Schedule

The Limone Cup schedule is carefully planned to make the most of your time during your stay in Italy. There are fixed elements in the schedule such as playing times in the tournament, but there is also a great opportunity and flexibility for you to decide, what your trip should contain. This is something we organize together so that you get the most of your wishes fulfilled during your stay in Italy.

 

The Limone Cup 2022 schedule looks like this:

Sunday / 16.10.22
During the day
Arrival at Lake Garda.
It is possible to visit Gardaland, or watch football on Stadium in Serie A.
(Depends on the match schedule in Serie A).

Evening
Dinner.

20.30: Welcome ceremony at The Garda Village, with welcome, competitions, confetti, music etc.

21.30: Trainer/leader information meeting.

Monday / 17.10.22
Morning
Breakfast.

Rest of the day
Limone Cup starts.

Evening
Dinner.
19.30-21.00: Competitions at he Garda Village. We are going to find Limone Cups hardest kick, fastest dribler
and the boy/girl with the best technique. There are great prizes for the winners each evening.
Possibility to watch top football on stadium (Depends on the match schedule).

Tuesday / 18.10.22
Morning
Breakfast.

Rest of the day
Limone Cup continues.

Evening
Dinner.
19.30-21.00: Competitions at he Garda Village. We are going to find Limone Cups hardest kick, fastest dribler
and the boy/girl with the best technique. There are great prizes for the winners each evening.
Possibility to watch top football on stadium (Depends on the match schedule).

Wednesday / 19.10.22
Morning
Breakfast.

Rest of the day
Limone Cup A- og B- finals for all teams.

Evening
Dinner.
19.30-21.00: Competitions at he Garda Village. We are going to find Limone Cups hardest kick, fastest dribler
and the boy/girl with the best technique. There are great prizes for the winners each evening.
Possibility to watch top football on stadium (Depends on the match schedule).
21.00-00.00: Limone Cup Disco.

Thursday / 20.10.22
Morning
Breakfast.

Rest of the day
Departure.

Optional
A longer stay is possible. Contact us for more information and see prices in this presentation.

(The programme is a draft and we reserve the right to make changes in the programme)

Age classes, matches, etc.

The group stages of the Limone Cup tournament is played on Monday and Tuesday.
On Wednesday all teams have either A- or B- finals.

There will be played in the following age classes at Limone Cup 2022:

Boys 11-a-side:
U19/U18 born after 01.01.2004
U17/U16 born after 01.01.2006
U15 born after 01.01.2008
U14 born after 01.01.2009
U13 born after 01.01.2010

Boys 8-a-side
U17/U16 born after 01.01.2006
U15 born after 01.01.2008
U14 born after 01.01.2009
U13 born after 01.01.2010
U12 born after 01.01.2011

Girls 11-a-side:
U18/U17 born after 01.01.2005
U16 born after 01.01.2007
U15 born after 01.01.2008
U14 born after 01.01.2009

Girls 8-a-side:
U16 born after 01.01.2007
U15 born after 01.01.2008
U14 born after 01.01.2009
U13 born after 01.01.2010
U12 born after 01.01.2011

Venues

The venues at Limone Cup are carefully selected to ensure a top atmosphere during the tournament. The games will mainly be played on artificial fields on venues within 25 km from The Garda Village. This means limited transportation to the games, and more time to experience Italy and enjoy the trip. Some of the group games and the finals on Wednesday will be played on the recognized venue Centro Sportivo Montichiarello, which is owned by Voluntas Montichiari who is one of the clubs that FC Internationale’s is cooperating with. One of the other venues we have used earlier, is the training ground of Hellas Verona.

Medals, trophies and awards

All participants at Limone Cup are guaranteed a Limone Cup medal, and all participants in the finals will receive both a trophy and a finalist medal. After each final there will be an award ceremony with music and confetti. At the award ceremony there will be selected a MVP from each team, and they will receive a present.

1. Tournament rules

The tournament jury is comprised of:

Inge Larsen, Jim Larsen and Lars Ziegler Sørensen.

The jury has control and is responsible, that the tournament is played in a sportsmanlike manner. They deal with the protests, the interpretation of the rules and all matters of doubt.

The decisions of the jury cannot be appealed.

2. Age limits 2022

Boys 11-a-side:

  • U19/U18 boys born 01.01.2004 or later
  • U17/U16 boys born 01.01.2006 or later
  • U15 boys born 01.01.2008 or later
  • U14 boys born 01.01.2009 or later
  • U13 boys born 01.01.2010 o or later

Drenge 8-mands:

  • U17/U16 boys born 01.01.2006 or later
  • U15 boys born 01.01.2008 or later
  • U14 boys born 01.01.2009 or later
  • U13 boys born 01.01.2010 or later
  • U12 boys born 01.01.2011 or later

Piger 11-mands:

  • U18/U17 girls born 01.01.2005 or later
  • U16 girls born 01.01.2007 or later
  • U15 girls born 01.01.2008 or later
  • U14 girls born 01.01.2009 or later

Piger 8-mands:

  • U16 girls born 01.01.2007 or later
  • U15 girls born 01.01.2008 or later
  • U14 girls born 01.01.2009 or later
  • U13 girls born 01.01.2010 or later
  • U12 girls born 01.01.2011 or later

3. Age requirements etc.

In 11-a-side there is an automatic dispensation to include 3 players on the participant list, who are ½ a year over the age limit. In 8-a-side it is 2 players.

Any girls can participate in classes for boys as long as they are the correct age.

