Laws of the game

Laws of the Game

OVERVIEW

Pitch:

  • 35-37m in length
  • 26-28m in width
  • Flags mark edge of penalty area and halfway line

Team:

  • 5 players on each team
  • Unlimited (rolling) substitutions*
  • Maximum of 12 in matchday squad

Game:

  • 3 periods of 12 minutes
  • No draws in beach soccer
    • 3 minutes of Extra Time
    • Penalties (5 each – followed by Sudden Death)
  • Win in Normal Time = 3 points
  • Win in Extra Time = 2 points
  • Win on Penalties = 1 point
  • A direct freekick is awarded for every foul
    • Fouled player must take the shot (unless they are injured)
  • No offsides
  • No walls (blocking freekicks)
  • No footwear
  • Throw-ins can be taken with hands or feet

*Temporary suspension of the use of bibs due to the COVID-19


FIFA – Laws of the Game (PDF)

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