Article 2 Definitions - Nations League

Regulations of the UEFA Nations League

Content Type
Competition Regulations
National teams
Enforcement Date
11 December 2023

In these regulations, the use of the masculine form refers equally to the feminine, and vice versa.


In the context of these regulations, the following definitions apply:

Association imagery

In relation to any participating association, that association’s (and its team’s) name, nicknames, symbols, emblems, logos, marks, designations, shirts and other kit colours and designs (with or without any references to the shirt manufacturer).

Commercial affiliate

An official sponsor or other commercial partner appointed by UEFA for the competition.

Commercial rights

Any and all commercial rights and opportunities in and in relation to the competition including media rights, marketing rights and data rights.

Competition area

The technical area as defined in the IFAB Laws of the Game and all areas that are primarily used by players and referees as well as the officials and venue team members during the match, plus the fourth official's position, any additional seats in the stands, the referee review area (RRA) if VAR is used, the players' tunnel, the team and referee dressing rooms, the medical room and the doping control station.

Data rights

The right to compile and exploit statistics and other data in relation to the competition.


The occurrence of one or more of the anti-doping rule violations set out in the UEFA Anti-Doping Regulations.

Football technologies

Any of the technologies which may be used at competition matches in accordance with the IFAB Laws of the Game and in line UEFA's instructions, e.g. goal-line technology, video assistant refereeing, medical video review system.

Goal-line technology

A camera-based tracking system used to verify whether a goal has been scored to support the referee’s decision.

Host association

The association organising a league phase, quarter-final or play-off match or the association designated by the UEFA Executive Committee to stage the finals.

Host broadcaster (HB)

The media production team (including official broadcast partners) responsible among other things for the multilateral production of the television and media promotion and coverage of the competition (references to 'international media', 'media representatives' and other similar references include host broadcaster within their meaning).

Local organising structure (LOS)

The working group or separate entity, which is specifically created by the host association of the finals, consisting of the persons representing the host association, the stadium representatives, the safety/security services, the host city authorities and/or the relevant host country authorities, as well as any other third party, public bodies and agencies, including transport network and traffic management service, as decided by the host association, for ensuring the implementation and delivery of all matches of the finals.

Marketing rights

The right to exploit by any and all means and in any and all media, whether now known or devised in the future, any types of advertising (including electronic and virtual advertising), promotion (including ticket promotions), endorsement, public relations, marketing, merchandising, licensing, franchising, sponsorship, hospitality, concessions, travel and tourism, publishing, retailing, and all other commercial association rights and opportunities that are not media rights, promotional rights or data rights.

Media rights

The right to create, distribute and transmit on a linear and/or on-demand basis for reception at any time including on a live and/or delayed basis anywhere in the world by any and all means and in any and all media, whether now known or devised in the future (including all forms of television, radio, mobile, wireless and internet distribution), digital, audiovisual, visual and/or audio coverage of the competition and all associated and/or related rights, including fixed media, download and interactive rights.


In the context of these regulations, any phrase introduced by the terms "including", "include", "in particular", "for example" or any similar expression is illustrative and does not limit the sense of the words preceding those terms.