Players

A match shall be played by two teams, each consisting of no more
than fi ve players, one of whom is the goalkeeper.


Substitution procedure

Substitutes may be used in any match that is part of an offi cial competition organised by FIFA, a confederation or a member association.

The maximum number of substitutes permitted is seven. The number
of substitutions that may be made during a match is unlimited.

A player who has been replaced may return to the pitch as a substitute
for another player. A substitution may be made at any time, regardless
of whether the ball is in play or not, provided that the following
conditions are observed:
  the player leaving the pitch does so via his own team’s substitution
    zone.
  the player entering the pitch does so via his own team’s substitution
    zone but not until the player leaving the pitch has completely
    crossed the touch line
  a substitute is subject to the authority and jurisdiction of the     referees, whether he is called upon to play in a match or not
 the substitution is completed when the substitute enters the pitch,
    at which moment he becomes an active player and the player
    whom he is replacing ceases to be an active player

A goalkeeper may change places with any other player.

 
 
 
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