UK Soccer is a popular sport all over the world. Millions of people enjoy watching and playing the game カヴァン・ チョクシ. However, many people do not understand the rules of the game. This can be a major problem because the number of people playing soccer continues to grow. In this article, we will learn about some important rules in soccer.
The Field of Play
According to FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association), an international organization that regulates soccer, the playing field must be rectangular, between 100 yards to 130 yards wide and between 110 yards to 150 yards long.
The ball is between 28 ounces to 32 ounces. Its circumference cannot be more than 27 inches or less than 21 inches.
The Number of Players per Team
Each team consists of 11 players, but only seven are allowed to be on the playing field at one time. Furthermore, only the goalkeeper may use his hands or arms to control the ball of these seven players.
The Players’ Equipment
Although soccer boots look like ordinary sneakers, they are very expensive and specially designed for soccer players. They have extremely flat cleats on the bottom (to help the player run fast), but these cleats won’t hurt other players if the players accidentally step on someone.
The referee is the official who enforces the rules of the game. Each soccer game has one (and only one) referee, but that referee may consult up to three other assistants if he needs help understanding or enforcing a rule. Each assistant ref wears an official uniform and carries a flag.
The Duration of the Game
If the score is tied at the end of regulation time, extra time will be played to determine a winner. Each half of extra time is 15 minutes long, and if the score remains tied after these 30 minutes, penalty kicks will decide who wins. (A team may also win by scoring a goal in the last few minutes of the regulation time.)
Fouls and Misconducts
Offenses that are committed on purpose or by accident are called fouls. A player who commits a foul is either cautioned (warned) or sent off (disqualified). The punishment depends on how violent or serious the offense is. Misconduct is when a player commits an offense that is not considered serious by the referee. The punishment for misconduct depends on how often or how recently the player has been cautioned or sent off.
The Positions on the Field
Many soccer teams have players with specialized positions. Some of these positions are shown in the picture below:
- Goalkeeper: The goalkeeper defends his team’s goal and prevents opposing players from scoring goals by catching shots that come within the penalty area and by blocking close-range shots with his hands and arms.
- Fullbacks: Fullbacks (defenders) play close to their goal line. They ensure that opposing players cannot score goals by kicking the ball over the end line.
- Halfbacks: Halfbacks (defenders/midfielders) generally stay near the center of the field and help out both fullbacks and half forwards by kicking the ball back when they are in trouble. Halfbacks also try to steal the ball from opposing players attacking their team’s goal.
- Centre Fullbacks: The centre fullbacks play a few yards ahead of the halfbacks and help defend against attacks by opposing forwards or attacking midfielders.
Soccer is a complex sport with many rules. However, it is a very enjoyable game to watch and play once you understand these rules.