GAME RULES - IBFT 2020
Rules IBFT 2020
Each team will consist of a maximum of 11 players, 6 players will take to the field for each match (5players + 1 Goalkeeper with Gloves + 5 Substitutes including a goalkeeper). The minimum number of players required for a match to begin is 6. It’s a set in Goal-Keeper within the ARC/Square and cannot change his position on field but can be Sub-once only.
Banks with more than One team to avoid being drawn in the same group/eliminated early will be hand seeded in different groups that cannot meet before the Semi-Finals, against being seeded on one-side of the Grid
All teams are required to be at the ground & ready for kick off (30 min prior to) the given time
All team player will be given an IBFT ID and will have to submit the ID to enter the pitch and will need to collect the IDs personally after each game.
Any team member without an IBFT ID will not be permitted to play the match.
The Organizers will strictly enforce the timings of all games to ensure the tournament is completed within the stipulated time. All team rituals, prayers; strategies should be done prior to the kick off time of each game.
A Press- Conference will be held by UBF (UAE Banks Federation) to Conduct the Official Draw in front of MEDIA & Team Managers. (Third week of Jan)
Rolling substitutions are allowed within the only Permitted Area designated by the officials. Substitutions can be done any time of the match, but there should not be more than 6 players on the field during the play by which: –
The Player/Team will face a penalty of Suspension of 2minutes from the Game Time.
The Referee, Pitch Manager and the Assistant referee will be monitoring the Flow of the Substitutes.
Normal Foul – Free Kick will be awarded
Serious Foul – 1-minute Suspension from Game Play
Flagrant Foul – Yellow Card (excessive or severe contact) – 3minutes suspension from Game Play
Any YELLOW CARD – 3minutes suspension from Game Play
Two Yellow cards during the same game will result in a RED CARD
A player collecting 2-yellow but not in the same match will be suspended from the next match following the second yellow card
RED CARD – Out of match and 2 suspension from the next following matches
Each match duration has been increased this year to 30 min –15b min per each half
(UBF reserves the right to escalate any mis-conduct on-site to the management of the Participating Bank)
No Off-sides! The offside rule will not apply for this tournament.
No slide tackling.
If the Goal-Keeper holds the ball in his hands from his Players Back-pass an In-Direct free kick will be awarded by the Referee. The In-Direct free kick will be positioned from the same spot the Goal-Keeper holds the ball.
The referees will apply the advantage rule whenever possible – if no advantage gained over a few seconds then the referee will award a free kick accordingly.
All matches will be played 15 minutes per half with a 10 minutes Breaktime.
The tournament will start at Group Levels out of which only 16 teams will advance with highest scores points in all matches.
At Group Stages Teams will be awarded 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw & 0 for a loss
In case of a NO-SHOW, a team will be awarded 3 points and the score will be 2-0
Teams are to conduct themselves both on and off the ground in a proper manner. No Abusive or Foul language will be tolerated by the referees and UBF (UAE Banks Federation). The tournament will be played in true sporting spirit.
At Knock out Stages, Winners will Advance to next Round.
In case of a NO-SHOW, the team present on the field with 6players will be awarded the score of 2-0.
If the Match ends in a Draw, a 5-minutes break will be awarded followed by a 5-minutes per half as extended time without breaks.
If the Match still ends in a draw after extended time, 5-minutes break will be awarded followed by 5-Penalty shoot-outs will be awarded per team.
The team manager should submit the Penalty Shooters name to the Match official. The same player cannot shoot another penalty until the full squad (11-Players) has had their shot completed.
If the 5-Penalty shoot-outs still end in a draw, an extra penalty per team will be awarded until a result is drawn.
UBF (UAE Banks Federation) reserves the right to dis-qualify the Team/Player for any foul play or any misconduct on-site.
In the GROUP STAGE qualification:
If two teams have equal number of points,
Teams have equal number of points, then goal difference will be reviewed.
If it is still a draw, maximum number of goals scored will be considered.
Face to Face results.
Clean play (Team with less cards received)
Still if the dead lock is not broken, UBF (UAE Banks Federation) will conduct a Draw between the 2-Tied Teams and the teams will be informed about the results at least 72hours before the Knockout stages
Similarly, if three or more teams are in a draw: –
Goal difference will be considered.
If still a draw maximum number of goals scored will be considered.
Clean play (Team with less cards received)
Still if the dead lock is not broken, UBF (UAE Banks Federation) will conduct a Draw between the 3-Tied Teams and the teams will be informed about the results at least 72hours before the Knockout stages.
Any Foul and abusive language will not be tolerated where the Referee has the authority to issue a card or even penalize the player from rest of the tournament on the conduct of the offence committed with UBF (UAE Banks Federation).