Article 21 Venues and kick-off times - Under-21

Regulations of the UEFA European Under-21 Championship

Content Type
Competition Regulations
National teams
English (United Kingdom)
Enforcement Date
16 December 2021

Qualifying competition venues must be fixed and entered in the designated UEFA online system by the host associations at least 60 days before a match (and no more than seven days after the play-off draw).


When fixing a venue, the host association must take into account the length of the journey to be undertaken by the visiting association. Unless the visiting association agrees otherwise, the venue for a qualifying match must be no more than a two-hour bus drive from the nearest international airport with daily flights from/to other European cities.


Any objection by a visiting association regarding a selected venue must be communicated to the UEFA administration, with the host association in copy, within three days of the venue being confirmed by UEFA. The UEFA administration will take a final decision, confirming the venue or requesting that the host association propose another in accordance with these regulations.


Kick-off times must be fixed and entered online by the host associations at least 30 days before the match (and no more than seven days after the play-off draw).


For reasons of sporting fairness, the last matches of a group must take place on the same day, and the UEFA administration is entitled to order these matches to be played at the same time.