DUSA European Association Suzhou is delighted to announce that we will resume DUSA Football Tournament. Thanks to the sponsorship from Decathlon, DUSA-Decathlon Football Tournament 2020 will be held at the Football Field, Suzhou Olympic Sports Centre on November 14th. We would like to invite you and your team to participate in this year's tournament.
DUSA Football Tournament is a social event yearly organised in April at around Easter time with 16 teams participating from member companies. Year 2016 witnessed the 10th DUSA Football Tournament on 23rd April in day time followed by evening BBQ and Awards Ceremony.
1. Participation, withdrawal, replacement, disciplinary matters, disputes, and eligibility of players
Every team that registers for the Tournament shall pay RMB3,000 that covers following for all players of the member company:
Fapiao will be issued by DUSA European Association Suzhou.
2. Dates, venues, and kick-off times
3. Laws of the Game
In addition to the five players officially enrolled for the competition(s), each company is allowed to select a maximum of two alternate players per team. The following applies to the two alternate players:
4. Rules, schedule, and draw
5. Competition format
The match is organised in a 5-a-side format.
The competitions shall be played in a group stage, followed by quarter-finals, semi-finals and final in accordance with the schedule below.
The 16 teams shall be divided into four groups of four teams. The teams in the four groups shall be designated as follows:
Each team shall play one match against each of the other teams in the same group, with three points for a win, one point for a draw, and none for a defeat. The game length will be 20 minutes with no halftime during the group phase. In total there will be twenty-four games.
Total Points, Head to Head result, and Goal differential will determine group standings. The top 8 teams will compete for the CUP. The bottom eight teams will compete for the PLATE.
After the group stages, the knock-out rounds (quarter-finals, semi-finals and final) will begin. These games will be 2x15 minute halves. At the end of the game if the result is a draw, a penalty shootout will occur. Penalty Shootout Rules: Only the seven players on the pitch can take part. Each team will take 3 penalties. If the score is still even, then sudden death scenario will occur.
The eight teams that advance from the group stage shall contest the quarterfinals as follows:
Winner A v. Runner-up B
Winner B v. Runner-up A
Winner C v. Runner-up D
Winner D v. Runner-up C
In total there will be four games with two games played parallelly. (G =group stage winner).
the two teams ranked first and second in Quarter-final qualify for the Semi-finals. In total there will be two games played parallelly. (Q=quarter-final winner)
the two teams ranked first and second in Semi-final qualify for the Final. The team ranked first in Group A/B plays with the team ranked first in Group C/D. (S =Semi-final winner)
The winners of the semi-finals qualify for the gold medal match/champion.
The losers of the final contest qualify for the runner-up.
The referee and assistant referee shall be appointed for each match.They shall be selected from relevant Refereeing List in force and come from whose team is not playing in the tournament. They shall receive their official refereeing kit and equipment and wear and use only this kit and equipment on match days.
7. Stadium infrastructure and equipment
7.1 Pre-match warm-up in the stadium
Organising committee shall ensure that the stadiums and facilities in which the tournament will take place be in optimum condition. The field shall have sufficient space behind the goals to allow the players to warm up during the matches. A maximum of six players shall warm up at the same time (with a maximum of two officials). Only the goalkeeper may warm up with a ball. If there is not sufficient space behind the goals, both teams shall warm up in the designated area beside the substitutes' bench of team.
7.2 Clocks, panels/display boards and screens
Clocks in the stadium showing the length of time played may run during the match, provided that they are stopped at the end of normal playing time. At the end of normal playing time, the referee shall indicate to the assistant referee either orally or by gesturing with his/her hands, the number of minutes that he/she has decided to allow for time lost.
8. Players and Team kit
9. Safety and security, insurance, and first aid
Periodic safety checks for the benefit of spectators, players and officials shall be carried out on the stadiums selected for matches in the preliminary competitions by the authorities responsible with relevant safety certificate, which should not be more than one year old.
Organising committee shall organise adequate insurance to cover the team members and any other persons carrying out duties on its behalf against all risks, including but not limited to injury, accident, disease and travel in consideration of the relevant rules or regulations.
Companies shall pay for incidental expenses and for any costs incurred by its Team ensuring that it will participate with the best possible team in all matches.
10. No smoking
Smoking is not permitted in the vicinity of the field of play or within competition areas.
11. Other arrangements
Throughout Saturday there will be discounted food and soft drinks served at the tournament venue.
At night, every player is invited to the Award Ceremony where all teams will have a BBQ with drinks. You are very welcome to bring along guests for the BBQ at a cost of RMB150 per person.