TOURNAMENT RULES

London Champions Cup will be played in accordance with applicable sections of the FIFA rules and the English F.A. rules. In questions of interpretations of FIFA rules, the English text applies.




Class



Class Boys - 2007: Boys born 2007.01.01 or later



* UK grassroots teams is allowed to follow the UK age system, allowing them to field players born after September 1st 2006.



Dates



The tournament is played between August 23d and 25th 2019. Most teams will arrive 22nd.




Format



2007: 9-a-side (min 13 players, max 21 in the squad. Max 18 players pr game)



Rules of the game


The club has to be a member of their FIFA affiliated national association, or have a clearance from the tournament management. In countries where football is operated by the schools, we also allow teams affiliated with their school football association.



The teams are divided into groups of  four where all the teams will meet in a round robin series. The order among the teams will be decided according to points.
Three points will be awarded for a win, one point for a draw and
0 points for a loss.
 If two or more teams have the same number of points, the order will be decided as follows:



1. Goal difference.


2. Highest number of goals scored.


3. Results of match/es between teams with equal points.


4. Draw.


Playing period 

All classes are playing 2x25min.


Play Off

A draw in the play off will be decided by penalty kicks according to FIFA rules. (5 penalties per team).


Dispensations 

Dispensations will not be given for players who are over aged.


Substitutions 

A substituted player may re-enter in the match. Substitution can be done without stopping the game but the referee has to be informed. Notice that the game has to be stopped and the referee has to be informed by substitution of a goalkeeper. All substitutions should be done within the technical area of the team. Incorrect substitutions will be punished with a yellow card.

A player may participate for two teams in different age classes in the tournament. In such cases, the player must be listed for all teams that he represents.


Match schedule 

The final schedule for the matches will be publicated at www.londonchampionscup.com latest 3d August.


Important match details


Every players name, birth date and number of jersey needs to registered in the administration system prior to the tournament. If changes are made from that, changes need to be made to the tournament administration at least 45 minutes prior to kick off. All shirts needs to be numbered at the back of the shirt. We recommend that players wear the same number during the entire tournament.


Players uniforms 

All team shirts must be numbered and the numbers must correspond to the numbers on the team list. Numbers must be on the backs of the shirts.
Two players may not use the same number in any given match. 

If the two teams have similar or the same shirt color, the team listed as the away team will be asked to use their away kits.

If the referee still decides that one team should change shirts due to similarity to the opposing team’s shirts, the team appearing last in the program must change.


Before match 

All teams must be ready at the field no later than 10 minutes before kick-off. The team manager must make sure that his players are adequately insured. All players MUST wear shinguards.
The teams are responsible for their supporters’ conduct.


Match fields

All pitches are high quality natural grass.


Balls

All matches are played with balls of size 4.


Referees

Referees are members of, and trained by, the English Football Association.


Tournament Jury

The jury of the tournament consists of 2 representatives from the administration office and 2 representatives from the participating teams.


Protest and sanctions 

All protests must be in writing, and handed in to the tournament administration office by the team manager. Protests must be delivered no later than 30 minutes after the match is finished. A protest fee of 50 GBP will be paid at that time. This fee will be returned if the protest is approved.


Cautions and Sending-Off Offences 

Any player given a red card is automatically suspended from participation in the following match. The tournament jury can decide about suspension for further game(s). Yellow cards are not accumulated.


Walk over 

Any team not appearing at the appointed time and place for a match without a valid excuse can be declared loser by 3-0, after a decision by the jury. If a team repeatedly fail to appear at the games, the team may be excluded from the tournament. A fee of 500 GBP will be charged to teams that dont appear at the appointed time for match.


Organizer 

The UK listed company JV Special Events, hosts London Champions Cup.


Regulations for accommodation 

The team manager as indicated on the Participants’ list is responsible for any damage caused by his/her players. Consumption of alcoholic beverages is absolutely forbidden at the accommodation and at the pitches during the tournament.


Insurance and Responsibility 

Make sure that all your players are insured both on and off the playing field. The tournament does not carry any group insurance protecting participants in case of injury, illness, theft or damage to property. London Champions Cup is in no way responsible for injury or economic loss which may arise in the case of war, warlike events, civil war, revolution or civil disturbances or because of the actions of the authorities, strikes, lockouts, blockades or similar events. Participants from countries that have no medical insurance agreement with the UK must have personal medical insurance.