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Futsal LAW XII – FOULS AND MISCONDUCT

The Laws

Fouls and misconduct are penalized as follows: Direct Free Kick A direct free kick is awarded to the opposing team if a player commits any of the following six offenses in a manner considered by the referee to be careless, reckless or using excessive force: · kicks or attempts to ...

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Futsal LAW XI – THE METHOD OF SCORING

The Laws

Goal Scored A goal is scored when the whole of the ball passes over the goal line, between the goalposts and under the crossbar, provided that no infringement of the Laws of the Game has been committed previously by the team scoring the goal. Winning Team The team scoring the ...

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Futsal LAW X – BALL IN AND OUT OF PLAY

The Laws

Ball Out of Play   The ball is out of play when: · it has wholly crossed the goal line or touch line, whether on the ground or in the air · play has been stopped by the referee · it hits the ceiling Ball in Play The ball is in play at ...

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Futsal LAW IX – THE START AND RESTART OF PLAY

The Laws

Preliminaries The choice of ends is decided by the toss of a coin. The team winning the toss decides which goal it wishes to attack in the first half of the game. The other team takes the kick-off to start the game. The team which wins the toss takes the kick-off to start ...

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Futsal LAW VIII – THE DURATION OF THE GAME

The Laws

Periods of Play The game lasts two equal periods of 20 minutes. The time-keeping is undertaken by a timekeeper whose duties are defined in Law VII. The duration of either half may be prolonged to enable a penalty kick to be taken. Time-out The teams are entitled to request a time-out of one minute in each half whereby the following ...

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Futsal LAW VII – THE TIMEKEEPER and the THIRD REFEREE

The Laws

Duties A timekeeper and a third referee are appointed. They are seated outside the playing court at the halfway line on the same side as the substitution zone. The timekeeper and the third referee are equipped with a suitable clock  (chronometer) and necessary equipment to indicate accumulated fouls, to be supplied by ...

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Futsal LAW VI – THE SECOND REFEREE

The Laws

Duties A second referee is appointed to operate on the opposite side of the playing court to the referee. He is permitted to use a whistle. The second referee assists the referee to control the game in accordance with the Laws of the Game. The Second Referee also: . · ...

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Futsal LAW V – THE REFEREE

The Laws

The  Authority of the Referee Each game is controlled by a referee who has full authority to enforce the Laws of the Game in connection with the game to which he has been appointed, from the moment he enters the locality where the playing court is situated until he leaves.  Powers ...

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Futsal LAW IV – THE PLAYERS’ EQUIPMENT

The Laws

Safety A player must not use equipment or wear anything which is dangerous to himself or another player, including any kind of jewelry. Basic Equipment The basic compulsory equipment of a player is: · a jersey or shirt · shorts – If thermal under shorts are worn, they are of ...

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