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 THE RULES: Translation by Teresa APPERE
 
THE RULES 2015

  The integral rule in pdf

 

1. General competition rules and regulations

The Spring Challenge tournament (Challenge du Printemps) starts at 1:30p.m. on Saturday 02 May 2015. 

Each Under Eleven team consists of 8 players and 2 substitutes.  Each Under Thirteen team consists of 8 players and 2 substitutes.  The team list must be written out on the team sheet by 1p.m. on Saturday.  This team sheet is then submitted to the technical delegate to check the players’ registration cards before the start of the tournament.

Players must be affiliated to the French Football Federation, or an equivalent structure in the country of origin for those clubs coming from abroad.  Players must be insured by their club. The Spring Challenge Committee declines all responsibility in case of theft or an accident occurring to a member of a participating club.

The match referees are provided by the organizers but the representative of each participating team must designate an assistant referee/linesman for their teams’ matches.  (Each team must provide an assistant referee for their group matches).

In each category, the teams are sorted into 8 groups of 6 teams (drawn by lots).  Those teams who finish 1st and 2nd in their group will go through to the group finals of the Spring Challenge which start at 1:30p.m. on Sunday.  Those teams finishing 3rd and 4th in their group go on to play in the groups of the Hope Challenge starting at 1:30p.m. on Sunday.

After the group finals of the Spring Challenge, those teams finishing 1st in their group go directly through to semifinals of the main tournament.  After the group finals of the Hope Challenge, those teams finishing 1st in their group go directly through to the Hope Challenge semifinals.  The other teams are eliminated.

Players must be ready 10 minutes before their first match.  If a team does not show up when called, the team automatically forfeits the game.  This results in a 3-0 victory for the opposing team.

 

 

 

2. Match rules

The rules are the same for both the under eleven(U11) and the under thirteen (U13) categories

The Laws of the Game are those which apply to 8 a side football with the following particularities being applied for this tournament:

Shinguards must be worn.

The duration of the matches is as follows:

1 period of 13 minutes for the group matches.

2 x 8-minute halves for the semi-finals and the final.

 

The pitch will be chosen by the drawing of lots before each match by the match referee.

No offside

When the ball goes out of play, there will be a throw-in.

All free kicks are direct.  A goal can be scored directly from a free kick.

The back pass to the goalkeeper (with the goalkeeper touching the ball with his hands) is not allowed.  If a player passes back to the goalkeeper who then touches the ball with his hands, a free kick will be awarded to the opposing team.

The goalkeeper may clear the ball by hand or by foot. (Clearing the ball on the volley or half-volley is accepted.)

The penalty area is delimited by a line running parallel to and at a distance of 13 metres from the goal line which runs the whole width of the pitch.

The penalty mark is situated in the penalty area.

All serious fouls committed in this area result in a penalty kick being awarded to the opposing team. 

A serious foul committed by a player outside the penalty area may result in a penalty kick being awarded, at the referee’s discretion.  This penalty kick is taken like a penalty shot except for the fact that it is taken from the 13 metre line.

- A player who is sent off may not be replaced, but the player may play in the following match.

- Substitutions can only be made when the ball is out of play and only with the referee’s consent.

 

3. Qualification rules

For each group match (qualifying, finals and the Hope Challenge) points are awarded as follows:

      3 points for a win

      1 point for a draw

      0 points for a loss 

If teams are equal on points in the group matches, the following results will be taken into account in this order:

-          the goal difference (for all group matches)

-          the greatest number of goals scored.

-          the specific goal difference (in the match between the teams who are in a tie situation)

And if teams are still tied

- If two teams are still tied after checking all of these results, a series of kicks from the penalty mark is taken (3 kicks taken by 3 different players on each team).  In the event of a tie, the other players continue to take kicks from the penalty mark until one team has scored a goal more than the other from the same number of kicks.

- If more than 2 teams are tied after the group qualifiers, two teams are drawn out of a hat by the technical delegates.

      -  If more than 2 teams are tied after the group finals and the Hope Challenge, the                team that qualifies is the one who, during the qualifying group matches got the              most points, had the best overall goal difference and the greatest number of goals       scored, in this order.

 In the case of a tie during the semi finals and the finals of the Spring Challenge:

            If teams are tied at the end of time, the winner shall be decided by a a series of               kicks taken from the penalty mark (3 penalty kicks taken by 3 different players on         each team).  In the event of a tie, the other players continue to take kicks from the         penalty mark until one team   has scored a goal more than the other from the same    number of kicks.

            Appeals and complaints must be addressed to:

            Patrick LAVIEC: Tournament manager, or to

            Ronan AUDREN: Referee manager

Their decisions are final and irreversible. The committee will not accept any appeals or complaints concerning the referees’ decisions during a match.

 

 

4. Rankings

At the end of the tournament, there will be a ranking for each category.  All teams participating in the Spring Challenge will be ranked from 1st to 48th following these criteria:

 1st  and 2nd places: The finalists

3rd and 4th places: The semifinalists decided on by the goal difference in the whole of the final phase and then by the number of goals scored in the final phase.

5th to 16th place: Teams who get through to the final groups decided on by the number of points obtained during the final phase, the goal difference in the final phase, then the number of goals scored during the final phase.

17th and 18th places: The finalists of the Hope Challenge.

19th and 20th place: The semifinalists of the Hope Challenge decided on by the goal difference in the Hope Challenge group matches and then by the number of goals scored in the Hope Challenge matches.

 21st to 32nd place: Teams who qualify to play in the Hope Challenge decided on by the number of points obtained, the goal difference in the Hope Challenge group matches and then by the number of goals scored in the Hope Challenge matches.

33rd to 48th place: Teams eliminated during the qualifying group matches decided on by the number of points, the goal difference, then the number of goals scored during the qualifying group matches.

Those teams whose final position could not be decided on in the preceding manner will tie for their place.

 

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