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Season 11: 5-a-Side Futsal League  Soccer (Indoor) · Male Intermediate

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Fall 2016
2016-06-07 00:00:00.0
Registration Dates:
2015-08-01 – 2016-04-10 regular
Ibn Khaldoun School
Qatar Olympic Committee
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun between 7:30pm and 10:00pm

Round Robin / Knockout Playoffs

Team Fees
Free Agent Fees

Competition Title

Season 11: QSports Futsal League


Qatar Olympic Committee

Captain’s Meeting



·          QAR 375 for the complete season. (if you register as          an individual) 

·          QAR 2,500 for the complete season. (if you register as a team)


·          Playoffs Winners – First Prize: QR 2,500 + QR 1,000 Voucher

·          Playoffs Runner Ups – 2nd Prize: QR 2,000 Voucher



Depending on Number of registered teams, the league will be played on a Friday and one week day (most likely Wednesday).




All Payments must be cleared at least one week prior to competition start date. Payments can be made online on our website’s payment section or at our offices in Salwa Rd from 10:00 Am – 5:00 PM (Sun-Thu)


+974 4464 2512 (Leo Guzman – Program Coordinator or Lucian Moldovan – Program Manager)


Team Structure

  • 5 aside (4 outfield players and 1 goalkeeper)
  • 5 substitutes
  • 10 players assigned to each team (Teams may register up to 12 players, but only 10 are allowed to participate on any game day)
  • All players must be registered by completing the necessary forms prior to competing for any team.
  • No additional players can be allocated to a team once 12 individuals have been registered to a team. Exceptions will be handled on a case by case basis.
  • A maximum of 10 players per game may be used. All players must be named on the team sheet prior to kick off.
  • Any team playing an unregistered player will automatically lose the match 5 – 0 and be awarded zero points.

League Structure (subject to change)

  • The league will comprise of a minimum of 8 Teams and maximum of 32 teams divided into 6-8 teams per group. Team will be placed in groups through a tournament draw--to be held at the Captain's meeting.
  • Each team will play a minimum of 7 games during the course of the league season. 
  • Each team plays one match per week at the times specified.
  • Teams are asked to ensure that all players arrive 15 minutes prior to their scheduled kick off times.
  • Playoffs -If there are 2 groups of 8 teams first 2 from each group will proceed to playoffs. If there are 3 groups of 8 teams, then top 2 teams from each group plus TWO 2nd best teams between all the groups will proceed to the playoffs. If there are 4 groups of 8 teams, then top 2 teams from each group will proceed to the knockout stages.
  • NOTE: Game Schedules once published, cannot be changed as this disrupts the league schedules and incurs a direct cost to QSports.

League Points

  • 3 points awarded per win
  • 1 points for draw
  • 0 points for loss
  • For and Against Goals will be recorded
  • League placings will be decided by points gained, followed by goal difference, followed by goals scored, followed by the aggregate result between the two teams in question.
  • Failure for a team to show equals a game forfeit and automatic loss of 5-0 and zero points awarded.
  • A team can only take to the field if a minimum of 4 players registered for that team are available to play.
  • If a team fails to field sufficient players for 3 games they will be suspended from the league and forfeit all payments to Q-Sports.
  • A full fixture list of game dates and times will be issued prior to the start of the season.

Game Structure

  • Each game will last a total of 40 minutes (divided into 2 equal halves of 20 minutes). There will be no time additions for injury or additional time. The clock will not stop when the ball is out of play.)
  • 1 minute (halftime)
  • 5 minute (break between games)


 Lucian Moldovan

Game Rules

  • Standard 5 a-side rules will apply to all games subject to the following rules
  • The off side rule will not be applied.
  • Charging/sliding tackles are forbidden. If one is committed in the course of a game the opposition team will be rewarded a direct free kick. Slide tackles made by a field player in the goal area result in a penalty kick.
  • No screw in studded footwear or blades is permitted to be worn by any player. Only training shoes, molded soles and astro boots may be worn.
  • All Players must wear shin pads.
  • The wearing of any form of jewelry (including, without limitation, watches) is not permitted during play.
  • The first half will begin with one team taking a centre; the second half will begin with the other team taking a centre.
  • When a goal has been scored the game will be re-started by the team who conceded the goal taking a centre.
  • All players are allowed to play the ball inside the goal area.
    All kicks are direct. Throw-ins are kicks(you can't score directly from the throw-in if nobody touches the ball before it enters in goal)
  • A goalkeeper is not permitted to leave his/her goal area. In the event they do – the opposition team will be awarded a direct free kick from the penalty point. 
  • The goalkeeper must return the ball into play by rolling it out of his area with an under-arm or kicking action. The ball must be put in play in no more than 5 seconds. If the ball is put in play after the five second (seconds will be counted by the referee) the opposition team will take the possession of the ball by a direct free kick. If goalkeeper put the ball in play after 5 seconds the opposition team will have a free kick by the top of the box.
  • Opposition players must be at least three meters from where any free-kick is taken.
  • Goal keeper must be on the goal line when a penalty is being taken. Players may only take one step whilst taking a penalty.

