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Fouls and Misconduct

MCWS Cup has a 0 tolerance policy towards swearing and personal insults. This a Masjid sanctioned league. Do not forget that. The referee can and will card you for these offences.

2 yellow cards in one game = 1 red card – automatic sendoff

1 straight red card – automatic sendoff for current game and next game

suspensions can and will be handed out before, during and after a game

  • The yellow card is used to communicate that a player, substitute or substituted
    player has been cautioned.
  • The red card is used to communicate that a player, substitute or substituted
    player has been sent off.
  • Only a player, substitute or substituted player may be shown the red or yellow
    card.
  • 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 offence, 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 offence committed.

 

  • Cautionable offences
    • A player is cautioned and shown the yellow card if he commits any of the following seven 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 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
  • A substitute or substituted player is cautioned if he commits any of the following three offences:
    • unsporting behavior
    • dissent by word or action
    • delaying the restart of play

 

  • Sending-off offences
    • A player, substitute or substituted player is sent off if he commits any of the following seven offences:
      • serious foul play
      • violent conduct
      • spitting at an opponent or any other person
      • denying the opposing team a goal or an obvious goal scoring opportunity by deliberately handling the ball (this does not apply to a goalkeeper within his own penalty area)
      • denying an obvious goal scoring opportunity to an opponent moving towards the player’s goal by an offence 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
    • A player, substitute or substituted player who has been sent off must leave the
      vicinity of the field of play and the technical area.

Competition rules

  • When match rules require there to be a winning team after a match, the only permitted procedures for determining the winning team are those approved by the MCWS Cup Board, specifically,
    • Extra Time (two(2) fifteen(15) minute halves)
    • Penalty Kicks

Number of players

  • A match is played by two teams, each consisting of not more than eleven
    players, one of whom is the goalkeeper. A match may not start if either team
    consists of fewer than eight players.
  • A team consists of no more or no less than 17 players on the active roster.

    Substitutions

  • There is no maximum amount of substitutions that can occur in a game.
  • Both teams will be allowed to substitute players during:
    • Goal Kicks
    • Throw-Ins
    • After Every Goal
  • No team may substitute a player in during:
    • Free Kicks
    • Corner Kicks
    • Penalties
  • Substitute procedure
  • All substitutes must check in with the Stat Keeper before being substituted into the game.

Player Equipment/safety

Player Safety

  • A player must not use equipment or wear anything that is dangerous to
    himself or another player (including any kind of jewelry).
  • We play in all weather except for in case of Thunder/Lightning
    • The game is delayed for 15 minutes after each sighting and then re continued.
    • The match is restarted by an indirect free kick taken by a player of the
      opposing team from the place where the ball was located when the referee
      stopped the match

Player Equipment

  • The basic compulsory equipment of a player comprises the following separate
    items:

    • Jersey of the same color as the rest of the team
      • Goalies must wear a color different than the two teams on the field.
    • Jersey with a number different than another player on their team
    • Players aged 15-17 must wear shin guards
    • Shorts that are not excessively short. (Please be mindful not to expose your awrah)
    • Flat Bottom Shoes or Soccer Cleats (Non metal studs)
      • Baseball or Football Cleats are not allowed

If any of these rules are violated, you will be subjected to receiving a card at the discretion of the referee.

The Referee

  • Each match is controlled by a referee who has full authority to enforce the
    Laws of the Game in connection with the match to which he has been
    appointed. The game is controlled at his discretion and WILL NOT BE QUESTIONED during the match

The Duration of the Match

  • The game will consist of two(2) thirty (30) minute halves and a ten(10) minute half time.

Start and Restart of Play

  • The match is restarted by an indirect free kick taken by a player of the
    opposing team from the place where the ball was located when the referee
    stopped the match
  • If the player taking the kick-off touches the ball again before it has touched another player:
    • An indirect free kick is awarded to the opposing team to be taken from the position of the ball when the infringement occurred.

The Ball In and Out of Play

  • The ball is out of play when:
    • it has wholely crossed the goal line or touch line whether on the ground or in the air
    • Play has been stopped by the referee
  • The ball is in play at all other times, including:
    • It rebounds off a goalpost, crossbar or corner flag post and remains in the field of play
    • It rebounds off either the referee or assistant referee when they are on the field of play

Methods of Scoring

  • A goal is scored when the whole of the ball passes over the goal line, between the goalposts and under the crossbar, provided that no infringement of the rules has been committed previously by the team scoring the goal.

Offside

  • It is not an offence in itself to be in an offside position.
    • A player is in an offside position if:
      • he is nearer to his opponents’ goal line than both the ball and the second-last opponent
    • A player is not in an offside position if:
      • he is in his own half of the field of play or
      • he is level with the second-last opponent or
      • he is level with the last two opponents
  • Offence
    • A player in an offside position is only penalized if, at the moment the ball
      touches or is played by one of his team, he is, in the opinion of the referee,
      involved in active play by:
      • interfering with play or
      • interfering with an opponent or
      • gaining an advantage by being in that position
  • No offence
    • There is no offside offence if a player receives the ball directly from:
      • a goal kick
      • a throw-in
      • a corner kick

Free Kicks

  • A direct free kick is awarded to the opposing team if a player commits any of the following seven offences 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
  • A direct free kick is also awarded to the opposing team if a player commits any
    of the following three offences:

    • holds an opponent
    • spits at an opponent
    • handles the ball deliberately (except for the goalkeeper within his own
      penalty area)
    • A direct free kick is taken from the place where the offence occurred
  • Indirect free kick
    • An indirect free kick is awarded to the opposing team if a goalkeeper, inside his
      own penalty area, commits any of the following four offences:

      • controls the ball with his hands for more than six seconds before releasing
        it from his possession
      • touches the ball again with his hands after he has released it from his
        possession and before it has touched another player
      • touches the ball with his hands after it has been deliberately kicked to him
        by a team-mate
      • touches the ball with his hands after he has received it directly from a
        throw-in taken by a team-mate
  • An indirect free kick is also awarded to the opposing team if, in the opinion of
    the referee, a player:

    • plays in a dangerous manner
    • impedes the progress of an opponent
    • prevents the goalkeeper from releasing the ball from his hands
    • commits any other offence, not previously mentioned in Law 12, for which
      play is stopped to caution or send off a player
    • The indirect free kick is taken from the place where the offence occurred

The Penalty Kick

  • A penalty kick is awarded if any of the above ten offences is committed by a player inside his own penalty area, irrespective of the position of the ball,
    provided it is in play.
  • If a penalty kick has to be taken or retaken, the duration of either half is extended until the penalty kick is completed

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