The following match situation is taken from Dinamo Minsk - ACF Fiorentina and belongs to the category Offside. You are warmly encouraged to participate in discussion by answering the poll or placing a comment.
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A white-dressed attacking player is in an offside position in the centre of the penalty area. A pass is played to, but not touched by him. Another attacking player, #72, who has not been in an offside position at the moment of the pass, receives the ball and scores a goal.
Even though the attacking player does not touch the ball, he tries to reach it by sliding towards the ball. Therefore, he is guilty of offside offence by challenging the goalkeeper for the ball. Based on UEFA's instructions, he should be deemed to have an impact on the goalkeeper's ability to save the ball being in playing distance and very close to the ball.
Furthermore, you should keep in mind that UEFA has reminded their referees on the following:
Referees and assistant referees should be aware that interfering with play means not only playing or touching the ball but also can include attempting to play the ball. An attacker, who clearly attempts to play the ball, must be deemed to be interfering with play.
For all our readers, who do not belong to national associations in UEFA's area, we rather recommend not to raise the flag for offside in such a case as UEFA's guidelines are partly contradicting or even violating FIFA's Law 11. Our solution depends on UEFA's guidelines.
In our poll, 57 % (249 out of 439 voters) agreed with OFFSIDE OFFENCE.