The day before a qualifying match, pitch conditions permitting, both teams are allowed to train for a maximum of one hour on the pitch on which the match is to take place. In all cases, if holding such training sessions could render the pitch unfit for play the next day, an alternative training ground must be made available. If both teams wish to train at the same time, priority is given to the visiting team. Alternatively, both training sessions may be allowed at the stadium but limited to certain areas of the pitch provided the restrictions on the use of the pitch are notified in writing to each team. Pitch watering ahead of a visiting team’s official training session at the stadium must be agreed between the two associations. In principle, the stadium’s retractable roof should be in the same position for training sessions as anticipated for the match, subject to the prevailing weather conditions.
During the qualifying competition, in addition to the training session at the match stadium, the visiting team may also hold private training sessions at another location to be agreed on with the host association.
The day before each match in the final tournament, pitch conditions permitting, both teams are allowed to familiarise themselves with the pitch on which the match is to take place for a maximum of 45 minutes. In the group stage, this provision applies only to each team's first match in a stadium. In all cases, if holding such sessions could render the pitch unfit for play the next day, an alternative training ground must be made available. Alternative training grounds must be approved by the UEFA administration in advance. If both teams wish to use the same time slot, priority is given to the visiting team. In all cases, use of the field of play is subject to the limitations decided by the organiser in order to preserve the pitch for matchday (for this reason, goal-mouth areas are generally not accessible and training material cannot be used).
The day before the match, pitch conditions permitting, the referee team may train on the pitch on which the match will be played. If such a training session is not possible as a result of pitch conditions or travel times, an alternative facility should be made available.
If an association participating in the final tournament holds a public training session, it must comply with the instructions and guidelines issued by the UEFA administration. Participating associations may not exploit any commercial rights in relation to such public training sessions.
In case the visiting team requests a cool down after the match, it must be communicated at the matchday organisational meeting. Requests are subject to the approval of the host association, and, in some cases, local authorities, who may request further details (e.g. number of players, duration, type of exercises, etc.).