Laws of the Game
for Officials, Referees, Players, and Fans

The Players' Equipment

Equipment

Safety

A player must not use equipment or wear anything which is dangerous to himself or another player (including any kind of jewellery).

Basic Equipment

The basic compulsory equipment of a player is:

Shinguards

Goalkeepers

Infringements/Sanctions

For any infringement of this Law:

Restart of Play

If play is stopped by the referee to administer a caution: the match is restarted by an indirect free kick taken by a player of the opposing side, from the place where the ball was located when the referee stopped the match