Article 67 Media activities on the day before the match – finals - Nations League

Regulations of the UEFA Nations League

Content Type
Competition Regulations
Category
National teams
Subject
UNL
Edition
2024/25
Language
English
Enforcement Date
11 December 2023
67.01

Both teams must make their training session on the day before the match open to the media for at least 15 minutes, in accordance with the schedule agreed in advance with UEFA. These official training sessions must be arranged by the two teams and UEFA together, so that the media can attend both. In principle, these official training sessions take place at the match stadium, unless otherwise agreed in advance with UEFA. Each team may decide whether the entire training session or only the first 15 minutes are open to the media. If a team decides to open only 15 minutes up to the media, the team may film the entire training session itself and make the footage available to HB, upon request. No other media activities are permitted during the closed part of the training session. Should a team allow its own photographer to attend an entire training session, of which only 15 minutes are open to the media, this team photographer must, upon request, provide UEFA with photos that it can make available to the international media. Teams are allowed to film the closed part of their training session for technical analysis purposes with no obligation to provide access to broadcasters. Such footage may not be published by the association or distributed to representatives of the media. Training sessions that start earlier than scheduled must nevertheless be open for the advertised period of 15 minutes. If a team does not intend to hold a training session on the day before the match, the training session held the previous day (two days before the match) must be open to the media and will be considered as the official pre-match training session. UEFA must be informed at least 24 hours in advance.

67.02

Each team must hold an official UEFA press conference at the match stadium the day before each of its matches. These press conferences are coordinated by UEFA and the participating teams to avoid schedule clashes and to meet media deadlines. In principle, the official time slots defined by UEFA must be respected. If no agreement can be reached, UEFA’s decision is final. The pre-match press conference must be attended by the head coach and at least one player. This obligation also applies to suspended head coaches. UEFA-provided backdrops must be used at all official UEFA press conferences.

67.03

Each team must make its head coach and at least one player available on the day before each match for interviews with the host broadcaster and any live audiovisual rights holder from its own country and the country of the opposing team.