SP-UEFA CUP REGULATIONS

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By SP-UEFA Administration
8th May 2007
 

Preamble

The SP-UEFA Cup is a SoccerProject club competition mentally supported by SoccerProject Developers, organized by SP-FIFA Administration and sponsored by SoccerProject Lithuanian Community. The present regulations describe the organization of the SP-UEFA Cup.

Participants

Only clubs from D and lower divisions may participate in SP-UEFA Cup (club must be in D or lower division by SP-UEFA Cup starting day).

Every SP member nation (with 30 and more teams) can participate in SP-UEFA Cup. Participating nation must nominate a National Coordinator (application form could be found here), who is responsible for National qualification for SP-UEFA Cup and represents nation in SP-UEFA Cup organization process.

List of participating clubs must be sent by National Coordinator to the SP-UEFA Cup administration 10 days before Starting Day.

Starting Day

Starting Day of every new season is the first Saturday of 17, 19, 21 etc. seasons of SoccerProject

Competition Format

SP-UEFA Cup is organized as SP friendly cups (group and knock-out) without home advantage.

SP-UEFA Cup consists of two stages:
(1) Preliminary Round 4 zones with 16 (32) clubs or 8 zones with 32 clubs (table 1, bellow in the page);
(2) Final Round 1 zone with 4 (or 8) clubs (table 1, bellow in the page).

Distribution of places

Number of clubs depends on number of participating nations. 64, 128 or 256 clubs may participate in SP-UEFA Cup (table 1, bellow in the page).

Minimum quota for every nation is 3 clubs (if 25 and more nations participate 4 clubs).

Extra places (table 1) in SP-UEFA Cup are distributed by results to those nations, who have participated in previous season. Every club can earn points for his nation: 3 points for a win and 1 point for a tie plus additional points for reaching next level of tournament (every level adds 1 point; 1st place in the final standing adds 5, 2nd adds 3; 3rd adds 2 and 4th adds 1). Extra places are distributed according to the share of points per team (all nation points are divided by number of participating clubs).

Club Rankings and Distribution to Zones

SP-UEFA Cup Administration seeds clubs for the Preliminary Round in accordance with the club rankings established at the beginning of the season.

Rankings will be calculated using the following formula based on Division, Position, and Manager Ranking Points:

RT= (14*(7-X))+(16-Y)+Z/30

RT rating
X team division (C=3; D=4; E=5; F=6; G=7)
Y team position in division
Z SP manager ranking points

Please click the following link for detailed description of Rating formula: http://soccerproject.opateam.com/dokumentai/SPLB - Remis Formula.pdf

Participants from every nation will be distributed to the zones proportionally. [For example: if nation X has 3 teams, then all teams will be in different zones; if nation Y has 11 teams, then teams will be distributed so 3, 3, 3, 2.].

All teams will be distributed to the zones according to the distribution matrix (table 2). If some nation in the process of distribution reaches maximum number of teams in one zone, then next team in the same row will be sent to that zone. Previous team will go to the next zone.

National qualification

Every nation is free to determine format of National qualification. SP-UEFA Cup Administration highly recommends only one qualification for two competitions - SP-UEFA and SPCL.

Winner

SP-UEFA winner gets 18 weeks SPFA membership.

Attached tables

Table 1. Competition format and number of participants.

Number of Nations

Number of teams

Minimum quota per nation

Total number of "quota" teams

Extra places

Qualification format

Final format

7

64

3

21

43

4 zones with 16 teams each: group and knock-out

 

 

4 teams: group and knock-out

8

64

3

24

40

9

64

3

27

37

10

64

3

30

34

11

64

3

33

31

12

64

3

36

28

13

64

3

39

25

14

64

3

42

22

15

64

3

45

19

16

128

3

48

80

4 zones with 32 teams each: group and knock-out

4 teams: group and knock-out

17

128

3

51

77

18

128

3

54

74

19

128

3

57

71

20

128

3

60

68

21

128

3

63

65

22

128

3

66

62

23

128

3

69

59

24

128

3

72

56

25

256

4

100

156

8 zones with 32 teams each: group and knock-out

8 teams: group and knock-out

26

256

4

104

152

27

256

4

108

148

28

256

4

112

144

29

256

4

116

140

30

256

4

120

136

31

256

4

124

132

32

256

4

128

128

33

256

4

132

124

Table 2. Distribution matrix.

Row

A

B

C

D

1.    

1

2

3

4

2.    

8

7

6

5

3.    

64

63

62

61

4.    

57

58

59

60

5.    

9

10

11

12

6.    

16

15

14

13

7.    

56

55

54

53

8.    

49

50

51

52

9.    

17

18

19

20

10.  

24

23

22

21

11.  

48

47

46

45

12.  

41

42

43

44

13.  

25

26

27

28

14.  

32

31

30

29

15.  

40

39

38

37

16.  

33

34

35

36