IFCPF Rules and Regulations

IFCPF Rules and Regulations

CP Football is played according to the FIFA Laws of the Game. The IFCPF Rules and Regulations have some modifications to make the sport more attractive and accessible for ambulant players with Cerebral Palsy and other neurological conditions.

 

 

 

The Field of Play

Dimensions

Length: Minimum 70m

Width: Minimum 50m

 

 

 

The Ball

The ball should meet the requirements of Law 2 in the IFAB Laws of the game. 

 

 

 

 

The Players

Law 3 of the IFAB Laws of the game applies with the exception of:

 

 

 

  • A match is played by two teams, each consisting of not more than seven players, one of whom is the goalkeeper. A match may not start if either team consists of fewer than 4 players
  • CP Football can be played mixed gender
  • A maximum of five (5) substitutes may be made within a maximum of three (3) opportunities in any match
  • Limited to classes FT5, FT6, FT7 and FT8. Each team must field at least two (2) class FT5 or FT6 player on the field of play at all times during a game, or the team will play with one less player. Each team may have a maximum of one (1) class FT8 player on the field of play at all times during a game.
  • IFCPF Rules on player classification must be adhered to at all times. 

 

 

The Players' Equipment

Law 4 of the IFAB Laws of the Game applies at all times. 

 

 

 

 

 

The Referee

Law 5 of the IFAB Laws of the Game applies at all times. 

 

 

 

 

 

The Other Match Officials

Law 6 of the IFAB Laws of the game applies with the exception of:

 

 

 

  • As offside does not apply to CP-7-a-side Football there is no requirement for the assistant referee to signal when a player may be penalized for being in an offside position.
  • The assistant referee may enter the field to help control the 7m distance. 

 

 

The Duration of the Match

Law 7 of the IFAB Laws of the game applies with the exception of:

 

 

 

  • The match lasts two equal periods of 30 minutes. 

 

 

The Start and Restart of Play

Law 8 of the IFAB Laws of the game applies with the exception of:

 

 

 

  • At kick-off all opponents of the team taking the kick-off are at least 7m from the ball until it is in play. 

 

 

 

The Ball In and Out of Play

Law 9 of the IFAB Laws of the game applies. 

 

 

 

 

 

Determining the Outcome of a Match

Law 10 of the IFAB Laws of the game applies.

 

 

 

 

 

Offside

Law 11 of the IFAB Laws of the game does not apply in IFCPF 7 a side.

 

 

 

 

Fouls and Misconduct

Law 12 of the IFAB Laws of the game applies. 

 

 

 

 

 

Free Kicks

Law 13 of the IFAB Laws of the game applies with the exception of:

 

 

 

  • All opponents must be at least 7m from the ball. 

 

 

The Penalty Kick

Law 14 of the IFAB Laws of the game applies with the exception of:

 

 

 

  • The players other than the kicker must be located at least 7m from the penalty mark. 

 

 

The Throw-In

Law 15 of the IFAB Laws of the game applies with the exception of:

 

 

 

  • A player may choose to roll the ball into play. If rolled into play the ball must touch the ground immediately once it has left the players hand. (Within approximately 1m). 

 

 

 

The Goal Kick

Law 16 of the IFAB Laws of the game applies. 

 

 

 

 

 

The Corner Kick

Law 17 of the IFAB Laws of the game applies with the exception of:

 

 

 

  • Opponents must remain at least 7m, from the corner arc until the ball is in play.