SPORT REGULATIONS

SPORT REGULATIONS (TECHNICAL REGULATIONS)

1.1. GENERAL TERMS

The Futsal tournaments shall be organised in accordance with FIFA Futsal Laws of the Game authorised by the Sub-Committee or IFAB. If any dispute, the English text shall be regarded as authoritative.

The programme and duration of competitions are fixed by the FISU in agreement with the Organising Committee and the CTI. The competitions shall last eight days and include:

  • one men’s tournament
  • one women’s tournament

The tournaments shall take place indoors.

Each country is authorised to enter a maximum of 19 persons: a maximum of 14 and a minimum of 10 players and 5 officials per tournament.

Each country may enter:

  • one men’s team of 14 players (5 effectives and 9 substitutes)
  • one women’s team of 14 players (5 effectives and 9 substitutes)

At the first General Technical Meeting, the Head of Delegation or his/her representative shall confirm and sign the official list of competitors accredited by the CIC.

Competition Format, Classification

The system of play used will be the league system, each team playing one match against each of the other teams in the same group, with three points for a win, one point for a draw, and none for a defeat.

The ranking of each team in each group will be determined as follows:

a) Higher number of points obtained in all group matches;

b) Goal difference in all group matches;

c) Higher number of goals scored in all group matches.

If two or more teams are equal on the basis of the above three criteria, their rankings will be determined as follows:

d) Higher number of points obtained in the group matches between the teams concerned;

e) Goal difference resulting from the group matches between the teams concerned;

f) Higher number of goals scored in all group matches between the teams concerned;

g) Drawing of lots by the local Organising Committee, in the presence of the team captains.

The two teams finishing first and second in each group qualifies for the 2nd phase.

If the finals level at the end of normal playing time, extra time shall be played (two periods of five minutes each) and followed, if necessary, by kicks from penalty mark according to FIFA rules.

Disciplinary Sanction

In general, the following will apply: A red carded player or official will receive a minimum of one game suspension. An accumulation of two yellow cards will mean a one game suspension. Single yellow cards will be cancelled after the first phase and will not be carried forward into the second phase of the competition.

Protests and Appeals

Any protest of a sport or disciplinary nature must reach the CTI through the referee or match commissioner within one (1) hour after the completion of the game.

A Head of Delegation or his/her deputy may file a protest against the decision of the CTI. This protest must be submitted in writing to CISCA in accordance with the regulations of the FIFA or FISU technical regulations.

Such protest must be accompanied by the regulatory FISU deposit of 50 EUR, which will be returned if the protest is upheld.

1.2. PRE-COMPETITION PROCEDURE

Team deposit

The countries participating in the Futsal tournament shall pay a deposit (Art. 5.4.4) of 5000 EUR per team five months before the Championship. The deposit, which guarantees entry into the selection process, shall be directly collected by FISU. If a team is not selected their deposit will be reimbursed.

Team selection

Further to the confirmation of payment, FISU shall determine the teams who are to take part in the event, considering both the results achieved in the previous FISU WUC and the FIFA Futsal ranking. Continental distribution shall also be taken into account.

Team draw

The seeding procedure shall follow the same principle as the selection criteria (FISU and FIFA Futsal ranking). The top eight teams of the previous WUC edition shall be seeded; further to this ranking, the FIFA ranking shall be used, with special attention on the continental distribution of the groups.

1.3. TECHNICAL OFFICIALS

Nomination and costs

International referees shall be appointed jointly by FIFA and FISU. The participating delegations shall bear their costs of travel, per diem, board and lodging in proportion to the number of teams registered (from two (2) days before the opening ceremony to one (1) day after the closing ceremony).

Other costs are referenced in the FISU – FIFA partnership agreement.

The Organising Committee shall announce the exact sum shortly after the closing date for nominative entries (one month before the beginning of the World University Championship).

The Organising Committee shall provide local referees to act as timekeepers and reserve referees.

Number of Technical Officials needed

There shall be as many referees as participating teams.

The Organising Committee shall inform the participating countries through the bulletins and its website about the possible and potential services and their costs.

Wi-Fi shall be available for all delegations for free.

Technical Officials

Technical Officials (TO) Services is complex and must not be underestimated. The Sport functional area must set up an efficient team early in advance.

