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Tournament general information and regulation

 

 

1 - ORGANIZATION

 

.The PORTUS FUTSAL EUROCUP 2004 is an amateur and invitational competition fully organised by PORTUS87 FUTSAL CLUB and is played in a weekend, the 10th and 11th of July, at the city of Maia - Portugal.

 

.Its main objective is to promote amateur futsal and fair-play, and at the same time to enable a space of cultural and sporting meeting between our city and other European cities represented by the participant teams.

 

 

2 - TEAMS AND GAMES

 

.Each team can present the maximum of 16 players for the tournament, including a team captain. Coach, delegate and doctor are facultative.

.The tournament is played by eight (8) teams, with two groups of four (4) teams that play a league in the first day and two different play-off competitions - Vintage Cup and Tawny Cup - in the second day, in order to assure that every team plays a similar number of games.

. Each group must have teams from different nationalities.

.The two top teams of each group will play the Vintage Cup and the other teams will play the Tawny Cup, on Sunday. The winners of the semifinals of each competition will play the finals and the losers will play the 3/4 place matches.

. The group matches and the Tawny competition matches will take 20 minutes from the starting sinal, without interval. During the first 18 minutes the clock will not stop, except by judgement of the referees. The last two minutes are played with clock stops when the ball is not being played. The Vintage Cup matches will take 2x20 minutes, with no clock stops.

. If before the start of the match, in the eyes of the referees, the colours of the teams do not differ enough, the first mentioned club in the fixture must play the match in different colours. The first mentioned team will also kick-off.

 

3 -  RULES

 

.The matches will be played according to the regulations of the FIFA for Futsal, with two exceptions: LAW VIII - Duration of the Game:  only the semifinals and the finals of Vintage Cup will take 40 minutes, all the other tournament games will take 20 minutes without time-out. LAW XIV - Accumulated Fouls: this rule will not be used.

            SEE MATCH RULES

 

4 DISCIPLINE

 

. If a players sees a red card won’t be able to play the next match of his team.

 

. If a player sees two red cards he will be excluded for the rest of the tournament.

 

 

5 CLASSIFICATIONS

 

. The ranking in the group stage will be decided on points: three points for victory, one point for draw and no points for defeat.

 

.When all the group games are played and two or several teams have the same amount of points the following factors will decide the group final classification:

1 – The goals difference

2 – Number of goals scored

3 – The contest between teams

4 – Penalty shoot-out

5 - Draw

 . In the play-off competitions (second day), if a match ends with a draw there will be a penalty shoot-out, played by FIFA rules.

 

 

6 - INDIVIDUAL TROPHIES

 

. Best Player: the referees choice – they will choose the man of the match in every game. The player who gets more nominations will win this trophy. If two or more players get the same number of nominations, the final decision will be taken in a referees’ meeting.

 

. Best Scorer: the trophy will go to the player who scores more goals. If two or more players score the same number of goals, the winner will be: 1) the one who played less games, 2) the player of the team with lowest final classication.

 

. Best Defense: for the team that allowed less goals. If two or more teams end with the same number of goals allowed will win the one with a lowest final classification.  

 

 

7 FINAL STATEMENTS

 

. The organisation can not be blamed for any participant injury or accident during the tournament

 

. Each team is responsible for the behaviour of their members, including any kind of damages in the arena facilities.

 

. The organization has full power to decide on matters that are not contemplated on this general tournament regulation.

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