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Tango League

Tango League

Football | Sports


The adidas Tango League gives young footballers an opportunity to participate and experience an authentic footballing environment and also give them a chance to showcase their skills on the football pitch.

Background on Adidas- Adidas is the global leader in football. It is the official sponsor/supplier partner of the most important football tournaments in the world, such as the FIFA World Cup, the FIFA Confederations Cup, the UEFA Champions League, the UEFA Europa League and the UEFA European Championships. Adidas also sponsors some of the worlds top clubs including Manchester United, Real Madrid, FC Bayern Munich and Juventus. Some of the worlds best players also on the Adidas roster are Leo Messi, Paul Pogba, Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema, Roberto Firmino, Thomas Mller, Luis Surez, James Rodrguez, Diego Costa, Mesut zil, Renato Sanches and Julian Draxler.

There is a new rule called the 30 secs of fame rule wherein at anytime during the game there will be buzzers activated for 30 secs and any team that scores a goal in that 30 sec time period two goals will be counted for a goal scored


  • Age limit: 16 - 24 years.
  • Number of players: 5 players (including Goalkeeper). A team shall be awarded as a walk-over if the opposition team has less than 3 players on field at the designated kick-off time
  • Number of Substitutes: A maximum of 3 substitutes are allowed.
  • There is a new rule called the 30 secs of fame rule wherein at anytime during the game there will be buzzers activated for 30 secs and any team that scores a goal in that 30 sec time period two goals will be counted for a goal scored
  • ROLLING SUBSTITUTIONS - A player once substituted, will be allowed to take further part in the game, by coming on as a substitute himself.
  • To replace a player with a substitute, the following conditions must be observed.
  • A player must not use equipment or wear anything that is dangerous to himself or another player (including any kind of jewellery) as per the Laws of the Game.
  • The decisions of the referee regarding facts connected with play, including whether or not a goal is scored and the result of the match, are final and the same cannot be challenged or appealed.
  • Severe actions will be taken against any player found guilty of disrespecting or misbehaving with the referee and/or opposition players.
  • Appropriate amount of stoppage time will be provided as per the referees discretion.
  • Half-time interval shall not exceed a period of 3 minutes.
  • League stage No extra time will be provided.
  • Knockout stage Penalty Shoot-out - no extra-time.
  • Each team will have 3 penalty kicks, the team to score more goals out of the 3 penalties wins the match. IF, at the end of 3 penalties each, both teams have scored the same number of goals, the match will move into Sudden Death.
  • Each team has one penalty each. If both teams score or miss their respective penalties, one more penalty each is awarded. This procedure goes on until one team scores and the other misses, as the case may be.
  • As per the referees discretion and subject to the Laws of the Game, a yellow card or a red card shall be shown.
  • Two yellow cards in a single match for a single player will result in a red card.
  • Red card: Player is sent off. This will result in the player missing the rest of the match, as well as the next match.
  • Kick-ins are awarded instead of throw-ins.
  • For the purpose of letting the match progress smoothly, the off-side rule shall NOT apply.
  • If at the end of the league stage, 2 or more teams have same number of points, the relevant teams head-to-head shall apply, failing which, team with the highest goal difference shall progress, failing which the team with the highest number of goals scored will be taken into account and failing which the team with the lowest number of goals conceded will be cosidered. Failing all the above, a coin toss shall be conducted.
  • Fixtures and timings will be updated on BOOK MY SHOW. Any changes in the fixtures or timings will be communicated well in advance via email, sms and/or on the adidas Uprising official social media page, along with an update on the website.
  • Teams should report to the venue at least 20 minutes before the scheduled start of their respective matches. If a team fails to reach the venue within 10 minutes after the scheduled start time of their match, they forfeit the match 3-0.
  • Players are not allowed to transfer from one team to another after the start of the tournament
  • The final decision of any process or dispute/protest will be taken by the organisers of the adidas Uprising and all participants must respect and adhere to the decision.