Laws of the Game

Help your children play the game and learn the Laws of the Game, provided by the Fédération Internationale de Football Associations (FIFA). The Laws of the Game are organized as follows: Click on the Law to link to FIFA website.

Law 1 - The Field of Play

Law 2 - The Ball

Law 3 - The Number of Players

Law 4 - The Players' Equipment

Law 5 - The Referee

Law 6 - The Assistant Referees

Law 7 - The Duration of the Match

Law 8 - The Start and Restart of Play

Law 9 - The Ball In and Out of Play

Law 10 - The Method of Scoring

Law 11 - Offside

Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct

Law 13 - Free Kicks

Law 14 - The Penalty Kick

Law 15 - The Throw-in

Law 16 - The Goal Kick

Law 17 - The Corner Kick

Procedures to Determine the Winner of a Match or Home-and-Away

The Technical Area

The Fourth Official and the Reserve Assistant Referee