Law 7 - Duration of the Game
The duration of the game shall be two equal periods of 45
minutes, unless otherwise mutually agreed upon, subject to the
- Allowance shall be made in either period for all time
lost through substitution, the transport from the field
of injured players, time-wasting or other cause, the
amount of which shall be a matter for the discretion of
- Time shall be extended to permit a PK being taken at or
after the expiration of the normal period in either half.
At half-time the interval shall not exceed five minutes except
by consent of the referee.
Decisions of the International F.A. Board
- If a match has been stopped by the referee, before the
completion of the time specified in the rules, for any
reason stated in Law 5, it must be replayed in full
unless the rules of the competition concerned provide for
the result of the match at the time of such stoppage to
- Players have a right to an interval at half-time.
[Rules.] [Law 6:
The Linesmen.] [Law 8: The Start of Play.]