Version 2. Updated Sept 1 2014.
Number of players
We follow FIFA’s rules: the decisions of the referees regarding facts connected with play are final.
7 - timekeeper and third referee
The duration of the match
The start and restart of play
The ball in and out of play
The method of scoring
Fouls and misconduct
The penalty kick
The goal clearance
The corner kick
Appendix - Procedure to determine the winner of a match
For knock-out games in which each team has scored an equal number of goals at full time, we determine the winner using “kicks from the penalty mark”.
Each team’s first three kicks must be taken by a different player.
If, before both teams have taken three kicks, one has scored more goals than the other could score even if it were to complete its three kicks, no more kicks are taken.
If, after both teams have taken three kicks, both have scored the same number of goals, or have not scored any goals, kicks continue to be taken until one team has scored a goal more than the other. These additional kicks may be taken by any player on the team, even if he has already taken one.