if during a pass made to him by a colleague, a defender jumps up to head the ball away but the ball deflects off the defender's head and travels onto the offside attacking player.
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 Offside - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A rule that is used in a number of field sports to regulate aspects of player positioning.
Rugby union and rugby league: see Offside (rugby).
American football and Canadian football: see American football penalties against the defense.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Offside   (176 words)

  
 Soccer Betting Portal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Football is played predominantly with the feet, but players may use any part of their body except their hands and arms to propel the ball; the exceptions to this are the two goalkeepers, who are the only players allowed to handle the ball in the field of play.
Football is played at a professional level all over the world, and millions of people regularly go to a football stadium to follow their favourite team, whilst millions more avidly watch the game on television.
Football is generally a free-flowing game with the ball in play at all times except when it has left the field of play over a boundary line, or play has been stopped by the referee.
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 Offside History
The law change also meant that the defending players were forced to play squarer to each other and much nearer to their goal - but not too near as to allow the attacker to shoot without first beating them to the ball.
Although the proposal by the Football Association of Wales was withdrawn, it eventually led to a subsequent change of the wording in the off-side Law in 1978-1979, and the removal of Diagrams 7 and 10.
If a flag signal for offside is given and is not seen immediately by the referee; the assistant referee must keep signalling until it has been recognised or the ball is clearly in control of the defending team (the electronic beep signal is used to alert the referee to the flag signal).
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 FIFA to discuss offside law
A major change to football's offside law is on the agenda when FIFA's law-makers meet in Cardiff next month.
The proposal, from the Football Association of Wales, is that a player can only be offside if they are in the opponent's penalty area.
That change reduced from three to two the number of players from the defending team needed to be between the attacker with the ball and the goalline in the opponent's half.
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 Scotsman.com News - UK - Stay onside - ask her about the offside rule
A PLAYER Is offside if he is nearer to his opponents' goal-line than both the ball and the second-last opponent.
A player is not in an offside position if he is in his own half of the field of play, or he is level with the second-last opponent, or he is level with the last two opponents.
An offside player is only penalised if, when the ball touches one of his team, he is involved in active play by interfering with play or an opponent, or gaining an advantage by being in that position.
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 FIFA to discuss major change to offside law in Cardiff next month - Juventuz Forums
LONDON: A major change to football’s offside law is on the agenda when FIFA’s law-makers meet in Cardiff next month.
i like the offside idea...although i dunno how the hell would the linesman keep an eyen on the attacking player, the ball, the last defender, and the penalty box line all at the same time....
It'll be harder for the ref. and his assistants to spot offsides since they will be 2-dimensional instead of 1-D. There will be a lot less 1-on-1's that are usually a result of the attacker breaking the offside trap.
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 BBC Sport Academy | Football | Features | What is the new offside law?
Man Utd's top striker was in an offside position, but the flag stayed down because players can now operate as long as they don't interfere with play, an opponent or gain an advantage.
In November 2003 Fifa reinforced the idea that being in an offside position is not an actual offence.
In this case, when the ball was crossed, Van Nistelrooy was in an offside position but ultimately he wasn't interfering with play because the ball didn't reach him.
news.bbc.co.uk /sportacademy/hi/sa/football/features/newsid_3451000/3451353.stm   (432 words)

  
 English FA decline change in offside law
The (English) Football Association has decided not to adopt FIFA's controversial new ‘interpretation’ of the offside law.
The offside law says that a player cannot be offside unless "actively involved in play".
FIFA said the offside rule "has not changed in essence", but when it was tried out in the Confederations Cup, it came in for criticism from players and managers.
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 ESPN.com Soccernet England: News - FA denies offside law change
The Football Association has insisted that no new directive has been issued regarding the offside rule, despite wide reports to the contrary.
The recent impression given was that there must now be 'daylight' between the striker and defender before the linesman can flag for offside.
However, the FA's head of refereeing John Baker insisted there has been no re-interpretation of the laws that have stood for the last ten years.
www.soccernet.com /england/news/2002/0821/20020821faoffside.html   (193 words)

  
 BBC Sport Academy
The offside law is the rule that causes most discussion and confusion in football, and it leaves a lot to the interpretation of the match officials.
A player is in an offside position if they are nearer to the opposition’s goal line than both the ball and the second last opponent.
A player who is in an offside position will only be penalised if the referee believes that he/she is:
news.bbc.co.uk /sportacademy/bsp/hi/football/rules/offside/html/default.stm   (186 words)

  
 The Football League | Referees | Laws Of Football | LAW 11 - Offside
It is not an offence in itself to be in an offside position.
All materials on this website © The Football League Limited and FL Interactive 2004.
All rights reserved save as per website Terms of Use.
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 FIFA to discuss offside law change !!! - My Football Forum - Your World Cup Forum
The ref should not report anything in his match report and the FA disciplinary panel should be as fickle as ever but in favour of the top three teams (excluding Arsenal)
Erm some good points, the offside rule would be shocking the players will be only offside if they are in the penalty box!!!
Simply all goalscroungers like alan shearer and ruud will wait at the edge of the penalty box for a ball and then score with ease.
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 ESPNsoccernet - Global - FIFA to discuss offside law change
ESPNsoccernet - Global - FIFA to discuss offside law change
LONDON, Jan 7 (Reuters) - A major change to football's offside law is on the agenda when FIFA's law-makers meet in Cardiff next month.
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