Who can play? Pitch size, Team size, Blue Cards, Penalty Kicks, Fair Play... Find everything you need to know about the street soccer rules at the Homeless World Cup tournament.
The Homeless World Cup football tournament has its own special rules:
Games of two halves of 7 minutes each plus one minute interval in between. Teams can be all male, all female or mixed always consisting of 8 players in total with a maximum of 4 players per team on the court (3 + a goalkeeper).
Related to the tournament points, the winning team receives 3 points; the losing one zero. If a match ends in a draw, it is decided by a sudden-death penalty shoot out until one team has a one goal advantage after both teams have taken the same number of penalty kicks. In matches decided by a penalty shoot out the winning team gets two points and the losing team gets one point.
It also has special Court Proportions:
- Size of court: 22 (long) x 16 (wide) meters
- Goal size: 4 m wide x 1.30m height, depth approx. 1 m
- Penalty area: half circle with 4m radius
- Size of ball: Size 5
A very important rule is that players can't take part in more than one Homeless World Cup tournament.
To download the complete list of rules, please follow this link.