International floorball Rules of the Game 2022

19 Rules of the Game 2022 chapter 2 game time 2 GAME TIME 201 Regular game time 1) Regular game time shall be 3 x 20minutes with two 10-minute intermissions, when the teams shall change ends. Exemption for shorter game time however not less than 2 x 15 minutes and/or shorter/longer intermissions may be given by the administrating authority. The game clock shall when possible count from 00:00 and up. When changing ends, the teams shall also change substitution zones. The home team shall choose ends at an early stage before the match. Every new period shall start with a face-off at the centre spot. At the end of every period the secretariat is responsible for providing a siren or other suitable sound device unless this is automatic. A period or a match is over as soon as the final signal starts sounding. The timing of the intermission shall start immediately at the end of the period. The teams are responsible for being back on the rink in time to resume play after the intermission. If the referees consider one end of the rink to be better, the teams shall change ends after half the third period, but this must be decided before the start of the third period. If such a changing of ends takes place, play shall be resumed with a face-off at the centre spot. 2) Game time shall be effective. Effective game time implies that time shall be stopped when- ever play is interrupted by the referees’ whistle and started again when the ball is played. At unnatural game interruptions a triple signal shall be used. The referees decide what shall be regarded as an unnatural interruption, but this always includes: a damaged ball, the board coming apart, injuries, measuring of equipment, unauthorised persons or objects on the rink, the lights going out either completely or partly, and the final signal being sounded by mistake. Should the board come apart continues…

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