RULES

RULES

THE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

The MICFootball7 is organized by AE MICFootball and governed according to 7-a-side rules from FCF – Federación Catalana de Futbol. 

CATEGORIES

A1 (U12): Players born from 01-01-2008  

A2 (U11): Players born from 01-01-2009  

B1 (U10): Players born from 01-01-2010  

B2 (U9): Players born from 01-01-2011 

C (U8  U7): Players born from 01-01-2012 

F Girls (U12): Players born from 01-01-2008 

EXCEPTIONS

In the categories A2 & B2 can enrol up a maximum of 1 player born after July 1st of the previous year to the category in question. 

In the category A1 it is allowed to register a maximum of 1 female player born after January 1 of the year previous to the category in question. 

DOCUMENTATION

Before the start of the competition, all players and technical staff must be duly accredited and registered on the competition platform. During the competition only the members of the team that are duly accredited may be in the area of ​​the assigned technical area. 

It is not possible to register or modify players and technical staff once the competition has started. 

The person in charge of each team will receive copies of the player list from the organization. Thirty minutes (30’) before each match, one of these lists, must be delivered to the field director or assistant field manager indicating the number of numbers the players will wear during the match. 

All players must identify themselves with the current federative license, ID, passport or other official document proving age with current photograph. 

All teams are obliged to carry with them in each match the documentation of all the members of the team that proves identity (ID, passport, card …) 

The corresponding documentation review will be carried out before the start of the competition, but also if the circumstances require it, the organization may repeat it at any other time. 

NUMBER OF PLAYERS AND LINE UP

There is no maximum limitation on the number of registered players per game. 

It is possible to let a player play in different teams of the same club if they are of a different and lower category. In any case may a player from a higher category be allowed to play. 

Under no circumstances may a player play the competition with two different clubs or two teams from the same club that participate in the same category. 

In order to be correctly lined up, 5 hours must have passed between the end of one match and the start of another. 

SUBSTITUTIONS

The changes are free without stopping the game, always with the prior authorization of the director, assistant field manager or the referee. 

The game will only be stopped if the substituted player is the goalkeeper, or if the referee or field manager sees fit. 

Any substituted player may re-enter. 

All substitutions must be made by the centre of the pitch. The player who enters the field must do so once the director or assistant field manager gives him approval. 

PLAYING FIELDS

All fields are natural or artificial grass of the highest quality. 

On fields with an artificial grass surface, the use of footwear with metal studs is prohibited. 

BALLS

All matches will be played with NIKE brand balls (size number 4). 

The organization will not leave balls to warm up before the matches. Teams are recommended to carry their own balls. 

KIT UNIFORMS

Each club must bring at least two numbered game uniforms or a kit and a set of numbered bibs. All shirts must be properly numbered, and the numbers must match the game team’s list. It is recommended that the player wear the same number throughout the competition. 

The teams will wear the first official kit of the designated club before the start of the competition. If the teams of both teams match in colour or the referee determines that confusion could occur, the team that exercises the visitor status (mentioned second in the competition calendar) will change equipment. 

All players who play the game are required to wear shin guards. 

Players who perform preheating tasks during the game must be in the area previously established by the Field Director using a bib that does not match in colour with any of the teams in play. 

GAME PROGRAM

The organizing committee reserves the right to make changes to the game program, both in terms of schedules and playgrounds. The information of the changes will be communicated to the team leader. 

DURATION OF THE GAMES

All matches will be two parts of 12 minutes. 

The tournament competition committee is authorized to alter the duration and schedule if circumstances so require. In the middle of the matches there will only be a field change, except in the final, in which there will be a 3-minute break. 

PUNCTUALITY

Teams must appear in the field between 1 hour and 30 minutes before the scheduled start of the competition. 

Thirty minutes (30’) before the start of the game, the team must be prepared on the field. 

COMPETITION SYSTEM

The competition system is composed of three (3) phases. 

All teams will play a minimum of four (4) matches and a maximum of six (6).   

CLASSIFICATION ROUND 

All teams will be distributed in groups consisting of four (4) teams each. 

In this round all teams will play each other in a league format to a match. 

Once the “Classification Round” is finished, the teams will be distributed according to their position in the “Final Round” and “Consolation Round”. 

 

FINAL ROUND 

The best teams classified in the group corresponding to the “Classification Round” will dispute this round. This phase will be played according to the cup system (play-off) and in case of a tie they will be decided without extension for penalties according to the FIFA rules. 

CONSOLATION ROUND 

Teams that do not qualify for “Final Phase” will dispute this phase. This phase will be played according to the cup system (play-off) and in case of a tie they will be decided without extension for penalties according to FIFA rules. 

LEAGUE SCORING FOR QUALIFYING ROUND

Won match: 3 points

Tied match: 1 point.

Lost match: 0 points.

CLASSIFICATION CRITERIA

In case of draw between two teams

Personal goal-average.

General goal-average.

Goals scored.

Youngest team.

 

In case of draw between more than two teams

Number of points achieved in the games played between each other.

Goal-average of the games played between these teams.

Number of goals scored in the games played between these teams.

General goal-average.

Number of goals scored in the general ranking of the group.

Youngest team.

SHOOTOUT TO UNDO DRAWS

It will be done according to the FIFA game rules. The teams will launch a round of penalties, one by one alternately (3 in each team). If equality is maintained, it will pass to sudden death. The teams will throw a penalty alternately until one score and the other fails. 

Only players who are on the field at the end of the match can participate in the penalty kick. Each penalty will be executed by a different player. Only after each of the team members has thrown a penalty, can players throw a second maximum penalty. 

