If you have come here and it is your first time, you may find it very strange that we are going to talk about the rules of football. we have realized that we are forgetting the rules that govern traditional football.
And the same thing is happening to many of those who play with us. So we have decided to make a small summary of the basic rules to follow when playing. In addition to not pushing, there are some others. Here we go.
Keep in mind that we are going to focus on the rules of soccer, as there are many other variants that have different rules. We have already talked about some of them in this football blog other times.
The Playing Field
Soccer is played on a grass field, which can be artificial or natural. The latter is the one most frequently used in official competitions and important team fields. In fact, many first division teams complain about having to play on artificial turf when they face modest clubs that don’t play in the early leagues.
The size of the field is 90-120 meters long and 45-90 meters wide. For international matches, FIFA scores between 100 and 110 long by a minimum of 64 meters and a maximum of 75 meters wide. In any case, the field is a rectangle, with two goals placed in the center of the ends of the width. The boundaries are painted, like other brands such as goal areas, the penalty spot or the center of the field and a circle that cannot be crossed before the serve. The corners are usually topped by small flags.
The ball with which it is played has official dimensions, in addition to being regulated even the color or the number of pieces with which it is manufactured. Official balls have a stamp of approval and only these can be used for matches.
Basically, the same ball is always used, although depending on the categories in which it is played, there may be some variation.
There is only one player who can catch the ball with his hands during the game, the goalkeeper. The rest of the players can only take it like this to take it out of the band or pick it up when the game has stopped for some reason.
There are 10 field players and a goalkeeper, who has an area where he is allowed to take the ball with his hands. If you leave that area, it becomes one more and you can only play with your feet, although it is normal not to move too much from the goal because there may be a danger of kickback.
This limit of 11 players does not exist since the origin of football. At first, there were teams with many more, but as it became popular and teams from different sites faced each other, it became necessary to unify this and other standards.
In addition to the players, the referee is on the field. However, this is not considered a player and is limited to ensuring that the game takes place within the rules and acts as a judge for both teams when they are breached.
The clothes worn by the players are the same, although each team has different colors so that everyone knows who they are playing with. The field player’s kit is a shirt, which can have long or short sleeves, shorts, knee socks and heel boots to ensure grip on the field of play. You can also wear shin guards (recommended) and certain protectors, as long as the referee does not consider them a danger to the game.
The goalkeepers have a different kit than their teammates, as a general rule shirt and long pants with reinforcements on elbows and knees, since they have to lie on the ground to avoid scoring them a goal. The colors of the shirts can never be the same as those of the referees to avoid confusion.
The Objective of The Game
The goal has not changed since football was invented in England, which is now known as Premier League. Each of the teams tries to score the highest number of goals in the goal of the opponent, so you have to follow the rules and pay attention to the referees.
In reality, the rules of football are many and varied. Virtually everything is regulated, in addition to that from time to time some are adjusted and others are changed. But basically, these we have just briefly summarized how football has to be played.