Oh yes they are needed for protection.
- Your uniform - Soccer Socks - Cleets - Shin Guards - Water
The referee is the official time keeper in a soccer match.
The bare minimum: you need a field, soccer ball and something to form goal posts. For a more detailed experience, you need a soccer ball, cleats, and shin guards; ankle guards are optional, your team jersey, matching team socks, and soccer shorts. Well if you are just gently playing with your dad or someone in your yard you can probably get away with just a ball and your runners. But if you are playing a game on a team, you will need: *Cleats *Shin guards *ankle guards (optional) * your jersey * Soccer socks it is optional, but wrist guards, and a mouth guard. (Not very common)
Spain does not have an official national game. Soccer is the most popular sport.
cleets, shin guards, knee high socks, jerseys. shorts, and of course, a soccer ball.
Cleats/boots, shin guards, socks that cover the shin guards, and every one in the game must have at least a matching jersey.
Soccer shin guards are necessary and very important if you want to enjoy playing soccer for a long time. Doesn't matter whether is just a pick up game or league game. A back hit to the shins can really hurt you, and if it with the cleat they easily open the the skin and leave you with a big nasty cut. I speak from experience, i never ever not wear shin guards.
a ball, shin pads, and boots
No, they can't. The match official (mostly the referee) has the power to do that.
For a soccer game you definitely need the following...Shin GuardsCleatsSoccer Ball (not mandatory but most coaches prefer it if you bring one)Team JerseyMost city leagues and school leagues require all students/players to wear shin guards not only during a game but during practice. Most people wear soccer socks over the shin guards
In football (soccer) it is 4