Who may participate? 

All clubs, which are members of their FIFA affiliated national associations, are welcome to participate in Cup No.1. In countries where football is operated by the schools we also allow teams affiliated by their school football association.

All players must be insured, both for games and leisure time.


The teams are divided into groups of minimum four, in which all play against each other.  The standings between the teams will be decided by the number of points. A win results in three points, and a draw results in one point. If two or more teams have the same number of points, the leading team is chosen in the following way:

  1. Overall goal difference.
  2. Highest number of goals scored.
  3. Result from the match between the teams with the same points.
  4. Penalty kicks contest according to FIFA regulations.

Ties in the playoff directly by penalty kicks (FIFA rules). Finished finals are settled directly by penalty kicks. (FIFA rules)

In the penalty shootout competition, 5 shooters are selected, is it still equal, 1 shooter is selected at a time.

All players assigned to the team card must kick. However, the first 5 shooters must be selected among the 11 players on the pitch when the match ends.

Rules of the games

The Cup No.1 is played in accordance with the DBU and FIFA regulations (valid from 1st July 2017 with reservation for further changes) with the following exceptions:

  • All age classes from U15 and older play with ball size 5.
  • All age classes from U14 and younger play with ball size 4.
  • According to Danish rules, all players must have shin guards.
  • There is free replacement (see section on number of players and reserves)
  • If a team fails to appear to two games all their previous results will be annulled.

 Exceptions - apply only games with 8 players

  • The offside rule is not used.
  • The 6-second rule does not apply when getting rid of the ball.
  • It is NOT okay to purposely kick the ball to the goalkeeper.
  • It is valid, from a throw in, to throw directly to your own goalkeeper.
  • At goal kicks and free kicks for the defending team, inside their own penalty area, it’s legal to kick the ball to the goalkeeper, and he is free to pick up the ball. When the ball is “in play”, the opponent is free to get into the penalty area and attack.
  • Penalty kicks are taken from 8 m
  • All free kicks are direct. However, a foul to the offensive team in the opposing penalty area, where rules of the game would result in an indirect free kick, will result in a direct free kick outside the penalty area - closest to the offense.

Ties in the playoff directly by penalty kicks (FIFA rules). Finished finals are settled directly by penalty kicks. (FIFA rules)

In the penalty shootout competition, 5 shooters are selected, is it still equal, 1 shooter is selected at a time.

All players assigned to the team card must kick. However, the first 5 shooters must be selected among the 11 players on the pitch when the match ends.

Age classes

Boys, teams with 11-players
B18 - born 01.01.2002 or later
B17 - born 01.01.2003 or later
B16 - born 01.01.2004 or later
B15 - born 01.01.2005 or later
B14 - born 01.01.2006 or later
B13 - born 01.01.2007 or later

Boys, teams with 8-players
B13 - born 01.01.2007 or later
B12 - born 01.01.2008 or later
B11 - born 01.01.2009 or later
B10 - born 01.01.2010 or later

Girls, teams with 11-players
G18 - born 01.01.2002 or later
G16 - born 01.01.2004 or later
G15 - born 01.01.2005 or later
G14 - born 01.01.2006 or later
G13 - born 01.01.2007 or later

Girls, teams with 8-players
G13/G12 - born 01.01.2007 or later


The jury of the tournament

The tournament management consists of a least 2-man jury and is responsible for the tournament being played in a sporting fashion. The jury takes care of protests, interpretation of rules and any doubts that may occur etc.
The decisions of the juries are final.

Protests and penalties

Protest Formulas can be collected in the results or the information.
Protests must be submitted in writing to Cup No.1-Information by the team's responsible leader within 1 hour after the end of the match.

Protest fee (DKK 750/100 EURO) must be paid at the same time. This fee is refunded if the jury decides in favor of the protest.
A player who is ordered off the field will automatically be suspended from the next match if nothing else is decided by the tournament jury. Yellow cards are not accumulated. The players will NOT get a 10-minute suspension by a yellow card.
The referee’s decisions on the field related to the match are final (FIFA rule no. 5) No further measures will be taken to protests on decisions made by referees. Private video can’t be used in a protest situation. Using the wrong size ball is not a reason for protest.


Referees are selected by the Referees Club of Vendsyssel/Nordjylland, together with Cup No.1

  • All final games with 11 players
  • All B19 games
  • The tournament jury can choose specific games (B17, 
  • B19 or G18).

Age control

All teams must present a complete list of all participating players. The list should be handed over on arrival at the information desk, together with valid identification for participating players. Be aware, after check-in, you cannot add more players during the tournament! In special cases, the tournament management may grant a dispensation to add new / extra players to team cards after starting.

You must bring valid identification on all players, to every match. The jury or his representative, are free to ask for this at any time. If a team uses a non-player to play a match and are unable to present satisfactory proof of identification, it can result in a game lose - it is the jury that decides what is satisfactory identification.
Cup No.1 will conduct sampling during the tournament.

Players and substitutes
There are no limits to the number of players in a squad. Each team playing 11-a-side is entitled to use a maximum of 18 players. Teams playing 8-a-side is entitled to use a maximum of 13 players. It is permitted to substitute and reinstate players – In 8 a side you can use 5 subs, and in 11 a side you can use 7 subs.
You can use the same player but not in the same class (8-man and 11-man are considered 2 different classes). Replacing and reintroducing players is allowed. It must be done when the game is interrupted and with the referee's permission.
All changes must take place at the mid line.

Dispensations will automatically be given to three players per squad who are maximum one year over aged. All 3 players can play at the same time in each match. In the 8-players-a-side 2 overage players (max. 1 year) are automatically allowed in the squad. Both players are allowed to play at the same time in each match.Girls who have the correct age may participate in Boys classes.All further dispensations should be made before arrival.Guest players are allowed to use.

The tournament program is ready in week 26 at www.cupno1.com. 
Please make sure to stay tuned to the program – any adjustments will be given on arrival.
The tournament jury have the right to change the program at all time – this will be handled directly to the coach/leader or by phone.

The team's checklist

  • The match begins Tuesday, July 9th at. 9.00 a.m.
  • All teams must meet dressed and ready by the courts within 15 minutes before scheduled kick-off.
  • All jerseys must be numbered, and the players must wear the same number throughout the tournament.
  • The team that is last in the tournament schedule, should switch jersey color if the teams have the same colors.

After initial matches, all teams move on to either B or A playoffs, where played after the Cup system.
If in the small groups there are few teams - this can be settled after the Play-off to ensure the maximum number of matches.