Offside in football is referred to as “ഓഫ്സൈഡ്” (pronounced as “offside”) in Malayalam. It is a rule in football where a player is considered offside if they are nearer to the opponent’s goal line than both the ball and the second-to-last defender (which can be the last outfield player or the goalkeeper) when the ball is played to them. This rule is in place to ensure fair play and prevent players from gaining an unfair advantage by being in an advantageous position during an attacking play.
When a player is deemed offside, an offside foul is called, resulting in an indirect free kick for the opposing team from the spot where the offside offense occurred. This rule encourages players to maintain a fair distance from the opponent’s goal line during attacking plays.
It is important for players to have a good understanding of the offside rule to avoid committing offside fouls and to take advantage of the rule during attacking plays. Coaches and referees also play a crucial role in ensuring the correct application of the offside rule during matches.
For further information on the offside rule in football, you can refer to the following link: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Offside_(association_football)]