The Coin Toss
The game starts with a coin toss by the umpire. The home team gets the chance to choose between heads and tails and the team that wins the toss gets the choice to opt between the possession of the ball at the start of the game or the side of the field it would like to defend.
All international matches are divided into two 35 minutes half and a halftime interval of 5 minutes.
11 players can be put on the field (including the goalkeeper) at the time of play. Substitutions are allowed at any time of the play except during penalty corners.
The positions in the game are not absolute, but generally the team arranges players into defense, midfield and attack.
The players in the play are not allowed to use their feet or any other body part to control the ball. If the ball touches the feet of the player then in that case the umpire will either award a free hit to the opponent team or will continue the game if the other team gains an advantage. None except the goalkeeper is allowed to touch the ball with his hands, feet or any other body part to stop or strike the ball.
Firstly, the ball cannot be lifted in air until it is directly shot on the goal but it is allowed to be lifted until the referee does not considers it to be dangerous.
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