Preliminary: Rules

In order to clarify the laws and the format of the tournament, some further mandatory rules are here specified:

Each team will plays minimum 9 matches. The 32 teams will be divided into 8 italian qualification rounds. The first two classified in each group will participate in the tournament called AZZURRO while the third and fourth classified in the tournament called ROSSO

Games duration:
a) During the first qualifying groups – Saturday 4th of May – the match consists in a unique period of 25 minutes;
b) During the second qualifying groups AZZURRO and ROSSO the match consists in a unique period of 25 minutes.
c) During the final rounds – Sunday 5th of May – the match consists in a unique period of 15 minutes.

Substitutions: Players can be freely substituted during the match. Games consists in 7vs7 players, The pitches are 60×33 m, Type 4 balls are used. (380-400 g)

Player lists: each team must have a minimum of 10 players and a maximum of 14, the list must be delivered to the Technical Committee before the beginning of the tournament.Shirt numbers must be fixed and cannot be changed during the tournament.

Whistle: the Technical Committee whistles the beginning and the end of the games.

Each game will have the presence of a referee for whom “RESPECT” is requested

– The goalkeeper throw-in will be carried out quickly with the feet or hands but the ball must not exceed the half-way line. If it is exceeded, a throw-in will be assigned to the opponent by the half-way line. The later throw-in will be carried out quickly with the hands

– In the case of a back pass to the goalkeeper, the goalie must return the ball only with his feet and in the maximum time of 5”.

Free kicks: only indirect free kicks are allowed. (Not direct)

Ranking: 3 points for each game won, 1 point for each game drawn, 0 points for each game lost. If two or more teams are equal on points on completion of the group matches, the following criteria are applied in the order given to determine their rankings:
a) higher number of points obtained in the group matches played among the teams in question;
b) superior goal difference from the group matches played among the teams in question;
c) higher number of goals scored in the group matches played among the teams in question;
d) if, after having applied criteria a) to c), teams still have an equal ranking, 3 “shoot-out” will determine the ranking position.

Sliding tackles: sliding tackles and stand-up tackles are forbidden. In case of dangerous tackles, the referee can assign an indirect free kick from the penalty area line.

Bench players, coaches and authorised staff must remain inside the technical area. It’s forbidden to go out of that area. Referee is authorised to punish this kind of behaviour by a caution (yellow) or dismissal (red) card

Ending each game: Once the teams have finished their game, they are asked to leave the playing ground quickly to allow respect for the scheduled times in the calendar.

Team call: 5 minutes before the start of the matches the Technical Committee will inform the teams that they will have to take the field.

In order to clarify the laws and the format of the tournament, some further mandatory rules are here specified:

Each team will plays minimum 9 matches. The 32 teams will be divided into 8 italian qualification rounds. The first two classified in each group will participate in the tournament called AZZURRO while the third and fourth classified in the tournament called ROSSO

Games duration:
a) During the first qualifying groups – Saturday 4th of May – the match consists in a unique period of 25 minutes;
b) During the second qualifying groups AZZURRO and ROSSO the match consists in a unique period of 25 minutes.
c) During the final rounds – Sunday 5th of May – the match consists in a unique period of 15 minutes.

Substitutions: Players can be freely substituted during the match. Games consists in 7vs7 players, The pitches are 60×33 m, Type 4 balls are used. (380-400 g)

Player lists: each team must have a minimum of 10 players and a maximum of 14, the list must be delivered to the Technical Committee before the beginning of the tournament.Shirt numbers must be fixed and cannot be changed during the tournament.

Whistle: the Technical Committee whistles the beginning and the end of the games.

Each game will have the presence of a referee for whom “RESPECT” is requested

– The goalkeeper throw-in will be carried out quickly with the feet or hands but the ball must not exceed the half-way line. If it is exceeded, a throw-in will be assigned to the opponent by the half-way line. The later throw-in will be carried out quickly with the hands

– In the case of a back pass to the goalkeeper, the goalie must return the ball only with his feet and in the maximum time of 5”.

Free kicks: only indirect free kicks are allowed. (Not direct)

Ranking: 3 points for each game won, 1 point for each game drawn, 0 points for each game lost. If two or more teams are equal on points on completion of the group matches, the following criteria are applied in the order given to determine their rankings:
a) higher number of points obtained in the group matches played among the teams in question;
b) superior goal difference from the group matches played among the teams in question;
c) higher number of goals scored in the group matches played among the teams in question;
d) if, after having applied criteria a) to c), teams still have an equal ranking, 3 “shoot-out” will determine the ranking position.

Sliding tackles: sliding tackles and stand-up tackles are forbidden. In case of dangerous tackles, the referee can assign an indirect free kick from the penalty area line.

Bench players, coaches and authorised staff must remain inside the technical area. It’s forbidden to go out of that area. Referee is authorised to punish this kind of behaviour by a caution (yellow) or dismissal (red) card

Ending each game: Once the teams have finished their game, they are asked to leave the playing ground quickly to allow respect for the scheduled times in the calendar.

Team call: 5 minutes before the start of the matches the Technical Committee will inform the teams that they will have to take the field.