Laws of the game

All football matches, whether games in the World Cup, Champions League, Premiership, Local Sunday League or a School match are played under one set of rules, namely the Laws of the Game. These laws, written by FIFA, the Governing Body of world football, apply to all games, wherever in the world the match is played and whatever level of competition.

All referees must have a thorough knowledge of the 17 Laws of the Game if they are to successfully officiate in a game. You can refer to the Laws of the Game by using the following link:

The FIFA Website – Laws of the Game