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1

How many players does each soccer team start with?

11

2

How long is each half in a soccer game?

45 minutes

3

How long is regulation time in a soccer game?

90 minutes

4

What is extra or stoppage time in soccer?

time added on by the center referee at the end of each half to compensate for stoppages in play

5

How many referees are there in a FIFA soccer match?

three (a referee and two assistant referees) or four (if a replacement referee is used)

6

What is a yellow card?

A caution given by the referee for an infraction by a player in a soccer game

7

What is a red card?

ejection of a player from a soccer game

8

How many yellow cards are equivalent to one red card in soccer?

two yellow cards = one red

9

Where may a soccer goalkeeper handle the ball?

the 18-yard box or the penalty box of their own goal

10

What is penalty kick in soccer?

a free shot taken from 12 yards from the goal

11

When is a penalty kick awarded in soccer?

when either a foul or hand ball is committed by a team inside their own 18-yard box

12

How long is an overtime period in soccer?

15 minutes

13

How many overtime periods are played in the event of a tie in a soccer game?

two periods

14

What occurs after two overtime periods when a soccer game is still tied?

a penalty shootout

15

When does a soccer penalty shootout turn into sudden death?

if the fifth kicker on each team has shot, and the game is still tied

16

What is the touch line in soccer?

the boundary that runs the length of the field

17

What is the end line in soccer?

the boundary that runs the width of the field; the boundary where the goals are located

18

What are the responsibilities of each soccer team captain?

to speak to the referee as the representative of his or her team

19

When is a ball considered out of bounds in soccer?

when it has entirely crossed a boundary line (a ball is in play even if it is touching a boundary line)

20

What happens when the ball goes out of bounds on the touch line in a soccer game?

a throw-in is awarded to the team that did not touch it last

21

What is a goal kick in soccer?

a free kick by one's own team from the corner of its own six-yard box

22

What is a corner kick in soccer?

a free kick by the opposing team from the corner where the touch line and one's own end line meet

23

How does each soccer half begin?

with a kick-off from the center circle

24

When does a goal kick in soccer occur?

when the ball has gone out of bounds across one's goal line and was last touched by the opposing team

25

When does a corner kick in soccer occur?

when the ball has gone out of bounds across one's own goal line and was last touched by one's own team