The Limone Cup tournament rules do not prevent the use of guest players or prevent multiple clubs from putting together one or more teams.

4. Name of participants – Identification

There must be filled in or handed over a participant list before the start of the tournament.

A player will be eligible to play when listed on the team list and the Limone Cup participant fee has been paid.

Player identification (with photo) must be taken to the check-in and to each game and shown to a jury member or a representative for the jury at any time it may be requested.
At the check-in or as soon as possible hereafter the ID is crosschecked with the participant list and age control will be done.

There will be random checks of player identification and player eligibility during the tournament.

It can result in a lost game if a team uses an ineligible player or if there is not sufficient identification for a player.

The jury decides what a satisfactory identification is.

5. Length of play

The length of all games will be 2 x 25 min.

6. Division into groups

The teams are divided into groups of 3-6 teams with all teams playing against each other.

Teams are then placed according to points won.

  • 3 points for a win
  • 1 point for a tie
  • No points for a defeat

If two or more teams achieve the same point score, their placing order is decided as follows:

  • The goal difference in all games.
  • The highest number of goals scored.
  • Points in their games between each other.
  • Goal diffrence in their games between each other.
  • Most goals in their games between each other.
  • Drawing lots.

The draw is made by the tournament administration. If the teams involved are not present, they will be notified of the draw results.

There will be A- and B-finals in all groups.

7. Tied matches – the final rounds

Tied matches in the final rounds are decided by penalty shoot-outs.

The penalty shoot-out is held according to FIFA’s rules.

8. Rules

The Limone Cup is played according to the rules set down by FIFA and DBU with the following amendments:

  1. Number of players:
    In 11-a-side a team can use a maximum of 18 players in any given game and in 8-a-side a team can use a maximum of 13 players in any given game.
  2. Substitution:
    All players can be substituted in and out (free substitution). The substitution of a player can take place without notifying the referee and without a stop in the play. The substitution must take place from the middle of the pitch. A player, being substituted, must leave the pitch before the new player enters the pitch. When substituting a goalkeeper, the referee must be notified of the substitution and it must take place when there is a stop in the play. Incorrect substitutions will give a yellow card.
  3. Ball size:
    Each team must bring one football for each match; the first mentioned team in the match schedule brings the football to be used in the match. In the groups where the age groups are combined, it is possible that the teams play with different ball sized. In this case the games are played with the smallest ball size unless anything else is agreed between the teams.
  4. Soccer jerseys:
    Jerseys must be numbered and the numbers must be different. If both teams have the same colours the team mentioned last in the tournament plan will change jerseys.
  5. Offside:
    The offside rules do not apply in 8-a-side.
  6. Linesmen:
    In matches where no neutral linesmen are used the two teams are obliged to present their own linesman. The referee judge offsides, fouls, etc.
  7. Extra players:
    In 8-a-side, it is allowed to put in one extra player on the field, per three goals behind:
    0-2 goals behind: 0 extra players on the pitch.
    3-5 goals behind: 1 extra player on the pitch, for the team who is behind.
    6-8 goals behind: 2 extra players on the pitch, for the team who is behind.
    So it continues, for each three goals extra, the team who is behind, can put in an extra player.

9. Time for matches – playing time

Please be ready for your match on the pitch 15 minutes before kick-off. Each team must have a minimum of 8 players ready at the field and at the time mentioned in the official program. In 8-a-side, at least 5 players should be ready to play. If a team is not ready at the time mentioned in the official program the game will still be played if there is no more than a 10-minute delay.

In the event of a team not being ready in time and in the event of a protest the match may be declared forfeited by the infringing team, unless special circumstances apply. Special circumstances can include sudden illness, traffic accidents or similar unforeseeable circumstances.

In such cases the tournament jury may determine that the result of a delayed match shall apply or that an unplayed match shall be played.

10. Players sent off

Players sent off are automatically suspended for the team’s next game. The same rule applies for the trainer of the team if he/she is sent off.

The tournament jury can, in special cases, decide on stricter penalties e.g. if they use a disqualified player.

Only when a player is suspended for more than one game will notice of the suspension be given in writing.

11. Absence

If a team does not turn up for a game, loses on protest, or is omitted from the tournament, the score is set at 0-3.

If the team is omitted in the opening rounds, all the teams results are changed to 0-3.

12. Protests

Protests concerning matches must be submitted in writing by the respective managers to the tournament jury, no later than one hour after the end of the match.

Any decisions made by a referee during a game are final and cannot be appealed. The size of the soccer balls, shins pads, shirt numbers, participation armbands are not grounds for a protest.

After the start of a game in the final rounds, the result of a game in the previous rounds cannot be changed, unless there has been submitted a protest in that particular match and there has not been a decision made.

A protest fee of DKK 1.000,- must be paid with the submission of a protest. The fee is refunded if the protest is upheld.

The decisions of the jury can not be appealed.

13. Modification of the tournament schedule

The tournament schedule will be published on www.limone-cup.dk.

The tournament administration reserves the right to make changes after this date to the groups, playing fields, playing times etc.

If there are any alternations after the final publication of the schedule, the teams involved will be contacted directly.

14. Match results

Straight after each match, a leader or coach from each team must go to the referee to confirm the result of the match (sign the results card).

Referees

The referees at Limone Cup are primarily Scandinavian referees, mainly Danish referees with a Danish referee examination. The referees are competent, friendly and accommodating, and they help us create the tournament with a great focus on fair play.