1. Who may participate?

All academies,football clubs and schools are welcome to participate in SINGACUP Series– Copa Harimau.

2. Playing Size

3. Age Groups

4. Game Play Time

5. Match Fields

6. Rules

Cup will be played in accordance to the tournament rules followed by applicable section of the FIFA rules except the time duration and interchange of players. In questions of interpretations of FIFA rules, the English text applies.

7. SINGACUPSeries–Copa HarimauCup Format

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 kickscontest–3 kicks each followed by sudden death

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 valid identification card/passport.

From Saturday 17th August, 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.

9. Substitutions

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

11. SINGACUP Series–Copa Harimau Awards

State Rounds
– Top 4 teams from each State will advance to the National Round
– Challenge Trophy for Championship winners in each category
– Medals for players of 1st,2nd and 3rd placed teams in each category

National Round -Champion of each category qualify for SingaCup 2020 in Singapore
(*Accommodation & Registration Fees undertaken by event organiser*)
– Champions 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

12. Important match details

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.

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.

All teams must bring two (2)playing kits.

If the referee decides that one team should change shirts due to similarity to the opposing team’s shirts, the away team must change.

Before game
All teams must be ready at the field no later than 15 minutes before kick-off.

We rely on team managers to ensure that their team is ready to play at the prescribed time

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.

Balls
Under 10s are played using balls of size 4. Under 8s are played using balls of size 3.

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 not accumulated.

13. Referees

All referees are licensed referees from their federation.

14. Tournament jury

The jury of the tournament consists of the Tournament Director, Chief Referee (Malaysia) and Tournament Manager. The jury handles protests and sanction matters. Their decisions cannot be appealed.

15. Protests & Sanctions

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.

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 30 minutes after the match is finished.A protest fee ofRM 1,000/-will be paid at that time. This fee will be returned if the protest is approved.

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. Please understand that this decision is for the safety of all participants.

In cases of extreme weather conditions,a decision on the status of affected games will be made within 30 minutes of the abandonment.If a match has exceeded 50% of game time, the score will remain as it was at the time of abandonment.
Games that are not played at scheduled times due to weather conditions may be rescheduled to a later time;information will be communicated to the team officials.

We make our utmost effort to complete the tournament in full, each team playing a minimum of 4 games. However, we would consider reducing game duration if fixture congestion’s are badly aggravated by extreme weather interference.This is a decision that must be taken to ensure that the tournament faces minimal disruption.

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 tournamentand will not be accepted into future tournaments.

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 remainor 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 12th June 2020), 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, civil disturbances, fire, weather, natural disasters or because of the actions of the authorities, strikes, lockouts,blockades or similar events.

All participants must have personal medical insurance.

20. SINGACUP Series–Copa Harimau Awards Presentation

Awards will be given out to recipients of each winning category. The National Champions of SingaCup Series–Copa Harimau will qualify directly for Singa Cup 2020 in Singapore. Accommodation and Registration Fees will be undertaken by the event organizer. Be ready to meet the new stars of SINGACUP Series–Copa Harimau!

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