A player is offside when:
- He is in an offside position
- At the moment the ball is played by or touches a teammate
- And is involved in active play.
(All 3 conditions must be met!)
OFFSIDE POSITION (OSP)
A player is in an offside position when:
- Ahead of the ball
- Ahead of the 2nd last defender (SLD)
- And not in own half of field
an offence by itself. )
ACTIVE PLAY (Defined by FIFA)
A player is involved in active play when:
- Interferes with play (Plays or is touched by the ball)
- Interferes with an opponent (impedse or prevents an opponent from playing the
- Gains an advantage (Interferes with play after a rebound)
A player cannot be offside directly from a goal kick, corner kick, or throw-in.
- Offside position is
judged when the ball is played by or touches a teammate, not when the player
in the offside position touches the ball.
- A player must be involved in active play (as defined by FIFA)
to be offside.