Article 5 Duties of the associations - Women's World Cup Qualifiers

Regulations of the UEFA European Qualifying Competition for the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup

Content Type
Competition Regulations
National teams
English (United Kingdom)
Enforcement Date
11 July 2021

On entering the competition, participating associations agree:

  1. to play in the competition until their elimination and to field their strongest team throughout the competition;

  2. to play all matches under the direction of a head coach who is responsible for the selection, tactics and training of the team squad and who manages the players and technical staff in the dressing room and the technical area before, during and after the match. The head coach must hold the UEFA Pro licence or, subject to domestic regulations, must undertake to enrol in the Pro diploma course within one year of appointment, or must hold the UEFA A licence if the UEFA Pro licence is not available in the association by which the coach is employed (see UEFA Coaching Convention). The assistant coach must hold the UEFA A licence or UEFA B licence respectively or must undertake to enrol in the relevant course within one year of appointment.;

  3. to play all matches with either a female head coach or assistant coach who complies with the requirements laid down in Paragraph 5.01 b;

  4. to stage and play all matches in the competition in accordance with the present regulations;

  5. to comply with all decisions regarding the competition taken by the UEFA Executive Committee, the UEFA administration or any other competent body and communicated appropriately (by UEFA circular letter or by official letter or email);

  6. to observe the UEFA Safety and Security Regulations for all matches in the competition;

  7. to stage each match in the competition in a stadium meeting the structural criteria of the stadium category required by Paragraph 22.01;

  8. to indemnify, defend and hold UEFA, its subsidiaries and any LOS and all of their officers, directors, employees, representatives, agents and other auxiliary persons free and harmless against any and all liabilities, obligations, losses, damages, penalties, claims, actions, fines and expenses (including reasonable legal expenses) of whatsoever kind or nature resulting from, arising out of, or attributable to any non-compliance by the association or any of its players, officials, employees, representatives or agents with these regulations;

  9. to adhere to the principles governing the release of players for association teams as laid out in Annexe 1, Article 1bis of the FIFA Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players;

  10. not to represent UEFA or the competition without UEFA’s prior written approval.