Rules of Soccer By: Carson

Before I teach you the rules of soccer, you will need to understand how soccer works.

The Main objective of the game is to try to shoot/kick the ball into the goal, But it is not as easy as it sounds because there are defenders and a goalie. Even in professional soccer scoring a goal is very rare.

Now let's dive into the rules of Soccer.

The first thing you need to know is that if a ref gives out a red card to a player that player can no longer play, and that team has to play with one less player.

If a ref gives out a yellow card to a player that means that player gets a warning and can still play. If that same play gets another yellow the ref switches the two yellow for a red and that person is taken out of the game.

Now I will teach you the difference between red and yellow cards.

You can get a yellow card for Unsporting behavior, dissent by words or actions, persistently breaking rules, delaying the restart of play, defenders failing to stay the proper distance from free kicks corner kick throw in, entering or reentering the field without the refs permission, or deliberately leaving the field without refs permission.

You can get red cards for serious foul play, violent conduct, spitting at anyone, deliberately touching the ball with your hand, fouling a player to prevent an obvious goal, or two yellow cards in one game.

Now when there is a penalty there is either an indirect free kick or a direct free kick. Direct kick means that you can shoot and score without anyone having to touch the ball before. Indirect kick means that you can not score until someone touches, but when someone touches it you can score.

The three players in white jerseys are making a wall to protect the goal. The wall must be at least ten feet away from the ball.

If the ref puts his arm up in a 90 degree angle it is a direct kick. If he puts his arm down in a 90 degree angle it is a indirect kick.

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Goal. Digital image. Web. 17 Feb. 2017. <http://www.publicdomainpictures.net/pictures/20000/velka/soccer.jpg>.

Ref. Digital image. Web. 23 Feb. 2017. <https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/34/Massimo_Busacca,_Referee,_Switzerland_(10).jpg/640px-Massimo_Busacca,_Referee,_Switzerland_(10).jpg>.

Soccer. Digital image. Web. 17 Feb. 2017. <https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/30/First_game_of_the_2010_FIFA_World_Cup,_South_Africa_vs_Mexico4.jpg>.

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