Offside Rule Explained
Here's the easy part. An offensive player cannot be ahead of any defensive player on the pitch, as so:
The hard part, though is that the offensive player can indeed be ahead of any defensive player if, once the ball is kicked, he rushes ahead of the defense and receives the ball:
The key is: watch the ball!
The ball determines the offside line.
No offensive player can ever be ahead of the ball.
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