Cup format and rules
Nepal Cup is a 7-aside tournament.
In 2015, 2016 and 2017, 12 teams participated.
We will play group stage format with cup and plate finals.
The tournament will be a mix of local and international teams. In 2015, 2016 and 2017, MMC, seven times winner of the local Nepalese campionship participated. Nepal 2015 was won ny Dhuku Futsal Hub, featuring Nepalese National team player Rohit Chand. The tournament has also featured teams from China, Hong Kong and Singapore.
Each team may field 7 players from a maximum squad of 14.
Normal rules of football apply except that there is no offside law in operation
and rolling substitutions are allowed on the direction of the referee when the
ball is out of play.
All games will be 2 X 15 minutes each way with 5 min. half time interval
Round one will be played in leagues of 4 or 5 teams (still awaiting final confirmation from some teams)
The winner of each match is awarded 3 league points. One league point is
awarded for a drawn match.
The top two teams in each group will progress through to a semi-final knock-out. The lower 2-3 teams of each group will progress to the plate cup quarter final knock-out or group (according to number of teams)
Where two or more teams finish with the same number of league points then
the goal difference decide priority.
Should this fail to find a winner then the team scoring most goals will
go forward. If this also leaves the group without a winner, then the winner of the match between the teams will decide. And if this does not separate two teams then we flip a coin.
Should a knock-out match be drawn at full time then teams will play for additional 10 min. in a "Golden Goal" match. Should no goals be scored in the "Golden Goal" match, then penalties will decide. Each time have five shots. First team to shoot, will be decided by flipping a coin.
A referee will be appointed and his decisions will be final on all aspects of
play and the result. The referee will also note down the name/number of the goal scorers.
After each game, the game captains will report their choice of "Man of Match" from the opponent team.
Any player sent off in a match, for whatever reason, will be suspended from
his team's next two games.
All teams must ensure prompt arrival and observance of the timing