Soccer Rule 17 – Everything You Need To Know

Soccer, like in all sports, you have to follow some rules or rules for the game to go well. Depending on each sport, the rules will vary. In the case of soccer, there are a total of seventeen rules. All, without exception, are equally important. Although if we have to base ourselves on the most essential, we would have to opt for at least ten.

First of all, soccer is a team game. It is one of the best known and recognized sports worldwide, with millions of people who not only watch it on television, but also practice it. More and more women are also practicing it and even succeeding at a competitive level. In fact, it is not that it is one of the best known around the world; it is that it is the most recognized.

Among the different championships that are made of soccer we can find the soccer world cup (FIFA), the European Championship (very important at European level with all the teams), the UEFA of the champions league or as others call it, the cup of the world. In fact, it is one of the most important championships that take place every four years, the King’s Cup and the professional league.

For example; the serves and to know what type of serves there are (throw-in, corner kick and goal kick), how long the game lasts (there are two halves and each time is forty-five minutes), there are waits to rest and a time of half an hour to rest, when the game resumes and in which area of ​​the field each team plays (a coin is always thrown to decide and the captains are in charge of deciding).

How to know if the goal is valid, if it has gone in, if it is valid or not, if there is an offside, if fouls have been made, if the referee gives a yellow or red card, expulsions, free throws, shots penalties etc. And so, too long etcetera. It should not be forgotten that, although fewer rules can be named, really if we are governed by FIFA, who are the ones who decide and accept (or not), they are accepted and cataloged, seventeen. Do not raise or ten as some say out there. If you have any doubts, you can always take a look at yourself and get rid of doubts.

To play soccer well, it is essential either to have read a little about the subject or to have played it before (or train and have the coach explain and teach you). But if you don’t know the basic rules of football, you will hardly be able to play well. Among all the rules or norms, there is the so-called rule number seventeen. What is this rule? If you know football well or practice this sport, you should already know it. Otherwise, we’ll explain it to you. Rule number seventeen is related to the corner kick.


