Rules to play Soccer
Soccer is a sport played between two teams of eleven players with a spherical ball.
1. Field of Play
This is the area the game is played within, it most commonly is marked by painting white (or black) lines on the grass. Figure 1.2 shows the basic layout of the field. Common dimensions are 100 meter (touch line) by 50 meters, although it is not uncommon to have smaller field sizes due to unavailable space or to accommodate Juniors playing small sided games.
2. Type of Ball
The soccer rules and regulations state the ball is a spherical shape and is sized 1 to 5 (5 being the largest). Regulations state size 5 balls are to be used in all matches age 12 and up.Soccer Rules and regulations state the ball is to weigh no more than 450 grams and no less than 410 at the start of the match have a circumference of no more than 70cm and no less than 68cm.a pressure between 0.4 and 0.6 atmosphere at sea level.
3. Number of Players
A maximum of 11 players and minimum of 7 are allowed per team. Youth leagues below the age of 12 may play with fewer players in order to help develop player understanding and ball control. One player from each team must be the earmarked as the goal keeper; this player is allowed to use their hands within their penalty area. The goalkeeper must also wear a deferent colour shirt to the rest of the team to allow them to be distinguished.
4. Equipment for Players
The soccer rules state that all players must wear shin guardsprotector, this is to prevent injury of the lower legs. Each team must wear the same coloured shirt to allow easy identification of teams. If cleats are worn, they must be specifically designed so that the studs do not protrude on the front of the boot, as well as have no sharp edges that could potentially harm other players.
5. Referees and the Soccer Rules
The soccer rules and regulations state that it is the referees job to control the game by enforcing the rules and regulations or 17 laws. One distinct difference to most other sports is the referees may let the game continue when a foul is committed if he or she believes that there is an advantage to the fouled players team. This rule is the advantage clause, and the referee will call play on and or do a hand motion placing both hands forward .
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