The size of a football field
For domestic competitions held under the auspices of the International football Federation FIFA, the minimum length of the field is 90 meters or 100 yards, the maximum is 120 meters or 130 yards, the field width should not be less than 45 meters or 50 yards, and not exceed 90 meters or 100 yards.
During the international matches, the rules are a bit stricter. The field length must be between 100-110 meters of 110-120 yards or in the width — in the range of 64-75 meters or 70-80 yards.
There are recommended values, which, however, are conditional. According to him, length equal to 150 meters and a width of 68 meters.
Why teams use different sizes of the field?
The use of different dimensions of the field different teams is not accidental. Football is of great importance tactic. The width and the length of a football field seriously affects it. Teams prefer the long positional attack, it is easier to play on the wide fields. The extra few meters, give players extra space that you can use for creating free zones.
Narrow the field prefer a counterattacking team. On these fields much easier to defend. Zone is much narrower, and through them more difficult to get players attacking teams.
Long field convenient for teams that like to use vertical transmission. This way you can throw the ball from their goal to a stranger in the free zone behind the defenders.
The sizes of the internal field lines
In addition to length and width, there are inner zones of the field, which have clear standards. The field is divided into two equal parts, which are mirror image. The radius of the Central circle is 9,15 meters.
Located opposite the gates of the goalkeeper's area. Its lateral line is located at a distance of 5.5 metres or 6 yards from the inner sides of the goalposts. At a distance of 5.5 meters they are connected with a line which is parallel to the edge of the field. In this zone it is impossible to push the goalkeeper. In addition, it serves for orientation of the goalkeeper on the field, residing with his back to goal.
On each half of the field is marked penalty area — the area in which allowed the goalkeeper's hands, and breaking the rules the defending team is punished by a penalty. Her sides are at a distance of 16.5 meters or 18 yards from the inner sides of each of the stands parallel to the goal line. These sides are connected with perpendicular lines in the field at a distance of 16.5 metres, forming a rectangle.
In addition, in the penalty area is the 11-meter mark, which make their way from the penalty spot. It is at the distance of 11 meters in the center from the goal line. Football rules players must not approach the ball more than 9,15 meters. So outside the penalty area held an arc with that radius, centered on the 11-meter mark.
Advice 2: Requirements for football field: dimensions and coating
Prelaunch excitement of the leaders of many Russian football clubs is not only the start of the season their team, but with where it starts, what pitch. After all, permission to hold home matches on their own stadium can only be obtained in the case of the absolute it is ready. Including under the cover and layout all the necessary requirements of the Federation and the League.
Football is one of the most elderly and conservative sports. Its rules were established in October 1863 in distinguished for its commitment to British traditions and changed rarely and with great difficulty. Especially in regard to the pitch markings prescribed in the first paragraph. Finally, they were formulated by FIFA, the International football Federation, June 1, 2013.
In particular, the established rules of 1863 the length of a football field, in form of rectangle is a distance of at least 100 and not more than 130 English yards. In terms of away — from 90 to 120. The field width is from 45 to 90 meters (50-100 yards). The optimum ratio of length and width — 105h68 m.
Where more stringent requirements are imposed to the stadium, which hosts international matches involving the top professional club teams and national teams. For compliance with the criteria is monitored not only by national, but international Federation. In Europe, for example, this is the work of UEFA, the Union of the continental football Association. UEFA allowed field length from 100 to 110 m (110-120 yards). Width — from 64 to 75 m (70-80 yards).
The markup for the label
The last change in the markup field was made in 1901 and 1937, when the penalty area and the penalty arc from the point at which breaking penalty kicks—penalty. Make it the same lines, the width of which shall not exceed 12 centimeters (5 inches). Two long lines that are the boundaries of the field are called side. Two short lines. And the first should be longer than the second.
There is also the middle line that connects the two side, on which is marked the centre of the pitch diameter of 0.3 m (1 ft). It is surrounded by a circle of diameter of 9.15 m (10 yards). It is from here that is starting to hit the ball early in the first and all subsequent, in the case of extra time in Cup games, halves. It also resumes the match the team, propustila goal.
If to maneuver the ten outfield players there is the whole field, the goalkeeper is the space limited to not only the gate, but again two rectangles. One of them is called the goal area. Another, larger, — the penalty area. The only goalkeeper can catch, return it and enter the ball in hands.
The dimensions of the first square, where are all the so-called free-kicks (7,32x2,44 m), equal to 18,32х5,5 m (20x6 yards). Dimensions second, where at a distance of 11 metres (12 yards) from the goal line is a "point" to the execution of a penalty, be 40,32 16.5 m (44х18 yards).
Another special football area technical is located in one meter from the bench for each team. A meter away from the technical area held and the side line of the field. This area is used mainly by coaches to give instructions to the players.
Look at the angle.
Under the concept of "standard clause" in football are subject to penalty, penalty, free and corner kicks. The latter are performed after the installation of the ball in a special arc drawn at each of the corners of the field. The radius of these arcs is 1 meter (1 yard). There are angles and showing the flag poles with attached flags bright colors.
Natural and artificial
The ground cover fields for football — a natural herbal blend. For creating, use various combinations of clover, bluegrass, fescue, bent grass and ryegrass, capable of withstanding prolonged exposure to not only the players and referees, but the weather.
This herbal mixture should have a high quality traction boots and must have good springiness for both players and the ball. Gaming turf pitch in two ways — grow the grass right at the stadium or bring it in the form of rolls of turf and rolled on the field.
Not the warmest the Russian climate does not allow to play football, especially early spring and late autumn, stadiums with natural grass. That is why many main or spare and training soccer fields in our country are done either with a heating system of underground drainage pipes, or with artificial "grass".
It consists of plastic fibers green in color, attached to each other and components of synthetic carpet with the seal of sand and rubber crumb. In addition, there is a mixed coverage, when natural turf sewed for better quality and longer lasting use — artificial "grass".