This will be the official base for the rules governing the European Cup. Since there is a slight change in the positioning rules between the Spanish and the Italian leagues, we will use both set of rules, with the Spanish rules applying to the Spanish teams while the Italian rules will apply to the Italian teams.
DelPiero107 will be ensuring the positional rules are applied for the Italian teams as per the rules while I will be ensuring the same for the Spanish teams.
To give clarity to everyone, I will post both sets of applicable rules below for the XT European Cup.
There will be three differences that will apply (for the Italian teams specially). The first will be in terms of the cleansheets. The rules followed will be as below:
The points subtracted to the score of your opponent: the points for a clean sheet.
GK ----------------> 5 points subtracted to the opponent
CB ----------------> 3 points subtracted
FB ----------------> 3 points subtracted
MF/SM/AM -------> 2 points subtracted
No points for FW and ST
A player has to play at least 60 minutes in order to gain the clean sheet. If the player is substituted, the goals conceded by his team in the remaining minutes after his substitution are not counted.
Second rule which wont be followed will be as follows:
- If your player gets a red card and his team go on to concede 3 or more goals, your opponent gets the +1 point bonus.
- If your player gets a red card having played 60 minutes* or more, he will only get a clean sheet if his team go on to not concede for the rest of the match.
In place of this the following rule regarding red cards will apply:
Red cards: If any player gets a red card in the 75th minute of the game or previously, it will have the following consequences in the subtotal result:
- A red card for an FW or ST should result in -3 from the team's score, to reflect the decreased chances of scoring with 10 men.
- A red card for a GK, CB, FB or MF should result in +3 to the opponent's score, to reflect the increased chances of scoring against 10 men.
The third difference will be that the following will not be applicable regarding changing in the squad after the deadline for squads is over.
EDIT: We are working on a consolidated set of rules to govern the European competitions but till then these rules will combine together and apply.
You may change your starting XI and the order of your substitututes as long as none of them have played yet during the weekend. However, you may not change the position on the bench of a substitute that has already played. You also cannot insert a player to your starting XI that you know will not play (or is highly unlikely to play) so that a player that has already played gets substitituted in.