July 14, 2013

Match Situations - Offside 1

Inspired by José García Aranda's website, there is a new section in this blog concentrating on specific match situations that are related to controversial parts of the Laws of the Game, version 2013/14. Your participation is crucial to make this blog's element give some benefit for referees and football enthusiasts in general.

You can have your say by giving your assessment on these situations in form of a comment underneath the respective posts. These comments should include a precise assessment and an additional explanation that strengthens your view if needed. 


Difficulty: Difficult

Your answer should contain:

Offside or No offside

If you have decided in favour of offside, please add:

Interfering with play by ... or
Interfering with an opponent by ... or
Gaining an advantage by being in that position by ...

Please find a poll on the right top of the blog. You can vote in favour of Offside or No offside.
Solutions will be posted three days after the match situation had been uploaded.

The video placed in this post is only posted for educational and not for commercial purpose!


  1. Anonymous14/7/13 18:05

    According to amendments to the "Laws of the game" (rule 11), no offside: there isn't "interfering with an opponent", because anyone is clearly obstructing goalkeeper's line of vision or challenging an opponent for the ball


    1. Anonymous14/7/13 18:43

      When the ball is kicked, it's true that the keeper is not influenced by the player in offside, because he is not in the line of the vision, but when the ball passes near the player, I think that the offside can become active because the keeper can be influenced just by his presence. He doesn't touch the ball but also pretending to play the ball can be read as active action in the game.

  2. I agree with anonymous. For me this can be offside because the keeper could be influenced by the moving of the player in offside. Having said that, it remains a borderline decision. In addition, I think that with the new instructions given starting from this month, this should be a regular goal.

  3. Offside offence without doubt...attacker is obvious interfering with goalkeeper by his movemant!!

  4. For me it's an offiside situation for sure. If not for this offside player the keeper would have jumped much earlier and would have cought the ball. Here he jumps at the moment when the ball passes the attaker.

    1. I completely agree with you Jackkk!!

  5. Your explanations are all based on common sense which is good. However, argue with the offside rule since 1 July ;)

  6. No offside in my opinion. He is not interfering with play because he isn't touching the ball, he isn't interfering with an opponent because he is not clearly obstructing the opponent's line of vision neither he is challenging the opponent for the ball nor is he gaining an advantage being in that position.

    1. Anonymous16/7/13 00:27

      Finally, the correct answer :)

    2. See solutions later on or tomorrow ;)

  7. Anonymous16/7/13 09:52

    I agree with Turan O.


  8. Hi for Polish REFEREE in metches two round eliminata in EUROPA -CUP-2013/14.
    Paul Raczkowski, & Daniel Stefanski elimnata LIGA-EUROPA 18.07.
    Robert Malek eliminata LIGA-EROPA 25.07 Aalborg(DANSK)-Dila Gori(GEORGIA)


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