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 of each team
  • Unlimited (rolling) substitutions
  • Maximum of 12 in matchday squad

Game:

  • 3 period, each of 12 minutes
  • No draws in beach soccer
    • 3 minutes of Extra Time
    • Penalties (5 each – followed by Sudden Death)
  • Win in Normal Time is worth 3 points
  • Win in Extra Time is worth w points
  • Win on Penalties is worth 1 point
  • A direct freekick is awarded for every foul
    • Fouled player should take the shot
  • No offisides
  • No walls (blocking freekicks)
  • No footwea
  • Throw-ins taken with hands or feet

*For more a more in-depth analysis of the rules of beach soccer, click here.

FIFA PDF Rules