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Rules of Hockey

As the governing body for international hockey, the FIH is also responsible for the rules of the sport. The official FIH Rulebook is published once every two years. To order a copy of the printed Rulebook, please click here. To view the complete Rulebook online, click on the links below:

*Rules of Hockey 2015 and FIH Tournament Regulations which vary the Rules of Hockey – Opt Out Request Form for National Associations and Continental Federations

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Hockey 101

Are you new to the sport of hockey and don't know a penalty corner from a red card? Then read on to learn the basics of the sport that is played in more than 150 countries worldwide. 

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Frequently Asked Questions about Rules

There are always dozens of questions surrounding the rules of hockey and their application. Here you can find some of the queries that the FIH hears most often. See if your question makes our 'greatest hits'.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Rules of Hockey


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