What's the Offside Rule ?

Oxford, England
July 24, 2009 6:41pm CST
Could someone please explain, as concisely as possible, the Offside Rule in football (soccer). Whenever I listen to someone verbally explain it, it becomes very confusing, not only for me, but also the person trying to explain it. Any help would be much appreciated.
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@diamania (7028)
• Netherlands
24 Jul 09
Let me give it a shot with my broken English. When the attacker of team A is the last person between the defender and the goalkeeper of team B, during the moment of the pass performed by someone of team A. http://www.offside-ref.co.uk/laws/11-offside-rule/offside-rule-trap-success.gif See? :)
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• Oxford, England
24 Jul 09
But what if the person on team A is also between the defender and goalkeeper of team B when he made the pass ?
@diamania (7028)
• Netherlands
24 Jul 09
If I understand you correctly you mean that player A passes to someone when in offside position. That's impossible because when the player in offside interferes in play then he's called offside and a free kick is to be taken.
@leenie50 (3992)
• United States
25 Jul 09
Hey GT, Well you just had to pick a subject I have no knowledge of. Hopefully someone will be able to help you out. Do you like soccer? I'm a fan of Pro Football. I also like baseball. But I wouldn't want to have to explain the rules to anyone. Well whatever the subject, it's really good to have you back. leenie