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To be offside, you do not have to touch it. If you interfere with an opponent (e.g. possibly lunge at him) or gain an advantage by being there (e.g. recover a deflection off the keeper or goalpost) are also enough.

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Q: If a player is standing in the offside position but not receiving ball from the other player who is carrying the ball will be declared offside by the referee in the football?
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