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COSTA DAURADA CUP – SUMMER EDITION

30 June – 2 July, 2022

  • Open and free tournament.
  • Artificial and natural grass fields.
  • Groups of 4 teams.
  • Minimum guaranteed: 4 matches per team.
  • 1st Phase: League System.
  • Final phase: qualifying rounds.
  • 1st and 2nd of the group: Champions’ league.
  • 3rd and 4th of the group: Consolation series.
  • Trophy and medalls for the Champion and runner up of each category.
  • All 11-a-side games have 2 halves of 25 minutes.
  • All 7-a-side games have 2 halves of 20 minutes.
  • Free substitution in each match.
  • Medical assistance in all fields.
  • No game for the 3rd and 4th position.
  • Qualification matches
    Thursday and Friday
  • Qualifying rounds and Finals
    Saturday
  • Medals giving Ceremony
    Once finals are finished.

B: BOYS

  • B19 Boys born in 2003/04/05
  • B16 Boys born in 2006
  • B14 Boys born in 2008
  • B12 Boys born in 2010 (7 A-side)

G: FEMENINA

  • G-OPEN No age limit
  • G16 Girls born in 2006
  • G14 Girls born in 2008
  • G12 Girls born in 2010 (7 A-side)

Wednsday, 29 June

  • Arrival: Reception to the teams and collection of information.
  • Dinner and accommodation.
  • Opening ceremonay : To be confirmed

Thursday, 30 June

  • Qualification matches.

Friday, 1 July

  • Qualification matches.
  • Play Offs games.

Saturday, 2 July

  • Play Offs  and Final games.
  • Presentation of medals and trophies. Departure of participating teams.

1. TOURNAMENT RULES

International Youth Football Tournament ‘Costa Daurada Cup’ will be played in accordance with FIFA and SPANISH FOOTBALL FEDERATION rules (F.E.F.). These rules are with reference to the matches played in 11-a-side and 8-a-side.


2. COMPETITION SYSTEM

Teams will be divided into groups of 4 (or 5) teams and will play one leg league
Best two teams of each group will qualify into the Finals. Third and fourth of each group will play Consolation series

SCORING SYSTEM:

  1. Won matches: 3 points
  2. Tied matches: 1 point
  3. Lost matches: 0 point

Length of the matches

  1. 2 x 25 min. (11-a-side games)
  2. 2 x 20 min. (7-a-side games)

Length of the half-times

  1. 5 min. (All categories)


3. SPECIAL PERMITS

A player of a club enrolled in the Tournament can play in 2 different teams of the club if those 2 teams are not in the same category. The player has to be also registered in the list of players of each team.

In any case, all players must be registered before the tournament starts, in their category or in one higher category

Teams playing in 11-a-side are allowed to register 3 girls in their list of players. In 7 and 8-a-side categories, each team will be allowed to register a maximum of 3 girls.


4. QUALIFICATION CRITERION

1st Phase (League)
If two teams equalize in the final qualification, the following qualification criteria will be followed to settle the draw:

  1. The result of the matches played against each other (particular goal average).
  2. The difference of goals in favour and against, bearing in mind all the matches (general goal average).
  3. The highest number of goals scored, bearing in mind all the matches.
  4. The lowest number of let in goals, bearing in mind all the matches.
  5. Fair Play
  6. Draw

If there is a draw between more than two teams, it will be settled in the following way:

  1. The highest scoring of each team after the games played against each other, as if the other teams had not participated.
  2. The highest difference of goals in favour and against, bearing in mind only the matches played by equalized teams against each other.
  3. The highest number of scored goals, bearing in mined only the matches played by equalized teams against each other.
  4. The lowest number of let goals, bearing in mined only the matches played by equalized teams against each other.
  5. The highest difference of goals in favour and against, bearing in mind all the matches of the competition.
  6. The highest number of goals scored, bearing in mined all the matches.
  7. The lowest number of let in goals, bearing in mind all the matches.
  8. Fair Play
  9. Draw.

If there are two teams with the same number of points in this particular case of more than two equalized teams, the qualification criteria followed will be the one use in “two teams equalized in the final classification”.

Final Phase (Play Off)
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5. QUALIFYING ROUNDS

If an eliminatory finishes tied, each team will throw 3 penalties.
If after the penalties still tied, they will continue throwing one by one until there is a winner. Any enrolled player in the official list will be able to throw a penalty; even if the player is a reserve at the end of the match.

During the penalty shoot out, players of each team will be in the central circle, staying the coaching staff and the reserves in the bench and outside the field.


6. SPECIAL STATES

If a match has to be suspended owing to circumstances beyond our control, the final result will be the one at the moment of the suspension.


7. NUMBER OF PLAYERS AND SUBSTITUTES

11 A-side
A team can dispose 20 players per match from the enrolled players, MAXIMUM OF 25 PLAYERS.
The coaching staff will be composed by a maximum of 3 people, also enrolled in the official form. Substitutions are unlimited. A replaced player can play again. Substitutions may be made without stopping the game and without consulting the referee, using the following procedure: the player who is going to be replaced has to leave the field before its replacement gets into the field and always by the zone of the benches.

