A coin is tossed and the team that wins the toss shall decide which
goal it will attack in the fi rst half of the match. The other team shall
kick-off to start the match. The team that wins the toss shall
take the kick-off to start the second half of the match.
At the start of the second half of the match, the teams shall change
ends and attack in the opposite direction.
A kick-off is a way of starting or restarting play:
at the start of the match;
after a goal has been scored
at the start of the second half of the match
at the start of each period of extra time
A goal may be scored directly from the kick-off.
all players shall be in their own half of the fi eld
the opponents of the team taking the kick-off must be at least 3 m
from the ball until it is in play
the ball shall be stationary on the centre mark
the referee shall give a signal
the ball shall be deemed in play from the moment it is kicked and
the kicker may not touch the ball for a second time before it has
been touched by another player
After a team scores a goal, the kick-off shall be taken by the other
If the kicker touches the ball a second time before it has touched
an indirect free kick shall be awarded to the opposing team from
the place where the infringement occurred*
In the event of any other infringement of the kick-off procedure, the
kick-off shall be retaken.