Playing the Game

5. Match and Result

5.1        A match consists of two periods of 35 minutes and a half-time interval of 5 minutes.

        Other periods and interval may be agreed by both teams except as specified in regulations for particular competitions.

        If an incident arises immediately before the end of the first period (half) or the end of the match which requires review by the umpires, the review may be conducted even though time has subsequently been completed and signaled.  The review should take place immediately and action taken to revert to and correct the situation if appropriate.

5.2        The team scoring the most goals is the winner; if no goals are scored, or if the teams score an equal number of goals, the match is drawn.