If a match cannot start or cannot be played in full, the full or remaining match time is, as a rule, played on the next day, without prejudice to any possible disciplinary measures. For that purpose, the home clubs must conclude all the necessary agreements to ensure that the required facilities are available and can be operated.
If the match cannot be rescheduled the next day, the UEFA administration fixes a new date, during a reserve date or other date. The rescheduling may entail exceptions to the regular match calendar (see).
As a rule, a rescheduled match is played at the same venue. If the circumstances require a change of venue, the UEFA administration must approve the alternative venue.
In exceptional circumstances and for cases of extreme urgency which may have a significant impact on the running of the competition and to ensure the match is completed, if necessary without spectators, the home club must guarantee a back-up stadium, for approval by the UEFA administration. For emergency back-up stadiums, exceptions can be made to all existing stadium requirements.
In all cases, the UEFA administration must approve the venue and fix the new kick-off time taking account of the teams’ needs wherever possible.
If a club is responsible for the rescheduling of all or part of a match, that club bears its own expenses, as well as any additional travel, board and lodging expenses of the other club, of the referee team and the match officers, without prejudice to any possible disciplinary measures.
If the match is rescheduled through no fault of either club, each party bears its own expenses related to the original fixture and the rescheduled match or remaining match time.
In all cases, decisions taken by the UEFA administration on the basis of this article are final.
If the referee decides to abandon the match, the remaining match time must be played according to the following principles:
The match sheet may contain any of the eligible players who were on lists A and B when the match was abandoned, irrespective of whether they were actually on the match sheet for the abandoned match, with the exception of players substituted or sent off during the abandoned match as well as players suspended for the abandoned match. The players who were in play at the time the match was abandoned may not be included on the match sheet as substitutes when the match is resumed.
Any sanctions imposed before the match was abandoned remain valid for the remainder of the match.
Single yellow cards imposed before the match was abandoned are not carried forward to any other matches before the abandoned match is completed.
Players and team officials sent off during the abandoned match cannot be replaced and the number of players in the starting line-up remains as it was when the match was abandoned.
Players and team officials who were suspended following a match played after the abandoned match in question can be included on the match sheet.
The teams can make only the number of substitutions to which they were still entitled when the match was abandoned, using their respective remaining number of stoppages in play.
The match must restart on the same spot where the abandoned match action occurred (i.e. free-kick, throw-in, goal kick, corner kick, penalty, etc.). If the match was stopped during the normal flow of the game, a dropped ball on the spot where it was abandoned shall be used to restart.