In a professional soccer game of ninety (90) minutes, teams may make a couple of substitutions before the game ends.
The rules guiding the number of allowable substitutions have changed slightly since the coronavirus epidemic of 2020, with some leagues allowing more substitutions to give players a better chance of recovery.
However, there are still a handful of substitution rules in soccer that remain standard procedure.Continue reading
Soccer is also know as the “beautiful game”, and rightly so — most of the time.
During a soccer game, when adrenaline is pumping and emotions are high, people (players, coaches, fans, even referees in some cases!) can get carried away and do something that goes against the rules of the game.
In these cases, the game becomes less “beautiful” and more “brutal” in the way that events unfold.Continue reading
Soccer kick-offs are an indispensable part of every game.
They’re used to start each half of the match as well as restart play after a goal has been scored.
Kick-offs are also used to start each period of extra time if a cup competition or tournament doesn’t have a clear winner after 90 minutes.
Because kick-offs are so crucial to soccer matches, you and your players should know the regulations and sanctions surrounding them.
To help you better understand the rules, here’s everything you need to know about soccer kick-offs!Continue reading
While mastering how to do a throw-in is a fundamental skill, it’s just as important to know what you can and can’t do when you take the throw.
As every soccer player knows, there’s nothing more embarrassing than committing an infraction and having the referee call a foul throw because you took it incorrectly or overstepped the line.
Getting it right time and time again is key, and this is highlighted by the fact that on average, there are between 40 and 50 throw-ins during any Premier League match.
To help you master the soccer throw in rules, let’s take a look at what you can and can’t do when lining up to take a throw in soccer.Continue reading
Casual kickabouts with friends (and non-friends) can involve almost any number of soccer players because they’re mostly played for fun. But when it comes to proper soccer matches… You need to follow the Laws of the Game. Teams must have the correct number of players on the pitch. Different age groups and leagues can have their own rules about […]Continue reading