Rules

 

RULES & REGULATIONS

TEAM

Each team consist of 8 players +2 (manager / coach ) Officials = 10 persons only.

PLAYERS

A match is played by two teams, each consisting of not more than five players, one of whom is the goalkeeper. A match may not start if either team consists of fewer than three players. The match is abandoned if one of the has fewer than three players on the pitch.

OFFICIAL COMPETITIONS

Up to a maximum of seven substitutes may be used in any match played in an official competition organized under the auspices of FIFA, the confederation or the member associations. The number of substitutions that may be made during a match is unlimited.

OTHER MATCHES

In national "A" team match , up to a maximum of ten substitutes may be used. In all other matches, a greater number of substitutes may be used, provided that:

 The teams concerned reach agreement on a maximum number.
 The referees are informed before the match.

If the referees are not informed, or if no agreement is reached before the match, no more than ten substitutes are allowed.

ALL MATCHES

In all matches, the names of the players and substitutes must be given to the referees prior to the start of the match, whether they are present or not. any substitute whose name is not given to the referees at this time may not take pa in the match.

SUBSTITUTION PROCEDURE

A substitution may be made at any time, whether the ball is in play or not. To Replace a player with a substitute, the following conditions must be observed:

 The player leave the pitch via his own team's substitution zone, save in the exceptions provided for in the Futsal laws of the game.
 The substitute only enters the pitch after the player being replaced has left.
 The substitute enters the pitch via the substitute zone.
 The substation is completed when a substitute enters the pitch via the substitute zone.
 From that moment, the substitute becomes a player and the player and he has replaced becomes a substitute player .
 The substitute player may take further part in the match
 All substituted are subject to the authority and jurisdiction of the referees, whether called upon to play or not.
 If a period is extended to allow a penalty kick, a kick from the second penalty mark or a direct free kick without a wall to be taken, only the goalkeeper of the defending team may be substituted.

CHANGING THE GOALKEEPER

any of the substitutes may change places with the goalkeeper without informing the referees or waiting for a stoppage in the match .

 any player may change place with the goalkeeper.
 the player changing places with the goalkeeper must do so during a stoppage in the match and must inform the referees before the change made .
 a player or substitute replacing the goalkeeper must wear a goalkeeper's jersey with his number on the back.

INFRINGEMENTS AND CAUTIONS

if a substitute enters the pitch before the player being replaced has left or, during a substitution, a substitute enters the pitch form a place other than his team's substitution zone:

 The referees stop play (although not immediately if they can apply the advantage).
 The referees caution him for infringing the substitution procedure and order him to leave the pitch.

if the referees have stopped play, it is restarted with an indirect free kick to the opposing team from the position of the ball at the time of the stoppage (see law 13-position of free kick).if this substitute or his team also commits another infringement, play is restarted in accordance with the section entitled "Interpretation of the futsal laws of the game and guidelines for referees"(Law 3).

If, during a substitution, the player being replaced leaves the pitch for reasons not provided for in the futsal laws of the game and via a place other than his team 's substitution zone:

 the referees stop play (although not immediately if they can apply the advantage).
 the referees caution the player for infringing the substitution procedure if the referees have stopped play, it is restarted with an indirect free kick to the opposing team from the position of the ball at the time of the stoppage (see law 13position of free kick).

In the event of any other infringements of this law:

the players concerned are cautioned
 the match is restarted with an indirect free kick to the opposing team from the position of the time of the stoppage

(see law 13-position of free kick ).in special cases, play is restarted in accordance with the section entitled

"interpretation of the futsal laws of the game and guidelines for referees (law 3).

PLAYERS AND SUBSTITUTE SENT OFF

A player who has been sent off before the kick-off may be replaced only by one of the named substitutes. A named substitute who has been sent-off player and enter the pitch two full minutes after the sending-off, provided that he has the authorization of the timekeeper or the third referee (assistant referees),unless a goal is scored before the two minutes have lapsed, in which case the following conditions apply:

 if there are five players against four and the team with the greater number of players scores a goal, the team with only four players may be completed with a fifth player.
 if both teams are playing with three or four players and a goal is scored both teams remain with the same number of players.
 if there are five players playing against three, or against three, and the team with the greater number of players scores a goal, the team with three players may be increased by one player only.
 if the team that scores the goal is the one with fewer players, the game continues without changing the number of players.

SAFETY

A player must not use equipment or wear anything that is dangerous to himself or another player (including any kind of jewelry).

BASIC EQUIPMENTS

The basic compulsory equipment of a player comprises the following separate items:

 a jersey or shirt-if inner are worn, the colour of the sleeve must be the same main colour as the sleeve of the jersey or shirt.
 shorts-if undershorts are worn, they must be of the same main colour as the shorts. The goalkeeper is permitted to wear long trousers.
 Stockings.
 shin guards.
 Footwear- canvas or soft leather training or gymnastic shoes with soles of rubber or a similar material.

SHIN GUARDS

 Are covered entirely by the stockings.
 Are made of rubber, plastic or a similar approved material.
 Provide a reasonable degree of protection.

COLOURS :-

 The two teams must wear colours that distinguish them from each other and also the referees and the assistant referees.
 Each goalkeeper must wear colours that distinguish him from the other players, the referees and the assistant referees.

