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Field Hockey Regulations
1. Organization
a. The Field Hockey Committee of the 13th European Maccabi Games will be responsible for the Field Hockey competitions of the 13th European Maccabi Games.
b. The Field Hockey competitions will be conducted according to the International Field Hockey (F.I.H.) Rules and Regulations.
c. Participation in the competition is open to any athlete who is in possession of a Participant Card, issued by the Organizing Committee of the 13th European Maccabi Games and registered the Field Hockey competitions.
d. Each country may enter for the Field Hockey competitions one female team consisting of up to sixteen (16) players.

2. Venues and times
a. The Field Hockey Committee of the 13th European Maccabi Games will determine the venues and times of the Field Hockey competitions and teams will be notified accordingly.
b. The Field Hockey committee is authorized to change the venues and times of the competitions. These decisions will be final.

3. Game ball
The Game ball will be a TK Field ball.

4. System of competition
a. The competitions will be played on a league basis of a double round robin.
b. The winner of each game will be awarded three points, the loser none. In case of a draw, each team will be awarded one point.
c. In the event of two teams obtaining the same number of points, the team winning the game/s between them will take the better place.
d. In the event of more than two teams having the same number of points, classification will be made according to the number of league points gained in the games played between them, i.e., a team which gains the higher number of league points in the above mentioned games will take the higher place, and so on.
e. In the event that after the above mentioned, equality still exists between teams; classification will be made according to the goal score differences of the above teams (credit amount of goals scored less debit amount of goals scored).
f. In the event that equality still persists, classification will be made according to the proportion of goals scored of the above teams. (Credit amount of goals scored divided by debit amount of goals scored).
g. In the event that equality still persists, classification will be decided by a draw/coin toss.

5. Draw
The draw of the teams in the groups will be a public draw.

6. Penalty stroke competition
a. The umpires will choose the goal to be used.
b. The captains will spin a coin to decide who will take the first penalty stroke.
c. Each team will nominate any five players who played in the game to take the penalty strokes.
d. The ten strokes will be taken alternatively. The team scoring the greater number of goals will be the winner.
e. In the event of an equal number of goals being scored, the winner will be determined according the International Rules.

7. Substitution of players
Each team is permitted to make unlimited substitutions during any match.

8. Umpires
The Field Hockey Committee will select an Umpires' Committee, which in turn will appoint the umpires of the competition.

9. General
a. These regulations are but one part of the complete 13th European Maccabi Games Regulations, and must be read along with instructions found in "Basic Regulations and Disciplinary Procedures".
b. In the event of a discrepancy between the regulations written here and those appearing in the "Basic Regulations", the regulations written here will apply and be binding.