COSTA DAURADA CUP
24-28 of March, 2024
- Open and free tournament.
- Artificial and natural grass fields.
- Groups of 4 teams.
- Minimum guaranteed: 4 matches per team.
- 1st Phase: League System.
- Final phase: qualifying rounds.
- 1st and 2nd of the group: Costa Daurada Cup final series.
- 3rd of the group : Silver series.
- 4th of the group: Bronze series.
- Trophy and medalls for the Champion and runner up of each category.
- All 11-a-side games have 2 halves of 25 minutes.
- All 7-a-side games have 2 halves of 20 minutes.
- Free substitution in each match.
- Medical assistance in all fields.
- No game for the 3rd and 4th position.
- 4 guaranteed matches
- Groups of 4 or 5 teams
- Qualifying Phase: 3 or 4 games
- Costa Daurada cup series
- First and Second Classified
- Silver series
- Third Classified
- Bronze series
- Fourth Classified
- Qualification matches
Monday and Tuesday
- Qualifying rounds
- Medals giving Ceremony
Once finals are finished.
- B19 Boys born in 2005/06/07
- B16 Boys born in 2008
- B15 Boys born in 2009
- B14 Boys born in 2010
- B13 Boys born in 2011
- B12 Boys born in 2012 (7 A-side)
- B11 Boys born in 2013 (7 A-side)
- B10 Boys born in 2014 (7 A-side)
- B09 Boys born in 2015 (7 A-side)
- G-OPEN No age limit
- G20 Girls born in 2004
- G17 Girls born in 2007
- G14 Girls born in 2010
- G14 Girls born in 2010 (7 A-side)
- G12 Girls born in 2012 (7 A-side)
Sunday, 24 March
- Arrival: Reception to the teams and collection of information.
- Dinner and accommodation.
Monday, 25 March
- Qualification matches.
- Opening ceremony
Tuesday, 26 March
- Qualification matches.
- Playoff games.
Wednesday , 27 March
- Playoff games.
Thursday, 28 March
- Playoff and Final games.
- Presentation of medals and trophies. Departure of participating teams.
1. TOURNAMENT RULES
International Youth Football Tournament ‘Costa Daurada Cup’ will be played in accordance with FIFA and SPANISH FOOTBALL FEDERATION rules (F.E.F.). These rules are with reference to the matches played in 11-a-side and 8-a-side.
2. COMPETITION SYSTEM
Teams will be divided into groups of 4 (or 5) teams and will play one leg league.
- COSTA DAURADA CUP – First and second of each group.
- SILVER CUP – Third of each group.
- BRONZE CUP – Fourth of each group.
In the groups of 5, the fifth placed team Will be eliminated.
- Won matches: 3 points
- Tied matches: 1 point
- Lost matches: 0 point
Length of the matches
- 2 x 25 min. (11-a-side games)
- 2 x 20 min. (7-a-side games)
Length of the half-times
- 5 min. (All categories)
3. SPECIAL PERMITS
A player of a club enrolled in the Tournament can play in 2 different teams of the club if those 2 teams are not in the same category. The player has to be also registered in the list of players of each team.
In any case, all players must be registered before the tournament starts, in their category or in one higher category
TYPE A PERMIT
G-20, G-17, G-14: It will be allowed to register 2 players with one more year in each of these categories.
TYPE B PERMIT
Clubs that have Seasonal Licenses in their countries (August 1st to July 31st), will be allowed to register their teams, as long as the date of birth of the players is between August 1st and July 30th.
Example: A team that registers in the B-15 category, may have players of the B-16 category, born after July 31st.
They will be able to register their players
11- a- side soccer and 7-a- side scoccer
For clubs using the type B permit, they may not add the type A permit option.
4. QUALIFICATION CRITERION
1st Phase (League)
If two teams equalize in the final qualification, the following qualification criteria will be followed to settle the draw:
- The result of the matches played against each other (particular goal average).
- The difference of goals in favour and against, bearing in mind all the matches (general goal average).
- The highest number of goals scored, bearing in mind all the matches.
- The lowest number of let in goals, bearing in mind all the matches.
- Fair Play
If there is a draw between more than two teams, it will be settled in the following way:
- The highest scoring of each team after the games played against each other, as if the other teams had not participated.
- The highest difference of goals in favour and against, bearing in mind only the matches played by equalized teams against each other.
- The highest number of scored goals, bearing in mined only the matches played by equalized teams against each other.
- The lowest number of let goals, bearing in mined only the matches played by equalized teams against each other.
- The highest difference of goals in favour and against, bearing in mind all the matches of the competition.
- The highest number of goals scored, bearing in mined all the matches.
- The lowest number of let in goals, bearing in mind all the matches.
- Fair Play
If there are two teams with the same number of points in this particular case of more than two equalized teams, the qualification criteria followed will be the one use in “two teams equalized in the final classification”.
Final Phase (Play Off)
5. QUALIFYING ROUNDS
If an eliminatory finishes tied, each team will throw 3 penalties.
If after the penalties still tied, they will continue throwing one by one until there is a winner. Any enrolled player in the official list will be able to throw a penalty; even if the player is a reserve at the end of the match.
During the penalty shoot out, players of each team will be in the central circle, staying the coaching staff and the reserves in the bench and outside the field.
6. SPECIAL STATES
If a match has to be suspended owing to circumstances beyond our control, the final result will be the one at the moment of the suspension.
7. NUMBER OF PLAYERS AND SUBSTITUTES
A team can dispose 20 players per match from the enrolled players, MAXIMUM OF 25 PLAYERS.
