|futbol etiquette ::
ANB's Futbol Etiquette is based on the FIFA golden rules summarized
in the general guidelines of futbol's international governing body, the
Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA).
to win --
What makes futbol exciting is every player giving his or her best on the field.
Never give up against strong opponents or let up against weaker ones. When you
give 100 percent, you are honouring your team, the fans, and yourself.
Futbol is only a game. Losing a fair match should be more fun than winning by
the laws of the game --
The rules of soccer are easy to learn and understanding them will make you a
better player. Remember the rules were created to make the game fun to play and
fun to watch. If you receive a penalty dont take it personally.
Ultimately, the rules were created to make the game more enjoyable, fair and
opponents, teammates, referees, officials and spectators --
Treat your opponents the way you would like to be treated. Remember: everyone
is out to have fun. When an opponent falls, dont be afraid to help him or
her up. Respect your teammates. They are your colleagues. No matter how good
individual players are, team cohesion wins games. The referee is there to
ensure fair play and maintain order. Nobody is perfect, so accept his or her
decisions without arguing. Ultimately, it encourages fair play. Spectators
bring the game energy and atmosphere. They want to see the game played fairly,
with an honest effort.
defeat with dignity --
Never make excuses for losing. Congratulate the winners, and dont blame
anyone for the loss. A loss should be used as a constructive tool and allow a
team to improve.
the interests of futbol --
As the worlds most popular game, futbol depends on its players and fans
to promote its image. People enjoy the game because it is fun, good exercise
and exciting. Do your part to keep it that way by encouraging others to
Reject corruption, drugs, racism, violence and other dangers to the sport.
Cheating has no place in futbol. Success by any other means than fair and
honest hard work just isnt satisfying. Futbol is a natural instrument to
bring people of all types and colors together. Rallying around the sport can
help people look past their differences to appreciate the things that we all
others to resist corrupting pressures --
Winners never cheat and cheaters never win. Remind them that whenever the
playing field isnt level, the entire sport suffers. The urge to cheat can
be a strong temptation, but victory through cheating just isnt as sweet
as victory through pure hard work and dedication.
those who attempt to discredit the sport --
Exposing dishonesty takes courage. Futbol suffers when dishonest play or off
the field behaviour is tolerated.
those who defend futbol's good reputation --
Futbol is flourishing today because so many people care about it and work to
promote fair and honest play. Recognize these people and dont hesitate to
make their dedication public.