In coordination with other relevant functional areas, the Technical Officials Services team is responsible for:

  • NTOs recruitment in coordination with the Competition Manager and NSF;
  • support services such as visa, invitation letters, flight tickets and accreditation;
  • managing and delivering TO clothing / uniforms when requested;
  • procuring suitable accommodation for the period required;
  • providing daily catering and transportation;
  • ensuring that all TOs are properly qualified (in close cooperation with FISU);
  • hosting Technical Officials’ meetings;
  • per diem and allowance payment.
  • providing Match report and statistics

3.1. Only the following may participate as athletes in a FISU World University Championship: 

  1. a) Students who are currently officially registered as proceeding towards a degree or diploma at a university or similar institute whose status is recognised by the appropriate national academic authority of their
  2. b) Former students of the institutions mentioned in a) who have obtained their academic degree or diploma in the calendar year preceding theevent;

3.2. Not with standing Art.3.1, in countries with fewer than 2,000,000 inhabitants or fewer than 5,000 university students, students attending technical or secondary schools may participate in FISU Championships provided they have been attending their establishments for at least two years. 

Countries wishing to take advantage of the concession in the first paragraph of Art.3.2 must submit an application to the FISU Executive Committee at least six months before the scheduled start of the event. Such an application must be supported by documents endorsed by the appropriate state or national or academic school authorities. 

3.3. All athletes must satisfy the following conditions: 

  1. a) Be a national of the country they
  2. b) Be at least 18 and no older than 25 years of age on the31st ofDecember of the year of the event, for 2022, athletes must be born between the 01/01/1997 and the 31/12/2004. 
  3. c) Athletes participating in FISU sport events must represent the same country as in their respective International Federations events. Changes of sport nationality must follow respective IF rules.

Suspensions 

No athlete or official under a current suspension from FISU, IF or the national federation of his/her country may take part in the WUC. 

Athletes and/or teams of a sport/NF suspended by the IF, shall not be eligible to participate in the WUC during the term of the suspension. Exceptions shall only be permitted after review and approval of the FISU EC. 

The athlete and the delegation registering an athlete for a FISU Event are at all times fully responsible for the athletes’ eligibility with all the disciplinary consequences for the NUSF (or for non-member associations the representing authority) and the athlete. 

3.4. Head of Delegation 

The countries shall designate a Head of Delegation who alone shall be entitled to represent his/her country, unless otherwise provided for in the rules, in negotiations with the committees or sub-committees of FISU or of the Organising Committee. It is to be noted that officially designated sports managers or coaches may protest to CT on behalf of their own members provided such action is confirmed in writing by the Head of Delegation or a Deputy within four hours. 

3.5. Entries 

Entries will be accepted only from those organisations which have been invited to participate. Each NUSF shall ensure that NFs of the concerned sports are aware of the FISU event regulations and the registration procedures. It is responsibility of the NUSF to inform respective NFs of the athletes registered for the Championship. Participation objections or issues must be resolved prior to the set registration deadline and are sole responsibility of the NUSF and the NF. 

3.5.1. Countries must ensure that all their entries reach the Organising Committee by the due time and in the form prescribed by the Organising Committee and the regulations of FISU. 

They shall take particular care in completing accurately the sport entries section in order to assist the officials in making the draws. 

3.5.2. When entering, countries shall undertake that their athletes shall not withdraw from a sport event once it has begun. Should participants withdraw, CISCA is entitled to apply sanctions. 

3.5.3. Deposit for team sports 

Five months before the Championship, countries entering in a team sport must submit the Team Sport General Entries in the Online Accreditation System. The amount of the team deposit is defined per sport by FISU Executive Committee and is written in the respective sport technical regulations. 

The deposit, which guarantees entry into the selection process, shall be directly collected by FISU. If a team is not selected their deposit will be reimbursed. 

Should the country compete, its deposit shall be credited to the participation fees to be paid to the Organising Committee. 

In the event of a withdrawal after the selection of the teams is announced, this deposit shall cover the costs undertaken by the Organising Committee and FISU (50% for the Organising Committee and the remaining 50% becomes the property of FISU). 

3.5.4. Deposit for individual sports 

Three months before the Championship, countries entering in an individual sport must confirm their entry with an advance payment of 25% of the accommodation costs per competitor entered. 

The deposit, which guarantees an entry for individual sports, shall be directly collected by the Organising Committee. 

Should the athlete compete, his/her deposit shall be credited to the participation fees to be paid to the Organising Committee. 

In the event of a withdrawal, this deposit shall cover the costs undertaken by the Organising Committee. 

