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Viareggio Cup

1° Women's Cup


Art 1 - Sporting Club Centro Giovani Calciatori (CGC) Viareggio has organised the 1st Woman Viareggio Cup-Trofeo Ondina Coppa Carnevale in collaboration with the FIGC (the Italian football federation). The competition is sponsored by the Italian Presidency of the Council of Ministers, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Tourism, the Tuscany Region, the Province of Lucca, the Municipality of Viareggio and the Fondazione Carnevale of Viareggio.


Art 2 - The event, which aims to promote young football players, is scheduled from 18 to 26 March 2019 at the Stadio dei Pini “Torquato Bresciani” in Viareggio, and in other cities’ football grounds chosen by the organising committee. The Viareggio Cup organising committee reserves the right to schedule night matches.


Art 3 - The “Woman Viareggio Cup” is an invite-only competition and reserved to 8 teams, both Italian and foreign. Clubs belonging to foreign football leagues can take part in the “Viareggio Cup” on the condition that the FIGC receives written permission from their respective federations. The FIGC has the jurisdiction to demand further documents, to admit or exclude foreign teams.


Art 4 - All players born from 1 January 2000 on and who are no younger than 15 are allowed to participate in the tournament. Each team is permitted to enrol a maximum of 3 (three) older players, provided they were not born before 1 January 1999 and are current registered members of the participating club. These three players has to be preventively included in the list of participating players in the tournament. The football players belonging to foreign teams have to hold a current membership card for their respective federations. All players have to show to the referee a current membership card issued by their respective federations for the ongoing season, or a declaration by the respective federations proving that the players hold a membership card. Proof of the players’ identity has to accompany these documents.


Art 5 - Teams participating in the “Viareggio Cup” are entitled to field all players who are on-loan or outright registered members in the current season. Participating teams can take on loan up to 3 (three) footballers. These 3 (three) on-loan footballers must not be born before 1 January 2000. The loans are fixed, not interchangeable, and can be used throughout the entire duration of the tournament. The list of participating players, completed with respective permits, has to be handed in triplicate copies to the Viareggio Cup technical-and-disciplinary committee and sent via e-mail to the address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before the start of the tournament itself.

THE TEAMS ALSO HAVE TO PROVIDE THE LIST OF THE PARTICIPATING PLAYERS TO THE TECHNICAL-AND-DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE BY 12 O’CLOCK ON 17 MARCH 2019 via –email to the address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The list must not exceed the number of 28 footballers, including on-loan players, and has to include the names of executives, the coach, the doctor and the physiotherapist. For each participating player, surname, name, date of birth, membership number released by the relevant Federation and the shirt number have to be indicated. IT IS MANDATORY TO KEEP THE SAME SHIRT NUMBER FOR THE ENTIRE DURATION OF THE “VIAREGGIO CUP”


Art 6 - The “Viareggio Cup” will take place as follows:



1) The 8 teams will be divided in 2 groups (Group 1 and Group 2), each one comprising 4 (four) teams, through a draw. Seeded teams will be in the first pot at the incontestable discretion of the organising committee, whose decisions are final and cannot be appealed.

The teams will play each other in a one-leg match of 90 minutes (two 45-minute halves). The ranking will be made with the following standards:

3 points for a victory

1 point for a draw

0 points for a loss

In case of a tie on completion of the group stage, group standings shall be decided upon using the following criteria in the following order:

  1. Scores of head-to-head matches
  2. Goal difference in head-to-head matches
  3. Goal difference in all matches played in the group stage
  4. Largest number of scored goals in all matches played in the group stage
  5. Lowest average age of the list of participating players
  6. Draw. The draw will take place in the offices of CGC situated in Via Vittorio Veneto, 210 in Viareggio) in the presence of the technical-and-disciplinary committee and representatives of the involved teams.

The teams who ended in first and second place respectively in each will be eligible for the next round, for a total amount of four teams.




Semifinal 1: Group 1 Winner v. Group 2 Runner-up = Finalist 1
Semifinal 2: Group 2 Winner v. Group 1 Runner-up = Finalist 2


The winning teams will advance to the final. In case of a tie at the end of the regular time, the winner will be decided through penalty shoot-outs, in conformity with IFAB Association Football Rules article 7.




The winning teams from the semi-finals will play the final. In case of a tie after regular time, two 15-minute extra time periods will be played. In case a tie should result after extra-time, penalty shoot-outs will apply as for previous round rules.


Art. 7 – All matches will have a duration of … mins and will be refereed by FIGC-AIA referees.


Art. 8 - The substitution of 7 (seven) players is allowed in three different moments during the match, besides half time. For matches extended to extra-time, substitutions are also allowed during the break between the 90th minute and the extra-time as well as between the two halves of extra-time. The replacing players have to be chosen from a list of 17 players admitted to the football ground. A list has to be given to the referee before the game begins.


Art. 9 - All participating teams must be present in Viareggio, at the request of the organizers, by 11am on 18 March 2019. Upon elimination, teams will not be required to stay any longer than the following morning. The finalist teams will stay in Viareggio for the entire duration of the tournament, until the morning of 26 March 2019.
Upon registration, each participating team has to indicate a location (and possibly a telefax contact), which must be meant as their headquarters for the entire duration of the tournament, for logistic and technical-disciplinary communications purposes. A full list of all clubs accommodation and headquarters will be provided to every participating team to be used in case of communications or notifications as possible counterparts. In case location is not indicated, the team will be located at the organising committee headquarters for the sole duration of the tournament.


The territorial sporting judge, or his deputy of the FIGC-LND Tuscan Regional Committee, will have the jurisdiction of the tournament.


Art. 10 - Automatic sanctions will be applied as follows: sent off players cannot play the next match, except any higher sanction inflicted by technical-disciplinary Committee. During the tournament, the player that receives a second warning will be disqualified for the next match, under declaration of technical-disciplinary Committee. Possible appeals must be filed within 30 minutes after the end of the match, accompanied with a fee of €52, and a copy of the appeal must be handed in to the counterpart within 30 minutes after the end of the match.


Art. 11 - Participating clubs must provide insurance for their own players against risks and possible injuries. In any case, the organising committee is responsible for the regularity of the insurance coverage.


Art. 12 - For whatever is not specifically covered by the present rules, rules and norms determined in the FIGC charters for the current season will apply.


Art. 13 - The preliminary round draw will be made by Centro Giovani Calciatori, the organising club, in the presence of a representative of the L.N.D. department, a F.I.G.C. representative, in a public meeting at the Viareggio town hall. The results of the draw will be communicated to the participating clubs. Centro Giovani Calciatori will select the localities where matches are to be held, on playing fields used for amateur and professional matches, after having verified alongside the L.N.D. that each ground is in suitable playing conditions.


Art. 14 - The selection of participating teams in the “Viareggio Cup” is at the discretion on Centro Giovani Calciatori


Art. 15 - The participating clubs are required to present their adherence to the tournament with a minimum registration fee of … required by the organisation in addition to participation costs, within 11 March 2019.


Art. 16 - Change of team shirt and colours: Whenever there is uniformity in the colours of the teams’ shirt and colours, the latter-named club in the calendar of events must provide for the replacement of the same.


Art. 17 - For whatever is not specifically covered by the present rules, the FIGC rules and norms in force will apply whenever suitable.


Art. 18 - The “Viareggio Cup” will be played under the rules appearing in the latest edition of the IFAB rules.


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