Tournament rules

Official rules for the Laola cup

Read the tournament rules to find out more about how the LAOLA Cup is run. Learn more about the age groups, the playing time and other important information in advance.


Tournament rules

Official rules for the Laola cup

Read the tournament rules to find out more about how the LAOLA Cup is run. Learn more about the age groups, the playing time and other important information in advance.
Allowed to play are those, who are provide a permission to play for their participating club, community or representative team, according to the regulations of their home association and the FIFA. The player passport and personal documentation (date of birth) must be brought and must be available upon request.

Eligibility

Allowed to play are those, who are provide a permission to play for their participating club, community or representative team, according to the regulations of their home association and the FIFA. The player passport and personal documentation (date of birth) must be brought and must be available upon request.


Age groups

Players born on or after 01.01.2002 are allowed to play in the age group U18/U19.
Players born on or after 01.01.2004 are allowed to play in the age group U16/U17.
Players born on or after 01.01.2006 are allowed to play in the age group U14/U15.
Players born on or after 01.01.2008 are allowed to play in the age group U12/U13.
Players born on or after the 01.01.2010 are allowed to play in the age group U10/U11.


Playing time

The expected playing time for all matches is 2 x 20 minutes. At halftime there is a short drinking break and both teams switch sides. Coaching in the break is not allowed.


Substitutes

During the match it is allowed to substitute players at any time. The players have to leave the pitch in the coaching zone close to the halfway line and the substitutes enter the pitch in the same area (exception: injuries).


Game evaluations

In case of the same number of points during group matches, the the goal difference decides which team advances. If there is the same goal difference, the amount of goals scored is deciding. If these are also the exact same, the direct comparison between the teams will determine who advances. If this is also the same, a random raffle will decide which team advances.

If no winner has been determined in the knockout matches (e.g. round of last 16) after the regular playing time, the winner shall be determined by a penalty shoot-out without extra time. First, three penalty takers per team compete against each other. If no winner is determined after every penalties, another penalty is taken per team until one clear winner is determined. All players are eligible as penalty takers, whether they are on the pitch at the end of the match or are substitutes on the bench. No player can take two penalties until all his team-mates have had a penalty each.

If a team is late (5 minutes after the official start of the match) or does not compete, the match is considered a 0:2 loss and is won by the opponent by 2:0. In the case of late arrival through no fault of their own, the tournament committee will decide whether the match should be rescheduled. If a team aborts a game, the game is also considered a 0:2 loss and won 2:0 by the opponent. This also applies to gross unsportsmanship outside of the pitch. In this case, the tournament committee has the right to exclude the team from the rest of the tournament.

If matches are cancelled due to weather conditions and cannot be caught up on the scheduled days of the tournament for scheduling reasons, the results of these matches will be drawn randomly (2:0 or 0:2). This only applies in case of a tournament interruption, not for a tournament cancellation.

Players list

Fill out the necessary sheet containing the informations of your players. Every team needs to bring this list to the tournament check-in at the tournament committee on Monday, 27 July 2021.

Players are only allowed to play for one team. If a club takes part with several teams, the players must be assigned to one specific team. Exceptions to this rule (e.g. due to injuries) must be approved by the tournament committee.


Number of players & size of pitches

The U15, U17 & U19 play on a big pitch with 10 field players plus 1 goalkeeper. The U13 plays with 8 field players plus 1 goalkeeper on a 70 x 50 meter pitch with 5 meter goals. The U10/U11 plays on a small pitch with 6 players and 1 goalkeeper. Every team is allowed to bring as many substitutes as they like.


Kick-Off

The first-mentioned team takes the kick-off. The second team has the right to choose the side of the pitch. The Kick-off has to be conducted by one player only and can be played backwards with the first ball contact.


Penalties

The referee has the right to hand out the following fines as a result of foul play, unsportsmanlike conduct or other unlawful offences:
- 5-mins-time-penalty (yellow card)
- sending-off (red card)
- a time-penalty will be assigned by the yellow card.

If a player is sent off (red card), he is automatically banned from playing in the next match. It is at the tournament committees discretion to hand out a more significant fine. In the case of serious disciplinary offences (also outside of the tournament matches), the tournament committee may exclude the player concerned from the tournament.

BALLFREUNDE calls upon all teams to behave fairly and considerately towards the other teams as well as towards the referees and their decisions.


Spare jerseys & shoes

In the event of two teams wearing the same shirt colour, the first-mentioned team has to wear appropriate spare jerseys or shirts handed out by the tournament committee. The players have to bring shoes for grass pitches and artificial pitches to tournament.

It is forbidden to wear football shoes with corny studs (cleats) on artificial pitches. You may either wear round studs (cleats) or astro (multi). In case of a violation the tournament committee and the referee are in power to exclude the concerned player from the match.
It is obligatory to wear shin pads to prevent injuries.


Ackowledgement of the rules

By taking part in the LAOLA Cup all clubs acknowledge the rules. Any infringement can result in an exclusion from the tournament. All clubs are responsible for their own clothing and items. The organizer refuses any liability for possible losses or damage of items brought to the tournament. If you have any further questions, please contact the tournament committee.


Raise an objection

An objection has to be voiced within 15 minutes after the match finished to the tournament committee. Consequences of the appeal are up to the tournament committee. The committee does not accept appeals concerning the decisions of the referees.


Elbphilharmonie


Jungfernstieg


Reeperbahn


Within a very short time, the Elbphilharmonie has become Hamburg's most popular building and landmark. People from all over the world come to Hamburg and visit the impressive building directly next to the river Elbe.
The historic Jungfernstieg is the centre of Hamburg's city. Here you will find one shop after the other and you will have a fantastic view over the Binnenalster (Inner Alster).
Probably one of the most famous streets in the world. The Reeperbahn offers a lot of possibilities to party with the team (just for the older age groups).


Speicherstadt


Zoo Hagenbeck


Hamburger Dom


This historic place used to be the transshipment point for goods of all kinds. Today it is a very exciting district with many special buildings and popular leisure activities like the Hamburg Dungeon and the Miniature Wonderland.
The Hagenbeck zoo is not far from the tournament grounds. Animals from all over the world can be seen here. From monkeys to elephants to lions - every animal is waiting for you!
The Hamburger Dom is nearly a permanent institution in Hamburg. 3 times a year it is set up to bring joy to thousands of people. During the tournament you will have the opportunity to get an adrenaline kick.

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Futher information about the tournament:

Schedule
Five days of the LAOLA Cup: three days of matches, an exciting supporting programme and free time to explore Hamburg.

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The experience
More than 200 teams travel to the beautiful city of Hamburg and play on a stunning venue to win the LAOLA Cup 2020.

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Age groups
There are five age groups for the girls and five for the boys. Hopefully there is also an age group for you there!

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Futher information about the tournament:

Futher information about the tournament:

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The experience

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Schedule

You can look forward to five days of the LAOLA Cup: three days of matches, an exciting supporting programme and free time to explore Hamburg. You won't get bored here!

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The experience

The world meets up in Hamburg! More than 200 teams travel to the beautiful city of Hamburg and play on a stunning venue to win the LAOLA Cup 2020.

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Age groups

Here you can find the age groups for the Laola Cup, there are five age groups for the girls and five for the boys. Hopefully there is also an age group for you there!

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