Article 5 Duties of the associations - 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

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 is confirmed by the relevant national association as being the head coach/manager responsible for the selection, tactics and training of the team squad and the management of the players and technical staff in the dressing room and the technical area before, during and after the match; the head coach must hold at least the highest coaching qualification of the association by which she is employed (based on the implementation status of the UEFA Coaching Convention) or, subject to domestic regulations, undertake to enrol into the relevant coaching course (within one year of the start of the competition) to obtain such a qualification, but as a minimum the head coach must hold the UEFA A licence;

  3. to play all matches in the final tournament with either a female head coach who complies with the requirements laid down in Paragraph 5.01 b. or a female assistant coach holding at least the UEFA B licence;

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

  5. 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, fax or email);

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

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

  8. to indemnify, defend and hold UEFA, 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;

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

  10. 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;

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