Disciplinary Sanctions:


Cautionable offenses by players


Yellow card


A player is cautioned and shown the yellow card if he commits any of the following offenses:

·         is guilty of unsporting behavior;

·         shows dissent by word or action;

·         persistently infringes the Rules of the Game;

·         delays the start of play;

·         fails to respect the required distance when play is restarted with a corner kick, kick-in, throw-in, free kick or goal clearance;

·         enters or re-enters the pitch without the referee's permission or infringes the substitution procedure;

·         deliberately leaves the pitch without the referee's permission;

·         handles the ball deliberately on a non-goal scoring opportunity.


Sending-off offenses by players


Red card


A player is sent off and shown the red card if he commits any of the following offenses:


·         is guilty of serious foul play;

·         is guilty of violent conduct;

·         spits at an opponent or any other person;

·         denies the opposing team a goal or an obvious goal scoring opportunity by deliberately handling the ball (with the exception of a goalkeeper within his own penalty area);

·         uses offensive or insulting or abusive language and/or gestures;

·         Receives a third caution in the same match.




·         A player who has been shown the red card may not re-enter the game in course nor may he sit on the substitutes' bench. A substitute player may enter the field two complete minutes after a teammate has been sent off with a red card.


Cautionable Offenses by the Technical Staff


Yellow card


A member of the Technical Staff (i.e. coach, team delegate, players on the bench) is cautioned and shown a yellow card if he commits any of the following offenses:


·         is guilty of unsportsmanlike conduct toward the opponent team, spectators, or any tournament official;

·         shows violent dissent by word or action from any decision taken by the referees.


Red Card


A member of the technical staff is sent off and shown the red card if he commits any of the following offenses:


·         is guilty of violent conduct;

·         spits at an opponent or any other person;

·         uses offensive, insulting or abusive language and / or gestures;
For any of these offenses, a direct free kick is awarded to the opposing team, to be taken from the center of the half way line.The referee shall report the reason why a member of the technical staff has been sanctioned with a red card to the Disciplinary Committee, who will analyze the possibility of additional sanctions. Technical staff sent off by referee will have to be seated in a location far enough from the competition area as not to interfere with the game.


Number of Players per Team and Substitutes.

·         Each game will be played by two (2) teams with 5 players on field during a game. Fielding more than 5 players at any time during the game will result in an automatic Yellow Card (Warning) to the team captain fielding the extra player. 2nd violation will result in a RED card and team captain must sit on the bench for the rest of the game.

·         One (1) player from each team will be the goalkeeper (who must wear distinguishing colors).

·         4 players on the field as players with 1 goalkeeper. Total of 5 players during a game on field with 4 substitutes.

·         Unlimited “rolling” substitutes will be permitted

·         The number of “rolling” substitutions is unlimited except in the case of the goalkeeper (see below)

·         A player who has been replaced may return to the playing area as a substitute for another player. A “rolling” substitution is one which is made when the ball is still in play and is subject to the following conditions:-

·         The player leaving the playing area shall do so from the sideline crossing over at the substitution area.

·         The player entering the playing area shall do so from the substitution area but not until the player leaving the playing area has passed completely over the sideline.

·         Any of the other players may change places with the goalkeeper, provided that the referee and/or opposition team is informed before the change is made, and provided also that the change is made during a stoppage in the game.


To register a team, the team captain will register as a team captain and invite his players to join his team by sending an email invite through his account.

·                  Team players will register as team players and select their team from the list when prompted.

·                  Existing team captain/players do NOT have to create a NEW account. They can use their existing username and register for the league. Email address can also be used to log in instead of the username.

·                  All Users must complete the mandatory registration information on their profile. Incomplete profiles are automatically deleted and the player will not be able to play in the league.

·                  Free agents are players who do not have any team. They may register as free agents and QSports will do its best to place them in a team.




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