U.S. Soccer

Overview

The Laws of the Game are authorized on an annual basis by the International Football Association Board (IFAB) and provided by the Fédération Internationale de Football Associations (FIFA).

The 2016-2017 Laws of the Game are organized as follows:

  • Law 1 – The Field of Play
  • Law 2 – The Ball
  • Law 3 – The Players
  • Law 4 – The Players' Equipment
  • Law 5 – The Referee
  • Law 6 – The Other Match Officials
  • Law 7 – The Duration of the Match
  • Law 8 – The Start and Restart of Play
  • Law 9 – The Ball In and Out of Play
  • Law 10 – Determining the Outcome of a Match
  • Law 11 – Offside
  • Law 12 – Fouls and 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
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