I FIFA Laws of the Game
The international youth football tournament Levadia Pirita Cup 2019 shall
follow the international laws of the game provided by FIFA.
NB! If there are conflicting claims in the FIFA rules and in the Levadia Pirita Cup
2019 rules and regulations, the tournament guide shall apply.
|age group||number of players||duration||ball size||offside|
|B-12 (2007)||11 vs 11||2×20||nr. 5||+|
|B-11 (2008)||9 vs 9||1×30||nr. 4||+|
|B-10 (2009)||9 vs 9||1×30||nr. 4||+|
|B-09 (2010 A)||7 vs 7||1×25||nr. 4||–|
|B-09 (2010 B)||7 vs 7||1×25||nr. 4||–|
|B-08 (2011 A)||5 vs 5||1×20||nr. 3||–|
|B-08 (2011 B)||5 vs 5||1×20||nr. 3||–|
|G-2004||11 vs 11||2×20||nr. 5||+|
|G-2007||9 vs 9||1×30||nr. 4||+|
II Size of the team and duration of the match
If there are 10 teams registered for the tournament, each team is guaranteed
to play 5-6 games. If there are 12 or 16 teams registered for the tournament,
each team is guaranteed to play 6 games.
Team size for boys in age groups 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and girls 2004 and 2007 – 18
Team size for boys in age groups 2011, 2012 – 15 players.
III Use of older players in the tournament
In the boys’ age groups 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and girls 2004 and 2007 it is allowed to use in
one team up to two older players, who have been born later than 1 August the
For example: In the boys’ age group 2007, it is allowed to have in one team
two older players, who have been born later than 1.08.2006
IV Players participating in several teams
During the youth football tournament Levadia Pirita Cup 2019, it is not allowed
for the players to play in more than one age group. If this rule is ignored, the
player will be disqualified from the tournament and the game of the violating
team will be cancelled. The result -/+ will be noted in the tournament chart
and this means that the other team has won.
Levadia Pirita Cup 2019 matches will be held on Maarjamäe stadium
(Tuulenurga tee 1, Tallinn), Viimsi stadium (Randvere tee 8, Viimsi), Lasnamäe Infoneti jalgpallihall (Punane 45, Tallinn) . The matches of the tournament will be
played on artificial turf.
NB! Tournament organizers reserve the right to make changes in the time
schedules during the tournament!
VI Tournament system:
Levadia Pirita Cup 2019 is divided into two phases: subgroup tournaments and
playoffs. In the subgroup tournaments, the teams are divided into subgroups
of 4-6 teams, where all teams will play against each other once. In the matches
held during the subgroup tournament, a victory gives each team 3 points, a
draw game 1 point and loss 0 points.
If some teams get equal scores in subgroups, the final ranking will be decided
1 match between each other
2 overall goal difference
3 number of goals
4 disciplinary actions
5 abandoned matches, cancellation of results
6 red cards
7 drawing lots
All places in the Levadia Pirita Cup 2019 tournament will be determined in the
During the playoff and final match, if the match ends with a draw after the end
of match time, the teams have to start shooting penalties immediately. There
will be no extra time during the tournament matches.
The number of penalties in each age group:
Boys in age groups 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and girls 2004 and 2007 – 3 penalties
A protest is directed against the validity of the result of the match. A protest
has to be based on that whether the player has right to participate or not, on
serious violation of the rules by the referee or on some other incident that
affected the result of the match. The protest must be submitted in writing by
a team representative (a person who has been designated on the registration
form as team leader) no later than 30 minutes after the end of the protested
match. A general protest against the whole opposing team is not
acceptable. Protest against the yellow or red card or against the removal of
player from the field after the referee has showed two cards, is only allowed if
referee made a mistake against thecorresponding player. Protest processing
fee is 75 EUR. This amount will be refunded if the protest is successful.
The possible disagreements and protests will be solved by a three-member
jury. The jury includes the head referee and two head organizers of the
tournament. NB! Jury’s final decision cannot be appealed!
All the referees are accepted by the Estonian Football Association
or the head referee of the tournament.
If on the football field there is not at least 7 players (age group 2007 and girls 2004 ), 5 players
(age groups 2007, 2008, 2009 and girls 2007 ) or 4 players (age groups 2010 and 2011) then in 5 minutes after the start of official match time, a +/- loss will be
entered into the tournament table.
The teams having won the first, second and third place will be awarded with
trophies, medals and diplomas. The best player of each age group and
goalkeeper will be awarded with the special prizes.
XIII Medicine/medical aid
The organizers of Levadia Pirita Cup 2019 football tournament will not take
any responsibility for injuries, which happen during the football tournament.
Teams have an obligation to ensure that all trauma situations will be
resolved. If possible, the football tournament organizers will assist with their
XIV Warnings and removals
A player removed from the field will be disqualified for the next match held
Levadia Pirita Cup 2019 tournament. NB! The referee, who serves the match,
has the right to demand harsher punishment for the disqualified player. The
referee must submit a written application to the tournament head referee,
who makes the final decision. The decision of the head referee is final and
cannot be appealed.
The decision will be notified to the team representative specified on the
XV Recognition of fair play
For the recognition of fair play it is recommended
that players shake hands with the opposing players and referee right after the
line-up (before the match starts) and after the final whistle.
By participation in Levadia Pirita Cup 2019 football tournament, the team
confirms being aware of all the rules of the tournament.
XVII Balls used in matches
All the balls used during the Levadia Pirita Cup
2019 have a marking “FIFA APPROVED” or “FIFA INSPECTED”.
XVIII Registration of the team
When arriving to the tournament, all the teams have to submit the completed
registration form to the tournament organizers before their first competitive
match. If possible, the signed registration form can be e-mailed to
The players not listed on the registration form cannot participate. Teams are
not allowed to add more players to the registration form during the
The representative of each team is required to sign a statement, confirming
the arrival to the tournament, acceptance of the Levadia Pirita Cup 2019 rules
and the team’s awareness of possible changes.
NB! A team, who has not met the aforementioned demands, will not be
allowed to play in the tournament.
XIX Start of the match and its accompanying rules
The team has to be on the match field 10 minutes before the match starts.
If the uniforms of both teams are in the same colour, the team who has been
listed as the second team has to change shirts or wear vests. Vests are
guaranteed by the tournament organizer.
XX State of emergency, tournament management
The jury of the tournament has right to make changes in match times and
locations, if it is necessary and an inevitable event requires it!
NB! Tournament organizers are not responsible for the event of theft during