I mostly saw posts of football goals with a circular bases, but sometimes I saw posts (and crossbars) with very square basis.

| Is there a regulation about it?

It seems to me that the poles with square base are dangerous for a collision with a player.

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As with much of this stuff, this is explicitly covered in the Laws of the Game. In this case, Law 1 The Field of Play, Goalposts (page 9):

The goalposts and crossbar [...] must be square, rectangular, round or elliptical in shape and must not be dangerous to players.

Given that the Laws explicitly allow square or rectangular posts, I don't think you're going to be able to make an argument that they are disallowed just because you think they're dangerous.

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