Football (soccer)

Technical Handbook
Football (soccer)

1. Venue
Emek Ha-Arazim – 6 fields

2. Identification
All athletes must show their accreditation cards with photos and the sport – without that card athlete cannot compete.

3. Competition Information

• There will be separate tournaments for girls and boys teams.
• Number of teams that can participate: 16 Boy’s teams and 16 girl’s teams
• One coach per team is allowed.
• Teams will consist of 6~8 players 1 of which will be a goalkeeper.
• Both the boy’s team and the girl’s team have a separate coach.
• Shin guards are required for all competitors.
• The venue is outdoor. Players must wear FOOTBALL (SOCCER) JULY 31 – AUGUST 2, 2018 proper soccer cleats/shoes/boots. (Baseball type cleats are not allowed).
• Athletes are prohibited to wear neither any footwear with metal studs nor glasses/ sunglasses during a game unless sports/ plastic/protective glasses.
4. Competition Rules
• The rules of the tournament will be FIFA rules modified for small-sided games.
• Depending on the number of entries, teams will be entered into pools of up to 4
teams.
• The pitch size will be 50-65 m by 40-45 m
• No offside rule will be operated
• The ball used will be a size 5.
• Each game will consist of 2 halves of 20 minutes each. Half-time break is 10 minutes.
• Warm up duration: 10 minutes.
• Team size consists of 6 players: (5 players that includes 1 Captain) and 1 goalkeeper
• Goal length 4,8-6 m and height 1,9-2 m.
• Competitions within group are lead by 1 referee. Quarter finals, semifinals and final game will be lead by 2 referees.
• A system of rolling substitutions will apply.
• A timekeeper is required, controlling the duration of the games, using a horn/hooter as no injury time is allowed, except in
the Final, which is at the discretion of the referee(s).
• The area between pitches should be kept clear for teams and officials only, with spectators viewing only from the opposite side.
• Throw-ins are allowed.
• Slide tackles are not allowed (punishable with a yellow card), but sliding to score, or to stop the ball going out of play or to stop a goal, is allowed.
• The normal football back-pass rule applies.
• Goals cannot be scored directly from a kick-off.
• A team does not show up for their first game will be disqualified from the tournament but allowed to play the scheduled fixtures as “friendlies” at the discretion of the Tournament Director and the opposing teams.
• All team members wear the same football strip.
5. Preliminary Rounds
• Each team will play all other teams in their pool once. Depending on the pool size and structure, the top teams will go forward to the Medal Rounds while the remaining teams will play an additional consolation game.
• In pool games, 3 points will be awarded for a win and 1 point for a draw.
• The top 2 teams in each group will advance to the quarter finals.
• In the case that teams in the same pool have the same number of points, the final standings will be decided by the following order:
• Head to head between the teams concerned.
• Goal difference resulting from the group matches ONLY between the teams concerned;
• Greater number of goals scored in all group matches ONLY between the teams concerned;
• Lower number of goals against in all group matches ONLY between the teams concerned;
• If still undecided, the winner will be decided by a coin flip by the Head Referee
6. Medal Round
• The quarter-finals will be between the top teams in the Pool Round. The winners of one pool will play against the runner up in the another pool.
• The Semi-finals will be between the 4 quarter-finals winners
• The final will be between the 2 semi-final winners.
• In the event of a draw at quarter-final, semifinal or final games at the end of regulation play, there will be 2 x 5 minute periods of extra time followed by penalty kicks.
• In the event of a game going to penalties, any 5 from the full squad can take the first 5 penalties before moving to the rest of the squad if required. Squads for penalties shall be determined by the team with the lower number of players. The goalkeeper who finished the game must be in goal for at least the first penalty.
7. Disputes
Any disputes will be resolved in compliance with FIFA rules and the clauses included in the ICG Sports Rules. Any disputes will be heard by the Protest Committee.
8. Disciplinary rules
• The ICG Code of Conduct must be adhered to at all times. Athletes and coaches will be excluded from the Games for indecent behaviour, offence made through words and/or actions, violent behaviour, and abusive language.
• All delegations have to comply with any instruction given by the venue staff.
• Coaches are responsible for the well-being and behaviour of their athletes at all times.
• Player who receives a yellow card will be sent to the bench for two minutes. The 2 minutes start after play resumes. Typical yellow card offences include: Unsporting behavior, dissent by words or actions
• Players sent off (red card) for any reason will be suspended for the team’s next game. Typical red card offences include: Serious foul-play, violent conduct, abusive language.
• If a team is permanently reduced to 4 players due to sending offs, the game will end and the match will be awarded 2-0 to their opponents, unless the score, as it stands at that point, is more advantageous to their opponents.

9. Presentation of MedalS
• The following Medals will be awarded:
GOLD – for team ranking first in the competition
SILVER – for team ranking second in the competition
BRONZE – for team ranking third in the competition
• Medalists should be present at the ceremony and must wear their team uniform.
10. Training Schedule
Training times available at request at the football facilities on July 30.
11. Medical
First Aid Service will be available on site. Full Medical Service will be available at one of the hospitals in Jerusalem.
12. Technical meeting
The Football (Soccer) Technical Meeting will be held on July 30, 9 am at Bait Vagan Guesthouse Each participating city may be represented by one official Translator. The FIFA Website http://fifa.com provides a copy
of the latest Constitution, Laws, and Regulations
13. Timetable
Will be published on the website.

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