12.06.-14.06.2020 | Brunn am Gebirge (Österreich)

Tournament regulations World Final U10

The tournament will be played according to the rules of the Austrian Football Association (ÖFB).

Players

Game is played with 6 field players + 1 goalkeeper / 7v7. Maximum squad size: 14 Players.

Age limit

Only players born 2010 (or later) are eligible to play. Each player must have a valid player’s pass – it has to be shown if necessary. Any player who is not able to present his document can’t participate in the tournament. IMPORTANT NOTE: If a player, who is not able to present his document, the team automatically loses the match 0:3.

Guest players are allowed but only after verification from Champions Trophy Organizer and have to be in the same age as defined above.

Playing field and ball

  • Playing area: approx. 55 x 35 m.
  • Ball size: 4
  • Goal: 5×2 meters

Playing time

  • 1 x 15 minutes without changing sides for all games (except the final = 2x10min).

Playing equipment

Playing equipment: 2 dress kits must be available. Second named team has to change dress if both teams have same colours.

Substitution

There is no limit for changing players in a match, but game must be interrupted for a change.

Modus

Group stage (Saturday): 16 groups with 8 teams are playing against each other in their group.

Main stage and placement games (Sunday): 1st and 2nd of each group reach main round in Brunn, all other teams are also playing for placement (8 groups and 4 teams at each playing ground).

1st of each group reaches quarter-final, winner half-final and winner the final. 2nd, 3rd and 4ht of each group are also playing each other (K.O.-system). All placement-games are played on each venue.

After group stage, penalty shoot-outs will decide the winner immediately after a draw. The shoot-out will take place with 3 attempts each followed by sudden death if necessary.

Winner of the main round is Champions Trophy Winner 2020.

In situation of tie in points in group stage following criteria will determine progression:

  1. points in direct comparison
  2. goal difference
  3. goals scored
  4. penalty shoot-out with 3 attempts each followed by sudden death if necessary.

No offside rule

  • No offside rule. No back pass rule (= goalkeeper is allowed to pick up back pass ball).

Cautions and Sending-off Offences

  • Blue card = 2 minutes suspension, a suspended player cannot be replaced. The suspension is terminated if the team of the suspended player concedes a goal.
  • Red card = player is excluded from the game. The excluded player may be replaced after 2 minutes or if the team of the excluded player concedes a goal. The tournament committee has the right to exclude the player for additional games or to fully exclude the player from the tournament.
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: If a player, who is suspended, is participating in a match, the team automatically loses the match 0:3.

Non-appearance

Non-appearance of the team will be classified with 0:3, except if there is a valid reason (= final decision from tournament committee).

Protest

Each protest must be handed to tournament committee a maximum of 15 minutes after the end of the match. No protest against referees will be accepted.

In case of doubt final decision is made by tournament committee.

Decisions of the tournament committee are not contestable.

Teams Behaviour

Any team behaving badly during the competition (protests about referee’s decisions, clashes with rivals or with the organization) can be expelled from the tournament. All serious cases of expulsion will be reported to the football federation in question. Team managers of the teams will be responsible for the attitude and behaviour of their players towards referees, opponents, public, organization and facilities.

Insurance

All clubs must have their players insured both on and off the field. Teams are reminded it is their responsibility to ensure players have their European Health Cards or private insurance details with them.

Tournament will not assume responsibility in case of theft or damage to property, injuries or other actions of the public authorities or organization transport due to strikes.

Clubs are responsible for the participants at the tournament as they are the ones who have registered stating that all the players are physically able for the event. Tournament is not responsible for the damages that the participants cause to themselves or to other participants during the competition.