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FutsalMania Rules and Regulations Summary of Futsal Laws of Game
The Ball ·Size #4 ·Material: Leather or other suitable material (i.e., not dangerous) Number of Players ·Minimum Number of Players to Start Match: 6, one of whom shall be a goalkeeper ·Minimum Number of Players to Finish Match: 3 ·Maximum Number of Substitutes: 6 ·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 Duration of the Game ·Duration: Two equal periods of 15 minutes ·Time-outs: 1 per team per half; none in extra time ·Half-time: Maximum of 2 minutes
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 the game has been stopped by a referee; when the ball hits the ceiling (restart: kick-in at the place closest to where the ball touched the ceiling). ·Lines: Touchlines 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).
Free Kick ·Types: Direct free kicks and indirect free kicks ·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 it has been touched by another player
Penalty Kick · To be taken from the penalty mark on the mid-point of the 6-m-line. ·The kicker is to aim at goal, with the intention of scoring. ·All players must be out of the penalty area, and the players of the opposing team must also be at least 5 m from the penalty spot. ·The kicker shall not play the ball a second time until it has been touched by another player.
Kick-in ·To be taken in place of the throw-in. ·The ball is placed on the touch line 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. ·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. ·Can score goal directly from a corner kick.