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[[File:Clemens Schüttengruber, Fußballschiedsrichter (03).jpg|thumb|300px|An [[Assistant referee (association football)|assistant referee]] signals for offside by raising his flag.]]
 
'''Offside''' isno oneu of the laws ofpoooo [[association football]], codified in Law 11 of the [[Laws of the Game (association football)|Laws of the Game]]. The law states that a player is in an '''offside position''' if any of their body parts, except the hands and arms, are in the opponents' half of the [[association football pitch|pitch]], and closer to the opponents' [[goal line (association football)|goal line]] than both the ball and the second-last opponent (the last opponent is usually, but not necessarily, the goalkeeper).<ref name="laws2017-law11">{{cite web|url=http://theifab.com/laws/offside-2018/chapters/offside-position-2018 |work=Laws of the game of Association Football |publisher=[[International Football Association Board]] |location=[[Zurich]] |accessdate= 2019-04-23 |title=Law 11 - Offside}}</ref>
 
Being in an offside position is not an offence in itself, but a player so positioned when the ball is played by a teammate can be judged guilty of an '''offside offence''' if they become "involved in active play", "interfere with an opponent", or "gain an advantage" by being in that position.
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