Open training session as Liverpool prepare for Napoli
Champions League holders Liverpool begin the defence of their sixth European Cup title on Tuesday when they travel to Napoli, and Jurgen Klopp’s side prepared for their trip with an open training session at their Melwood base. Liverpool beat Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur in June’s final, and in... Read more
Changes to laws of the game
Ahead of the new campaign, here’s a re-cap of the main changes to laws of the game for the 2019/20 season… Dropped ball – Laws 8 & 9 Changes If play is stopped inside the penalty area, the ball will be dropped for the goalkeeper If play is stopped... Read more
Game Of Cones football practice
‘Game of Cones’ is a simple but really fun an effective football warm-up game to get kids focused and ready for their training sessions. Great to use with children of all ages, Game of Cones works across all four corners of player development; physical, technical, social and mental. Players... Read more
The Key Points of FIFA’s Futsal Laws of the Game
The FIFA Futsal Laws of the Game are open to adaptation and are regularly changing and developing. Here we look at some of the key points of the Laws, and you can delve deeper via the links below. Futsal is a five-a-side game, usually played on a flat indoor... Read more
FIFA Futsal Laws of the Game: The Pitch
Pitch surface Matches should be played on flat, smooth and non-abrasive surfaces, preferably made of wood or artificial material, according to the rules of the competition. Artificial turf pitches are permitted in exceptional cases and only for national competitions. Pitchmarkings The pitch must be rectangular and marked with lines.... Read more
FIFA Futsal Laws of the Game: The Ball
Qualities and measurements The ball is: spherical made of leather or other approved material of a circumference of not more than 64cm and not less than 62cm not more than 440g and not less than 400g in weight at the start of the match of a pressure equal to... Read more
FIFA Futsal Laws of the Game: The Players
Players A match is played by two teams, each consisting of not more than five players, one of whom is the goalkeeper. A match may not start if either team consists of fewer than three players. The match is abandoned if one of the teams has fewer than three... Read more
FIFA Futsal Laws of the Game: Players Equipment
Safety A player must not use equipment or wear anything that is dangerous to himself or another player (including any kind of jewellery). Basic equipment The basic compulsory equipment of a player comprises the following separate items: A jersey or shirt – if undergarments are worn, the colour of the... Read more
FIFA Futsal Laws of the Game: Match Officials
The authority of the referees Each match is controlled by two referees, the referee and the second referee, who have full authority to enforce the Futsal Laws of the Game in connection with the match to which they have been appointed. Powers and duties The referees: enforce the Futsal... Read more
FIFA Futsal Laws of the Game: Duration of Play
Periods of play The match lasts two equal periods of 20 minutes, unless otherwise mutually agreed between the referee and the two teams. Any agreement to alter the duration of the periods of play must be made before the start of play and must comply with the competition rules. Ending... Read more