- Independent state by 2006
- 2nd youngest country in the world
- Population 625 000 people
- Currency Euro
- Capital city Podgorica
Montenegro, the pearl of the Mediterranean, unique in many ways, is situated in the south of the Adriatic. Nowhere else can you find, so much natural wealth, beauty, mild beaches, clear lakes, fast rivers, and gorgeous mountains in such a compact area as in Montenegro. In the morning you can wake up along the beautiful Adriatic coast, have lunch on the banks of Skadar Lake, and enjoy an evening walk in the Montenegrin mountains. Montenegro cannot leave you indifferent. Even though it covers solely around 14.000 km2 and it only has about 670.000 citizens, its contribution to the world cultural heritage is impressive comparing its size. During centuries of its rich history Montenegro has survived and remained one of the brightest models for the fight for freedom, for its own existence, and a place of which people always spoke with respect. Christian, Muslim, Illyrian, Byzantine, Turkish, and Slav civilizations merged here making Montenegro forever a crossroad of culture and history.
- Seaside city of 40.000 inhabitants in the region is located in the south-western part of Montenegro, by the Croatian border.
- Located 45km from a superb tourist destinations and UNESCO heritage cities Kotor and Dubrovnik (Croatia).
- Laying on the entrance of one of the most beautiful bays in the world –Bay of Boka Kotorska.
- Last year average temperature in November was 20˚ C.
- Average temperature in November is 16˚ C.
- 200 sunny days per year.
The championship will be played in indoor hall - sport center Igalo
- Built in 2007.
- 2.000 seats.
- 3.500 maximum spectators.
- Equipped with a modern technology (TV quality lighting and sound).
- 6 locker rooms.
- 4 commentator cabins at the top.
- 2 judge's rooms.
- First aid room.
- Field max size 30 x 50 m.
- 300m (4 min) by walk from the hotel.
- TV cameras will stay on the side opposite to the spectators.
- There will be a lot of spectators on all matches.
- Gym for worm up.
- Asphalt minifootball field outside.
- 3 tennis courts outside.
- Conference room (VIP room).
- 6 stands (6m tall) for flags outside the hall.
- Sport hotel and a restaurant.
The Institute Igalo is oasis of health and good feeling. This large resort includes 2 hotels, a restaurant, a swimming pool, billiard, bowling, health and rehabilitation center, wellness and multidisciplinary spa. Institute Igalo is linked with University of Montenegro (Faculty of Applied Physiotherapy was opened there in 2004). Guests can try different medical programs, such as hydrotherapy, balneotherapy, electrotherapy, thalassotherapy, individually tailored exercise programs and different types of massage. The Accommodation is possible in 2 building complexes at a distance 250 meters between each other, and both of them are situated very close to the sea. The Igalo Institute is situated 300 metres (4 min by walk) from Indoor hall and 2,6 km (34 min by walk) from the main square (Nikola Djurkovic).
MINIEURO RULES 2014, MONTENEGRO
- The total area of the field is 49 x 28,5 meters. The playing area is 46 x 24,5 meters.
- All matches must be six a side.
- Matches in miniEURO are 20 minutes each half.
- Half time is 5 minutes.
- The size of goals is 4 x 2 meters.
- There are a maximum of 15 players in a squad.
- The ID of all the players in the squad list must be checked before the first game. In other games the players have a duty take a original or copy of ID / passport in each game. If their opponents would like to check their identification this will be done through the referee and must be done before the final match notes are signed. If no copy of ID / Passport is available, that player cannot play in the game. The Referee committee is responsible for nominating the referees for the games.
- Players must only be nationals of the country they represent.
- A maximum of six team management members are allowed to represent the country on the team bench during games.
- There are unlimited substitutions during the game. There will be a third referee that will control right substation process. The third referee will be in charge of sub gate to stop new players entering the pitch until another players is off.
- The players must make a substitution from the middle line on side where the benches are located.
- If a player received directly red card he is banned from the next game (potentially games according the kind of offense) and his team must play with one player less for five minutes. If player receive two yellow cards in one game he will not miss the next game. But if he received three yellow cards during the miniEURO he is banned from the next game.
- Shin pads must be worn.
- If a team is late (after official start) then they lose the game by default.
- A default win is 5-0.
- Players must be male and must be over 16 (players that are younger than 18 must have signed permission from their legal representative).
- If a goalkeeper throws the ball into an opponent’s goal then that goal counts.
- Sliding is not allowed toward to rivals.
- The top two from each group will go through to the knockout stages, along with the best four third placed teams.
- In the event that teams are tied on points, their position in the group shall be determined by: a) the result in the game with the team they are tied with, b) goal difference, c) goals scored, d) number of wins, e) EMF ranking, f) according the difficulty of opponents (on base of opponent number of points in EMF ranking), g) draw.
- If the ball leaves the field at the side of the pitch, then a player must throw in. He can stand a maximum of 1 meter away from the touchline and his opponent must be minimum of 1.5 meters away.
- Goalkeepers are not allowed to pick the ball up after a back pass except passes made from head to knee.
- If ball passed the goal line (except goal was scored) the goalkeeper must restart the game by kick off.
- A goal can be scored directly from a goal kick.
- Moulded studs and metal blades or studs are not allowed. Only turf shoes potentially indoor football shoes.
- Each player needs to have a jersey with a number at least 20 cm higher. The maximum high on jersey (player’s back) is 25 cm that is also recommend size from EMF. The number must be same as is written in minutes of the game. If the jersey is damaged the player could take another jersey but with number that nobody wore during the actual game. In this case the captain needs to announce such change to referee before the change will be done.
- The Disciplinary committee has authority to impose other fines, up to max. of 250 EUR of any association members whose conduct either on or off the pitch brings the sport of minifootball into disrepute.
- Each red card that players got means payment 40 EUR for national association that the player is member.
- Each 3rd yellow card means stop in next game. Each direct red card means at least 1 game stop. If players will get a red card after 2 yellow cards can play in next game. Other points have been disagreed.
- Poor off-field behavior should also be punishable.
- The Disciplinary committee will consist of 3 senior referee from separate countries that will lead referee and miniEURO Tournament Director being Stuart Winton (UK). EC members will be invited to nominate their most senior to discipline panel. The panel will be led by Tim Ollerenshaw (UK), an experienced Sports Lawyer and Disciplinary committee for high rank sports including the World Hockey Federation.