Tournament Rules

SB4U 3v3 World Cup Tournament Rules: 

  • – 6 players total – 3 players on the field NO Goalkeeper (6 players max on the roster)
  • – No slide tackling
  • – Kick-ins only for out of bounds – no throw-ins
  • – No offside rule applied
  • – Yellow card: 2 minute penalty
  • – Red card: player ejected from tournament
  • – Coach misbehavior: ejected from tournament
  • – All fouls will be indirect kicks
  • – No injury or stoppage time, unless there is a serious medical emergency
  • – Substitutions on the fly
  • – In the group play, ties will stand. In the playoffs, there will be a 2 minute golden goal period, followed by FIFA penalty kicks, with 3 kicks 

Point System:

  • WIN = 3 Points, TIE = 1 Point, LOSS = o Points

The tie-breaker will be the following criteria in preferential order:

  • – head-to-head results. If 3 teams are tied once a team has been selected as the division winner, the remaining teams move onto the next tie breaker (goal differential) and so on.
  • – goal differential, max of 5 per game
  • – goals for
  • – goals against
  • – penalty kicks

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