The minimum age to participate at the Men’s Youth (U19) World Championship is 15 years, the maximum age is 19 years; meaning a player eligible to participate has to turn 15 years on the day of his first match at the latest and must not exceed the age of 19 years in the year of the World Championship.
Equal points during the Preliminary Round
During the preliminary round matches shall be evaluated as follows:
– each match won = 2 points
– each match drawn = 1 point for each team
– each match lost = no points
If two or more teams have gained the same number of points after the group matches have been completed, classification is decided as follows:
– results in points between the teams concerned;
– goal differences in the matches between the teams concerned;
– greater number of plus goals in the matches between the teams concerned.
If the teams are still equal, a decision is made between those teams with an equal number of points as follows:
– goal difference is subtracted in all matches
– greater number of plus goals in all matches
If classification still is not possible, a draw shall decide.
After Preliminary Round 4 best teams from ech group will play eight-finals, teams ranked 5th will play President’s Cup for 17th place and teams ranked 6th will play play-off for 21-24 places.
For Eighth-Finals, Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals and Finals:
In case of a draw at the end of the regular playing time, after a break of five (5) minutes, a first overtime period of 2 x 5 minutes shall be played, changing sides halfway through with a one-minute break in-between.
If the match should still not be decided after this overtime period, after a break of 5 minutes, a second overtime period of 2 x 5 minutes shall be played, changing ends halfway through with a one minute break inbetween.
Should the match still not be decided after the second overtime period, it is decided with 7m penalty throws in accordance with Rule 2:2 of the Rules of the Game.
For Placement round / Placement matches for 17-24, 9-16, 5-8 places:
In case of a draw at the end of the regular playing time of all matches 7m penalty throws shall be executed to decide the match in accordance with Rule 2:2 of the Rules of the Game.
Pairing for Placement matches 9-16
The losers of the Eighth-Finals will compete in the placement matches 9-16. For this purpose a separate ranking of the teams concerned will be set up according to the following criteria:
a) number of points gained against the teams ranked 1st-4th in the preliminary round in their group;
b) if two or more teams have gained the same number of points the goal difference in the games mentioned under a) is decisive for the classification;
c) if two or more teams have gained the same number of points as well as the same goal difference in the games mentioned under a) a decision on the classification is made based on the greater number of plus goals in these games;
d) if two or more teams have gained the same number of points, the same goal difference and the same number of plus goals in the games mentioned under a) the classification of these teams is decided by lot through the competition management
Teams ranked 1st and 2nd in the corresponding ranking will play for places 9/10; teams ranked 3rd and 4th – for places 11/12, 5th ranked – 6th ranked – for places 13-14, 7th ranked– 8th ranked – for places 15/16
Each team may replace a maximum of three players (against two players indicated in the provisional list) during the entire tournament (e.g. each team may put in two new players or may put in a player who has already been replaced once), i.e. the ‘list of 16’ may be changed twice at most. Players may be replaced against players indicated in the provisional delegation list (‘list of 28’) only.
List of 28 – 08 July 2017
List of 16 – one hour before the Technical Meeting (07 August 2017)