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  HEINEKEN FIVE-A-SIDE TOURNAMENT - FORMAT
   
 

No of Teams
28 divided into 4 groups of 7

Round Robin
Each team will play 6 Robin Matches

Points System
Win = 3pts
Draw = 1pt
Loss = 0pts

Knock Out Stage
Top 2 teams from each group qualify for Quarter Finals
If tied on points decider will be (in order):
1) Goal Difference;
2) Goals For;
3) Result between the 2 teams in R/Robin
3 sudden death penalties will decide a tied knock out match

Teams finishing 3rd and 4th will play in the plate competition, based on the above format.

Match Times
Round Robin 10 mins one way
Quarters & Semi's 10 mins one way
Finals 15 mins one way

All normal FIFA rules will apply except for the following modifications:

(1) No current registered professional players are allowed to play for any team

(2) Teams will lose the match 3-0 should they field any illegitimate players

(3) There is no offside

(4) Goalkeepers may not kick or drop kick the ball from their hands, they may throw it

(5) Balls that cross the touchline must be placed on the line at point of exit and kicked back into play

(6) No sliding is allowed - punishable with a yellow card

(7) Yellow Cards = 2 minute sin bin

2 Yellow Cards 1 match = Red Card

Red Card = 1 match suspension

3 yellow Cards = 1 match suspension

(8) All matches will be regulated by a siren

(9) Any teams not on the field in for the siren will start 1-0 down

Any team not on the field after 3 minutes will start 3-0 down

Any team not there for their match will lose 4-0

(10) The referee's decision in the matches is final

(11) Abuse of the referee will result in a yellow card being issued for time wasting and dissent

(12) The tournament organiser's decision is final.

 
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