RULES

Each team plays at least 5 games. 

After the opening round, the additional games are played based on the standings. 

The tournament is played according to FIFA and Estonian Football Association rules. 

The competition programme and rankings that determine placement 

The rounds are divided into subgroups according to age, and teams are assigned into 

these subgroups. Advancing to additional games and their schedule is put in place after 

the opening rounds according to the standings. The standings are ranked according to 

the point scores. A win gives 3 points, a tie 1 point. Losses give 0 point. When point 

scores are tied, the following is considered in ranking teams:

1. When teams have equal point scores, the points they got in games against each 

other will be considered. 

2. The total number of goals (+/-) scored by each team with an equal score. 

3. The number of goals scored in games played against each other. 

4. The difference (+/-) in goals scored in all Group round games. 

5. All goals scored in the Group stage.

6. Lottery.

There is no overtime in games, except in medal games. 

In the additional games, which should determine the winner, three (5 in 2003 and 2004) players will take

penalty shots in case of a tie. If the teams are still in a tie after the shots, single players 

will take penalty shots. The same player may take a shot only after all the other players 

in the game have taken a turn. 

One player can only represent one team in one tournament. 

The teams can use a maximum of two players from an older age group per 

game (in 2006 boys can play 2 player who are born 1.08.2005 or later) 

The team has to give the tournament organisers lists of all the players and 

officials for a team in www.statbeat.com 2 days before the start of the tournament. The list has to also 

have information about the role of the team member in the team. This requirement also 

applies to officials. Any additions to the list later are allowed only with the permission of 

the head of the tournament.

All team members are required to buy a tournament pass. If there are team members 

without passes, the team will automatically have a 5-0 loss entered, or if the result is 

better for the opposite team, the result still stands. 

JURY

The tournament jury has to guarantee the smooth organisation of the tournament 

and adherence to rules. If rules are breached or there is unsuitable behaviour by 

teams or individuals, the jury has the right to remove a team or an individual from 

the tournament. The jury’s competence also extends to incidents that may arise in 

accommodation quarters. The team is also responsible for the correct behaviour of their 

supporters. 

RESPONSIBLE PERSON 

The team has to choose one person who is at least 18 years of age to be the person 

responsible for the actions of the team during the tournament. The responsible person 

has to be available to be contacted by the organisers at all times, and he or she has to 

forward any and all information that may influence the final score of the competition. 

PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION 

The responsible person is also responsible for making sure that the team member’s 

identifications can be confirmed. If needed, the tournament organisers have the right to 

identify team members with the help of the responsible person. If the player’s identity 

remains unconfirmed, the same sanctions apply as in the case of players without passes. 

INSURANCE 

The tournament organiser does not insure the participants in case of damages. 

Therefore, the teams are responsible for organising their own insurance. Also, each team 

is responsible for their own first aid supplies. The tournament organiser will, however, 

make sure that there are people present who are trained in giving first aid, who can help 

if injuries occur. 

PROTEST CLAIMS

The teams have the right to issue protest claims on topics that are related to game rules. 

If a claim has to do with a judge’s decision or action, the protest has to be issued to the 

judge right after the end of the game. The protest and the reasoning for it have to be 

submitted in writing and within 10 minutes after the end of the game. The protest fee is 

100 €. If the protest claim is satisfied, the fee will be returned. If the protest is rejected, 

the fee is not returned. The decision of the jury is final. 

FORFEITING/DISQUALIFICATION 

If a team is not all present according to the rules of the game 5 minutes after the official 

starting time, the game is considered a forfeit. The forfeiting team is issued a 0-5 loss as 

the result. If the same situation arises in the next games, the team is disqualified from 

the tournament.

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