Fooball Laws

There are 17 Laws which are applied to any game of football all the way for the world cup to the local sunday league. These rules continue to be based upon the rules that were first ratified by the International Football Association Board (IFAB) when it was founded in 1886. Over the years the game has changed and so the laws have evolved to cope with the modern game.

The 17 Laws

Law 1 - The Field of Play

Law 2 - The Ball

Law 3 - The Number of Players

Law 5 - The Referee

Law 6 - The Assistant Referees

Law 7 - Duration of the Match

Law 8 - The Start & Restart of Play

Law 9 - The Ball In & Out of Play

Law 10 - The Method of Scoring

Law 11 - Offside

Law 12 - Fouls & Misconduct

Law 13 - Free Kicks

Law 14 - The Penalty Kick

Law 15 - The Throw-In

Law 16 - The Goal Kick

Law 17 - The Corner Kick