Soccer Humour. The World Cup Laws

The Laws of Football:

At one point during a football (soccer) match in America, the coach said to one of his young players, 'Do you understand what cooperation is? What a team is?'
The little boy nodded in the affirmative. '
Do you
understand that what matters is how we play together as a team?'
The little boy nodded yes.

'So, 'the coach continued, 'When offside is given, or a foul is not seen, you don't
argue or swear or attack the
referee. Do you understand all that?'
Again the little boy nodded.

'Good, 'said the coach, 'Now go over there and explain it to your mother.'

Law Changes - Nobody Know the Rules.  Pre-requisite of the job that no referee should actually know the rules.


1923 - Offside Changed from 3 players to 2

1990 - Level now

Offside means that any part of his head, body or feet is nearer to his opponents'
goal line than both the ball and the second last opponent. The arms are not included in this definition.
Bound to be at least one contentious offside.

Not actively involved.  One Goal will be allowed with a player in an offside position without interfering.  Not interfering, what's
he doing on the

Goal keepers


1992 Back pass


All opponents must stand no less that 1.83 metres (2 yds) from the
point at which the throw-in is taken.


1995 - Three from Seven

Red - Yellow Cards

Extra Time


Golden Goal - 1998 France v Paraguay


Crossbar 1875

Penalty Kick 1891

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