Cup Kääriku 2020
1. FIFA Laws of the Game
The international youth football tournament Cup Kääriku shall follow the international
laws of the game provided by FIFA.
NB! If there are conflicting claims in the FIFA rules and in the Cup Kääriku rules and
regulations, the tournament guide shall apply.
2. Size of the team and duration of the match
11.09 - 13.09 - Girls 2009, Boys 2009 ja Boys 2011
18.09 - 20.09 - Girls 2007, Boys 2008 ja Boys 2010
Tournament level: B / Challenge
|Agegroup||Time||On field||Teams at agegroup||Offside||Subtitutions|
|U10 (2011)||2x20 min||6+1||8-12||-||Back and forth|
|U11 (2010)||2x20 min||6+1||8-12||-||Back and forth|
|U12 (2009)||2x20 min||8+1||8-12||+||Back and forth|
|U13 (2008)||2x20 min||8+1||8-12||+||Back and forth|
|TU12 (2009)||2x20 min||6+1||6-10||-||Back and forth|
|TU14 (2007)||2x20 min||8+1||6-10||+||Back and forth|
3. Use of older players in the tournament
In the 9-a-side, 7-a-side and 6-a-side categories it is allowed to use in one team up
to two older players, who have been born later than 1 August the prior year.
For example: In the boys’ age group 2011, it is allowed to have in one team two
older players, who have been born later than 1.08.2010.
4. Players participating in several teams
During the youth football tournament Cup Kääriku 2020, it is not allowed for the
players to play in more than one age group. If this rule is ignored, the player will be
disqualified from the tournament and the game of the violating team will be
cancelled. The result -/+ will be noted in the tournament chart and this means that
the other team has won.
5. Walk over, abandoned match
Any team not appearing at the appointed time and place for a match can be declared
loser by 0-3, after a decision by the jury. If a team repeatedly fail to appear at the
games, the team may be excluded from the tournament. In special cases, the
tournament jury may decide to exclude a team at the first offence, i.e. if a deliberate
WO favors the own team or is unfair to another team in the group.
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 or decided by penalty shoot-out or restarted
from the minute when it was interrupted, or if the result will be fixed or if one of the
teams or both teams lose 0-3.
Cup Kääriku matches will be held on various stadiums in Kääriku Sports Centre. The
matches of the tournament will be played on artificial and natural turf.
NB! Tournament organizers reserve the right to make changes in the time schedules
during the tournament!
7. Tournament system
Cup Kääriku is divided into two phases: subgroup tournaments and playoffs.
In the subgroup tournaments, the teams are divided into subgroups of 4-6 teams,
where all teams will play against each other once.
In the matches held during the subgroup tournament, a victory gives each team 3
points, a draw game 1 point and loss 0 points.
If some teams get equal scores in subgroups, the final ranking will be decided
match between each other
overall goal difference
number of goals
actions abandoned matches
cancellation of results
All places in the Cup Kääriku tournament will be determined in the playoff system.
The playoff system for each age group will be announced by the organizers one
week before the tournament begins.
During the playoff and final match, if the match ends with a draw after the end of
match time, the teams have to start shooting penalties immediately. There will be no
extra time during the tournament matches. The number of penalties in each age
Boys in 9-a-side, 7-a-side and 6-a-side categories – 3 penalties
A protest is directed against the validity of the result of the match. A protest has to be
based on that whether the player has right to participate or not, on serious violation
of the rules by the referee or on some other incident that affected the result of the
The protest must be submitted in writing by a team representative (a person who has
been designated on the registration form as team leader) no later than 30 minutes
after the end of the protested match.
A general protest against the whole opposing team is not acceptable.
Protest against the yellow or red card or against the removal of player from the field
after the referee has showed two cards, is only allowed if referee made a mistake
against the corresponding player.
Protest processing fee is 75 EUR. This amount will be refunded if the protest is
All the referees are accepted by the Estonian Football Association or the head
referee of the tournament. The head referee of the tournament is Timo Teniste.
The teams having won the first, second and third place will be awarded with trophies,
medals and diplomas. The best player of each age group and goalkeeper will be
awarded with the special prizes.
12. Medicine/medical aid
The organizers of Cup Kääriku football tournament will not take any responsibility for
injuries, which happen during the football tournament. Teams have an obligation to
ensure that all trauma situations will be resolved.
Medical person will be provided by organizers!
13. Recognition of fair play
For the recognition of fair play it is recommended that players shake hands with the
opposing players and referee right after the line-up (before the match starts) and
after the final whistle.
By participation in Cup Kääriku football tournament, the team confirms being aware
of all the rules of the tournament.
15. Registration of the team
When arriving to the tournament, all the teams have to submit the completed
registration form to the tournament organizers before their first competitive match. If
possible, the signed registration form can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
The players not listed on the registration form cannot participate. Teams are not
allowed to add more players to the registration form during the tournament.
The representative of each team is required to sign a statement, confirming the
arrival to the tournament, acceptance of the Cup Kääriku rules and the team’s
awareness of possible changes.
NB! A team, who has not met the aforementioned demands, will not be allowed to
play in the tournament.
16. Regulations for accommodation
The team representative, as indicated on the participant list, is responsible for any
damage caused by his/her players in accomodation and stadions.
17. State of emergency, tournament management
The jury of the tournament has right to make changes in match times and locations,
if it is necessary and an inevitable event requires it!
NB! Tournament organizers are not responsible for the event of theft during the