Law 11 Offside Interpretation

Following on from the recent communication regarding the Law 11 offside interpretation, please find attached the new additional guidance from The FA and IFAB.

We have also attached some further guidance that PGMOL (Professional Game Match Officials Limited) have put together for their officials.  

Please note that this new guidance is intended for the level of football that Neutral Assistant Referees operate.

If any leagues that operate with ‘Neutral Assistant Referees’ then this guidance should also be implemented.  It is imperative that referees operating at grassroots level, where they operate alone, do not try and implement this, as grassroots leagues, clubs and players will not have the understanding and it will be very difficult for referees to implement alone.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact our Referee Development Officer, Ross Joyce –

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