The tournament will be played in a league system, with the team that amasses the highest number of points over its two games taking home the Emirates Cup trophy.
Three points are awarded for a win, with one for a draw. NOTE: As opposed to previous Emirates Cups, points are no longer awarded for goals scored.
Goal difference will be the deciding factor if two or more teams finish level on points - and if they still can’t be split, then the number of goals scored will come into play.
In the event that two or more teams still have identical records after goals difference and goals scored, shots on target over the course of the tournament will be used to decide the winner of the tournament.
The trophy will be shared if teams still have identical records.
Each match will be 45 minutes each half, with a 15 minutes half time interval. No additional time will be played.
Each team will be permitted to name 11 substitutes per match, of which a maximum of six can be used.
A player(s) who is sent from the field of play during the Emirates Cup for either a straight red card or two yellow cards in one match shall be suspended for the remainder of the tournament.
Possible suspensions for domestic matches further to a dismissal in the Emirates Cup will be down to the discretion of the match referee including the incident in his match report and will be decided by the national football association of the competing club.
The Emirates Cup trophy will be presented by Laurie Berryman, Vice President UK & Ireland, Emirates.
In the spirit of fair play, the teams will line up to greet each other before each match.
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