3.5.5. Entry forms must be submitted in the FISU Online Accreditation System according to the procedure laid down by the Organising Committee and must be received under the following procedure: 

  1. Deadline for entry:
  2. a) Team sports:
  3. General entries (engagement of participation) at least six months before the beginning of theChampionship;
  4. The payment of the deposit, at least five months before the beginning of theChampionship;
  5. Quantitative entries (confirmation of participation) with the number of officials and participants for each sport event at least three months before the beginning of theChampionship;
  6. Individual entries (conditions for participation) with the list of athletes, the events in which they shall participate and the necessary photographs, one month before the beginning of theChampionship;
  7. b) Individual sports (including those with concurrent or supporting team events):

General entries (engagement of participation) at least six months before the beginning of the Championship; 

Quantitative entries (confirmation of participation) with the number of officials and participants in each sports event, and with the payment of the deposit of 25% of the participation fees, at least three months before the beginning of the Championship; 

Individual entries (conditions for participation) with the list of competitors and substitutes, the events to which they will participate and the necessary photographs, one month before the beginning of the Championship; 

  1. Entry requirements:
  2. Entry forms shall be submitted in the FISU Online Accreditation System to meet the required entry deadlines.
  3. Entries arriving after the expiration of the required deadlines will not be taken into consideration, except in the case of circumstances outside one’s control, with the agreement of the Executive Committee and on the advice of the OrganisingCommittee;
  4. Individual entry forms of athletes from a non-member association must be countersigned by the concerning NF or by the NOC and stamped with a seal from the said organisation.
  5. The deposit, without any local or international bank fees which guarantees an entry in the team sports should be in the hands of FISU at the latest five months before the Championship.
  6. The deposit, without any local or international bank fees, which guarantees an entry for an individual sport should be in the hands of the Organising Committee at the latest three months before the Championship.

3.5.6. By participating or otherwise appearing in a FISU event, each athlete, participant, official and each officer, agrees to be filmed, televised, photographed, identified and otherwise recorded, under the conditions and for the purposes authorised by FISU either currently or in the future and in relation to the promotion of the sporting, cultural, and educational activities organised under the aegis of FISU or under its endorsement. 

4.1. The individual dossier for each athlete to be presented to the CIC must be written in English and stamped with a seal from the relevant NUSF. The dossier must include: 

  1. a) A passport which shall include:
  2. Full name (in capitals)
  3. Nationality,dateand place of birth 
  4. A recent photograph
  5. b) If a student (Art.3.1 a):
  6. A document proving that s/he has satisfied the conditions normally required in his/her country for entrance to a university or similarinstitute;
  7. A FISU Eligibility Form stamped andsigned bythe NUSF and university or similar institute or English certificate from the appropriate national academic authority certifying that the athlete is currently officially registered as proceeding towards a degree or diploma at a university or similar institute whose status is recognised by the appropriate national academic authority of their country 
  8. c) If a former student (Art. 3.1b): Proof of the date s/he obtained his/her final academic degree ordiploma;
  9. d) If a pupil (Art.3.2): a certificate of study signed, by hand, by the responsible official of the establishment certifying the date of entry into that establishment and that the competitor has been regularly attending that establishment for at least two years.

The CIC has the right to verify the eligibility of the athlete and validity of any document presented by any means of communication and request additional information or documents if necessary. 

4.2. An athlete who does not produce a student certificate as set out in Article 4.1.b, c and d) will not be allowed to compete. 

4.3. In submitting the individual dossiers for his/her athletes, the Head of Delegation or his/her deputy shall produce a list certified by the appropriate national academic authority of his/her country, of the universities or similar institutes whose status as universities meet the requirements of Art. 3.1 

5.1. FISU registration fees 

FISU shall receive from each competing country the following FISU registration fees: 

  1. a) Effective member associations of FISU: 20 EUR per athlete and official “with all membership fees payment in order”;
  2. b)Otherassociations: 40 EUR per athlete and official; 

FISU registration fees will be charged to the NUSF at the end of the WUC season and an invoice will be delivered and signed by the Head of Delegation of each participating country. 

5.2. Travel costs 

The countries shall be responsible for their own cost of travel to the nearest official point of entry (approved by FISU) of the Championship and return. The designated airport or other entry point must be approved by the FISU WUC Department. 

5.3. Participation fees 

The competing countries, upon arrival, shall pay their dues for participation fees 70 EUR per night and per person to the Organising Committee. 

  1. a) Countries entering in team sports must pay to FISU five months before a deposit per team defined in the technical regulations of the concernedsport;
  2. b) Countries entering in individual sports must pay to the Organising Committee three months before a prepayment of 25% of the participation fees for each athlete and officialregistered;
  3. c) Upon their arrival each country must pay the remaining balance to theOrganisingCommittee; 

The Organising Committee, if it so wishes may receive this payment in its own currency at the official rate of exchange. 

Any partial or complete withdrawal unannounced by a NUSF to the Organising Committee and the WUC Department or announced less than a week prior to the start of the competition and causing extra costs to the Organising Committee can be charged at the price of 70 EUR/night/person. 

It is mandatory for delegations to pay the participation fee to the Organising Committee. If delegations refuse, they are excluded from the competition and will not receive accreditation. 