PLAYOFFS DEFINITION FROM THE PENALTY SHOT

A goalkeeper who suffer an injury during the execution of the penalty shootout and not be able to continue playing, may be replaced by an alternate designated. 

Any player eligible may change of position with the goalkeeper at any time during the execution of the penalty shootout. 

If, at the end of the match and before you start the shots from the penalty spot a team has more players than he’s adversary, they should reduce their number of players to match the same of their adversary, and the responsible of the equipment shall communicate to the director of field and the referee the name and the number of each player excluded. Thus, every player excluded will not be able to participate in the launch of shots from the penalty spot. 

All available players, according to the rules, to run the penalty shootout, should be placed in the central circle, except for the two goalkeepers and the player who kick the penalty. The rest of the players and the managers must remain in the technical area. 

MICFOOTBALL7’S COMPETITION COMMITTEE

The Competition Committee will be appointed by the organizing entity of MICFootball7. 

This committee will consist of four people from the organizing entity. 

The issues of protests and claims will be processed by the Competition Committee and its written resolutions may not be appealed or changed. 

SANCTIONS

All punishable infractions will be reported to the Competition Committee and it will be the one who imposes said sanction which will be communicated to the affected team. 

If a team lines up a player who is sanctioned or does not comply with the requirements set by the regulations, the team will lose the match in question by 3 to 0. 

If a player commits an offense punishable by a warning or expulsion (whether on or off the pitch), he will be penalized according to the nature of the act according to the arbitration report and under the sanction parameters detailed in the rules and rules of the game. 

The yellow card will be used to communicate a warning. The player who adds two yellow card warnings in the same match will be expelled without being able to participate again in said match. The red card will be used to report an expulsion. 

During the competition, the use of the blue card will NOT be valid. 

 

Expulsions, previously verified and reviewed by the Competition Committee, will not be penalized in the following cases: 

 

  • Prevent by hand a goal or spoil a clear goal opportunity (except in the case of the goalkeeper within his own penalty area). 
  • Expulsion after a slight infraction for being the last player in a clear goal play. 
  • Receive a second warning in the same match, this being of a mild nature and without subsequent repercussions. 

 

Expulsions of a serious nature will be sanctioned by the Competition Committee and may result in the suspension of one or more days, in the following cases: 

 

  • Severe rough play. 
  • Spit on an adversary or any other person. 
  • Violent behaviour. 
  • Emplear leguaje y/o gestos ofensivos, insultantes o humillantes. 
  • Use offensive, insulting or humiliating language and / or gestures. 
  • All actions that the Competition Committee considers to be serious. 

 

All cases of serious expulsion will be reported to the national federation of the affected player’s country. 

Unsportsmanlike behaviours, regardless of what may happen on or off the pitch, may result in the exclusion of a player or team from the competition. 

ABANDONED MATCH

If a match is abandoned for any incident and/or occurrence, the Competition Committee shall decide on the following factors, taking into account the reason for being abandoned.

  • The game starts again from the beginning.
  • The game continues from the minute it was abandoned.
  • The score of the game at the moment it was abandoned will be fixed as the final result.
  • One of the teams wins 3-0
  • The two teams lose the match (0-3).
CLAIMS

Protests or claims must be submitted in writing to the Field Director or Head of the Organization along with the claim fee of 60, which will be returned in case of favourable resolution. 

These claims must be submitted no later than 30 minutes after the end of the match in question. 

Claims will be accepted only if they are delivered by the delegate or responsible of the duly accredited team. 

Claims for arbitration decisions will not be accepted. 

Written resolutions of the organizing committee may not be appealed or changed. 

REFEREES

The referees of the MICFootball7 belong to the Technical Committee of Referees of the Catalan Football Federation and referees of Consells Esportius de Catalunya. 

RULES OF ORDER

Delegates are responsible for their players in case of damage to changing rooms, hotels, buses or other facilities. Silence must be respected in hotels between 11:00 pm and 8:00 am. The meal schedules established by the hotel managers must be respected. It is forbidden to travel in the transport of the organization without a shirt. The entry of alcohol or other substances not allowed for children under 18 in the rooms is prohibited. Failure to comply with any of these rules by any player, coach or supporter may be grounds for expulsion from the tournament. 

RESPONSABILITIES AND INSURANCE

All clubs | teams must have their players insured on and off the pitch. All participants must have a health card or private insurance. 

The organization is not responsible for possible damages and losses of the participants such as the loss of personal items (due to theft or other circumstances) or injuries. Nor will it be responsible for the measures taken by public authorities or transport companies such as strikes, cancellations, etc. The club, at the time of requesting registration, states that its players are physically fit for the event. The organization declines all responsibility for the damages that the participants may cause during and after the competition both to themselves and to third parties. 

The organization makes available the exclusive insurance contracting service for all participants who wish so during the entire tournament. 

DATABASE

All participants are required to complete the data protection form, have it signed by their legal representatives and deliver it to the organization before the start of the tournament. Through this, you will give consent for the processing of the data. Participation in the event authorizes AE MICFootball and associated companies to use any graphic reproduction of the participants during the tournament. 

MODIFICATIONS

Any circumstance that has not been reflected in the regulations, is the exclusive competence of those responsible for the organization, being their decisions unappealable, reserving the right to add, modify, interpret and apply the rules according to their criteria and the needs of each tournament. AE MICFootball reserves the right to modify these rules for the benefit of the competition. 

All changes made to these regulations will be communicated in writing to the club manager | participating team. 

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