Für alle hier nicht aufgeführten Punkte gelten die allgemeinen Turnierbestimmungen des Schweizerischen Fussball-Verbandes (SFV). Grundlage dieses Reglements sind die Ausführungsbestimmungen für die Durchführung von Fussballturnier. Insbesondere gelten folgende Bestimmungen:
Die 8 Mannschaften werden in 2 Gruppen zu je 4 Teams eingeteilt. In jeder Gruppe hat jede Mannschaft einmal gegen die anderen Teams anzutreten.
Für die Klassierung nach den Gruppenspielen (Rang 1 bis 4) gilt die höhere Punktzahl. (Sieg = 3 Punkte, Remis = 1 Punkt, Niederlage = 0 Punkte). Bei gleicher Punktzahl wird nach folgenden Kriterien entschieden:
Die Gruppenspiel (Spiele Nr. 1 bis 12) dauern 2 x 30 Minuten (Unterbrechung mit 10 Halbzeitpause Minuten Pause mit Seitenwechsel und 5 Minuten Pause zwischen die zwei Spiele). Die erstgenannte Mannschaft stellt sich von links nach rechts auf. Anschliessend erfolgt die Platzwahl durch den Schiedsrichter.
Der Punktestand im Fairplay-Klassement wird wie folgt ermittelt:
Der Fairplay Pokal wird anhand der drei folgenden, gleich bewerteten Kriterien abgegeben:
Ein vom Schiedsrichter des Feldes verwiesener Spieler hat unverzüglich die Kabine aufzusuchen und ist automatisch für das nächste Spiel gesperrt. Zusätzliche Spielsperren für schwer wiegende Vergehen werden von der Turnierleitung – ohne Rekursmöglichkeit – ausgesprochen. Ein vom Schiedsrichter weggewiesener Trainer oder Offizieller hat unverzüglich die technische Zone zu verlassen und ist automatisch für das nächste Spiel gesperrt. In beiden Fällen beträgt der Mindestabstand zur technischen Zone 20 Meter in alle Richtungen. Zusätzliche Sperren für schwere Vergehen können von der Turnierleitung – ohne Rekursmöglichkeit – ausgesprochen werden.
The general provisions of the Swiss Football Association (SFV) should apply to all other matters that are not covered by the articles of this regulation. The implementation provisions for football tournaments are the basis of these regulations. In particular, the following provisions shall apply:
In order to be eligible for participation, all players must be born 1998 or younger. No older players are eligible for participation. All other players which do not comply with the relevant age provisions are prohibited from entering the competition. To strengthen the team or to increase its attractiveness, players without current license of the registering association may also be used (e.g. test players of other associations).
By filling out the official registration list before the beginning of the tournament, a maximum of 25 players (squad players) may be registered per team. Of these 22 players, 11 players form the starting lineup, while a maximum of 7 players (outfield player or goalkeeper) may be substituted per game. The number of each player remains constant throughout the whole tournament.
It shall be played exclusively with the balls provided by the tournament director.
The program of football matches (group and final games) is binding and will be announced to all teams at least 90 days prior to the beginning of the tournament. The clock of the tournament director is decisive. In the event of force majeure, the decision is in the hands of the tournament director.
In accordance with the match regulations of the SFV, protests against any incidents that occur during the course of a match shall be made to the referee immediately after the disputed incident and before play has resumed. All protests will be dealt with directly by the protest commission and its decisions are final and not subject to appeal.
In the event of force majeure as well as in all other matters that are not covered by the articles of this regulation, the protest commission will take a final and binding decision.
The 8 teams taking part in the competition shall be divided into 2 groups of 4 teams each, with teams playing their group rivals once on a round-robin basis.
The classification (rank #1 to #4) is based on the number of points obtained in the group matches played among the teams in question with 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw and no points for a defeat.
If two or more teams are level on points they are split by:
superior goal difference from the group matches
higher number of goals scored in all group matches
greater number of goals scored in all group matches between the teams concerned
with more than two teams scoring the same number, lots will be drawn to determine the winner
The group matches (matches #1 to #12) shall last 60 minutes, comprising two periods of 30 minutes, with a half-time interval of 15 minutes and a break interval of 5 minutes between every two matches. The team named first positions itself from the left to the right. Then, the referee decides on the allocation of pitches.
Match #13: Winner of group A vs. runner-up of group B (first semifinal).
Match #14: Winner of group B vs. Runner-up of group A (second semi-final)
Match #15: 4th placed team of group A vs. 4th placed team of group B (contest for 7th and 8th place)
Match #16: 3rd placed team of group A vs. 3rd placed team of group B (contest for 5th and 6th place)
Match #17: The losers of the semi-finals (matches #13 and #14) will contest the play-off for 3rd and 4th place.
Match #18: The Winners of the semi-finals (matches #13 and #14) will contest the play-off for 1st and 2nd place.
Each final match (matches #13 to#18) shall last 60 minutes, comprising two periods of 30 minutes.
Each match shall have a half-time interval of 10 minutes and a break interval of 5 minutes between every two matches.
The team named first positions itself from the left to the right. Then, the referee decides on the allocation of pitches.
If the result stands as a draw in the final matches, kicks from the penalty mark shall be taken to determine the winner. No extra time shall be played.
The scoring of the fair play ranking shall be determined as followed:
The Fair Play Trophy shall be awarded on the basis of the following three criteria, which are all equally valued:
The scoring of the fair play ranking in accordance with article #18 of the present regulations.
General impression regarding the conduct of the members of the delegation on and off the pitch.
Sporting performance of the team according to the principle of “fair and successful”. The better the teams position in the competition, the better a lower scoring in the fair play ranking shall be rated.
A player who is sent off with a direct red card, is sent off for the remainder of that game, and is suspended for the next game. Additional suspensions can be assigned by the tournament director for more serious offences – without any possible recourse. A trainer or official who is sent off by the referee must instantly leave the technical area and go to the changing room and is automatically suspended for the next game. In both cases, the minimum allowed distance to the technical area is 20 meters in each direction. Again, additional suspensions can be assigned by the tournament director for more serious offences – without any possible recourse.