Laws of the Game

The Laws of the Game for 11v11 are set by the international Football Associations Board, which features representatives from The Football Associations of England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and FIFA.

These Laws are followed in every country of the world that is affiliated to FIFA.

Every referee must apply the Laws of the Game in every game of 11v11 football that is played.

Recently, former Premier League/FIFA Referee David Elleray has been overseeing the review of the Laws of the Game and from July 1st 2016 these will replace the current Laws and ALL referees are expected to learn and understand these for the new season.


NOTE: With the introduction of the new Laws of the Game at The UEFA European Championships, read Refereeing Magazine here to understand what the new Laws mean and the changes to the game that will take effect this summer!

Learn more about the 16-17 Laws of the Game here.

FIFA compose the Laws of the Game for Futsal and are updated at least every other season.

Click here to view the Laws of the Game for Futsal 2014-2015.

Mini soccer is a form of football that allows young players to play football in a supportive, fun and learning environment. The FA have developed Laws of mini soccer to facilitate a framework to enable this format of football to be played.

Please find the Mini Soccer rules below.

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