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Rules & Regulations

2019 Bangkok Girls Football Cup Rules & Regulations


Age Control


The age check for all players all takes place one hour before their team’s first match when the complete roster has reached the venue. At this time each player must present and show proof of identity (whether it be ID-card, Passport, or an official document). Any participant that fails to present a valid proof of their age will not be able to partake in the tournament at any given point of time. If any player(s) is/are caught playing after failing the age check, the disallowed player’s team will automatically be disqualified and if the match is in progress, the team will immediately lose.

Offside Rule


All offside rules are conferred to FIFA guidelines


Match Balls


The official tournament match ball will be ‘Futera size 5 ball’


Group Matches Rules


If two or more teams possess the same number of points at the end of the group stages, the final standing will be decided using the following criteria:

  1. Head to head results

  2. Goal differences

  3. Goal scored

  4. Penalty shootout


Playoff Matches


Any playoff match(es) resulting in a draw will go straight to a penalty shootout conferring to FIFA rules




  • Substitutions can be made only during a stoppage in play and with the allowance of the referee.

  • The player to be substituted (outgoing player) must have left the field of pay before the substitute (incoming player) may enter the field.

  • Any substituted players may be allowed to return back into the game.

  • The are no limits on the number of substitutions that can be made in a game.


Playing Fields


All matches will be played on a natural grass pitch at the state-of-the-art Chulalongkorn Stadium/Nonthaburi Stadium. It is forbidden to wear metal studs while competing in the tournament at all times.


Players Equipment


  • All competing players’ shirts must be numbered and match the players’ numbers on the team list submitted at the start of the tournament (any number changes must be brought to a tournament’s official attention).

  • The number must be located on the back of the shirt.

  • Two or more of the same numbers per team are not allowed in any given match.

  • If the tournament’s officials decide that any two teams’ uniforms are too identical, the team appearing second in the lineup must change.

  • Player’s equipment and team uniforms can be pre-ordered for the 2019 Bangkok Girls Football Cup at (must be one month in advance)

Cautions and Sending-off Offences


Cautions and sending-offs can be given if a player commits any of the following seven offenses in a manner considered by the referee to be careless, reckless or using excessive force:

  • Kicks or attempts to kick an opponent

  • Trips or attempts to trip an opponent

  • Jumps at an opponent

  • Charges an opponent

  • Strikes or attempts to strike an opponent

  • Pushes an opponent

  • Tackles an opponent

  • Holds an opponent

  • Spits at an opponent

  • Handles the ball deliberately (except for the goalkeeper within his own penalty area)


The yellow card is used to communicate that a player, substitute or substituted player has been cautioned.

Yellow Card Offences:

  • Unsporting behavior

  • Dissent by word or action

  • Persistent infringement of the Laws of the Game

  • Delaying the restart of play

  • Failure to respect the required distance when the play is restarted with a corner kick, free kick or throw-in

  • Entering or re-entering the field of play without the referee’s permission

  • Deliberately leaving the field of play without the referee’s permission


The red card is used to communicate that a player, substitute or substituted player has been sent off.

Red Card Offences:

  • Serious foul play

  • Violent conduct

  • Spitting at an opponent or any other person

  • Denying the opposing team a goal or an obvious goalscoring opportunity by deliberately handling the ball (this does not apply to a goalkeeper within his own penalty area)

  • Denying an obvious goalscoring opportunity to an opponent moving towards the player’s goal by an offense punishable by a free kick or a penalty kick

  • Using offensive, insulting or abusive language and/or gestures

  • Receiving a second caution in the same match


Only a player, substitute or substituted player may be shown the red or yellow card.


A player, substitute or substituted player who has been sent off must leave the vicinity of the field of play and the technical area


The referee has the authority to take disciplinary sanctions from the moment he enters the field of play until he leaves the field of play after the final whistle. A player who commits a cautionable or sending-off offense, either on or off the field of play, whether directed towards an opponent, a team-mate, the referee, an assistant referee or any other person, is disciplined according to the nature of the offense committed.

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