Article 39 Match sheet - Under-21

Regulations of the UEFA European Under-21 Championship

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Competition Regulations
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National teams
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U21
FullSeasonYears
2021-23
EnforcementDate
7 December 2020
39.01

Before each match, each team must indicate on the match sheet the numbers, full names, dates of birth and, if applicable, shirt names of the 20 (final tournament: 23) players in its squad, together with the full names and functions of the officials sitting on or next to the substitutes’ bench. Goalkeepers and team captain must be identified. Players must wear the shirt and short numbers as indicated on the match sheet. The match sheet must be validated by the competent association official.

39.02

The 11 players indicated on the match sheet as forming the starting 11 must commence the match. The other players are designated as substitutes.

39.03

Both teams must submit their validated match sheets at least 75 minutes before kick-off.

39.04

Up to a maximum of five of the substitutes listed on each team’s match sheet may take part in the match. Each team may use a maximum of three stoppages in play for substitutions. In the event of extra time, each team may use a maximum of four stoppages in play for substitutions, provided that at least one of them occurs in extra time. Substitutions made during half-time, in the intervals before extra time and at half-time during extra time do not reduce the number of stoppages in play that can be used. A player who has been substituted may take no further part in the match.

39.05

In the qualifying competition, after the validated match sheets have been submitted no changes are allowed. Before the match has kicked off, the following exceptions are possible:

  1. If any of the players indicated on the match sheet as forming the starting 11 cannot start the match due to physical incapacity, they may be replaced by one of the substitutes listed on the match sheet. The substitute in question may then be replaced by a registered player not listed on the match sheet (but included in the list of 23 players as laid down in Paragraph 43.01), so that the quota of substitutes is not reduced. The replaced player is taken off the match sheet. During the match, five players may still be substituted.

  2. If any of the substitutes listed on the match sheet cannot be fielded due to physical incapacity, they may be replaced by a registered player not listed on the match sheet (but included in the list of 23 players as laid down in Paragraph 43.01).

  3. If none of the goalkeepers listed on the match sheet can be fielded due to physical incapacity, they may be replaced by goalkeepers not previously listed on the match sheet, subject to final approval by UEFA.

The association concerned must, upon request, provide the UEFA administration with the necessary medical certificates.

39.06

In the final tournament, after the validated match sheets have been submitted, no changes are allowed. Before the match has kicked off, the following exceptions are possible:

  1. If any of the players indicated on the match sheet as forming the starting 11 cannot start the match due to physical incapacity, they may be replaced by one of the substitutes listed on the match sheet. The replaced player is taken off the match sheet and the quota of substitute players is reduced accordingly for the match in question. During the match, five players may still be substituted.

  2. If any of the substitutes listed on the match sheet cannot be fielded due to physical incapacity, they may not be replaced, which means that the quota of substitute players is reduced accordingly for the match in question.

  3. If none of the goalkeepers listed on the match sheet can be fielded due to physical incapacity, they may be replaced by goalkeepers not previously listed on the match sheet, subject to final approval by UEFA.

The association concerned must, upon request, provide the UEFA administration with the necessary medical certificates.