Article 41 Player eligibility - Women's EURO

Regulations of the UEFA European Women's Championship

Content Type
Competition Regulations
National teams
English (United Kingdom)
Enforcement Date
7 April 2022

Each association must select players for its national representative team who hold the nationality of its country and who comply with the provisions of Articles 5 to 9 of the Regulations Governing the Application of the FIFA Statutes.


Each player taking part in the competition must be in possession of a valid passport or identity card of the country for which she is playing, containing a photograph and giving full particulars of her date of birth (day, month, year). Otherwise, she will not be allowed to take part in the competition. The referee or the UEFA match delegate may ask to see the passports/identity cards of the players listed on the match sheet.


Players who are 16 years of age by the end of the calendar year when the match is played are eligible to play. The associations are responsible for the strict observation of this provision.


All players must undergo a medical examination to the extent provided for by the UEFA Medical Regulations.


The UEFA administration decides on questions of player eligibility. Challenged decisions are dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body.