18 & 19 March, Singapore
March 16th, 2017
1. Who may participate?
All academies, football clubs and schools are welcome to participate in Football & Friendship
2. Playing Size
Gender Age | Playing Size | Registered Tournament Roster
Boy Under 12 | 7 – a – side | Minimum of 9 players, Maximum of 12 players
Boy Under 10 | 7 – a – side | Minimum of 9 players, Maximum of 12 players
Boy Under 8 | 7 – a – side | Minimum of 9 players, Maximum of 12 players
3. Age Groups
Gender Group Age Birthday
Boy A Under 12 Born 1st January 2005 and later
B Under 10 Born 1st January 2007 and later
C Under 8 Born 1st January 2009 and later
4. Game Play Time
Playing Size Game | Play Time
7 – a -side | 2 x 12 minutes, half-time: 3 minutes
5. Match Fields
All the playing fields are grass or artificial turf.
Age Playing Size Field Dimension
Under 12 7 – a -side 40m * 60m
Under 10 7 – a –side 40m * 60m
Under 8 7 – a –side 40m * 30m
Cup will be played in accordance with applicable section of the FIFA rules. In questions of
interpretations of FIFA rules, the English text applies.
7. Football & Friendship Cup 2017 Format
7.1 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
7.2 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.
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 Saturday 18th March, 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 | Date | Schedule
Day 0 | Friday 17th March | Teams arrive in Singapore
Day 1 | Saturday 18th March | Matches
Day 2 | Sunday 19th March | Matches
Day 2 | Sunday 19th March | Finals & Football & Friendship Cup Awards Presentation
11. Football & Friendship Cup 2016 Awards
– Challenge Trophy for Championship Winners in each category
– Medals for players of 1st, 2nd and 3rd placed teams in each category
– Challenge Trophy for Plate Winners in each category
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 4. Under 8 matches are played using balls of size 3.
12.5 Caution and Sending-Off Offences
Any player given a red card is automatically suspended from participation in the following
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 one referee for each game.
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
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
Matches will resume once the lightening alert goes off.
In cases of extreme weather conditions, if a match has exceeded 12 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
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
18. Match Program
The organizing committee has the right to change the groups (until 18th March 2017), 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
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. Football & Friendship Cup 2017 Awards Presentation
Awards will be given out to recipients of each winning category. Be ready to meet the new stars
of Football & Friendship Cup 2017!