7 and 8-a-side
A team can dispose 15 players per match from the enrolled players, MAXIMUM OF 18 PLAYERS.
The coaching staff will be composed by a maximum of 3 people, also enrolled in the official form. Substitutions are unlimited. A replaced player can play again. Substitutions may be made without stopping the game and without consulting the referee, using the following procedure: the player who is going to be replaced has to leave the field before its replacement gets into the field and always by the zone of the benches


8. DOCUMENTS

15 minutes before kick off, each team must hand to the organization staff in fields the signing-on fee, identify cards or passports of each player, coach and delegate. These documents must be original. The line-up will be written in the official form, always in hands of organization staff in fields.

The field delegate will have the right to ask for the identification of up to 3 players during the game or right after the it is finished..


9. CLOTHING

All shirts will be numbered and must correspond to ones in player’s list. Numbers must be on the back of the shirts. .


10. FIELDS

Natural or artificial grass pitches. It is strictly forbidden to use aluminium studs, both in the natural and artificial grass pitches. We recommend the use of rubber studs in both fields


11. PUNCTUALITY

Teams must be ready 15 minutes before kick-off. If not, and the organization does not understand any reason to justify the disappearance, the team will lose the match with the result of 3-0

Half times will have a length of 5 minutes, both in 11-a-side and 7-a-side categories. During the half time teams cannot leave the field..


12. PUNISHMENTS – DISCIPLINARY SYSTEM

– Cards:

A player sent off with a direct red card, will be suspected for one or more matches. According to the motive of the suspension, the player could even be disqualified from further participation. All red card sanctions will be fulfilled starting in the next match, even if the match coincides with the beginning of the play off. A player who accumulates two yellow cards will be suspended for the next match.
A player who accumulates two yellow cards will be suspended for the next match.
Yellow cards shown in the qualifiers are applicable to the finals.
A player with a third yellow card or more will also be suspended for the next match.

– Minimum players on the pitch:

11 A-side – If a team is left with 8 players, the match will be suspended and the resolution will be decided by the competition committee of the Tournament.
7 and 8-a-side – If a team is left with 5 players in 7-a-side and with 6 players in 8-a-side, the match will be suspended and the resolution will be decided by the competition committee of the Tournament.

– Accumulation of cards

In case of a tie between two or more teams at the end of the league and as the fourth classification criterion, the accumulation of cards will have a negative value (Fair Play):

  1. One yellow card = 1 point.
  2. Double yellow cards = 3 points.
  3. One direct red card = 6 points.

For the amount of cards, the organization will use the official form of the matches.

– Teams behaviour

Any team showing bad behaviour during the competition (protests to referees decisions, clashes with rivals or with the organization) can be automatically expelled from the Tournament.
All serious cases of expulsion will be reported to the football federation in question by sending the name of the implicated player.
Delegates of the teams will be responsible for the attitude and behaviour of their players towards referees, team-mates, opponents, public, organization and sports facilities (changing rooms, benches, pitches…).
Delegates of the teams will be responsible for the attitude and behaviour of their players towards referees, team-mates, opponents, public, organization and sports facilities (changing rooms, benches, pitches…)
The organization will check the changing rooms with the delegate of each team before and after the match to verify that the players have made a correct use of the locker rooms. In case of any damage of the bench, the locker rooms or the pitch, the delegate, the team and the person who produces such damage will be responsible.


13. PLAYERS ENROLMENT

The players list will be notified in the official website of the Tournament. For such reason, the delegates of each team will receive a key and a password along with an e-mail explaining how to manage it.


14. REFEREES

All matches of the Tournament will be arbitrated by national and international referees.
The referee will be the maximum authority in the field, and will be able to suspend a match if he sees any negative attitude in the behaviour of a team.


15. COMPLAINTS

The protests or complaints will be handed in to the person in charge of the field, in writing and within 30 minutes after the match finishes..
The Organisation will not accept any protests regarding the performance of the referee.


16. COMPETITION COMMITTEE

The committee meets every day. The committee discusses about all important questions happened during the day. The decisions cannot be appealed. All participants must accept them.
The decisions cannot be appealed. All participants must accept them..


17. MATCH SCHEDULE

The Organising Committee reserves the right to make changes in the match schedule concerning the division of groups, timetables and fields.
The person in charge of the team will be informed about the changes and will also be announced in the official web page..
All changes will be notified to the delegates. All these changes also will be notified by internet and SMS


18. BALLS

All 11-a-side games will be played with an OFFICIAL size 5 ball.
All 7 and 8-a-side games will be played with an OFFICIAL size 4 ball.
All teams must bring their balls for the warming up exercises.


19. INSURANCE

All players must be insured in and out the fields. All participants must bring their own insurance policy or social insurance card..
We remind that all teams must apply to their National Football Federation for an authorization to take part in the Tournament (sanctioned by RFEF & UEFA)
The organization is not responsible of injuries, illness, lost or robberies. .


20. ACCEPTANCE OF REGULATIONS

All participating teams in the COSTA DAURADA CUP TOURNAMENT accept the rules of the organization. They can check it on the web or app of the Tournament..