Article 68 Media activities on the day before the match – final tournament - EURO

Regulations of the UEFA European Football Championship

Content Type
Competition Regulations
National teams
Enforcement Date
3 May 2024

Both teams must make their training session on the day before the match open to the media for at least 15 minutes, in accordance with the schedule agreed in advance with UEFA. These official training sessions must be arranged by the two teams and UEFA together, so that the media can attend both. Subject to Paragraph 39.03, these official training sessions take place at the match stadium, unless otherwise agreed with UEFA in advance. Each team may decide whether the entire training session or only the first 15 minutes are open to the media. If a team decides to open its training session for the minimum 15 minutes only and if its own official association platform crew wishes to attend the entire session, then cameras from both (i) the host broadcaster and (ii) the main audiovisual rights holder from each association participating in the match must be given the same opportunity. Teams are allowed to film the closed part of their training session for technical analysis purposes with no obligation to provide access to broadcasters. Such footage may not be published by the association or distributed to representatives of the media. If a team allows its own photographer to attend the entire training session (of which only 15 minutes are open to the media), the association must provide UEFA, upon request, with photos which UEFA will then make available to the international media. Training sessions that start earlier than scheduled must nevertheless be open for the advertised period of 15 minutes. If a team does not intend to hold a training session on the day before the match, the training session on the previous day (two days before the match) must be open to the media and will be considered as the official pre-match training session. UEFA must be informed at least 24 hours in advance.


Each team must hold a pre-match press conference at the match stadium on the day before each match. Each MD-1 press conference must be attended by the head coach and at least one player. If the head coach is suspended for the match, associations have the option of replacing him at the pre-match press conference with the assistant coach. The press conferences are coordinated by UEFA and the participating teams to avoid schedule clashes and to meet media deadlines. In principle, the official time slots defined by UEFA must be respected. If no agreement can be reached, UEFA’s decision is final. UEFA-provided backdrops must be used at all official UEFA press conferences.


Each team must make its head coach and at least one player available on the day before each match for interviews with the host broadcaster and any live audiovisual rights holder from its own country and the country of the opposing team, according to the below minimum numbers of interviews per round of the competition:

  • Group stage and round of 16: at least 8 interviews per team

  • Quarter-finals: at least 10 interviews per team

  • Semi-finals: at least 12 interviews per team

  • Final: at least 14 interviews per team

If the minimum number of interviews is not reached after servicing the above-mentioned audiovisual rights holders, then this opportunity passes to other audiovisual rights holder as determined by UEFA.