If any doubt arises as to whether a match can take place as scheduled, the association concerned must immediately notify the UEFA administration. The latter decides if the match is confirmed as scheduled or if any change has to be made concerning the venue, date or kick-off time. Such decision by the UEFA administration is final.
The referee decides if a match cannot start or if a match which has started must be abandoned. This decision is made after consultation with the UEFA match delegate and, when possible, the UEFA administration.
If there are fewer than seven players on either of the teams, the match is not played or is abandoned.
In all cases, decisions taken on the basis of this article are without prejudice to any possible disciplinary measures.