Baltic Sea Cup
1. The competition in General
1.1. The name of the competition is Baltic Sea Cup
1.2. The objective for the competition is to match “Under 21 Players” at the highest possible level against international opponents
1.3. To optimize the best possible sporting level in the competition the match dates must not conflict with the dates set in the international match calendar for national teams
1.4. The Competition holder, responsible for scheduling and organizing the competition, should be the Competition Department (FA or League) from one of the participating countries for a whole season (could be handled to another country the next season).
1.5. The Competition holder can establish a “Competition Committee” and a “Disciplinary Committee” which can be 1st instance body and 2nd instance body in case of any complaints or in the case of force majeure.
- Competition Regulations
2.1. The playing time in all matches in the competition is 2 x 45 minutes.
2.2. In general all other types of Regulations follow the international standards set by FIFAs “The Board”.
3. Competition Model
Match Day 1 Match Day 2
AAB – Pogon Stettin Halmstad – Hertha Berlin
OB – Halmstad Pogon Stettin – OB
FCK – Union Berlin Union Berlin – AAB
Match Day 3 Match Day 4
Hertha Berlin – FCK Halmstad – FCK
AAB – OB Pogon Stettin – Hertha Berlin
Union Berlin – Halmstad OB – Union Berlin
Match Day 5
FCK – Pogon Stettin
Hertha Berlin – AAB
- Playing dates
4.1. Game day 1 should be played no later than 01.09.2018.
4.2. Game day 2 should be played no later than 25.09.2018.
4.3. Game day 3 should be played no later than 20.10.2018.
4.4. Game day 4 should be played no later than 15.11.2018.
4.5. Game day 5 should be played no later than 10.12.2018.
Champions league dates: 18-19 September, 2-3 October, 23-24 October, 6-7 November, 27-28 November
- Squad size, substitution, Match Sheets and Match Report
5.1. For all matches in the competition a Club can register a maximum of 18 Players
5.2. A Club can substitute a maximum of 7 Players during the match but only with a maximum of 3 breaks.
5.3. The Competition holder provides the participating Clubs with standard Match Sheets to fulfill and deliver to the referee 60 minutes before the match
5.4. The Competition holder must secure that the referee inform the match information (goals, substitutions and disciplinary) 24 hours after the match at the latest
- Player Eligibility
6.1. In general a Player is eligible to play if he is eligible to play at national level
6.2. Players must be born in the Year 1997 or later (1998, 1999 etc.).
6.3. A Club can include a maximum of 3 overage Field players and 1 overage Goalkeeper to each match in the competition
6.4. A Club can include a maximum of 2 players from outside the club to every match provided these Players either have signed for the Club in the future, are loaned out from the Club to another Club or if the relevant Club have a written agreement with another Club to loan the Player in this particular competition.
- Disciplinary Matters
7.1. Yellow cards in matches is registered by the referee in a single match but an accumulated number of yellow cards for one Player cannot force suspension in the competition.
7.2. Two yellow cards in the same match (= Red Card) only suspend the Player in the relevant match but not the following match in the competition.
7.3. A direct red card in a match will only suspend the Player in the relevant match but not the following match in the competition.
8.1. The national association from the home team appoint referee, assistant referees (and 4. Official) to all matches.
8.2. The sporting level for referees appointed must as a minimum be 2nd level in the relevant national association.
9.1. In order to secure the highest quality of the matches the home Club is obliged to secure a high quality natural grass pitch. If impossible due to weather conditions the home Club must secure a high quality artificial turf pitch instead.
- Medical issues
10.1. The home Club secures that either a physiotherapist or a doctor is present during the game.
10.2. If a player from the away team gets injured and requires treatment from a hospital, the home Club is responsible for securing an ambulance or alternative responsible transport to the hospital.
- Communication before and during the Competition
11.1. All Participating Clubs must announce a “Team Manager” securing that the competition holder and the involved Clubs together, can communicate with one key contact person directly with regards to all practical issues in the competition
- Financial Issues
12.1. The home Club pay for all match expenses including referees cost.
12.2. The home Club provides fruit and soft drinks at a standard level for the away team.
12.3. The away clubs pay for all their own travel- and accommodation expenses.
12.4. The home Club is obliged to help the away Club with transport arrangement from airports/hotels/stadiums to airports/hotels/stadiums. These transport cost is yet still held be the away Club.
12.5. The home Club is responsible for assuring that the match is recorded in a standard quality and that the away team gets access to the recording through a stick directly after the game
12.6. The involved clubs and/or participation National Association and League Organization agree a clearance model for all general expenses such as price awards (cup and medals for the two Clubs in the Final), streaming activities from matches or other matters with regards to planning and organizing the competition.