The classic football has taken many forms and one of them is the 7-a-side. The ground dimensions have changed and along with that a few rules? Let’s drive in and see the changes we need to embrace. 

7-a-side can be slightly more tiring than 5-a-side but the fun is unmatched.

Let us take a look at the dimensions of the pitch: 

The recommended dimensions of the pitch are:

  • Pitch Measurement: 55 meter long by 36 meters wide.
  • Penalty Shot: 8 meters from the midpoint of the goal line.
  • Centre Spot: Centre of the pitch, radius 5 meter.
  • Goalkeepers area: Forming a rectangle of  9 meters long and 16.5 meters wide.
  • Goal Post:  Height 1.83 meters and 3.66 meters width.

Rules of 7-a-side:

  1. There is no offside rule.
  2. The goalkeeper is only supposed to pass the ball to other players only using a hand.
  3. Headers are allowed.
  4. The goalkeeper may only kick the ball if he wants to save it.
  5. Charging tackles are awarded a yellow card.


7-a-side has seven players on each team and the game is played for 60 minutes with 15 minutes break. The rules are similar to 5-a-side and even this is played as an informal game.

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