The winning team will advance to the next round. Losing team will be eliminated.
If a game ends in a tie, the winner will be decided through penalty kicks (“PK’s”). Only the four outfield players and goalkeeper that were on the field at the end of the game will be allowed to take the PK’s. Each team will take 4 penalty kicks. If the game remains tied after the 4 initial penalty kicks, the order resets and each team will take one additional penalty kick until the winner emerges.
Kick-off: Kick-off is defined as the first touch of the ball when the first or second half of the game starts, or every time a team scores a goal. All kick-off are indirect. The ball must be played forward first.
Kick-in: Kick-in is defined as touching the ball after it goes out of bounds. To resume the game, the ball must be placed behind the line and the kick must be taken within 6 seconds after the ball goes out of bounds. All kick-ins are indirect. No goals can be scored through a kick-in.
Corner Kicks: are direct. The ball must be placed directly on the corner spot and the kick must be taken within 6 seconds after the ball goes out of bounds.
Free Kicks: may be indirect or direct. The ball must be stopped completely before the kick is taken.
Penalty Kicks: are taken from the penalty spot and must be shot at goal by a clearly identified kicker. All other players must stand behind the midfield line unless specified differently by the referee.
Distance: For all of the above, opponents may not be closer than 3 steps from the ball and may not begin the play until the kick-off, kick-in, corner kick, free kick or penalty kick is taken.
Indirect Free Kicks: When a player plays in a dangerous manner, obstructs an opponent without possession of the ball, prevents the goalkeeper from releasing the ball with his hands or commits any other offence, the referee may stop the play as deemed necessary. The referee will resume the play as considered appropriate.
Direct Free Kicks: When a player kicks or attempts to kick, jumps at, charges at, strikes or attempts to strike, pushes, holds or spits at an opponent or handles the ball deliberately.
Sliding:Sliding is allowed as long as it doesn’t result in a foul.
Yellow card / Caution: This is a warning or caution given to the offending player due to that player’s foul or misconduct. The player receiving the yellow card must step out of the field for two minutes.
Red Card / Ejection: This is an ejection. The offendingplayer is ejected of the field for the rest of the match due to that player’s foul or misconduct. The team will play with a man down the remainder of the game. That player will be allowed to play the following week.
Advantage rule: If the referee shouts, “play on”, then the play may continue without stopping the game.
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