The field shall be rectangular. The length of the touch line shall be greater than the length of the goal line.
Non - International Matches
The pitch shall be marked with lines. These lines belong to the areas of which they are boundaries. The two longer boundary lines are called touch lines. The two shorter lines are called goal lines.
All lines shall be 8 cm wide. The pitch shall be divided into two halves by the halfway line. The centre mark shall be indicated at the midpoint of the halfway line. A circle with a radius of 3m (9.8 feet) shall be marked around it.
The Penalty Area shall be marked out at each end of the pitch as follows:
Quarter circles, with a 6m (18 feet) radius, shall be drawn centred on the outside of each goal post. The quarter circles shall be drawn from the goal line to meet two imaginary lines 6m (19.6 feet) in length drawn at right angles to the goal line from the outside of the goalpost. The upper part of each quarter circle shall be joined by a 3.16-m (10.3 feet) line running parallel to the goal line between the goalposts. The curved line marking the outer limit of the penalty area is known as the penalty area line.
The Penalty Mark A mark shall be drawn 6m (19.6 feet) from the midpoint between the goalposts and equidistant from them.
The Second Penalty Mark A second mark shall be drawn on the pitch 10m (32.8 feet) from the midpoint between the goalposts and equidistant from them.
The Substitution Zones are the areas on the touch line in front of the team benches that the players shall use to enter and leave the pitch.
The substitution zones are situated in front of the team benches and are 5m (16.4 feet) in length. They shall be marked at each end with a line 8 cm wide and 80 cm in length, 40 cm of which is drawn onthe pitch and 40 cm off the pitch the area in front of the timekeeper’s table 5m (16.4 feet) to either side of the halfway line shall be kept clear.
The Goals shall be placed in the middle of each goal line. They shall consist of two upright posts equidistant from each corner and joined at the top by a horizontal crossbar.
The distance (inside measurement) between the posts shall be 3m (9.8 feet) and the distance from the lower edge of the crossbar to the ground shall be 2m (6.5 feet).
The goalposts and the crossbar shall have the same width and depth, 8 cm. The goal lines shall be the same width as the goalposts and the crossbar. Nets, made of hemp, jute or nylon, shall be attached to the back of the goalposts and crossbar. The lower part of the nets shall be attached to curved tubing or another suitable means of support.
The depth of the goal, i.e. the distance between the inside edge of the goalposts and the back of the net, shall be at least 80 cm at the top and 100 cm at ground level.