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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

The Offside Rule







The Offside rule is one of the many rules of the football association (FIFA) which is embodied in Law 11 of the laws the game (football).

The offside rule imply that if player whose current position or any part of the player's body parts which the player can use to touch/control the ball during play is in the opponent's half and is closer to the opponent goal line than the ball and the second last player (usually but not always the last defender) of the opponent is in an offside position, hence the play should be stopped and the defending team should be awarded an indirect free kick.

The offside rule does not imply that it is an offense if a player is found in an offside position. Rather it is only when the player who is in the offside position becomes actively involve in the attacking play that it would be counted as an offense. So if a player in the attacking team is in an offside position, but is not actively involve in the play, then the play will not be stoped.

The Main Point
The Offside Rule is a law by FIFA (the football association) which is codified in Law 11 of the Laws of the Game (football) which clearly state when an offside offense is committed and the penalty that should be melted out for it.


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