Official Regulation

REGULATION


Art. 1 ORGANIZATION


The U.S.D. Arco 1895 in cooperation with the Municipality of Arco, the Tourism and Sports Assessors of the Autonomous Province of Trento, the FIGC Regional and Province’s Council Presidency, under the aegis of Trentino’s FIGC committee, announces and organizes the 48th edition of «TROFEO CITTÀ DI ARCO BEPPE VIOLA» International Tournament.


The group stage matches will start on Thursday March 7th, to continue on Friday and Saturday, March 8th and 9th. Semis are scheduled on Sunday, March 10th, 2019. After the rest day on Monday, March 11, the final match for the first and second place will take place in Arco, on Tuesday, March 12th.


The Teams’ participation is only admitted under invitation by the Organizing Committee whose secretariat is based at Stadio Comunale in Arco (Trento, Italy), via Pomerio 7. Its contacts are the following: Phone +39 0464 516181; Fax +39 0464 518390; e-mail beppeviola@arcocalcio.it. The Organizing Committee’s contact number is: +39 335 8425820 (Committee President Marco Benedetti).


 


Art. 2 –ELIGIBILITY AND AGE LIMITS


The tournament is open to Under 17 players, registered under their own team and National Association for the running season. Admitted to the tournament are the players born from 1st January 2002 onwards, and over 14-years-old.


 


Art. 3 – ON-LOAN PLAYERS


During the tournament, each participating team may employ a maximum of three players registered with other clubs on loan basis, under the authorization of the loaning club – that cannot be among the participating teams to the current edition. On-loan players must be indicated in the score-sheet delivered to the referees.


 


Art. 4 – LISTS OF PLAYERS


During the whole tournament, each team will be able to field up to 22 (twenty-two) players, to be enlisted in a declaration to be delivered to the Organizing Committee before the start of the Tournament. The OC will make copies of it, as it will be distributed to all the participating teams. The list shall provide the following information: players’ last name, first name, date of birth, and – for loans – the loaning team and the competent committee. Should the list be filed with less than 22 names, it can be integrated within the mandatory deadline of three hours before the first game of the tournament.


The teams registered as Representative, also from foreign Federations, must hand in the list with the respective Federation’s or League’s signature, with the personal data and the clubs to which the players belong.


THROUGH THE WHOLE TOURNAMENT, THE CLUBS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO CHANGE THE PLAYERS’ NUMBERS INDICATED IN THE LISTS DELIVERED TO THE OC.


Only for promotional and media purposes, and for organizational collaboration, the clubs will be required to send in advance to the Organizing Committee a provisional list to be confirmed or amended according to the deadlines under the tournament regulations.


Each team can enter up to 20 players (11 + 9, according to FIGC rules, Art. 3) on the score sheet provided to the referee. The first-named team is considered as the home team and must replace their outfit in case of similar colors, unless otherwise agreed by the parties.


As per FIGC rules, each player has to display his National Association’s membership card or ID card.


 


Art. 5 – SUBSTITUTIONS


During the matches, up to 7 (seven) players per team may be replaced in any role. Every team can make the substitutions in three different moments of the match, besides the break between first and second half and the subs due to injuries.


 


Art. 6 – ENROLLED TEAMS


The organizing committee will communicate the names of the 16 teams taking part in the event – based on invitations and received replies – within December 15th, 2018.


 


Art. 7 – FORMAT OF PLAY


The 16 participating teams will be allocated into four groups of four, each team playing each of the others once (round-robin) on March 7th, 8th and 9th, 2019. Points will be awarded in conformity with N.O.I.F. art. 51.2: three points for the win, one for draws and none for defeats. The four groups’ winners will play the semis in single-leg knockout matches on Sunday, March 10th, 2019. The two winners in the semis play the final on Tuesday March 12th, 2019, whilst the losers are both ranked third ex-aequo.


 


Art. 8 – RANKINGS


Rankings’ criteria will be the followings:


3 points awarded for the win, 1 for draws and none for defeats. Should a round-robin game stand as a draw at the end of the normal playing time, each team will be awarded one point. Nevertheless, a penalty kick series will take place according to the federal rules in order to award an advantage to the winning team in case of ex-aequo at the end of the round robin. Hence, the ranking in each group shall be determined as follows:


1) Higher number of points

2) Penalties bonus

3) Greatest number of points obtained in the group matches between the teams concerned

4) Goal difference resulting from the group matches between the teams concerned by the ex-aequo

5) Goal difference in all group matches

6) Greatest number of goals scored in all group matches

7) Discipline classification

8) Draw


A preliminary draw will be conducted to define the matches and the schedule. The organizing committee will communicate the whole programme to the team before the tournament starts.


