Article 65 Matchday media activities – finals - Nations League

Regulations of the UEFA Nations League

Content Type
Competition Regulations
Category
National teams
Subject
UNL
Edition
2022/23
Language
English (United Kingdom)
Enforcement Date
1 October 2021
65.01

Interviews are not permitted during the match on the field of play itself or in its immediate vicinity.

65.02

Interviews are coordinated by UEFA in predetermined locations and according to the following rules:

  1. Each team must make its head coach available for a pre-match interview with the host broadcaster or the main audiovisual rights holder from its country, as determined by UEFA. Teams may make a player available for this interview in place of the head coach. These interviews can take place between their arrival at the stadium and the end of the warm-up. The timings must be agreed by the team and UEFA. Any additional pre-match interviews are subject to the agreement of the team.

  2. Half-time interviews may be conducted with team officials, including the head coach, subject to their agreement.

  3. Each team must make its head coach or one player available for a super-flash interview with the host broadcaster or the main audiovisual rights holder from its country as determined by UEFA. This interview takes place immediately after the final whistle on or next to the pitch. Additional super-flash interviews are subject to the agreement of the team.

  4. Each team must make its head coach and at least four key players, i.e. players who had a decisive influence on the result, available to all audiovisual and audio rights holders. The UEFA man of the match must be one of the players made available for interview. The head coach and designated players must be available for these interviews within 15 minutes of the end of the match. Flash and studio interviews take place in designated areas close to the dressing rooms.

  5. Players selected for doping controls may conduct post-match interviews upon approval of the UEFA doping control officer and provided that the player is escorted by a chaperone appointed by the UEFA doping control officer.

  6. If a team's head coach is suspended for the match, or is sent off during the match, the team has the option of replacing him with the assistant coach for the post-match interviews.

  7. Teams must fulfil interview requests from audiovisual rights holders before conducting interviews with their national association media platforms.

65.03

The official post-match UEFA press conferences at the match stadium are coordinated by UEFA and must start no later than 20 minutes after the final whistle. Both teams are obliged to make their head coach available for these press conferences. If the head coach speaks a language other than that of his association, the team press officer may be asked to provide interpretation. If the head coach is suspended for the match, or is sent off during the match, the team has the option of replacing him with the assistant coach for the post-match press conference.

65.04

After the match, a mixed zone is set up for the media on the way from the dressing rooms to the team transport area. This area – accessible only to coaches, players and representatives of the media – is divided into areas with different access points, as determined by UEFA. All the players who participated in the match, including fielded substitutes, are obliged to pass through the mixed zone to conduct interviews with the media. The teams are responsible for ensuring that all such players pass through the mixed zone.

65.05

After the match, teams are responsible for ensuring that all relevant players that have won official UEFA awards (including, for example, the UEFA man of the match or UEFA player of the tournament) attend the relevant official event, ceremony, press conference or presentation.