FOOTball 7

(7 players)

Sport director

Roman Höfer

 

Team tournament for women, men and seniors (men over 40 years and men over 50 years). A team can consist of no more than 12 players. The participating teams will be divided into groups made up of 3 to 5 teams in the preliminary round. The playing time for each match is 2 x 20 minutes. The rules of the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) apply.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Because the football matches may take place on natural or artificial grass, all football players must ensure that they have the appropriate footwear. Each registered team can participate in only one competition (11, 7 or 5 players).


Sport Venues

Sportzentrum Nord / Panoramacenter

Josef-Brandstätter-Straße 9

5020 Salzburg

 

Fußballplätze Bergheim

Iselstraße 12

5101 Bergheim

 

How to get there

Sportzentrum Nord

Bus stop: “Hagenaustraße”

Public transport: Bus number 7

 

Fußballplätze Bergheim

Bus stop; Station: „Bahnhof Bergheim“

Public transport: Bus number 21, local train S1, S11

 

Web-App

Schedules and results:


Competition format

“Open class”

  • In the first round, the 51 teams compete in twelve groups of 4 and one group of 3.
  • Subsequently, the 13 first-round group winners, the 13 runners-up and the 6 third-placed teams will compete in the round of 32. After that, the 16 winning teams compete in the round of 16, then 8 teams in the quarterfinals, the remaining 4 teams in the semifinals, followed by the final and the third-place play-off (all games are knockouts from the round of 32 onwards). The remaining teams that took third and fourth place in the first round each still play a placement match.

 

“Over 40s”

  • In the first round, the 13 teams compete in one group of 5 and two groups of 4.
  • After that, the 3 first-round group winners, the 3 runners-up and the 2 third-placed teams compete in the quarterfinals, the 4 winning teams then compete in the semifinals, followed by the final and the third-place play-off (all games are knockouts from the quarterfinals onwards). The remaining teams that took third, fourth and fifth place in the first round each still play a placement match.

 

“Over 50s”

  • In the first round, the 9 teams compete in one group of 5 and one group of 4.
  • After that, the 2 first-round group winners and the 2 runners-up compete in the semifinals, followed by the final and the third-place play-off (all games are knockouts from the semifinals onwards). The remaining teams that took third, fourth and fifth place in the first round each still play a placement match.

Competition rules

  • In principle, the seven-a-side competition follows the rules of the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA).
  • Each match in the Over 40s and Over 50s classes lasts 30 minutes, split into two halves of 15 minutes each, with a five-minute half-time interval; in the open class a match lasts 2 x 20 minutes with a five-minute half-time interval.
  • The team captains are requested to submit the list with their players’ names and corresponding squad numbers to the tournament director 30 minutes before their first match is to begin. The players’ squad numbers must remain the same for all matches. The teams must be ready 30 minutes before each match.
  • A team consists of one goalkeeper and 6 outfield players. In the event the number of players in a team drops to less than four (including the goalkeeper), the match must be discontinued.
  • There is no limit to the number of subsitutions that can be made. However, players can only be substituted during breaks in play.
  • Instead of a yellow card, the referee cautions a player by sending him/her off for 5 minutes; in the event of a repeat offence during the same match, the player must leave the pitch for the remainder of the match.
  • In the event of a serious offence, the player is excluded for the entire remaining duration of the match (= red card) and is banned from participating in the team’s next match. Depending on the severity of the offence, the tournament director may also ban the player for the entire duration of the tournament.
  • A player who has been issued a red card is banned from participating in the team’s next match.
  • In the event that two teams are wearing the same colour, the team listed first on the schedule must change their jerseys. All players must wear shin pads.
  • There are no offside rules.
  • The matches are played on a small pitch (half the size of a regular pitch); the goal is 5m x 2m.
  • The penalty mark is 7m away from the goal.
  • When a team has a corner or free kick, the players of the opposing team must be at least 6.5m away from the ball.

Scoring:

  • The scoring in the groups follows the international scoring system (3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, and 0 points for a loss). If two or more teams have the same number of points, the deciding factors are first the match, then the goal difference and lastly the number of goals scored.
  • In the event of a draw in the knockout stage, there will be no extra time but rather an immediate shootout (with 3 players for each side) from the 7m mark.

Important information

Please ensure that you leave yourself enough time to get from your accommodation to the sport venue. In addition to public transport, you are welcome to make use of our two special bus lines: ECSG Linie Rif (R) and ECSG Linie Wals (W). Special shuttle buses (leaving from the Messezentrum) are also available for participants in our golf and cycling competitions. For more information, please ask at your hotel reception or visit the infopoint at the Messezentrum.

 

Each person participates in the European Company Sport Games 2019 in Salzburg at their own risk.

Each participant is responsible for ensuring that they have appropriate accident insurance coverage.