Students and scholars have until Oct. 7 to register for Indoor World Cup XXV.
International Student and Scholar Services and Campus Recreation will be hosting the 25th world cup from October 22-23 at the Campus Recreation Center East.
Individuals must register as a team with a minimum of six people and a maximum of 10 people. Spouses of students and scholars can also be on the team.
Teams can be co-ed and can represent the country of at least four of their members.
Registration costs $100 per team. All registration information will be time-stamped, so organizers will go by the exact time recorded by the online-registration system when picking the first teams.
If a country is already represented, and a second or third (and subsequent) registrations for that country are received, the subsequent teams will be put on a waitlist. Thereafter, additional teams from those countries will be added based on space availability.
These determinations will be at the discretion of ISSS and if a team is on the waitlist, it will be communicated as soon as possible.
In the past, organizers were able to accommodate up to two teams from the same country and will continue to do their best to organize a fair and diverse World Cup event. Unfortunately, not all requests can be accommodated, therefore if a team is not chosen to play, a full refund will be granted.
The tournament will be organized in traditional World Cup style with four groups of four. Each team is guaranteed three games.
Groups will play on Saturday, Oct. 22 and Sunday, Oct. 23. From the quarter finals the tournament will be single elimination. Each game will last 30 minutes with a two-minute-and-a-half time.
The top two teams from each group will progress to the knock-out tournament on Sunday, Oct. 23.
Game times are approximate, and the following schedule is subject to change:
Group A (Saturday morning)
Group B (Saturday afternoon)
Group C (Saturday evening)
Group D (Sunday morning)
When filling out the form, teams can indicate in the comments section if there are times they can’t play. Time requests can’t be guaranteed, however, and will be dealt with on a first-come, first-served basis.
If anyone has any questions, they can email Kimberly Yau at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other things to note:
- Payment to participate should be made by credit/debit card at the end of this registration form and will cover officials and court costs. No checks or cash will be accepted.
- Each team must have at minimum six players at time of registration. However, teams may have up to ten players. Changes and additions may be submitted via email to Kimberly Yau, email@example.com. Complete rosters must be received by Tuesday, October 18 at 5 p.m. No game-day registration or substitutions will be accepted. In certain extreme cases (for example, in the event of a player injury rendering him/her unable to play) exceptions may be granted at the discretion of ISSS organizer and Campus Rec referees.
- Each team must have at minimum four players from the same country to represent that country. A country MUST be represented. There are no ‘world’ teams allowed. Regional teams are at the discretion of ISSS.
- Participants can be current University of Illinois students (domestic and international) and scholars, or spouses of international students or scholars. International students on post-completion Optional Practical Training (OPT) or Academic Training (AT) are NOT eligible to participate.
- All communication regarding the tournament will be sent to the team captain and he/she is expected to communicate this information to his/her teammates. ISSS and Campus Rec is not responsible for any miscommunication and misinformation between team members, and we reserve the right to disqualify any team.
- A mandatory captains' meeting will be held on Thursday, October 13 at 5:00pm to discuss the rules and expectations for the tournament. One representative from each team MUST be present at this meeting.
Game Day Information and Rules:
- Games will begin on Saturday morning, Oct. 22 and continue through Sunday, Oct. 23 till 4 p.m.
- Players must present valid IDs prior to their opening match on each game day and may be checked at subsequent games.
- Names on IDs must match names on rosters unless given prior permission by ISSS (please see above substitution rules and exceptions). Failure to do so may result in loss of that player for the game or the team may be disqualified with no refunds.
Official Campus Recreation Indoor Soccer Rules will be used for this tournament. However, the following exceptions will apply:
- Players can be male or female. There is no restriction on how many of either gender is required.
- A match can end in a tie in the first round. In knock out stage, there will be no sudden death overtime; the match will go straight to penalty kicks.
- Players are eligible to play as described in the above section.
- The clock will stop in the final minute of knock out games only.
In the first round, 3 points are awarded for a win and one point for a tie. In the event two or more teams tie on points, the tie-breakers are as follows:
- The result between the teams in question.
- The goal difference between the teams.
- The number of goals scored.
- Disciplinary record (one point for a yellow card, three points for a red).
The event organizers have the final word on any disputes, and ISSS and Campus Rec reserve the right to disqualify any team.
By completing this registration form, team participants are consenting an agreement to Indoor World Cup Rules set by ISSS and Campus Rec, thereby agreeing to any discretionary calls made by event organizers.
Once again, any questions should be directed to Kimberly Yau (ISSS) at (217) 333-1303 or firstname.lastname@example.org.