6.1. A numbered accreditation card with a recently taken photograph will be issued to each athlete whose dossier has been approved by the CISCA. Accreditation cards will also be issued to all accredited officials, judges and referees. 

6.2. Athletes will be required always to keep their accreditation cards with them and be prepared to present them for inspection by members of CISCA or any other persons authorised by them. 

6.3. Accreditation cards will give access to the holders to sports venues, official accommodation sites and to any other facilities or services agreed between the Organising Committee and FISU. 

6.4. Heads of Delegation or his/her representative in declaring their starters or composition of teams must list also the accreditation card numbers of their athletes. 

Athletes reporting for the start of any individual sport and also for a team sport must be prepared to show their accreditation cards to the official in charge. For team Championships, the Head of Delegation or his/her deputy, before each match, must present a list of the players who will be taking part which must include the numbers of the accreditation cards. 

7.1. FISU shall not be responsible for any claim for loss, injury or damage arising from the holding of the Championship. 

7.2. The Organising Committee shall contract, at its cost, an appropriate general liability insurance covering the risks of any liability or damages arising out of the organisation of the Championship and any act of the OC, or its mandatories and employees, from its constitution to its dissolution. This insurance will cover without limitation, except in the case of local legal constraint, all claims for loss, injury or damage to goods and individuals. The details of the policy to be contracted by the Organising Committee are defined in the attribution contract. 

7.3. The participating countries must have the appropriate insurance to cover travel and participation, as they are not the responsibility of the Organising Committee nor FISU. 

a) The Organising Committee will provide accredited persons with free emergency medical care (diagnosis/treatment and local transportation) for all injuries and illnesses directly and indirectly related to the concerned FISU Event.

For the FISU World University Championships, this obligation will begin from the two days before the opening ceremony until one day following the closing ceremony. 

For the secondary or non-emergency treatment, participants must have their own appropriate insurance. 

b) The Organising Committee will provide athletes with adequate medical services during competitions and official trainings according to the Regulations of relevant IF.

The Organising Committee shall present during the inspection visit the layout of the competition venue(s). The complete layout must be sent to FISU WUC Department and FISU TCC for approval. This layout should include all competition and training areas as well as the different areas, accesses and services allocated for each client group taking part in the competition or involved in its delivery.

Balls

The OC is responsible for providing the competition balls. It is recommended that ten new balls are required each day at competition venues hosting up to eight games per day. It is recommended that a minimum of eight balls are provided at each training pitch.

Approximately 100 FIFA-approved match balls are required.

Each team will receive training balls after the official draw as well as additional training balls upon arrival in the city comp. Only these balls delivered by FISU may be used for training and warm-up sessions in the official halls and at the official training sites.

Team equipment

Delegation Members and any other persons carrying out duties on the NUSF behalf are not allowed to display political, religious, commercial or personal messages in any language or form on their playing or team kits, equipment (including kit bags, beverage containers, medical bags, etc.) or body for the duration of their stay at the halls, training sites or any other areas where accreditation is required to gain access. Any violations shall be reported to the FISU Disciplinary Committee for the necessary sanctions to be imposed in accordance with the FISU regulations.

Each team shall inform FISU of two different and contrasting colours (one predominantly dark and one predominantly light) for its official and reserve team kits (shirt, shorts and socks). In addition, each team shall select two contrasting colours for its goalkeeper kits. These two goalkeeper kits must be distinctly different and contrasting from each other as well as different and contrasting from the official and reserve team kits.

Flying goalkeeper shirts must be the same exact model as the goalkeeper shirt. This information shall be sent to FISU on the team colour form. Only these colours may be worn during matches. FISU will inform the teams of the colours that they shall wear for each match.

During the final competition, all equipment (kits, gloves, bags, medical equipment, etc.) that could be on display within the halls, the training sites, the hotels or during transfers to, from or within the host country must be approved by FISU. The approval procedure and the applicable deadlines will be communicated by circular letter.

Throughout the WUC, each player shall wear the number assigned to him on the official players’ list in accordance with the FISU Equipment Regulations.

The player’s last name or popular name (or abbreviation) shall be affixed above the number on the back of the shirt and shall be clearly legible in accordance with the FISU Equipment Regulations (optional).

The official and reserve team kits (including those of the goalkeepers and flying goalkeepers) shall be taken to every match.

The training sessions schedule should be drawn up by the FISU Technical Committee Chair together with the Organising Committee Technical Delegate and provided to the participating teams as early as possible to make the planning as smooth as possible. The duration will be one hour on the court.
Other equipment is listed in the FISU Futsal Venue Minimum Requirements.

The competition programme shall be approved by the FISU Technical Committee Chair during the inspection visit and published on the website as soon as approved.