FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT – RULES
Due to the very limited amount of time, the utmost punctuality is required from all teams.
A delay of more than 10 minutes from match start will not be accepted. The team that is not present after that time will lose by forfeit. The team present will be declared winner, with a score of 3‐0.
The number of changes during the match is unlimited. The changes must be made when the ball is not in play and with previous consent of the referee.
Offside will be considered.
Men’s Football Competition
Number of Groups: 2
Number of teams per group: 4 (maximum)
Matches will be arbitrated by official referee, with organizing committee demanding maximum sportsmanship and fair play from players.
The order of classification will be by points – 3 points per match won, 1 in case of match tied and 0 in case of match lost.
If two or more teams are tied at the end, the referee or tournament director ranks players using the following criteria:
In case of tie in points, the final group ranking of each team will be determined as follows:
In 1st place: Goal difference (goals for vs. goals against).
In 2nd place: In case of a tie in goal difference; direct games between the teams concerned.
In 3rd place: Greater number of goals scored (best offense).
In 4th place: In case of a tie in goals in favor (best offence), there will be a penalty shoot-out round between the two teams.
- In case of a tied score: Penalty shoot-out (3 penalty kicks per team)
The half‐time rests during the rounds will have only the necessary duration to drink water and change field, in no case exceeding 3 minutes.
During the final, the rest will last 5 minutes.
Duration of matches 30 minutes (15 per period) during all the matches of competition.
Participants must know the “Official Football Rules” and abide by them.
Participants must accept referees’ decisions with sportsmanlike conduct, without disputing them.
In case of doubt, clarification may be requested only through the game captain.
Participants must refrain from actions or attitudes aimed at influencing the decisions of the referees or covering up faults committed by their team.
Participants must behave respectfully and courteously in the spirit of FAIR PLAY, not only towards the referees, but also towards other officials, the opponent, team-mates and spectators.
Communication between team members during the match is permitted.
*We have reserved the rights to change any competition system depending of participation.
**Head of every delegation must fill in a “Legal aspect” letter.