Article 68 Media activities on the day before the match – final tournament - Under-21

Regulations of the UEFA European Under-21 Championship

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

Both teams must make their training session on the day before the match open to the media for at least 15 minutes, in accordance with the schedule agreed in advance with UEFA. These official training sessions must be arranged by the two teams and UEFA together, so that the media can attend both. Subject to Paragraph 34.01, these official training sessions take place at the match stadium, unless otherwise agreed in advance with UEFA. Each team may decide whether the entire training session or only the first 15 minutes are open to the media. If media access is limited to 15 minutes, counting from the actual start of the training session, this restriction applies to all media, including the association's own media platforms. It is the responsibility of UEFA to ensure that the stadium is quickly cleared of media after the 15 minutes have elapsed and that all permanently installed TV cameras are switched off. Training sessions that start earlier than scheduled must nevertheless be open for the advertised period of 15 minutes. In cases where a team does not intend to hold a training session on the day before the game, the training session on the previous day (two days before the match) must be open to the media instead and will be considered as the official pre-match training session. UEFA must be informed at least 24 hours in advance.


Each team must hold an official UEFA press conference the day before the match at the stadium where the match is to be played. These must be organised in cooperation with UEFA to enable media representatives to meet their deadlines in the countries concerned. Each team's press conference must be attended by the head coach and at least one player, both of whom must also be available for short interviews with the main audiovisual right-holders from the countries of both participating teams. Associations are responsible for providing interpreters at all official UEFA press conferences.