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.

6. Stadiums

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

according to:

match between each other

overall goal difference

number of goals


actions abandoned matches

cancellation of results

red cards



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.

8. Penalties

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

9. Protest

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


10. Referees

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.

11. Awards

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.

14. Warranty

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

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