RESTART OF PLAY

If play is stopped by the referees to administer a caution:

 The match is restarted with an indirect free kick taken by a player of the opposing team, form the place where the ball was located when the referees stopped the match (see law 13-position of free kick).

ADVERTISING ON EQUIPMENT

Players must not reveal undergarments showing slogans or advertising. the basic compulsory equipment must not have any political, religious or personal statements.

A player removing his shirt to reveal slogans or advertising will be sanctioned by the competition organizer. The team of a player whose basic compulsory equipment has political, religious or personal slogans or statements will be cautioned by the competition organizer or by AMF.

PITCH SURFACE

matches should be played on flat, smooth and non-abrasive surfaces, preferably made of wood or artificial material, according to the rules of the competition. Concrete or tarmac should be avoided.

Artificial turf pitches are permitted in exceptional cases and for national competitions.

PITCH MARKINGS

The pitch must be rectangular and marked with lines. these lines belong to the areas of which they are boundaries and must be distinguishable from the color of the pitch.

The two longer boundary lines are called touch lines. the two shorter lines are called goal lines.

The pitch is divided into two halves by a halfway line, which joins the midpoints of the two touch lines.

The centre mark is indicated at the midpoint of the halfway line. a circle with a radius of 3 m is marked around it.

A mark must be drawn outside the pitch,5 m from the corner arc and at right angles to the goal line, to ensure that defending players retreat this distance when a corner kick is being taken. the width from the second penalty mark. the width of this mark is 8 cm.

DIMENSIONS

The length of the touch line must be greater than the length of the goal line. All lines must be 8 cm wide.

For non-international matches the dimensions are as follows:

Length (touch line): Minimum 25 m Maximum 42 m

Width (goal line): Minimum 16 m Maximum 25 m

For international matches the dimensions are as follows:

Length (touch line): Minimum 38 m Maximum 42 m

Width (goal line): Minimum 20 m Maximum 25 m

THE PENALTY AREA

Two imaginary lines of 6 m in length are drawn from the outside of each goalpost and at right angles to the goal line; at the end of these lines a quarter circle is drawn in the direction of the nearest touch line, each with a radius of 6 m from the outside of the goalpost. The upper part of each quarter circle is joined by a line 3.16 m in length running parallel to the goal line between the goalposts. The area bounded by these lines and the goal line between the goalpost is the penalty area.

Within each penalty area a mark is made 6 m from the midpoint between the goalposts and equidistant to them.

THE SECOND PENALTY MARK

A second penalty mark is made 10 m from the midpoint between the goalposts and equidistant to them.

THE CORNER ARC

A quarter circle with a radius of 25 cm from each corner is drawn inside the pitch.

Goals

A goal must be placed on the center of each goal line. A goal consist of two upright posts equidistant from the corner and joined at the top by a horizontal crossbar. The goalposts and crossbar must be made of wood , metal or other approved martial. They must be square , rectangular, round or elliptical in shape and must not be dangerous to players. The distance ( inside measurement ) between the poll is 3 m and the distance from the lower edge of the crossbar to the ground is 2 m. Both goalposts and the crossbar gave the same width and depth,8 cm. the nest must be made of hem, jute or nylon or other approved material and are attached to the back of the goalposts and the crossbar with a suitable means of support. they must be properly supported and must not interfere with the goalkeeper.

The goalposts and crossbars must be of a different colour from the pitch. The goals must have a stabilizing system that prevents them from overturning. Portable goals may only be used if they satisfy this requirement.

The substitution zones

 The substitution zones are the areas on the touch line in front of the team benches, the purpose of which is described in law 3.
 They are situated in front of the technical area and are 5 m in length. they are marked at each end with a line 80 cm in length,40 cm of which is drawn on the pitch and 40 cm off the pitch, and 8 cm wide
 The area in front of the timekeeper's table 5 m to either side of the halfway line is kept clear .
 A team's substitution zone is situated in the half of the pitch defended by said team and changes in the second half of the match and periods of extra time, if any.

QUALITIES AND MEASUREMENTS

 Spherical .
 Made of leather of other approved material.
 Of a circumference of not more than 64 cm and not less than 62 cm.
 Not more than 440 g and not less than 400 g in weight at the start of the match.
 Of a pressure equal to 0.6-0.9 atmosphere (600 – 900 g/cm) at sea level .
 The ball may not bounce less than 50 cm or more then 65 cm on the first rebound when dropped forms height of 2 m.

REPLACEMENT OF A DEFECTIVE BALL

If the ball bursts or becomes defective during the course of a match, the match is stopped:

 The match is restarted by dropping the replacement ball at the place where the original ball became defective, unless play was stopped inside the. penalty area, in which case one of the referees drops the replacement ball on the penalty area line at the point nearest to where the original ball was located when play was stopped .
 The match is restarted by retaking the kick if the ball bursts or becomes defection.
 A kick from the second penalty mark or a kick form the penalty mark is being taken and does not touch the goalposts, the crossbar or a player and no infringement is committed. If the ball bursts or becomes defective while not in play (at a kick-off, goal clearance, corner kick, dropped ball, free kick penalty kick or ball inbound)

 The match is restarted in accordance with the futsal laws of the game The ball may not be changed during the match without the authority of the referees.

FUTSAL GROUND