Match Rules

  1. The tournament is organized by the foundation World Peace Indoor Soccer Tournament. (WPIST)
  2. The games are organizedin the Towns of Eibergen, Lichtenvoorde, Groenlo and at Marveld.
  3. All matches are played according to the UEFA/FIFA futsal rules and UEFA/FIFAFutsal regulationsin a customized tournament format.
  4. Matches are led by Dutch and foreign referees in cooperation with the tournament’s management.
  5. Teams are divided in groups.
  6. When 2 teams play under the same name, it is impossible to let their players from each team switch from team to team. We shall check these teams at every game.
  7. The first mentioned team (home team) has to change shirts if both outfits are the same (color).There are also vests in several colors available at the Timekeepers table.
  8. The first mentioned team has to deliver a linesman for the next match in the hall.
  9. 35+ Tournament: All players must be at least 35 years of age or older. The team may have 2 players younger than 35 years old but these players must be at least 30 years of age or older.
  10. 45+ Tournament; All players must be at least 45 years of age or older. The team may have 2 players younger than 45 years old but these players must be at least 40 years of age or older.
  11. Every team must be equipped with second shirts, which are different from the colors of the original club outfit.
  12. The pitches have to be used with shoes for Futsal (indoor soccer) only.
  13. The team’s representative reports the presence of his team at the tournament’s sportive management 30 minutes before the scheduled first match.
  14. Teams should consist of players who are working for the police or the Ministry of Interior.
  15. The team whose name is stated first on the match form will start on the left side of thepitch, seen from the side of the timekeepers table, and will have the kick off. The kick off moment will be directed by the referee. The match lasts 1 x 12 minutes [men& 35+] 1 x 12 minutes [women& 45+] (no half-time interval) A match is played by two teams : each consisting of4 fielders and 1 goalkeeper. On Thursday 20 minutes.
  16. The numbers substitutions made during a match is unlimited. The player entering the pitch must do so at his own substitution zone, but only until the player leaving the pitch has passed completely over the touch line (= a good replacement is one player out andthen a new player in). The replaced player(s) take a seat on the player’s bench.
  17. The substitution zone is situated on the same side of the pitch as the teams’ benches and directly in front of them and is where theplayers enter and leave the pitch for substitutions.
  18. Every team has to be present 5 minutes before kickoff. The team that does not show up in time on the sports field, loses the matchwith 0 - 3, and does not get any points. For the team that win that match by ‘no-show’, get these 3 goals for their score total.
  19. Each team must be accompanied by a coach.
  20. Protesting on referee decisions is not permitted. Decisions of the tournament’s sportive management are final.
  21. A player receipting a Yellow card has to leave the pitch for one (1) minute total time! The Timekeepers table signals if the player can enter the game again.
  22. A player receipting a Red card has to leave the pitch for the rest of that match. The team has to play with a player less for three (3) minutes total time! The Timekeepers table signals if another player can enter the game.
  23. After every match the referee in charge and both involved coaches or team captains have to report at the jury table in the sports hall to sign  the score sheet of that particular match. This is obligated. The signing of the score sheet has to be done immediately after the match in order to approve the result of that game.
  24. The organization is not responsible for damages, physical injuries or theft of personal belongings of players and companions.
  25. Each team is required to report at the tournament’s sportive management before leaving on every day on the tournament.
  26. With an equal score in a group these rules decide:
  • goal difference (scored goals – goals against)
  • highest number of scored goals
  • the least goals against
  • The mutual results
  1. The final ranking for the next round and finales: the team that wins their game in the second round and semi-finales, goes on for the next round. For the team who lose the game, the tournament stops.
  2. With an equal score in the followingsemi-finals the players take penalties. Each team takes three penalties. If the scoreremains unchanged the entire procedure will be repeated again until one team wins with a lead by one goal.The referee will have tossed to decide which team will start penaltyshooting. The team who wins the toss, starts shooting.The penalty shots have to be made by different players.
  3. If the matches for the and 3rd/4thplace end up in an equal score, each team take three penalties, as mentioned above in rule 28.
  4. If the final matches for the 1st/2nd place end up in an equal score, the match will continue for 5 extraminutes, according to a so-called ‘sudden death’ principle. The 1st team that scores, wins. If after this time there is still a draw, the match will be decided by penalties as mentioned in rule 28.
  5. The tournament’s sportive management will supply the necessary materials for the match.The matches will be played with balls for futsal, number 4.
  6. Smoking is prohibited on the pitches. The use of glass is also forbidden.Alcoholic consumption in the halls is forbidden. If extensive alcohol consumption has a clear influence on the play, a team or an individual player can be excluded from furtherparticipation.
  7. Every participant is responsible for his behavior inthis respect; and will be heldresponsible when damage is reported.
  8. Other than playersand coaches have no right to enter the field.
  9. Everyone is kindly asked to remain on the tribune or in the sports arena’s restaurant when not playing. In this way, the room around the field is reserved for those who belong there for the matches.
  10. In all cases not mentioned in this regulations, the tournament’s sportive management’s decisions will count, as presented by the chief of the tournament’s sportive management, in accordance with the representative of the board, or by a person appointed by him.
  11. The organization of the tournament requests participants to have themselves insured against medical costs.

The tournament’s organization.