The basic concept of handball and football is similar where the aim of both the teams is to score more goals and win. There are some key differences between these sports. Here's more details on handball, and what makes it different than football! 😀
👉 Outfield players can touch the ball with any part of their body above the knee. If the ball touches the foot of any player (other than the goalkeeper), possession is awarded to the opposition.
👉 If a player has possession, they can dribble or take three steps for up to three seconds without dribbling.
👉 If a player stands still without passing the ball for more than 3 seconds, possession is awarded to the opposition.
👉 Only the goalkeeper is allowed to come into contact with the floor of the goal area.
👉 Goalkeepers are allowed out of the goal area but must not retain possession if they are outside the goal area.
👉 Other than a yellow card and red card, a player can also be suspended in handball and has to sit out of the game for 2 minutes.
👉 There are unlimited rotating substitutes in handball, but only 7 players per team can be on the field at any given point.