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off

Cricket
a. the part of the field on that side of the pitch to which the batsman presents his bat when taking strike: thus for a right-hander, off is on the right-hand side
b. a fielding position in this part of the field
c. (as modifier): the off stump

off

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(engineering)
Designating the inoperative state of a device, or one of two possible conditions (the other being “on”) in a circuit.

OFF.

On drawings, abbr. for “office.”
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Arturo's card was not a card and then two goals for Cristiano were offside," said the Italian.
BOOKED 1 SENTOFF 0 ONTARGET 4 OFF TARGET 12 HIT W/WORK 0 CORNERS 9 OFFSIDE 1 FOULS 11 SUNDERLAND 1 Defoe 71 REFEREE: Robert Madley Sunderland: Mannone, Love, Kone, Kaboul, Van Aanholt, Rodwell, O'Shea, Watmore (Januzaj 64), Borini, Gooch (Khazri 65), Defoe (McNair 83).
Coach Vern Cotter: "I don't usually get involved in this sort of thing but I thought, and I could well be wrong, that he was offside.
The Premier League statement used stills from the match to illustrate the point and underneath it said: "Expected outcome: Offside offence.
I have been told it was given for offside, and it wasn't offside," said O'Neill.
Wolfson is hoping that people who usually find the offside rule tough to understand will find these coins useful, The Telegraph reports.
The decisive score came on 56 minutes, when Nuns were pegged back almost on their own line, and once again strayed offside, allowing Boardley to slot over what proved to be the winning penalty.
A FIFA task force, headed by Beckenbauer, is now coming up with suggestions to change the rule, but I don't think there's anything to discuss - I think the offside rule works perfectly and I don't know why people are constantly trying to change the beautiful game.
Franz Beckenbauer (pictured below), head of the Fifa Task Force Football 2014, believes there should be "a clear, rule" about when players are actively or passively offside.
Louis Saha had put the visitors ahead on 24 minutes when he slotted home, despite being offside.
CAIRO: Zamalek striker Ahmed Gaafar is not worried much about his dubious goal against Ismaili despite admitting he was in an offside position.