Article 41 Appointment and replacement of referees - Futsal World Cup Qualifiers

Regulations of the UEFA European Qualifying Competition for the 2024 FIFA Futsal World Cup

Content Type
Competition Regulations
English (United Kingdom)
Enforcement Date
1 December 2021

The Referees Committee appoints the referee teams for each mini-tournament and single match, with the exception of the timekeeper, who is appointed by the host association. The UEFA referee observer decides which referees serve as first referee, second referee and third official in each match in a mini-tournament. If deemed necessary, the UEFA match delegate is empowered to use a neutral referee to act as a timekeeper at any time during the competition.


UEFA arranges for the referee team to arrive at the venue the day before the match or mini-tournament. If a member of the referee team does not arrive at the venue by then, the UEFA administration and the teams must be informed immediately. The Referees Committee takes the appropriate decisions, which are final.


If a first or second referee becomes unfit before or during a match and is unable to officiate, in principle the third official replaces them. This is decided on a case-by-case basis by the UEFA administration in cooperation with the Referees Committee. Such decisions are final.