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Rules

The Ball

· Size #4 Official Futsal ball
 
LAW II - Number of Players
· Minimum Number of Players to Start Match: 5, one of whom shall be a goalkeeper
· Minimum Number of Players to Finish Match: 3
· Substitution Limit: None
· Substitution Method: "Flying substitution" (all players but the goalkeeper enter and
· leave as they please; goalkeeper substitutions can only be made when the ball is out of play and with a referee's consent)

Players' Equipment
Usual Equipment: Numbered shirts, shorts, socks, protective shin-guards and footwear with rubber soles

Referee
· Duties: Enforce the laws, apply the advantage rule, keep a record of all incidents before, during and after game, stop game when deemed necessary, caution or expel players guilty of misconduct, violent conduct or other ungentlemanly behavior, allow no others to enter the pitch, stop game to have injured players removed, signal for game to be restarted after every stoppage, decide that the ball meets with the stipulated requirements.
 
 
Duration of the Game
· Duration: Two equal periods of 20 minutes
· Half-time: 5 minutes
Each team will be allowed a single one-minute time-out per half that only is called by a team in possession of the ball on a dead ball situation.

The Start of Play
Procedure: Coin toss followed by kickoff; opposing team waits outside center circle; ball deemed in play once it has been touched; the kicker shall not touch ball before someone else touches it; ensuing kick-offs taken after goals scored and at start of second half.


 
Ball in and out of Play
· Ball out of play: When it has wholly crossed the goal line or touchline; when a referee has stopped the game; when the ball hits the ceiling (restart: kick-in at the place closest to where the ball touched the ceiling).
· Lines: Touchlines (basketball court lines and goal lines are considered inside the playing area.)
 

Method of Scoring
when the whole of the ball has passed over the goal line, between the goal posts and under the crossbar (except by illegal means). Goals can only be made from the offensive side of the court.

Fouls and Misconduct
All kicks, regardless of infraction, are indirect.
 
 
Fouls to call:
1.       Kicking or attempting to kick and opponent
2.       tripping an opponent
3.       jumping at an opponent
4.       charging an opponent in a violent or dangerous manner
5.       charging an opponent from behind
6.       striking, attempting to strike, or spitting at an opponent
7.       holding an opponent
8.       pushing an opponent
9.       charging an opponent with shoulder (i.e., shoulder charge)
10.   sliding at an opponent (i.e., sliding tackle)
11.   handling the ball (except goalkeeper)
12.   dangerous play (e.g. attempting to kick ball held by goalkeeper)
12      obstruction
13.    charging the goalkeeper in the penalty area (i.e., goalkeeper charge)
14.    goalkeeper throws ball directly over the halfway-line (without it first touching his own side of the pitch or any player)
15.   goalkeeper picks up or touches with his hands a back pass
16.   goalkeeper picks up or touches with his hands a kick-in from a teammate
17.   goalkeeper controls the ball with any part of his body for more than 4 seconds
18.   goalkeeper touches with any part of his body a back pass that has been played back to him before the ball has (1) crossed the halfway-line or (2) been touched by an opponent
 
Players shall be cautioned (i.e., shown yellow card) when:
· A substituting player enters the pitch from an incorrect position or before the player he is substituting     has entirely left the pitch
· He persistently infringes the Laws of the Game
· He shows dissent with any decision of the referee
· He is guilty of ungentlemanly conduct
These 4 yellow-card offenses are punishable by an indirect free kick taken from the point of infringement (or from the 6-meter line when the infringement takes place in penalty area).
If a player receives two yellow cards during the course of a game, he / she is dismissed for the remainder of that game.
 
Players shall be sent off (i.e., shown the red card) for:
· (a) serious foul play
· (b) Violent conduct
· (c) Foul or abusive language
· (d) Second instance of cautionable offense (i.e., second yellow card)
· (e) intentionally impeding a clear goal opportunity (e.g. through a "professional foul")
· (f) Intentionally impeding a clear goal opportunity in the penalty area by handling the ball
 
 Indirect free kicks will be issued for all these fouls from the 6-meter line when the infringement takes           place in the penalty area).
 
 
 
 
Rules of Expulsion:
· The player sent off (shown a red card) is out for the rest of the game and must leave the court area. The team of the player sent off can substitute for that player after 2 minutes of playing time or after the opposing team scores -- whichever comes first.
· The 2-minute punishment shall be monitored by the referee or a designated timekeeper. The substitute cannot come on until the ball is out of play and he has a referee's consent.
 
Free Kick
· Types: All kicks are indirect.
· Wall: At least 5 meters away until the ball is in play
· Ball in Play: After it has traveled the distance of its own circumference
· Time Limit: Kick must be taken within 4 seconds
· Restriction: Kicker cannot touch the ball again until another player has touched it
 
Kick-in
· To be taken in place of the throw-in.
· The ball is placed on the touchline before kicking.
· The kicker's foot not kicking the ball must be outside or at least on the touchline; if it crosses the  touchline all of the way, into the pitch, the kick-in is given to the opposing team.
· The kick-in must be taken within 4 seconds; if it is not, the kick-in is given to the opposing team.
· The kicker cannot play the ball a second time until another player has played it; infringement of this rule entail an indirect free kick to the opposing from the point of infringement.
· Players on opposing team must be at least 5 M away from point of kick-in.
· Cannot score directly from a kick-in.
 
Goal Clearance
· To be taken in place of goal kick.
· From inside the penalty area, the goalkeeper throws the ball into play.
· The ball is not in play until it has passed outside of the penalty area. If the goal clearance is received inside of the penalty area, the goal clearance shall be taken over.
 
Corner Kick
· Ball placed on the corner (no corner-kick arc). If ball is misplaced, the corner kick is taken over.
· Must be taken within 4 seconds; failure to do so entails indirect free kick to the opposing team from the corner mark.
· The kicker cannot play the ball a second time until another player has played it; infringement of this rule entail an indirect free kick to the opposing from the point of infringement.
· Players on opposing team must be at least 5 M away from point of the corner kick.
· Can score goal directly from a corner kick.