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NUMBER OF PLAYERS
A match is played by two teams, each consisting of no more than 5 players, one of whom is the goalkeeper.
At the start of a match, a team must have a minimum of 3 player on the pitch of which one must be the goalkeeper.
If, in the event of players being sent off, fewer than 3 players (including the goalkeeper) are left in either of the teams, the match must be abandoned.
The maximum number of substitutes permitted is 3.
The number of substitutions made during a match is unlimited. A player who has been replaced may return to the pitch as a substitute for another player.
A substitution is one which is made when the ball is out of play and for which the following conditions are observed:
Shinguards must be worn by all players for the duration of the game. Any player not wearing shinguards will not be permitted to play.
If a field player replaces the goalkeeper, the keeper must have his/her own top. (Can not wear a keeper top)
THE START AND RESTART OF PLAY
A kick off is a way of starting or restarting play:
A goal may be scored directly from kick off.
After a team scores a goal, the kick off is taken by the other team.
If the kicker touches the ball a second time before it has touched another player:
For any other infringement of the kick-off procedure the kick-off is retaken.
A dropped ball is a way of restarting the match after a temporary stoppage, which becomes necessary, while the ball is in play and provided that immediately preceding the stoppage, it has not passed over the touch line or goal line, for any reason not mentioned elsewhere in the Laws of the Game.
The referee drops the ball at the place where it was located when play was stopped, except if it was in the penalty area, in which case he drops it on the penalty area line, at the place nearest to where the ball was located when the match was stopped.
Play restarts when the ball touches the ground.
The players contesting the drop ball must be at least 2 meters away from each other.
The ball is dropped again:
THE BALL IN AND OUT OF PLAY
Ball Out of Play
The ball is out of play when:
Ball in Play
The ball is in play at all other times including when:
When a match is being played on an indoor pitch and the ball accidentally hits the ceiling, the game is restarted by a kick-in, awarded to the opposing team to the one which last touched the ball
The kick-in is taken from a point on the nearest touchline to the intersection between either touch line and the imaginary line that runs parallel to the goal line and the place below where the ball hit the ceiling.
THE METHOD OF SCORING
Except otherwise provided by these Laws, a goal is scored when the whole of the ball passes over the goal line, between the goalposts and under the crossbar, unless it has been thrown, carried or intentionally propelled by the hand or arm by a player of the attacking side, the goalkeeper included.
FOULS AND MISCONDUCT
Fouls and misconduct are penalised as follows:
Direct Free Kick
A direct free kick is awarded to the opposing team if a player commits any of the following six offences in a manner considered by the referee to be careless, reckless or using excessive force:
A direct free kick is also awarded to the opposing team if a player commits any of the following offences
A direct free kick is taken from the place where the infringement occurred.
A penalty kick is awarded if a player commits any of the aforementioned offences inside his/her own penalty area, irrespective of the position of the ball but provided that it is in play.
Indirect Free Kick
An indirect free kick is awarded to the opposing team if a goalkeeper commits one of the following offences:
An indirect free kick is also awarded to the opposing team, to be taken from the place where the infringement occurred, if, in the opinion of the referee, a player:
The indirect free kick is taken from the place where the infringement occurred, unless this was in the penalty area, in which case the indirect free kick is taken from the penalty area line at the place nearest to where the infringement occurred.
A player is cautioned and shown the yellow card if he/she commits any of the following offences:
For any of these offences, an indirect free kick is awarded to the opposing team, to be taken from the place where the infringement occurred. If the offence was committed within the penalty area, the indirect free kick is taken from the penalty area line at the place nearest to where the infringement occurred. A caution is also given provided that no graver infringement of the Laws has been committed.
A player is sent off and shown the red card if he/she commits any of the following offences
If play is stopped because a player is sent off the pitch for offences 6 or 7, without having committed any additional infringement of the Laws, the game is restarted by an indirect free kick, awarded to the opposing team, to be taken at the place where the infringement occurred. However, if the offence is committed in the penalty area, the indirect free kick is taken from the nearest to where the infringement occurred.