Article 5 Duties of the associations - 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
5.01

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 holds the highest coaching qualification of the association by which he is employed (based on the implementation status of the UEFA Coaching Convention) or who, subject to domestic regulations, undertakes to enrol into the relevant coaching course (within one year of his appointment) to obtain such a qualification;

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

  4. 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);

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

  6. to stage each match in the competition in a stadium meeting the structural criteria of the stadium category required by Paragraph 26.01;

  7. to indemnify, defend and hold UEFA and its subsidiaries 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;

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

  9. to cooperate with UEFA at any time – and in particular at the end of matches – in the collection of items from the game and players' personal items that could be used by UEFA to create a memorabilia collection to illustrate the heritage of the competition, to the exclusion of any commercial use;

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