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If the defender is on the opponent's half of the field and is closer to the opponent's goal line than both the 2nd last opponent and the ball, then they are in an offside position and can be called for offside.

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โˆ™ 2012-08-19 00:05:09

Offside is, by its very nature, an infraction caused by attackers. Since a defender becomes an attacker the moment he plays the ball, by most definitions, this is not possible.

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