Implementation of the tournament shall be incumbent on promoter and will be organized in compliance with the tournament regulations and the rules of the game stipulated by UEFA or FIFA.
The promoter shall appoint a tournament committee.
The promoter shall appoint a field manager for all several playing grounds. This manager is responsible for the organization of the matches referring to the game schedule.
Referees appointed by the promoter shall be holders of a valid license.
Those entitled to play
a) All players entitled to play for the club, team or select team do so in accordance with the regulations which apply in their homeland and in compliance with FIFA regulations.
b) The original document entitling the player to participate (a valid player’s pass, copies are not accepted, or if necessary a passport/national identity card) and the game report sheet have to be submitted 30 minutes before the game starts to the field leader who shall then be responsible for checking them. In each match a maximum of 18 players are allowed.
c) If a club registers more than one team in one age group, the players shall only be permitted to play for the same team within that age group. Therefore the team has to present the registration form to the tournament committee before the tournament begins. Where no registration list is submitted, the first match report shall serve as registration list.
Game report sheet
Prior to each match, the match report sheet has to be filled in with the first names, surnames and birth dates of the players in order of their shirt numbers. The sheet has to be signed by the coach or supervisor. After the match, the match report sheet is to be completed and signed by the referee. The tournament committee and both teams will receive a completed copy.
Special regulation for every boys and girls category:
In each junior age group, two players who are at most 1 year older are allowed to be added to the match report for each game and are permitted to play! In each junior age group younger players are permitted to play.
Up to five substitutes can be made in each match of the tournament. Each substitution has to be signaled to the referee and can only be done during a time out. A player who has been substituted can participate in the same match again (within the limit of five substitutions). This rule does not apply to seven aside games. In these games, unlimited changes are permitted. However, all substitutions must still be notified to the referee.
Boys and girls: Under 19, Under 17, Under 15, Under 13: 2 x 20 min.
Boys and girls: Under 11, Under 09: 2 x 15 min.
Caution (yellow card)
Time penalty (5 minutes)
Sending-off (red card)
If a player is sent off the field (red card), he/she is suspended for the next game minimum. It is up to the tournament committee to decide on a higher penalty. Major disciplinary offences (also away from the pitch) may be punished with suspension or exclusion from the tournament.
Games shall be played in groups of four teams (in exceptional cases groups of three or five teams).
A. Scoring of games shall be done according to points and goals. If two teams have the same number of points, the goals ratio will count according to the subtraction method, the number of goals scored having priority (e.g.: 2:2 is better than 1:1, 5:3 is better than 3:1!). The scoring is in accordance with the system of the FIFA: win: 3 points draw: 1 point, defeat: 0 points.
B. If two teams have an equal number of points and scored the same number of goals in the preliminary round, the result of the game in which they played each other shall decide the winner. If, in this case, they have an equal score, the winner shall be selected by drawing lots.
C. To determine the best second, third, fourth or fifth in a group of three or five teams within an age group, the number of points of each team is to be divided by the number of matches played by each team (quotient). Teams will be ranked according to their quotient, beginning with the highest one.
D. If no winner has been determined during the qualifying/final games in regular playing time, penalty kicks in line with FIFA rules shall determine the winner (Attention: Only players who are on the field at the final whistle will be allowed to take a penalty kick (This rule does not apply to seven aside games). No player is allowed to take two penalties before the rest of his team have taken one).
E. Teams must arrive at the field 30 minutes before the start of the game. If a team arrives more than, at most, 15 minutes after the official game start time or fails to appear at all, the game shall be awarded as a 0:2 loss. However, if a team fails to appear through no fault of their own (transport problems, traffic congestion, etc.) the tournament committee shall adjudicate on whether a replay should take place. If a game is abandoned due to the misbehavior of a team, it shall be awarded as a 0:2 loss. It is within the discretion of the tournament committee whether or not to notify the national association of the team in question. This also applies for a lack of sportsmanship away from the pitch.
F. In case matches are cancelled due to adverse weather conditions, the results of these matches will be drawn at random (2:0 or 1:1 or 0:2). This applies only for an interruption not a discontinuation of the tournament.
With the Under 11 and Under 09 age group (seven players aside) the following special rules do apply:
Size of the goal: 6 x 2 meters (or, if necessary, smaller)
Penalty kick: from 9m
The goalkeeper can kick-off using his hands and the ball does not have to be touched again before reaching the half-way line
The offside rule is waived
The 6-second rule for goalkeepers is waived
The pass-back rule to the goalkeeper is waived
Any number of players may be brought on repeatedly
Spare football shirt
The designated “home” team in each game must have a change of shirts ready in case their opponents are wearing similar colors.
Acceptance of the tournament rules
All participating clubs shall accept these tournament regulations. Offences may result in disqualification of the team in question. All teams are responsible for their own clothing, equipment and other possessions
The registered teams undertake to participate in this sports competition at their own risks and decline to take any action whatsoever against the organizers and/or Sports Contact International, including any claims for personal injuries, damages to property, loss or theft. Prices do NOT include insurance. Players and participants are advised to subscribe an insurance policy to cover risks.