Laws of the Game

Before the start of each season, FIFA releases an updated version of the Laws Of The Game, the laws by which the game must be played.

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.

There have been a number of changes to the Laws of the Game for the 2016/17 season. To download IFAB's full Laws of the Game document for the 2016/17 season please click HERE.

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