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The new offside rule
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The new interpretation of the offside law says it is not necessarily an offence to be in an offside position.

As you can see above, that means that as the ball is played in, an attacker can stand in an offside position so long as they are NOT involved in active play in the three following scenarios.

  • Scenario 1- Interfering with play
  • Scenario 2 - Interfering with an opponent
  • Scenario 3 - Gaining an advantage by being in that position
Until either scenario occurs, the flag will stay down.






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