B.2 Venue and country restrictions - Women's Under-19

Regulations of the UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship

Content Type
Competition Regulations
Category
National teams
Subject
WU19
Edition
2021/22
Language
English (United Kingdom)
Enforcement Date
19 August 2021
B.2.1

All teams participating in the qualifying competition must ensure that matches can be played in UEFA approved venues at the dates agreed between the teams within the periods determined in the competition’s regulations. National associations must cooperate with the relevant authorities in order to obtain exemptions from existing travel restrictions, such as border closures and quarantine requirements, to ensure the mini-tournaments can take place as scheduled.

B.2.2

If, nonetheless, a national association is unable to obtain such an exemption, it shall confirm in writing to the UEFA administration any travel restrictions that would impact its staging of, or travel to/from, the relevant mini-tournament within the below deadlines:

  1. For mini-tournaments staged in September 2021; at its earliest convenience, but no later than 14 working days before the start of the mini-tournament in question;

  2. For mini-tournaments staged as from October 2021; no earlier than six weeks but at the latest four weeks before the start of the mini-tournament in question.

Teams must immediately inform UEFA of any change to travel restrictions or exemptions secured after the above-mentioned deadline.

B.2.3

As a rule, mini-tournaments are played at the venues approved by the UEFA administration. If restrictions imposed by the national authorities could result in one or more mini-tournament matches not taking place as scheduled, the following applies:

(i) If, by the deadline stipulated under Annex B.2.2 either of the following travel restrictions apply:

  • Provisions imposed by the national authorities of the host country restrict one or more of the visiting teams from entering the country; or

  • Provisions imposed by the national authorities of one or more of the visiting teams’ countries restrict their teams from travelling to the mini-tournament venue or returning home after the mini-tournament;

and if moving the mini-tournament to the country of one of the other national associations in the group would allow the mini-tournament to take place without any such restrictions, the venue and hosting responsibilities will be transferred accordingly.

(ii) If Annex B.2.3(i) cannot be applied, the host association must propose a suitable alternative venue or venues, that would allow the mini-tournament to take place and would not cause any of the visiting teams any restrictions in either travel direction. Alternative venues may be in a neutral country but must be within the territory of a UEFA member association. If the host association fails to propose such suitable alternative venue(s) the UEFA administration will take a final decision on the mini-tournament venue(s) and/or mini-tournament dates. The host association will remain responsible for the organisation of the mini-tournament and all teams will share in equal measure any additional costs not covered by the UEFA contribution scheme. If any association refuses to take part in the mini-tournament, it will be held responsible for the relevant mini-tournament matches not taking place and the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body will declare such matches forfeited by the association concerned. If the host association refuses to take part, the UEFA administration will take a final decision on the mini-tournament venue(s) and date(s) and will assign responsibility for the organisation to the participating association with the highest coefficient.

B.2.4

In all cases, the teams may agree - subject to UEFA’s approval - on a change of venue to venue(s) located in the country of one of the other teams in the group or on neutral venue(s) (within the territory of a UEFA member association and in compliance with Annex B.2.3), provided that no restrictions apply to any of the participating teams.

B.2.5

If, in the opinion of the UEFA administration, the information provided by the teams on restrictions imposed by their national authorities (in accordance with Annex B.2.2) is not accurate or is insufficient or received too late, or the restrictions are not sufficient to require the reorganisation of the mini-tournament to the country of another participating team or to a neutral country (within the territory of a UEFA member association), the UEFA administration will take a final decision on the mini-tournament venue(s) and/or mini-tournament dates as well as on which team(s) has/have to bear the costs related to the reorganisation of the mini-tournament. In any case, the host team will remain responsible for the organisation of the mini-tournament. If any team refuses to take part in the mini-tournament, it will be held responsible for the relevant mini-tournament match not taking place and all match(es) of the team in question will be declared by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body to be forfeited by such team, which will be considered to have lost the match(es) by 3-0. Should the host team refuse to take part in the mini-tournament, the UEFA administration will take a final decision on the mini-tournament or match venue(s) and date(s) and will reassign responsibility for the organisation to the team with the highest coefficient unless the mini-tournament is played in the venue(s) of one of the other participating teams in which case this national association assumes the responsibility of the organisation.

B.2.6

If a team fails to inform the UEFA administration of any existing restrictions that affect the organisation of a mini-tournament match and as a consequence the mini-tournament or some matches cannot take place or be rescheduled, the team in question will be held responsible for the mini-tournament or matches not taking place and all match(es) of the team in question will be declared by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body to be forfeited by such team, which will be considered to have lost the match(es) by 3-0. Should this require the reorganisation of the remaining mini-tournament matches in a neutral country (within the territory of a UEFA member association), the UEFA administration will take a final decision on the mini-tournament or match venue(s) and date(s) and will assign responsibility for the organisation to the team with the highest coefficient unless the mini-tournament or match is played in the venue(s) of one of the other participating teams in which case this association assumes responsibility. If it is the host association that has failed to inform the UEFA administration of any existing restrictions that affect the organisation of the mini-tournament, and as a consequence the entire mini-tournament cannot take place or be rescheduled, the team in question will be held responsible for the mini-tournament not taking place and the matter will be referred to the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body who will take a decision on the disciplinary measures deemed appropriate in accordance with the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations.

B.2.7

In all cases, the venues of mini-tournaments must be approved by the UEFA administration, which has the right to assign alternative venues for any particular mini-tournament or even to decide that the mini-tournament should be rescheduled (in accordance with Annex B.4.1) and/or played in a neutral country (within the territory of a UEFA member association). These decisions are final. In any event, the host association will remain responsible for the organisation of the mini-tournament matches and all teams will share in equal measure the resulting additional mini-tournament costs above the UEFA contribution to the mini-tournament host.

B.2.8

Entry restrictions applicable to teams upon return from a mini-tournament to their home country, regardless of which venue within the territory of the UEFA member association would be used, are not taken into consideration within the scope of the above-mentioned provisions.