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It is not an offence in itself to be in an offside position.
A player is in an offside position if he is nearer to his opponents' goal line than both the ball and the second-last opponent.
A player is not in an offside position if:
-he is in his own half of the field of play OR
-he is level with the second-last opponent OR
-he is level with the last two opponents