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Soccer Rules: Goal Keeper Rules

The goalkeeper is a special player on the soccer field and has special rules that apply. The goalkeeper is just like any other player, except when he/she is inside the penalty box. The number one main difference is that inside the penalty box the goalkeeper can touch the ball with any

Soccer Rules: Players and Substitutions

Number of Soccer Players In a typical soccer game there are 11 players for each team. One player is designated as the goalkeeper. The rest of the players are not mentioned in the rules. Player positions and roles are defined by the team and coach, not by the rules. Some kids' soccer

The Soccer Field

How big is the soccer field? The soccer field, or football pitch, is flexible in size. It is 100 to 130 yards (90-120m) long and 50 to 100 yards (45-90m) wide. In international play the field dimensions are a bit stricter in that the length must be 110 to 120 yards

Soccer Equipment

The soccer ball is spherical (round) and made of leather. For FIFA soccer, the ball must have a circumference of 27 to 28 inches and weigh between 14 and 16 ounces. However, there are other sizes that are used for different ages of kid's competition. Size 3 - this is