An e-mail has been sent to all the NT Coaches in hockey. To registrate
your national team you should send a reply to this e-mail or make a confirmation
of your participation leaving a message in the guestbook of user clopoyaur,
NT Coach of Romania, the organizer of this competition. The deadline for registration
is 25 July at 12 am.
Nations Cup is a unofficial World Cup, so NT Coaches can use
all players regardless the age. There is no need for a registration process
for players user in the tournament.
Draws and seedings
The draw will take place on 27 July and will be broadcasted live
on Yahoo Messenger.
Participating teams will be seeded acording to four cryteries:
position at World Cup 2004 (15%), position at World Cup 2005 (40%), unofficial
World Cup U23 (25%) and managerzone national ranking (20%). The teams will be
divided into 4 pools, from which the groups will be drawn.
Every team plays twice each team in his group following a schedule
provided by the organizer. The home team has to make the challenge. If the home
team doesn't challenge the away team 48 hours before the game, loses the game
on walkover (0-5). If the away team doesn't accept the challenge 24 hours before
the game, loses the match on walkover (0-5). For a team to win on walkover,
it is necesary to announce the incident to the organizer (e-mail, forum or guestbook)
before the date (exact hour) of the game. If the game doesn't play and none
of the NT Coaches asks for a wallover, both teams lose the game.
Nations Cup should be decided on ice anf not on walkover. If
there is possible, matches that did not took place are rescheduled by the organizers.
If the match doesn't play on the rescheduled date, the team that requested the
Ranks are determined by: number of points (3p - victory, 1p -draw,
0p - lose), goal difference, direct match, most number of goals, most number
of goals abroad, total number of shots in the group stage, better seeding in
The play-off consists of 16 teams who will qualify from the groups.
The seeding will be announced before the start of the torunament.
Like in the groups, teams will play a home and away match! The
team that score most goals goes trough. In a case of both teams scoring the
same amount of goals the critiries for going to the next phase are: most goals
abroad, most shots in the both games (according to the match report), better
performance in the group (number of points).
The final will also be played on a home and away match system.
13 July - 25 July - Registration
27 July - Drawing
1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18 August - Matches in the groups
22, 25 August - Rescheduled games
29 August, 1 September - Last 16
5, 8 September - Quarter Finals
12, 15 Septemner - Semifinals
19, 22 September - The Final
The organizer of the Nations Cup is clopoyaur (email@example.com).
For best comunications and solving possible problems use e-mail, guestbook or
the forum provided by the organizers.
The site will be updated every 24 hours. As an NT Coach you are asked to report
the result after the game is finished on the forum.