World
 
INTERNATIONAL YOUTH FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT
18 - 21 April, 2019
BENIDORM (Spain)
Monday , May 27 , 2019
Regulations

 

1. RULES

The tournament will be played according to FIFA and any additional RFEF (Spanish FA) rules, with the exception of those explained below in these regulations.

 

2. TOURNAMENT FORMAT

Groups of 4 teams will be formed in all age categories. All teams in each group will play against the rest of the teams in the same group, all of which will qualify for the next knockout round, thus guaranteeing a minimum number of matches (4 matches).

• Each match won gains 3 POINTS
• Each match tied gains 1 POINTS

If two or more teams obtain the same number of points, the order will be decided as follows:
1. Goal difference
2. Goals scored
3. Result of the match of the teams with a tie
4. Less number of yellow and red cards
5. A draw in the presence of the delegates of the teams involved. 

In case of tie in play offs and finals, the match will be decided with penalty kick (according to F.I.F.A rules).

 

3. MATCH SCHEDULE

The calendar will specify the time of the match, the pitch on which it will be played and the corresponding age bracket. A team may have to play more than one match a day, depending on how the group in which it has been put is set up.

The Organisation reserves the right to change groups, schedule, pitches and match times. Delegates from the affected teams will be given notice ahead of time.

 

4. DURATION OF MATCHES

Depending on the age category, and on if the games are in the first phase and play-offs or finals, the matches will have the following duration:

First Phase and Play-Offs

•B16 - B14 - G16

2 x 25 min.

No break

•B12 - B10 - B8

2 x 20 min.

No break


Finals

•B16 - B14 - G16

2 x 30 min.

Break 10 min.

•B12 - B10 - B8

2 x 25 min.

Break 10 min.

 

5. AGE CONTROL

Upon arrival, all participants must confirm their age. To do this, the delegate or team leader must submit the original passport or national ID card of each player. Any player who does not present any of these documents will not be allowed to play.

Once the ages of the players are confirmed, you will be given 5 lists with the names of all players registered on the team. One of these lists should be given to the referee before the start of each game.

 

6. NUMBER OF PLAYERS

11 A-SIDE
A maximum of 25 players may be registered per team.
All registered players will be available to the coach for every game and be on the bench.
No team may use more than 18 players in a match. Up to a maximum of 7 substitutions (including the goalkeeper) are allowed in each game.
Each team will have 3 opportunities during the game to make changes, in addition to during the half-time break. Teams can also use their opponents substitution times. The pitch delegate must first be informed of all substitutions.
A substituted player may not re-enter the field.

8 A-SIDE
A maximum of 18 players may be registered per team.
All registered players will be available to the coach for every game and be on the bench.
No limit on number of players to be used in a game. No limit of number of substitutions (under 8-a-side football regulations).
A substituted player may re-enter the field.

Any player from one club may be used in different categories. They must be of the right age and enrolled in the corresponding lists.

Under no circumstances may a player be registered for different teams in the same category.

 

7. DOCUMENTATION TO BE PROVIDED FOR EACH MATCH

15 minutes before each match, the team's delegate must give the referee one of the lists provided during the age control process.

11 A-SIDE
The shirt number of each player must be written in the appropriate column and the 11 starting players should be marked.
8 A-SIDE
The shirt number of each player must be written in the appropriate column and the 8 starting players should be marked.

Teams must go to every match with one of the following original documents for each player:
• National ID card or Passport

No match can start until the referee has the team sheets.

 

8. COMPLAINTS

Delegates who want to check whether any player should be allowed to play can do so before the end of the match by speaking to the Organisation official for that pitch. At the time of the claim, the complainant must make a deposit of 20 Euros for each player they suspect.
If the player proves their legality by submitting any of the required original documents, the pitch official will finalise the claim.
If the player under suspicion does not have the requested document available or does not appear on the lists, both the claimant and the player (together with the team leader) will have to go to the headquarters of the tournament Competition Committee (Information Central) two hours later which will make the final decision.
In any case, if the player under suspicion proves their legality, the claimant will lose their deposit. Otherwise it will be returned in full.

Complaints about refereeing errors will not alter the outcome of the game. The Competition Committee's decision is final and irrevocable. The interpretation of the facts and the rules shall be final.

 

9. PUNCTUALITY

All teams must be on the pitch 15 minutes before the match starts. If this is not the case and there is no good reason, the Competition Committee may take one of the following measures:
• The team on the pitch will be awarded a 3-0 win for the match
• The offending team will automatically lose the match and be deducted a point. .
• The referee will decide if the match should be played or not.

If a team does not appear for a match with no good reason, the offending team will forfeit that game (3-0) and be deducted three points. In both cases, the Competition Committee reserves the right to discipline a team should a third party be affected.

 

10. REFEREES

All referees and assistant referees (linesmen) belong to a national college of referees. They shall be appointed for each match by the Valencian Regional Referees Committee. All matches will be conducted by a single referee, except in the 11-a-side semi-finals and finals where there will be assistant referees.

 

11. COLOUR CONFLICTS

If the referee decides that a team must change its shirts due to a conflict with the colours of the other team's shirts, the team that changes must be the second one listed on the calendar. The first team must play with their first-choice shirt.

 

12. FOOTBALL PITCHES

All of the pitches are natural grass or top-quality artificial turf.

 

13. TROPHIES

After each final, trophies and medals will be awarded to the winner and runner-up of each age category, as well as the best player trophy for each of the finals

In addition, a trophy will be awarded for best club during the tournament. The best club in the tournament will be decided by the Organisation based on the following parameters:
• A match won during the qualifying round: 1 point
• First place in their qualifying group: 1 point
• A match won during the knockout and final stages: 2 points

If a club participates in the tournament with more than three teams, the points of the top three teams will be counted.
In case of two clubs having equal points, the winner will be decided using the same criteria as in "Tournament Format".

All players will be given a diploma certifying their participation in the tournament.

 

14. BALLS

All matches will be played with Organisation footballs. In no case will balls be left to warm up.
• 11-a-side: Size 5
• 8-a-side: Size 4

 

15. BEHAVIOUR

Any team which causes the suspension of a match, whether due to collective bad behaviour, players leaving the pitch, agression towards the other team, the referee, assistant referees, team leaders, coaches, etc., the invasion of supporters onto the pitch, or for any other reason which causes the referee to suspend the match will automatically lose the match 3-0, unless, when the suspension occurred, they were losing by a higher score.
Each club will be responsible for the behaviour of their players, supporters and family members, both on and off the field. Bad behaviour can lead to expulsion from the tournament.
The accommodation is shared with people outside the tournament who deserve our respect. Bad behaviour within accommodation can lead to them to rescinding their accommodation and catering services and the tournament organisers will be able to do nothing to resolve this situation.