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Who can take part at Cup of Good Hope ?
Organizations, institutions, youth groups
Youth insitutions and organizations like e.g. youth centres, parishes, youth clubs etc., that build a team of players according to the players definition and which can come from all over the world
female or male, aged between 15 to 17 years at the time being (July 4 - 12 2009), who belongs to one of the above-mentioned organizations, institutions or groups and who can communicate in English
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The Cup of Good Hope Football Rules
The teams consist of 8 players und are composed of
- 4 players of the guest teams
- 4 players of the German partner teams
There is a maximum of 5 players per team on the court plus 3 substitution players. At least 2 girls must be on the court during the whole game
Court proportions and duration of the matches
The matches will be on small court size. According to this, the goals will have small court size, too
The balls will have norm size 5
Duration of 1 match will be 12 min. There will be no chnaging of sides
The match starts by the time the referee enters the ball into the field.
Once a goal is scored against a team, this team will get the ball and the goalkeeper will be allowed to bring the ball back in immediately after the referee's whistle.
Goal keeper rules
- The goalkeeper must not leave the penalty area
- A goalkeeper must not score a goal
- The goalkeeper must not hold the ball longer than necessary in his penalty area (“playing for time”)
- A goalkeeper must not pick up the ball with his hands when he receives a back pass from a player of his own team
A penalty is given
- because of foul play in the penalty area
- if the goalkeeper picks up the ball with his hands when he receives a back pass from a player of his own team
- if the goal keeper holds the ball longer than necessary in his penalty area (“playing for time”)
A penalty kick is performed as a player may kick towards the goal. The goal keepr must not move until the ball has been kicked.
Rules for free kicks and outballs
A free kick is given in case of all fouls on the field except for those offenses, which are seen as "penalty offenses".
All free kicks must be performed indirectly. All players of the opposing team must have a minimum distance of 2 meters from the ball at the freekick point.
If a ball goes into side out over the board the ball must be rolled in by hand at ground level at the position where the ball went into the out. All players of the opposing team must have a minimum distance of 2 meters from the ball at the roll-in point.
If a ball goes into out on the goal sides by the attacking team, the goalkeeper gets the ball and kicks or throws the ball back in. If a ball goes into out on the goal sides by the defending team, the attacking team gets a corner and rolls the ball in by hand at ground level. All players of the opposing team must have a minimum distance of 2 meters from the roll-in corner.
If played foul or unfair the referee may judge as follows:
- yellow card (two minutes time exclusion): If ignoring rules, a player can be excluded from the match for two minutes. The team has to play with one player less. Goals scored by the opposing team do not terminate the exclusion before time is over.
- red card (match penalty): When heavily ignoring rules or for rough fouls, a player is excluded from the rest of the match. The team has to play with one player less for the remaining match. The player, who got the red card has to pause also for the next match.
- Exclusion from the tournament for a team: If rules are dramatically ignored (heavy foul play, foul play on purpose, unacceptable behaviour on the court towards the referees, the audience or other players), one player or all players of a team can be excluded from the tournament. If a whole team is excluded from the tourna-ment all played and already scheduled games in the recent group of that team are interchanged (to 0:3 points and 0:0 goals).
Tournament points and table
The winning team gets 3 points, the losing team 0 points. If a match ends in a draw, both teams get 1 point.
For the table within a group there a these criteria in this order:
- goal difference (scored - received)
- number of scored goals