Article 47 Appointment and replacement of referees - Champions League

Regulations of the UEFA Champions League

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Competition Regulations
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Clubs
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UCL
FullSeasonYears
2020/21
EnforcementDate
24 September 2020
47.01

The Referees Committee appoints the referee team for each match. Only referees whose names appear on the official FIFA list of referees are eligible. The Referees Committee’s decision is final.

47.02

UEFA arranges for the referee team to arrive at the venue the day before the match. If a member of the referee team does not arrive at the venue by the evening before the match, UEFA informs the clubs immediately. The Referees Committee takes the appropriate decisions, which are final.

47.03

If a referee, assistant referee or video assistant referee becomes unfit before or during a match and is unable to officiate, he is replaced by another member of the referee team as follows:

  1. The referee is replaced by the fourth official.

  2. An assistant referee is replaced by the fourth official or by the reserve assistant referee if one has been appointed.

  3. A video assistant referee is replaced by the assistant video assistant referee.

If necessary, the match will take place without video assistant referees and/or without a fourth official.