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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
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
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
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.
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
The Laws of
the Game are those which apply to 8 a side football
with the following particularities being applied for
must be worn.
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.
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
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.)
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
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.
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
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
complaints must be addressed to:
LAVIEC: Tournament manager, or to
AUDREN: Referee manager
decisions are final and irreversible. The committee
will not accept any appeals or complaints concerning
the referees’ decisions during a match.
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:
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.
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.
teams whose final position could not be decided on in
the preceding manner will tie for their place.
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