Rules of FIFA and Swedish Football Association
FIFA rules apply as applicable. Otherwise, according to the Swedish Football Association's competition rules.
The cup is permitted by the Stockholm Football Association (StFF), which means that it follows the policies and recommendations given by StFF in order to arrange a football cup.
SFC´s detailed tournament rules can be found here ( click here).
Participating teams must belong to a club registered in their country's FIFA affiliated federation. In those countries where school football is a competition form, school teams are also allowed to participate in the cup if they are joined to its country's sports association.
Age classes 13-19 years
The teams in age classes 13-19 years are divided into groups of four (where applicable), each playing against each other in a single series. The order between the teams is determined by scored points. Victory gives 3 points, drawn match 1 point, loss 0 points. If two or more teams have the same scored points, the order is determined as follows:
1. Goal difference
2. Highest number of scored goals
3. Results in the match(es) between teams with equal points (head to head)
4. Fair play points
5. Penalty shoot-out according to the FIFA rules alternatively draw
Playoffs for age classes 13-19 years
The first part of the playoff is a qualifying round, which determines whether the team enters A or B playoffs (1st or 2nd in the group serie) and C or D playoffs (3rd or 4th in the group serie). All teams pass on from qualifying rounds. Any fifth-placed teams in the group play go directly to the D-playoffs. In qualifying and final games, a game can not end with a tie. If a game at full time is equal, penalty shoot-out is applied immediately without any previous prolongation. At least 5 games per team.
Age classes 10-12 years
The age classes B/G 11 and B/G 12 can choose "Competition", where results and tables are reported. Playoffs take place in the same way as for the age classes 13-19 years as above. At least 5 games per team.
The age classes B/G 11 and B/G 12 can choose "Friendly", without results and tables. For the age classes B/G 10, "Friendly" applies, i.e. no play-offs or presentation of results. The introductory group games will be played with four teams (where applicable), where everyone plays vs everyone. The teams are then divided into new groups of four teams (if applicable) and play a second group game where everyone again plays vs everyone. The new groups are being determined to create as even, developing and fun games as possible. At least 5 games per team.
Age classes 8-9 years
B/G8 and B/G9 will be played during two days (Fri-Sat or Sat-Sun). The introductory group games will be played with four teams (where applicable), where everyone plays vs everyone. The teams are then divided into new groups of four teams (if applicable) and play a second group game where everyone again plays vs everyone. The new groups are being determined to create as even, developing and fun games as possible. At least 5 games per team on two game days.
In the 11-a-side, 9-a-side and 7-a-side categories, two (2) dispensations are by default given for overaged players. For the 5-a-side category, one (1) dispensation is by default given for overage player.
The overage player/s can be at most one year over the age limit. Dispensations must be applied for at the teamsite and approved by SFC tournament jury.
Proof of age and participant list
Each team must submit a list of the players participating in the cup. All teams must submit the participants list digitally on “My team info”. The registration of participants (players and leaders) must be complete before check in. Players in 9 v 9 and 11 v 11 must be able to identify themselves with a valid photo ID (passport or national ID). Please note! a copy of the passport or ID document is not accepted. Age controls can be made on all playing fields used during the Stockholm Football Cup. Teams using non-eligible players can be excluded from the tournament.