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Question Number: 12068

Law 2 - The Ball 1/19/2006

RE: rec Adult

Ronan Shaughnessy of Galway, Connaught Ireland asks...

What shape does a football have to be?

Answer provided by Referee Keith Contarino

The ball is:
made of leather or other suitable material;
of a circumference of not more than 70 cm (28 ins) and not less
than 68 cm (27 ins);
not more than 450 g (16 oz) in weight and not less than 410 g
(14 oz) at the start of the match;
of a pressure equal to 0.6 ? 1.1 atmosphere (600 ? 1100 g/cm2) at
sea level (8.5 lbs/sq in ? 15.6 lbs/sq in).

This is Law 2 from Laws of The Game

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Answer provided by Referee Debbie Hoelscher

Law 2: ....spherical...unless you are in the U.S....then it's a funny bouncy oblong thing.


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