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Laws of the Game

Preface
Law 1:
The Field of Play
Law 2:
The Ball
Law 3:
The Number of Players
Law 4:
The Players' Equipment
Law 5:
The Referee
Law 6:
The Assistant Referees
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:
The Method of Scoring
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
Procedures to Determine the Winner of a Match
The Technical Area
The Fourth Official
RULES OF THE
INTERNATIONAL
FOOTBALL
ASSOCIATION BOARD

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