The international ruling body of soccer, the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), determines the official rules that govern the way the game is played. This book is in accordance with those rules and is the essential resource for serious fans and players. Including information for American play as well as international games, it is an appropriate guide for a thorough introduction to soccer that helps deepen one’s understanding of the sport. Beyond the rules of the game, there are ample appendices that offer helpful diagrams and thorough explanations of standard game play, including the signals made by referees. This new edition provides added clarity by highlighting the latest changes to the regulations of the sport.