July 4th, 2016
1. Who may participate?
All academies, football clubs and schools are welcome to participate in SINGACUP 2016.
2. Playing Size
Tournament will be 11-a-side.
For Under 10s, it will be 7-a-side.
3. Age Groups
|Boy||A||Under 18||Born 1st January 1998 and later|
|B||Under 16||Born 1st January 2000 and later|
|C||Under 14||Born 1st January 2002 and later|
|D||Under 12||Born 1st January 2004 and later|
|E||Under 10||Born 1st January 2006 and later|
|Girl||A||Under 18||Born 1st January 1998 and later|
Cup will be played in accordance with applicable section of the FIFA rules. In questions of interpretations of FIFA rules, the English text applies.
5. SINGACUP 2016 Cup Format
5.1 Group Stages
The teams will meet in a round robin series. The order among the teams will be decided according to points. Three points will be awarded for a win, one point for a draw and zero points for a loss.
If two or more teams have the same number of points, the order will be decided as follows:
A. Goal difference
B. Head to head record between teams with equal points
C. Most number of goals scored
D. Penalty kicks contest – 3 kicks each followed by sudden death
5.2 Playoffs & Finals
All Playoffs & Finals games will be decided by direct elimination. A draw in these games will be decided by 3 penalty kicks. Sudden death penalty kicks will follow if scores are even.
6. Game Play Time
11-a-side: 2 x 25 minutes, half-time: 5 minutes.
7-a-side: 2 x 12 minutes, half-time: 3 minutes.
7. Match Fields
All the playing fields are grass or artificial turf.
8. Proof of age/ Participant list
Each team must submit a list of players to the Cup administration before their first match in the tournament. All players MUST be able to identify themselves and to certify their age with a
From Monday 07th November, all teams must bring the list of players approved by the Cup to all matches. The list is to be shown upon requests from Cup officials. Teams using unqualified players can be excluded from the tournament.
A substituted player may reenter in the match. Note that the game has to be stopped and the referee has to be informed of the substitution.
All substitutions should be done within the technical area of the team. If there is no technical area, the substitution should be made at the centre line.
The player that will be substituted has to leave the field before the new player can enter the field. Incorrect substitutions will be punished with a yellow card.
10. Tournament Dates & Schedule
|Day 0||Sunday 06th Nov||Teams arrive in Singapore/ Officials Night|
|Day 1||Monday 07th Nov||Matches|
|Day 2||Tuesday 08th Nov||Matches|
|Day 3||Wednesday 09th Nov||Matches|
|Day 4||Thursday 10th Nov||Playoffs|
|Day 5||Friday 11th Nov||Finals|
|Day 5||Friday 11th Nov||SINGACUP Awards Presentation|
11. SINGACUP 2016 Awards
– Challenge Trophy for Championship winners in each category
– Medals for players of 1st, 2nd and 3rd placed teams in each category
– Trophy for Top Goal Scorer in each category
– Trophy for Most Valuable Player in each category
– Participation Certificates for all participating players
12. Important match details
12.1 Team list
A written team list (special forms will be distributed upon arrival) must be handed to the Organiser before every match.
The number each player has on the Participants’ list must be the same as the number on the shirt.
Random controls of team lists and Participants’ list will be carried out.
12.2 Player uniforms
All team shirts must be numbered and the numbers must correspond to the numbers on the team list. Numbers must be on the backs of the shirts.
If the referee decides that one team should change shirts due to similarity to the opposing team’s shirts, the away team must change.
12.3 Before game
All teams must be ready at the field no later than 15 minutes before kick-off.
The team manager must make sure that his players are adequately insured. All players MUST wear shin guards. The teams are responsible for their supporters’ conduct.
All matches are played using balls of size 5. Under 10 and Under 12 matches are played using balls of size 4.
12.5 Caution and Sending-Off Offences
Any player given a red card is automatically suspended from participation in the following match.
The tournament jury can decide about suspension for further game(s).
Yellow cards are accumulated. Any player who accumulates 3 Yellow cards is automatically suspended from participation in the following match.
All referees are licensed referees from their federation. There will be assistant referees for all games.
14. Tournament jury
The jury of the tournament consists of the Cup committee. The jury handles protests and sanction matters. Their decisions cannot be appealed.
15. Protests & Sanctions
Any and all protests must be made in writing by the team manager. Protests must be delivered to the Tournament Inquiry Booth no later than 90 minutes after the match is finished.
A protest fee of USD200/- will be paid at that time. This fee will be returned if the protest is approved.
The referees shall also be the sole timekeepers, and the referee’s decision according to the match shall be final. No appeal against his decision shall be entertained.
If a team fields a suspended player, the team automatically loses the game 3-0.
16. Lightening Alerts
If the lightening alert goes off at the match venue, then all teams are to head for the nearest shelter.
Matches will resume once the lightening alert goes off.
In cases of extreme weather conditions, if a match has exceeded 25 minutes of game play, the result will remain.
17. Walk Over
Any team who fails to appear at the appointed time and venue for a match without a valid reason will be subjected to a 3-0 walkover, after a decision by the jury.
If a team repeatedly fails to appear at the games, the team will be rejected from the tournament.
If a match is interrupted for some reason and can’t be played to the end, the jury will decide if the game has to be replayed, if the result will remain or if one of the teams or both teams lose 3-0.
18. Match Program
The organizing committee has the right to change the groups (until 07th November 2015), times and fields. Notice about changes will be communicated to the leader of the teams concerned.
19. Insurance & Responsibility
Please ensure that all your players are insured both on and off the playing field. The Cup does not carry any group insurance protecting participants in case of injury, illness, theft or damage to property.
The Cup is in no way responsible for injury or economic loss which may arise in the case of war, warlike events, civil war, revolution or civil disturbances or because of the actions of the
authorities, strikes, lockouts, blockades or similar events.
Participants from countries that have no medical insurance agreement with Singapore must have personal medical insurance.
20. Officials Night
Team officials and coaches are invited for the cocktail reception party. Drinks and snacks will be served.
21. SINGACUP 2016 Awards Presentation
Buffet will be served and Awards will be given out to recipients of each winning category. Be ready to meet the new stars of SINGACUP 2016!