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Futsal LAW VIII – THE DURATION OF THE GAME

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Futsal LAW III – NUMBER OF PLAYERS

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Players A game is played by two teams, each consisting of no more than five players, one of whom is the goalkeeper. Substitution Procedure Substitutes may be used in any game played under the rules of an official competition at FIFA, confederation or national association level. The maximum number of ...

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Futsal LAW II – The Ball

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Qualities and Measurements The ball is: spherical  · made of leather or other suitable material · of a circumference of not less than 62 cm and not more than 64 cm · not less than 400 grams nor more than 440 grams in weight at the  start  of the game ...

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Futsal LAW I – Playing Court

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Game of Futsal Length: minimum 25 m / maximum 42 m Width: minimum 15 m / maximum 25 m International Games Length: minimum 38 m / maximum 42 m Width: minimum 18 m / maximum 22 m Playing Court Markings The playing court is marked with lines. These lines belong ...

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