Rules of Football
Football refers to a number of sports that involve, to varying degrees, kicking a ball with the foot
1. Football Game
"Football is the name for many sports. The most popular type of football is Association football, which is also namedsoccer. Football can also mean American football (gridiron), rugby union, rugby league, Australian Rules Football, Gaelic football or Canadian football.
The name football comes from the two wordsfoot andball. It is named football because the players of the game walk and run (on foot) while playing, as opposed to polo and other games played on horseback. The ball is often kicked with the foot, but depending on the game, it can also be hit using other parts of the body (in association football) and handling the ball is a part of many other football variants.
2. Field of Play
The game can be played on either natural or artificial surfaces, the surface must be green and rectangular in shape. The two long sides of the rectangle are called touch lines and the two shorter sides are called goal lines. The field is divided in half by the halfway line.
Must be spherical, made of leather (or similar) 68-70 cm in circumference and of a certain pressure.
4. Number of Players
Two teams of no more than 11 players (one of which is the goalkeeper). A game cannot start if either team has less than 7 players.
Players must wear a jersey, shorts, stockings, shinguards and footwear.
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