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Offside?

Goal Kick

Goal Kick

A goalkeeper takes a goal kick, which loops up very high. An attacker on his team, who was standing in an offside position when the ball was kicked, runs back into his own half unmarked and collects the ball.
Do you still give offside? 

 

You are the ref

Read the statements below and decide which is best. In this case, is the player offside or not?.
Yes - It's offside.

Sorry, that's not the right answer. It’s a trick question - you cannot be offside from a goal kick.

Keith Hackett: I am often amazed that players and managers aren’t aware that players can’t be offside from a goal kick. Some teams still fail to take advantage of Law 11 and push their players up into off side positions to gain an advantage.

No - It's not offside.

Correct! You cannot be offside from a goal kick.

Keith Hackett: I am often amazed that players and managers aren’t aware that players can’t be offside from a goal kick. Some teams still fail to take advantage of Law 11 and push their players up into off side positions to gain an advantage.

 

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KareemZain
03/08/2023
EG
383
points

Oh that's new for me. I have always thought that you can be in offside after a goalkeeper kick


KareemZain
03/08/2023 19:08
Egypt
Manchester City
383

Oh that's new for me. I have always thought that you can be in offside after a goalkeeper kick

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Rath6180
16/02/2023
GB
759
points

correct!


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Rath6180
16/02/2023 09:52
United Kingdom
Liverpool
759

correct!

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hsn
07/05/2022
TR
5542
points

Offside rule is worked when passing, it isn't implemented although goal kick targeted attacker to give advantage.


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hsn
07/05/2022 15:06
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
5542

Offside rule is worked when passing, it isn't implemented although goal kick targeted attacker to give advantage.

iIMoRaD31
17/06/2021
MA
1
points

I am a goalkeeper ,so I should know this kind of rules .


iIMoRaD31
17/06/2021 17:00
Morocco
Manchester City
1

I am a goalkeeper ,so I should know this kind of rules .

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Gabriel Amaral
05/04/2021
BR
1512
points

Actually I already had designe a tricky play with my players to take advantage from a goal kick.


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Gabriel Amaral
05/04/2021 18:10
Brazil
Arsenal
1512

Actually I already had designe a tricky play with my players to take advantage from a goal kick.

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kayboy19
14/10/2020
KH
95
points

lovely question


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kayboy19
14/10/2020 01:48
Cambodia
Liverpool
95

lovely question

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Amir72
23/03/2020
EG
14
points

I did not pay attention


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Amir72
23/03/2020 19:54
Egypt
Liverpool
14

I did not pay attention

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josegsalass
18/11/2019
VE
581
points

Well, not only trainers, I didn´t know it either.


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josegsalass
18/11/2019 02:48
Venezuela
Liverpool
581

Well, not only trainers, I didn´t know it either.

harys
20/02/2018
BA
22
points

Great question


harys
20/02/2018 09:08
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Liverpool
22

Great question

mgsein
10/12/2017
MM
41
points

The best rule I ever know.


mgsein
10/12/2017 13:38
Myanmar
Manchester United
41

The best rule I ever know.

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kwesimanifest
02/07/2016
GH
4776
points

Wow that's great to know


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kwesimanifest
02/07/2016 11:05
Ghana
Manchester United
4776

Wow that's great to know

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assemjuve
04/04/2016
PS
3705
points

That is correct.


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assemjuve
04/04/2016 04:10
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

That is correct.

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HakanUslu1881
06/03/2016
TR
1761
points

Thanks :)


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HakanUslu1881
06/03/2016 04:13
Turkey
Leicester City
1761

Thanks :)

nikosonris
16/11/2015
UA
2453
points

Almost forgot about this rule) Thanks for reminding!


nikosonris
16/11/2015 13:12
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

Almost forgot about this rule) Thanks for reminding!

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