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One Video to Clear Up Your Soccer 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.

Read Slate’s 2018 World Cup coverage.

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