Rules

All games and matches played in the KL Invitational Cup adhere to the following rules, as set out by the Tournament Committee.

[Amended 4 December 2019]

1. MATCH FORMAT

UNDER-12
  • Will play 11 a side football
  • The duration of each match will be 2 x 20 minutes.
  • The pitch size will be approximately 90 x 59 metres
UNDER-14
  • Will play 11 a side football
  • The duration of each match will be 2 x 23 minutes.
  • The pitch size will be approximately 100 x 59 metres
UNDER-16
  • Will play 11 a side football
  • The duration of each match will be 2 x 23 minutes.
  • The pitch size will be approximately 100 x 59 metres

2. DRAW FOR GROUPS

  • The Tournament Committee will conduct a draw for groups in all age-groups. A fixture list will then be circulated to all participating teams and published on our website at www.klicup.com

3. PLAYERS

Player Eligibility:  
a) Under 12: Born 2007 and later
b) Under 14: Born 2005 and later
c) Under 16: Born 2003 and later (with a maximum of 2 players born 2002 and later)

  • Each team is allowed to register a maximum of 18 players per age group.  All players must abide strictly to the age categories as listed above, with the exception of female players, who may be two years older in each age category.
  • Teams are required to complete the registration form and players must bring their original identity card or passport with them to the tournament.

4. PITCH AND FOOTWEAR

  • Playing area is an artificial turf pitch.
  • Players may wear studded soccer shoes with plastic studs (metal studs soccer boots are not allowed).
  • Players must wear shin-guards for all matches.

5. RED AND YELLOW CARDS

  • Players shown a red card are sent-off immediately and banned from play for one (1) full match.
  • Yellow cards do not carry throughout the tournament.

6. OFFSIDE

  • The offside rule will apply in all U12, U14 and U16 matches.

7. SUBSTITUTIONS

  • Substitutions may happen at any time during the match given the referee has given consent.
  • The substitute must wait for the player to leave the pitch before entering.
  • When substituting goalkeepers, the team must notify the referee when the ball is out-of-bounds for the substitution to happen.
  • Substituted players shall be allowed to re-enter during the same match (rolling substitutions).

8. MINIMUM NUMBER OF PLAYERS

  • If a team fails to field the minimum number of players a walkover shall be awarded to the opponents with full points and a registered score of 3–0 or the actual score at the time of stopping play, whichever is the higher.

a) Under 12 – minimum players: 7
b) Under 14 – minimum players: 7
c) Under 16 – minimum players: 7


9. TIME ALLOWANCE

  • A maximum of five (5) minutes allowance shall be allowed after the starting whistle by the referee, after which a walkover shall be awarded to the opponents with full points and a registered score of 3-0.
  • Teams must be ready to enter the pitch 5 minutes before their scheduled kick off time. At this stage teams should have already finished their warm ups and team talks.

10. POINTS SYSTEM

  • Win: 3 points
  • Draw: 1 point
  • Loss: 0 points

11. TEAMS TIED IN GROUP STAGES

12. TEAMS TIED IN KNOCKOUT/PLAYOFF STAGES

  • In the event that teams are tied at the end of a knockout or playoff match, there will be no extra time. Games will go straight to 5 penalty kicks per team. If the match is still even after 5 penalties each it will go to sudden death penalties. In sudden death, 1 team must score and the other team fail to score in the same round to determine the winning team. Only players on the pitch at the time of the final whistle may take a penalty.

13. ACT OF GOD

  • If the field becomes unsuitable for play due to heavy rain, lightning or for any other reasons, the Tournament Committee reserves the right to decide on the event or change the format of the event.
  • If a match has to be stopped due to lightning or adverse weather conditions, the score at the time of the stoppage will be taken as the result, providing more than half of the match has been completed.

14. JURISDICTION

  • In the event of a protest or dispute, the Tournament Committee shall have sole jurisdiction in settling the matter.

15. INSURANCE

  • It is highly recommended that teams obtain their own insurance cover before play. Maxim Events is not responsible for any accident, injury or death that may occur during this tournament, and all teams enter at their own risk.

 

BY ORDER
TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE
KL INVITATIONAL CUP