offside offside


  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


  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.


  • 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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