Rules

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

Games: each team will plays 9 matches . Children born from 01/01/2009 to 10 years old. Older players (2008) can be used only by local non-professional team. Player loan is forbidden.

Player lists: each team must have a minimum of 10 players and a maximum of 14.
Shirt numbers must be fixed and cannot be changed during the tournament.
Only players, coaches and authorised staff on the player list can access to the field.

Restrictions: Before each game, every team must provide a match sheet and all the players (on the match sheet) must play the game. The organisation believes in coaches’ FairPlay. 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

Games duration:
1. During the first qualifying groups the match consists in a unique period of 25 minutes;
2. During the second qualifying groups and the finals the match consists in a unique period of 20 minutes.

Substitutions: Players can be freely substituted during the match.
Games consists in 7vs7 players.

Pitches: The pitches are 60×33 m.

Balls: Type 4 balls are used. (380-400 g)

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.

Whistle: the referee whistles the beginning and the end of the games. (All at the same time)

Penalties: are not allowed.

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

Throw-in: only by hands and quick (5’’)

Goalkeeper: Goal kick can be taken by hands or feet, but it cannot cross the halfway line. In that case (beyond halfway line) an indirect free kick – from the halfway line- is assigned to the opposite team.
The Organisation invite to avoid goalkeeper pressing.
In case of teammate’s throw-in, the ball can be handled only by feet. If handled by hands, an indirect free kick – from the penalty area line- will be assigned.

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.

Referees: all matches are refereed by the organisation’s referees or ex-federal referees.

The organisation invite players, coaches and staff not to contest referees’ decisions, considering the age of players.

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

Games: each team will plays 9 matches . Children born from 01/01/2009 to 10 years old. Older players (2007) can be used only by local non-professional team. Player loan is forbidden.

Player lists: each team must have a minimum of 10 players and a maximum of 14.
Shirt numbers must be fixed and cannot be changed during the tournament.
Only players, coaches and authorised staff on the player list can access to the field.

Restrictions: Before each game, every team must provide a match sheet and all the players (on the match sheet) must play the game. The organisation believes in coaches’ FairPlay. 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

Games duration:
1. During the first qualifying groups the match consists in a unique period of 25 minutes;
2. During the second qualifying groups and the finals the match consists in a unique period of 20 minutes.

Substitutions: Players can be freely substituted during the match.
Games consists in 7vs7 players.

Pitches: The pitches are 60×33 m.

Balls: Type 4 balls are used. (380-400 g)

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.

Whistle: the referee whistles the beginning and the end of the games. (All at the same time)

Penalties: are not allowed.

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

Throw-in: only by hands and quick (5’’)

Goalkeeper: Goal kick can be taken by hands or feet, but it cannot cross the halfway line. In that case (beyond halfway line) an indirect free kick – from the halfway line- is assigned to the opposite team.
The Organisation invite to avoid goalkeeper pressing.
In case of teammate’s throw-in, the ball can be handled only by feet. If handled by hands, an indirect free kick – from the penalty area line- will be assigned.

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.

Referees: all matches are refereed by the organisation’s referees or ex-federal referees.

The organisation invite players, coaches and staff not to contest referees’ decisions, considering the age of players.