One spherical ball, two teams with eleven players from each team playing to get the ball into the net. This magical game is none other than the famous Association football or soccer game, which is world’s favorite sport. The game has a huge fan following.
Football in the world stage is being governed by FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association), which is an International Federation of Association Football. FIFA is created as per Switzerland law. Its headquarters are in Zürich. Football world cup hosted once in four years is one of the most popular sports ever being played. In England, the modern version of the game was modified while the rule of the game is still rooted in the standards set in mid nineteenth century.
Law of Football Game
The FIFA matches are governed by the football laws governed by FIFA. FIFA board consists of four members. All four members are from United Kingdom’s football association that includes Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and England. United Kingdom’s football association gets such high privilege as an honor to their contribution to the development of the modern soccer.
A rectangle grass field either naturally created or artificially made plays the stage for the football matches. The game focuses on kicking the soccer ball by the teammates into the opposite team’s net to score a point. In this popular game, the goalkeeper plays important role in defending the goal for his team. He also gets to use his arms to save the goal. Players are allowed to use only their legs to move the ball, occasionally the players get to use their torso and head to hit the ball midair. The team, which has scores, more number of goals will be declared winners of the match. If there is a tie then either the game is declared draw or the players get extra time or shootout from penalty.
Penalties in football matches play important role in deciding the flow or fate of the game. Following situations will lead to penalties in any match.
· blocking the player below his waist
· team delaying the game
· when player encroaches into the scrimmage line
· Player trying to pull out the face mask
· Player trespassing into the scrimmage line without coming in contact with the another player before snapping the ball
· When hand is used to block or grab opponent team member
· When ineligible player down fields
· Before snap, two player running at the same time
· Illegal ball shift
· Illegal ball catch
· Use of feet and hand
· Interference pass of the game
· Intentional foul play
· Spearing another player with helmet
· Players tripping each other using leg
· Behaving rude on the field
These are the some of the foul plays committed on the field by players. Players are given yellow or red card as warning. Penalties govern the game to some extend as the game gains momentum players tend to make fouls.