Tournament Rules

The general rules of the International Handball Federation apply. Furthermore we have certain regulations for this tournament: 
Playing time
Matches of the Sparkassen-CUP last 2x 30 min. 
NEW: modified Playing system on the tournament

Each team plays against the other teams.
If the scores are equal, the goal difference decides.
If the goal difference is equal, the number of scored goals decides.
If a placement match ends with a tie after sixty minutes, there will be a two times five minute overtime session.
If the overtime session ends with a tie, five players of each team will be selected for a penalty shootout until a decision has been reached.

Specific regulations 
The number of players and goal keepers on the bench is unlimited.
Red cards are match penalties only.