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2012 WORLD CUP RESULTS
GIRLS   BOYS
4th Grade
Champion: Brazil
Runner up: Spain
  4th Grade
Champion: USA
Runner up: Holland
5th Grade
Champion: Brazil
Runner up: Germany
  5th Grade
Champion: USA
Runner up: Holland
6th Grade
Champion: Brazil
Runner up: USA
  6th Grade
Champion: England
Runner up: USA
7th / 8th Grade
Champion: South Africa
Runner up: Argentina
  7th / 8th Grade
Champion: South Africa
Runner up: Spain
     

Sandwich Youth Soccer World Cup Rules
NO SLIDE TACKLING OF ANY KIND! ----------------- NO NET HANGING!
Playoff rules are exactly the same as regular season rules except the following:

Playing time
Each half will be 25 Minutes with a 3-minute halftime.  At the end of regulation the winning team will advance. 
In the event of a tie, the following will occur:
Silver Goal
Full five minutes of play.  If a tie still occurs, you will go to Golden Goal.
Golden Goal
First goal of this five-minute overtime will win the game.  If a tie still occurs, you will go to a shoot-out.
Shoot-out
Each team will have 3 players shoot on each goal.  If at the end of this shoot-out the teams are tied then the goalies will have the opportunity to shoot (this is how it is done during World Cup).  If the teams are still tied at the end of this shoot-out than 3 new players and new goalies will take part in the shoot-out.  If after the 3 players shoot, each goalie will have the opportunity to shoot if a tie still occurs.  The shoot-out will continue until one team ends up a winner.  Based on the fields not being of regulation size, the shoot-out will take place from a reasonable distance in front of the goal as determined by the Sandwich Youth Soccer Board.  Players will only be allowed to take a few paces back from the shoot-out line.  This will help to reduce any possible injuries to the goalie.
Best losing Team
Defined as the losing team with least goals against DURING REGULATION TIME.  If there is a tie then the losing team (defined as the two teams with the least goals against) with the most goals scored DURING REGULATION TIME will determine what team moves on.  If there is still a tie, a coin flip will determine the team that moves on.
Substitutions
Unlimited substitutions can be made during a game. Substitutions may be made only with permission from the referee on goal kicks, throw-ins, before a kick-off, after a goal, at the start of the second half and when starting overtime periods. Either team can make substitutions, whether or not they have possession of the ball.  Players must enter and exit the field of play at or near the halfway point. The player leaving the field should be completely off the field before the substitute enters the field of play. Keeping this in mind please remember the intent of SYS is to get every player involved.  Although this is World Cup EACH player should play approx. 12/13 minutes per half (25 min. half).  The teams with over 11 players will not be able to do this on the 6v6 formant and those teams with more than 9 players will not be able to do this on the 5v5 format, but the spirit of the law should be followed as closely as possible. We recommend substituting players at least every five minutes. ALL players on the bench should enter the game at this time.  It is too tough for the referee to keep track of the playing time, but you can be sure that parents know how many minutes their children play in the game.
Goalkeepers
The goalkeeper who starts the half must remain in goal for the entire half except in case of an injury. If a goalkeeper leaves the game during a half in which they played due to injury, they will not be eligible to return to goal as a goalkeeper during the game.   No player will be allowed to play goalkeeper for more than ½ of the game. Goalkeepers who play during either half of the regular game, may reenter during overtime, but may only play one 5-minute period, either Silver Goal or Golden Goal.  They may again, reenter as a goalkeeper during the shoot-out but again can only play one round.


In the event a conflict arises, the first point of contact to try and solve the issue will be the Age Group Director.  If the issue is not resolved, the next point of contact will be either the Boys or Girls Vice President. If the issue still cannot be resolved, the SYS President will make the final resolution
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