offside offside

Definition(s):

  1. (n) (sport) the mistake of occupying an illegal position on the playing field (in football, soccer, ice hockey, field hockey, etc.)
  2. (adj) illegally beyond a prescribed line or area or ahead of the ball or puck
  3. (adv) illegally in advance of the ball or puck

Usage(s):

  1. FIFA deals with issues ranging from wars, riots, corruption and citizenship to the proper application of the offside rule.
  2. Certainly, Holland's first score, a poacher's goal by an apparently offside Ruud van Nistelrooy, was no thing of beauty.
  3. Northwestern had been offside again.

News

  • Japan gives Italy a scare at Confederations Cup

    Japan's Maya Yoshida argues a linesman's call after a goal was disallowed due to offside during the soccer Confederations Cup group A match between Italy and Japan at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Wednesday, June 19, 2013.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: The News-Times

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