World Cup Soccer


October 14 2016, 9:30am
Fletcher Field (Behind the children's institute)


Deadline to SIGN UP is October 11 2016.


  • Group Play will be two 12 minute halves with a 1 minute halftime.
    • No extra time
    • No penalty kicks
  • Quarter-Final, Semi-Final and Final will be two 12 minute halves with a 5 minute halftime.
    • No extra time
    • Penalty kicks will apply (3 pk, no goal-keeper)
  • Field Dimensions are 35 X 25 yards. Lacrosse-sized goals to be used.
  • To start a match, at least 4 players must be on the field at all times. If a team arrives late or does not submit waiver forms, they automatically forfeit. The opposing team will receive 3 points and the win.
  • Each game will be 4 players verses 4 players. Up to 2 substitutes for each team. Due to the smaller-sized field and goals, there will be no goalkeeper position.
  • NO slide tackling will be permitted.

Rosters and Tournament Organization

  • Teams will consist of no more than 6 players. Non-EMU students may participate; however, preference will be given to EMU students.
  • Team names must be appropriate and respectful. The Office for International Students & Scholars reserves the right to change team names as they see fit.
  • The tournament will be organized in two stages: the group stage followed by the knockout stage.
  • In the group stage, teams compete within groups of four teams each. Each group plays a round-robin tournament, guaranteeing that every team will play at least two matches. The top two teams from each group advances to the knockout stage.
  • One wildcard team will advance to the semi-final based on points.
  • Points are used to rank the teams within a group. Three points are awarded for a win, one point for a draw and no point for a loss.
  • If two or more teams end up with the same number of points, tiebreakers are used: first is goal difference, then total goals scored, then head-to-head results.
  • The winning team will have their team name engraved on the EMU World Cup trophy.


  • All players are required to wear shin guards at all times during play. No player may wear iron crampons/cleats.
  • Each team member must wear a similar colored shirt or jersey. Teams are encouraged to bring an extra shirt color in case your opposing team is wearing the same color.
  • Each team member must bring their personal health insurance card to the tournament and complete waiver forms prior to playing.

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