Laws of the Game

The Laws of the Game for 11v11 are set by the International Football Associations Board, which features representatives from The Football Associations of England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and FIFA.

These Laws are followed in every country of the world that is affiliated to FIFA. Amendments are made to the Laws for each season.  Every referee must apply the Laws of the Game in every game of 11v11 football that is played.

Mini soccer is a form of football that allows young players to play football in a supportive, fun and learning environment. The FA have developed Laws of Mini Soccer to facilitate a framework to enable this format of football to be played.

FIFA compose the Laws of the Game for Futsal and are updated at least every other season. The FA writes its own Laws of the Game for Small Sided Football, which are applicable in England. Want to learn more about the different formats in football then see our small sided pages.

PDF versions of the Laws of the Game can be found by clicking on the link below.

Laws of the Game 2014 - 2015

Laws of the Game Amendments 2014 - 2015