The semis couplings will be as follows:


1) winner group “A” vs. winner group “C”

2) winner group “B” vs. winner group “D”


 


Art. 9 – MATCH TIMING


Each group-stage match lasts 2 x 35 minutes. Semis and finals will be played in two periods of 40 minutes.


Matches are played between teams of 11, on pitches with regulatory measures and goalposts and 5 soccer balls available.


 


Art. 10 – PENALTIES (semis and final)


If the result stands as a draw at the end of normal playing time, the winner is determined by penalty kicks, according the the rules’ art. 7.


 


Art. 11 – OVERTIME


Only for the final, if the results stands ad a draw at the end of normal playing time, two overtimes of 10 minutes each will be played. If the result stands as a draw yet, the winner is determined by penalty kicks, according to the art. 10 rules.


 


Art. 12 – REFEREES


Only FIGC/AIA referees will be appointed for the event’s matches.


 


Art. 13 – ORGANIZING COMMITTEE


The tournament’s Organizing Committee will be responsible for any dispute, claim, protest or unexpected circumstance occurring. The Committee’s members are:


Marco Benedetti – Usd Arco 1895 – Committee President

Roberto De Laurentis – Usd Arco 1895 –Usd Arco 1895 President

Eduardo Visco – Usd Arco 1895 – Member


Comitato Provinciale FIGC Trento delegate.


The committee will not take into account any claim or protest regarding the referees’ decisions.


Should any player or official keeping an improper or unsporting behavior during the event, the Committee is in charge to report to the International or National association for any disciplinary measure to be applied.


 


Art. 14 – DISCIPLINARY LAW


The disciplinary law is conferred to a Sports Judge in charge, or to a deputy appointed by the responsible committee.


 


Art. 15 – DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURES (for tournaments of short duration)


The player who is sent off the field of play is suspended for the next match in the competition, unless the Disciplinary Body decides to augment the punishment. Should the player incur in a second yellow card during the competition, the suspension for one match will be given by the Disciplinary Body.


The suspensions imposed during the event are not carried outside of the tournament.


The club violating the regulation’s art. 4 (to line-up players not included in the official list of 22) will be punished with a 0-3 loss, or the final score of the match if more favorable to the opposite side.


 


Art. 16 – PROTESTS


Participating teams are entitled to announce their protest in writing to the referee within 30 minutes of the end of the match in question. Any protest must be delivered to the Sporting Judge in the same competition day at 6:00 pm at the latest. The decision will be final and unappellable, with no appeal procedure allowed. No fee for announce a protest is required.


 


Art. 17–INSURANCE


The participating teams are responsible for, and undertake to conclude, all the necessary and adequate insurance cover for their players and officials at their own expense. The tournament organization is responsible for the regularity of the insurance cover.


 


Art. 18 –  I.F.A.B.


Matches will be played under the rules included in the current edition of IFAB (International Football Associations Board) (IFAB) Laws of the Game


 


Art. 19 – EDUCATIONAL MEETING


During the event a technical meeting for trainers, officials, players and parents will be organized to raise awareness on education and fair-play.


 


Art. 20 – GENERAL PROVISIONS


Where the matter is not regulated by the present rules, the federal rules provisions and Schools and Youngsters Area bulletin n. 1 content for the current season shall apply.


 


Art. 21 – FINAL COMMUNICATIONS


All the communications released by the Organizing Committee and the Sport Judge will be displayed on the bulletin board at U.S.D. ARCO 1895 headoffice, having official value, with hardcopies delivered to any participating team manager.


In the event of bad weather conditions or any major problem occurred, the Organizing Committee is allowed to modify matches’ timing and location under preliminary communication to the teams.


Any participating team shall be made by a group of 22 persons.


 


Arco (Italy),  November 13th, 2018

U.S.D. ARCO 1895  


 


Organization : U.S.D. ARCO 1895

Via Pomerio, 7 Arco (TN) 38062

Phone +39 0464 516181 – fax 0464 518390  e.mail  usarco@arcocalcio.it beppeviola@arcocalcio.it

Chief of Organizing Committee : Marco Benedetti – Phone +39 335 8425820

Communications Referent : Eduardo Visco – Phone +39 330 251227