A player must not use equipment or wear anything which is dangerous to himself or another player (including any kind of jewellery).


The basic compulsory equipment of a player is:
- a jersey or shirt
- shorts - if thermal undershorts are worn, they are of the same main colour as the shorts
- stockings
- shinguards
- footwear


- are covered entirely by the stockings
- are made of a suitable material (rubber, plastic, or similar substances)
- provide a reasonable degree of protection


- each goalkeeper wears colours which distinguish him from the other players, the referee and the assistant referees


For any infringement of this Law:
- play need not be stopped
- the player at fault is instructed by the referee to leave the field of play to correct his equipment
- the player leaves the field of play when the ball next ceases to be in play, unless he has already corrected his equipment
- any player required to leave the field of play to correct his equipment does not re-enter without the referee's permission
- the referee checks that the player's equipment is correct before allowing him to re-enter the field of play
- the player is only allowed to re-enter the field of play when the ball is out of play
A player who has been required to leave the field of play because of an infringement of this Law and who enters (or re-enters) the field of play without the referee's permission is cautioned and shown the yellow card.


If play is stopped by the referee to administer a caution:
- the match is restarted by an indirect free kick taken by a player of the opposing side, from the place where the ball was located when the referee stopped the match 


Players must not reveal undershirts which contain slogans or advertising. A player removing his jersey to reveal slogans will be sanctioned by the competition organiser.

Jerseys must have sleeves.