Beach soccer is played between two teams with five players each, including the goalkeeper. An unlimited number of substitutions is allowed. The players are not allowed to wear shoes, but they are allowed to have ankle guards.
A beach soccer game can last up to thirty six minutes (three 12-minute periods). At the end of regulation, if the result is a draw, the match goes into three minutes of extra time; this is followed by a penalty shootout.
Just like association football, yellow and red cards are issued. In beach soccer, if a player receives a yellow card, the player must leave the pitch for two minutes and the team must continue playing. If a player receives a red card, he is dismissed from the game. Some of the popular beach soccer competitions are: FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, Intercontinental Cup, and Mundialito de Clubes.
- 5-a-side Football — each team fields five players on a smaller pitch, with smaller goals and a reduced game duration.
- Futsal — a variant of association football played on a smaller field and usually indoors
- Indoor Soccer — an indoor version of Association Football developed in North America
- Association Football — more commonly known as Football or Soccer. It is the world's most popular sport, played between two teams of eleven players with a spherical ball. The game is played on a rectangular field with a goal at each end. The object is to score by using any part of the body except the arms and hands to get the ball into the opposing goal.
- Swamp Football — a version of association football played in bogs or swamps.
- Footvolley — like beach volleyball though you can only use your feet.
- Beach Basketball — a version of basketball played on sand with two teams of three players.
- Beach Handball — a variation of Team Handball played on sand instead of indoors.
- Beach Rugby — a version of rugby played on the sand.
- About football (general)
- About the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup
- About Beach Sports
- Football Decoder — what is called football around the world?
- About the World Beach Games
- Complete list of sports
- The Encyclopedia of Sports