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A player on their own half of the field cannot be in an offside position, and therefore, cannot be called offside. However, this determination is made at the moment the ball was last played by a teammate. This means that a teammate can pass the ball forward, and a player who is in an offside position can cross back to their own half and collect the ball, and will be called offside. The location of the restart will be the player's position when the teammate played the ball, i.e. on the other half of the field. This is known as an "over and back" offside call. This type of call is fairly uncommon, particularly near midfield, but it can and does happen, especially at youth levels.

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