CZ ENG
THE PARK OPEN 2019

Rules

System of Tournament

The tournament is devided into two parts – matches of group stage and final tournament.

The group stage is formed by maximum of 4 teams. In the group stage the matches are played on the “all-play-all“ basis. The winner of the group will qualify for the Friday´s finals.

Eight winners of the group stages will fight in the final tournament. The match will be played based on the elimination system for one loss. The division of the teams will be made by lot prior to the start of the final matches.

In case of lower number of participants the final tournament might be also play on the „all-play-all“ basis.

The length of the match is 2×10 minutes with a 5-minute break.

Each match must end by the victory of one team. If the number of goals is identical after the playing time ended, the penalties are kicked. At first one, or more precisely two series with three kicks, if the match is not decided yet, the penalties on the sudden death basis are kicked.

The order of the teams in the group will be determined according to the following criteria in the order mentioned.

  • Won matches
  • Number of goals
  • Number of goals received
  • Mutual match

If the team does not appear to play the match no later than within 10 minutes from the announcement of the start of the match, it loses by forfeit with the result 0:2.

Basic Rules of Game

The game will be participated in by two teams each of them having no more than 4 players on the pitch of whom one must be a goal-keeper.

The playground is delimitated by the side lines, or more precisely by the goal lines. If the ball is kicked outside these lines, the out kick, i.e. the corner kick, is to be kicked.

The goal is valid provided the ball got behind the goal line between the goal posts and under the beam and the attacking team did not breach any rule.

Whether the goal was scored or not is decided solely by the referee and his decision is final.

The referee will not acknowledge the goal if the ball gets directly, i.e. without anybody touching it, to:

  1. the opponent´s post:
    1. from the indirect free kick
    2. from throwing the ball by the goal-keeper
    3. from the out kick
    4. from the kick to the post

    In these cases the referee will order the kick from the post of the team which received the invalid goal.

  2. own post:
    1. from the out kick
    2. from all free kicks

      In these cases the referee will order the corner kick.

    3. from the kick from the post

      In this case the kick is to be repeated.

Forbidden Actions

The forbidden actions are in particular:

  • tripping or attemt at tripping of the opponent
  • jump on the opponent
  • attacking the opponent
  • knocking or the attempt at knocking the opponent
  • touching the opponent earlier than the ball in the slip
  • holding the opponent
  • intentional playing with hand (with the exception of the goal-keeper in own goal-area)
  • interference
  • dangerous game towards the opponent or oneself
  • unsportsmanlike conduct
  • technical offences of the goal-keeper (he touches the ball with hand after the intentional back home pass, he touches the ball as the first after the throw-in by a team-player, he touches the ball with hands after he threw it away and no other player touched the ball in the meantime, he fools away the time etc.)

The forbidden actions are punished by the indirect free kick for an action outside the goal area or by the penalty kick for foul in the goal area.

The penalty kick is made from a distance of 7 metres from the center of the post. When the penalty kick is made, all players must be on the playing area outside the goal area and at least 5 m from the penalty mark.

For the particularly gross foul the referee can give the yelow card to the player and the red card in the second forbidden action. The red card means the exclusion by the end of the match.

Selected Play Situations

Kick from the post.
If the ball gets behind the goal line outside the area of the post by fault on the part of the attacking team, the kick from the post is to take place.
The ball is kicked from any place of the goal area. In the kick from the post all opponents must stand outside the goal area and at least 5 metres from the place of the kick. The ball gets into the play only after it leaves the goal area.

Throwing the ball by the goal-keeper
The goal keeper may pass the ball by throwing only on his own half of the playing area.

Back home pass
The main referee will order the indirect free kick against the team whose goal-keeper touched the ball with hand (hands) after a player of his team made the out kick or intentionally (!!!) passed the ball by leg from the knee down. The back home pass is allowed by knee.

Players

All players (also those on the bench) are subject to the authority of the referee during the whole period of the match. Therefore, also a player on the bench can be sent off. In this case the team continues in the match with the unchanged number of players.

Each team can substitute all properly registered players. The substituion of the players takes place in the interrupted game only in the area at the centre line on one side of the playground and must be reported to the main referee who will approve of it. If this does not happen, the referee will discontinue the match and admonish either the substituting player or the captain of the team (he will consider the extent of the fault). After three admonitions one of the players of the team admonished is sent off. The number of substituion is not limited.

The team with fewer players has the right to anytime complete and additionally register the number of the players in the discontinued game and with the consent of the referee, one and the same player must not be in two teams at the same time.

A player may change the place with the goal keeper only if the ball is outside the game and if it was reported to the referee who will approve of it (with whistle, word, hand).

Clothes and Safety

The player may wear any type of sport shoes including the turf football boots. The football boots (or any similar shoes) with pins are not allowed.

The player must not wear anything that could endanger the safety of himself or any other player (fixed plaster, ring, watch etc.)

A player with strongly bleeding injury must leave the playground and is allowed to return only after the injury was property treated and bleeding stopped.

Main Referee

The main referee has the authority vested in him by the rules which commences at the moment the match started and relates also to the offences outside the match or in the interrupted match. His authority finishes together with the match.

The referee enforces the rules and his decisions relating to the match are final. The referee can change his decision if he realizes that it is not correct either based on his discretion or on the announcement of the referee´s assistant but only until the game was renewed.

Only the captain is entitled to talk to the referee. In case of any obscurities the captain can turn to the main referee in a decent manner with a question in the interrupted game.In case of need the referee will answer in a decent manner ensuring the fluent course of the match.

The main referee is entitled to finish a match prematurely in the following cases:

  1. bad weather (storm, rain) or the playground is not suitable for the game
  2. the excluded player refused to leave the playing area even upon expiration of the time-limit set by the referee to the captain for the order to be restored (approximately 1 – 2 minutes)
  3. the players play in the manner that their health is jeopardized and the admonition and exclusion is ineffective and the situation is not remedied even upon the call of the referee
  4. the permanent lack of interest of a team in the regularity of the match
  5. the gross misconduct of the audience, for example the repeated running into the playground

Final Provisions

In all other cases the Football Rules shall apply.

The main referee or the organizers of the tournament reserves the right to change the tournament system or the game rules.