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Rules and Regulation

BL 9.6 Classification

BL 9.6.1 Classification of Teams
The classification of teams in the Preliminary Round will be made on points namely two (2) points for each match won, one (1) point for each match drawn and zero points for each match lost.

BL 9.6.2 Forfeited Games

If a team declares a forfeit or is disqualified for one (1) or more matches, the match or matches shall be awarded to the opponent with a goal score 5 - 0.

BL 9.6.3 Tie Breaking
   BL 9.6.3.1 If two (2) teams shall have equal points, further classification shall be established as follows:

   BL 9.6.3.1.1 The team winning the game between them shall be placed higher.
   BL 9.6.3.1.2 If the game between them was tied, then the results against the highest placed team(s) in the group        shall be considered.
   BL 9.6.3.1.3 The first comparison shall be based on goal difference, and if still tied, then based on goals scored.
   BL 9.6.3.1.4 The comparison shall be made first compared to the highest placed team (or teams, if tied) in the group.
   BL 9.6.3.1.5 If still tied, the results against the next highest placed team (or teams, if tied) shall be used in succession until all results have been considered.
   BL 9.6.3.1.6 If still tied, the teams shall shoot penalty shots to determine which team shall be placed higher. Each team shall nominate five (5) players and a goalkeeper who will participate in the penalty shoot-out. The team shall shoot five (5) penalty shots at the goal of the other team, alternating shots. If a tie exists after each team has taken five (5) shots, then teams shall take sets of alternate shots until one team scores and the other does not. The procedure shall be conducted following the final game of the round or at the first practical opportunity.
   BL 9.6.3.1.7 If there is more than one tie in a group, the highest placed tie shall be determined first.
   BL 9.6.3.1.8 If it is the situation where there is more than one tie in a group and it is not possible to determine the highest placed team then all results within the group shall be used to determine the highest placed team.
BL 9.6.3.2 If three (3) or more teams shall have equal points, further classification shall be established as follows:
   BL 9.6.3.2.1 The results among the tied teams shall determine which team is placed highest.
   BL 9.6.3.2.2 If, at any time during the application of the procedure set out in this BL 9.6.3.2, the number of tied teams is reduced to two (2), then BL 9.6.3.1 shall be used to determine which of the two (2) remaining teams is placed higher.
   BL 9.6.3.2.3 The comparison shall be made first, upon the points of the games among the tied teams, second, the goal difference, and third, based upon goals scored.
   BL 9.6.3.2.4 If still tied, the games played against the highest placed team (or teams, if tied) shall be considered.
   BL 9.6.3.2.5 The first comparison shall be based on goal difference, and if still tied, then based on goals scored.

   BL 9.6.3.2.6 If still tied, the results against the next highest placed team (or teams, if tied) shall be used in succession until all results have been considered.
   BL 9.6.3.2.7 If still tied, the teams shall shoot penalty shots to determine which team shall be placed highest. Each team shall nominate five (5) players and a goalkeeper who will participate in the penalty shoot-out. Each team shall shoot five (5) penalty shots at its opponent’s goal in alternate succession. The first team shall take its first penalty shot and then each other team shall take its first penalty shot, etc. If a tie shall exist after that procedure, the teams shall then take sets of alternate shots until one team misses and the other(s) score. The procedure shall be conducted following the final game of the round or at the first practical opportunity.
   BL 9.6.3.2.8 If there is more than one tie in a group, the highest placed tie shall be determined first.

   BL 9.6.3.3 For the purpose of calculating either goal difference or goals scored the goals in any penalty shoot out will not be taken into consideration.