The coaching staff will be composed by a maximum of 3 people, also enrolled in the official form. Substitutions are unlimited. A replaced player can play again. Substitutions may be made without stopping the game and without consulting the referee, using the following procedure: the player who is going to be replaced has to leave the field before its replacement gets into the field and always by the zone of the benches.
7 and 8-a-side
A team can dispose 15 players per match from the enrolled players, MAXIMUM OF 18 PLAYERS.
The coaching staff will be composed by a maximum of 3 people, also enrolled in the official form. Substitutions are unlimited. A replaced player can play again. Substitutions may be made without stopping the game and without consulting the referee, using the following procedure: the player who is going to be replaced has to leave the field before its replacement gets into the field and always by the zone of the benches
15 minutes before kick off, each team must hand to the organization staff in fields the signing-on fee, identify cards or passports of each player, coach and delegate. These documents must be original. The line-up will be written in the official form, always in hands of organization staff in fields.
The field delegate will have the right to ask for the identification of up to 3 players during the game or right after the it is finished..
All shirts will be numbered and must correspond to ones in player’s list. Numbers must be on the back of the shirts.
In case of coincidence of colors and that none of the teams has a second clothing of a different color, the team that appears as visitor in the match must play with bibs provided by the organization. The bibs will always be on top of the numbered shirts.
Natural or artificial grass pitches. It is strictly forbidden to use aluminium studs, both in the natural and artificial grass pitches. We recommend the use of rubber studs in both fields
Teams must be ready 15 minutes before kick-off. If not, and the organization does not understand any reason to justify the disappearance, the team will lose the match with the result of 3-0
Half times will have a length of 5 minutes, both in 11-a-side and 7-a-side categories. During the half time teams cannot leave the field..
12. PUNISHMENTS – DISCIPLINARY SYSTEM
A player sent off with a direct red card, will be suspected for one or more matches. According to the motive of the suspension, the player could even be disqualified from further participation. All red card sanctions will be fulfilled starting in the next match, even if the match coincides with the beginning of the play off. A player who accumulates two yellow cards will be suspended for the next match.
A player who accumulates two yellow cards will be suspended for the next match.
Yellow cards shown in the qualifiers are applicable to the finals.
A player with a third yellow card or more will also be suspended for the next match.
– Minimum players on the pitch:
11 A-side – If a team is left with 8 players, the match will be suspended and the resolution will be decided by the competition committee of the Tournament.
7 and 8-a-side – If a team is left with 5 players in 7-a-side and with 6 players in 8-a-side, the match will be suspended and the resolution will be decided by the competition committee of the Tournament.
– Accumulation of cards
In case of a tie between two or more teams at the end of the league and as the fourth classification criterion, the accumulation of cards will have a negative value (Fair Play):
- One yellow card = 1 point.
- Double yellow cards = 3 points.
- One direct red card = 5 points.
For the amount of cards, the organization will use the official form of the matches.
In the event of a tie and as the fifth classification criterion, the incorrect clothing will have a negative value when classifying.
Incorrect clothing criteria:
Any item of kit different from the rest of the team: t-shirt, shorts or socks.
Do not wear a number on the t-shirt or have it worn.
For each Player who violates the official clothing = 1 point
– Teams behaviour
Any team showing bad behaviour during the competition (protests to referees decisions, clashes with rivals or with the organization) can be automatically expelled from the Tournament.
All serious cases of expulsion will be reported to the football federation in question by sending the name of the implicated player.
Delegates of the teams will be responsible for the attitude and behaviour of their players towards referees, team-mates, opponents, public, organization and sports facilities (changing rooms, benches, pitches…).
Delegates of the teams will be responsible for the attitude and behaviour of their players towards referees, team-mates, opponents, public, organization and sports facilities (changing rooms, benches, pitches…)
The organization will check the changing rooms with the delegate of each team before and after the match to verify that the players have made a correct use of the locker rooms. In case of any damage of the bench, the locker rooms or the pitch, the delegate, the team and the person who produces such damage will be responsible.
13. PLAYERS ENROLMENT
The players list will be notified in the official website of the Tournament. For such reason, the delegates of each team will receive a key and a password along with an e-mail explaining how to manage it.
All matches of the Tournament will be arbitrated by national and international referees.
The referee will be the maximum authority in the field, and will be able to suspend a match if he sees any negative attitude in the behaviour of a team.
The protests or complaints will be handed in to the person in charge of the field, in writing and within 30 minutes after the match finishes..
The Organisation will not accept any protests regarding the performance of the referee.
16. COMPETITION COMMITTEE
The committee meets every day. The committee discusses about all important questions happened during the day. The decisions cannot be appealed. All participants must accept them.
The decisions cannot be appealed. All participants must accept them..
17. MATCH SCHEDULE
The Organising Committee reserves the right to make changes in the match schedule concerning the division of groups, timetables and fields.
The person in charge of the team will be informed about the changes and will also be announced in the official web page..
All changes will be notified to the delegates. All these changes also will be notified by internet and SMS
All 11-a-side games will be played with an OFFICIAL size 5 ball.
All 7 and 8-a-side games will be played with an OFFICIAL size 4 ball.
All teams must bring their balls for the warming up exercises.
All PLAYERS are insured during the matches. Any type of injury is covered, with unlimited guarantee for one year. The organization is not responsible of lost or robberies. .
20. ACCEPTANCE OF REGULATIONS
All participating teams in the COSTA DAURADA CUP TOURNAMENT accept the rules of the organization. They can check it on the web or app of the Tournament.