Soccer and offside: A video explainer of the sport's most infuriating rule (VIDEO).

One Video to Clear Up Your Offside Confusion for Good

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June 20 2014 7:06 PM

One Video to Clear Up Your Offside Confusion for Good


Ah yes, offside. The rule that leaves casual soccer fans perplexed and Mexico fans furious. While confusing and at times frustrating, understanding offside is a necessary evil if you plan on letting the World Cup hysteria fully take hold over the next couple of weeks.

The video above should go a long way in making that happen: It's everything you need to know about offside—the who, what, where, why, when—in just two minutes.


A.J. McCarthy is a Slate Video blogger.

Andrew Bouvé is an Emmy-nominated freelance video producer and motion graphics artist. He lives in Washington, D.C.

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