  1. The type of football is conventional; we are not referring to futsal.
  2. To quickly locate where the corner kick would be, you will have to look so that you have it clearer, in the corners of the field. In addition, you will locate it without problems because in the field (on the ground, on the ground) there are marks and because, in addition, to give you more clues, there are flags. Now I’m sure you won’t be so lost if you don’t know much about football.
  3. As a trick, we are sorry to tell you that there is not. You can only learn if you practice or spend hours watching how they play or, something more theoretical, it would be reading. A little review of the rules does not hurt.
  4. To talk about a corner kick, you have to explain it a bit, although we will try to make it as brief and clear as possible. But to understand it, you have to know, among other things, what is a corner kick? How many different kicks are there? Who decides what a corner kick is?
  5. From the outset, we tell you that you will have to do a corner kick if the ball has passed the goal line and touched a player who was defending the goal at that moment. Here it is taken into account whether it has passed through the air, as if it has passed through the ground. Corner kicks are dangerous for opponents…because many goals are scored by taking a corner kick, a goal kick or a lateral kick, it will always be the referee or referees.
  6. What is a goal kick? For it to be said that there has to be a goal kick, the ball (and/or the ball) has to have passed through the baseline, but at the same time, it has to have passed through the goal of the opponents’ zone. The referee decides whether to continue play with the so-called goal kick.
  7. Now, knowing what a goal kick would be, we also need to know what a lateral kick is. The so-called sidekicks are not made, unlike the others, with the legs. That is, the ball is not kicked. As opposed to that, it is done by throwing the ball with the arms. Hard. In order for a throw-in to be made, the ball had to go down the side and get lost or go outside the lines. Who throws the throw-in will depend on who had the ball at the time. That is to say, if we use team A and team B as an example. Team A is dominating the ball, it is the one who carries it and it escapes… who will then throw the throw-in, it will be team B.
  8. Now we go to the service that interests us. The corner kicks. Be careful, this type of service also receives other names. It may be called a corner kick or as it is more commonly called, a corner kick.
  9. When is it called a corner or corner kick? When a team, or rather, when a player, carries the ball, is approaching the goal area and a player from the other team, to prevent the opponent from scoring, seizes the ball, kicks it and takes it out of there. Of course, not inside the field, taking her off the field lines.
  10. Knowing in a much summarized way, the types of serves that exist and what rule number seventeen means, we are going to tell you more things so that you can understand it much better. As we discussed above, the only person who decides everything is the referee. Well, in the matches, there will be several referees. One will be in charge of being able to point out fouls and see or look to score if the ball goes out of the field, goes out of the lines, hits the post, etc. And the same goes for another referee to be the one to say which team has to do the types of serves (the sideline, the corner or the goal).
  11. It is very important to know if the ball is in or out of play. How do you know this? The referees will always check if the ball has bounced off the flag that is in the corner, the crossbar to the field of play or the goal post. If so, then the ball represents that it is in play. To be offside, when in doubt, the referee will place the flag and look. Nobody can touch anything. And he will be the one who will decide if it was on or off the game.
  12. The referee will remove the flag. How to know what it means? You have to see if it is close to the position of the assistant referee or if it is far from the position. If he is close to the position, the corner kick will have to be signaled directly, but if he has any doubts, he will raise the flag, always looking at the zone and what the referee has decided will always be done.
  13. Now we assume that it is out of position. The first thing will always be again, signal it. If the move has been clear, it is signaled and nothing else is necessary. When in doubt, without looking away, the referee will have to inspect and make the decision himself.
  14. Another way to understand it more clearly. If the ball is seen to be in the corner quadrant area at the nearest corner post, the post cannot be moved.
  15. While all this is happening, those who are from the other team, the opponents, cannot be near the corner quadrant area. Moreover, they have clear measurements; they are nine meters and not much. The lines also go straight from the band area and the goal area.
  16. One of the opponent’s players cannot hit the ball because the opponent is playing. But when the ball is on the field of play and has already been kicked by a player, it is when the game can begin. Stated this way it is not very clear, but it is much simpler than it seems when you can see it on television or in person.
  17. If you were wondering, can a goal be scored while taking a corner kick… the answer is yes? In fact, there are many players who score by making these serves.
  18. When the player has to take the corner kick, the assistant referee will stand behind the flag that is in the corner zone (you will see it because it will be lining up with the goal line). The referees must never interrupt the plays of the players, nor get in the way, nor stand in the way, etc. Although it is true that they have been seen on some occasions, like some referee, looking more at the field than at the plays themselves, he has become one more or even worse player for the players, who have gotten into the middle of a play, they have failed, they have missed the player, they have made the play lose, etc.
  19. You will also have heard or you should know that there are some serves that are called free or indirect. How are these served differently? Well, depending on how the referee acts. You have to pay attention to him. If after a foul by the player the referee raises his arm and extends it in a vertical position, he is saying that it is an indirect kick. On the other hand, if the referee sees him with his arm extended in a position indicative of the specific area, he is implying that it is a direct shot.

What do you need

  • Know the rules of soccer to know what they mean and how many there are.
  • You have to like football.


The rules of soccer (or football as it is also called) have a total of seventeen basic rules. These seventeen are the ones that FIFA accepted, that is, it is at an official level and they are accepted.

Obviously, this does not mean that in order to play in a petit committee, as they say, or for children to play when they are young, they may have certain licenses and not be followed to the letter until they are adults or older. For those who may have doubts about the rules, they can always look at FIFA. That is where they will appear detailed and you can check it.

The referees can never be dressed the same as the players, nor similar or equal to the goalkeepers. In turn, the goalkeepers cannot be dressed the same as the players. And in case you had any doubts, we will solve it for you now.

If you play football or want to, and you wear earrings, this applies to both men and women; you will not be able to play with them. Always remove them before playing and going out to the field to train. Above all, if the earrings are large, they dangle or you can catch them. The idea is not unreasonable. Everything is, to avoid greater evils. Wounds, that you can get caught in the clothes of your partner or opponent, that you have a tear, etc.

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