Article 22 Rescheduling of matches - Regions Cup

Regulations of the UEFA Regions' Cup

Content Type
Competition Regulations
Enforcement Date
1 April 2024

If a match cannot start or cannot be played in full, the full or remaining match time is, as a rule, played on the next day, without prejudice to any possible disciplinary measures. For that purpose, the host associations must conclude all the necessary agreements to ensure that the required facilities are available and can be operated.


If the match cannot be rescheduled for the next day, the UEFA administration fixes a new date.


As a rule, a rescheduled match is played at the same stadium. If the circumstances require a change of stadium, the UEFA administration must approve the alternative stadium.


In all cases, the UEFA administration must approve the stadium and fix the new kick-off time taking account of the teams’ needs wherever possible.


If an association is responsible for the rescheduling of all or part of a match, that association bears its own expenses, as well as any additional travel, board and lodging expenses of the other association, of the referee team and the match officers, without prejudice to any possible disciplinary measures.


If the match is rescheduled through no fault of either association, each party bears its own expenses related to the original fixture and the rescheduled match or remaining match time.


When the team of the mini-tournament host association is not one of the two teams concerned by the suspended match, and if the remaining match time cannot be played the next day, the two teams concerned may agree to play the remaining match time in another country in order to save costs. Such a decision has to be approved by the UEFA administration.


In all cases, decisions taken by the UEFA administration on the basis of this article are final.


If the referee decides to suspend the match to be completed on a different day, the remaining match time must be played according to the following principles:

  1. If the match is resumed the following day, the match restarts with the same players on the field and the same listed substitutes as at the moment the match was suspended. If a player is unable to restart the match, one of the previously listed substitutes may take their place. This is considered as a substitution. If the team has used all of its substitutions by this point, no change can be made. A listed substitute who is unable to take their place on the bench cannot be replaced.

  2. If the match is resumed at a later date, the match sheet may contain any players registered for the match in accordance with Paragraph 25.01, with the exception of players substituted or sent off during the suspended match as well as players suspended for the suspended match. The players who were in play at the time the match was suspended may not be included on the match sheet as substitutes when the match is resumed.

  3. Any sanctions imposed before the match was suspended remain valid for the remainder of the match.

  4. Single yellow cards imposed before the match was suspended are not carried forward to any other matches before the suspended match is completed.

  5. Players and team officials sent off during the suspended match cannot be replaced and the number of players in the starting line-up remains as it was when the match was suspended.

  6. Players and team officials who were suspended during or in relation to a match played after the suspended match in question can be included on the match sheet.

  7. The teams can make only the number of substitutions to which they were still entitled when the match was suspended, using their respective remaining number of stoppages in play.

  8. The match must restart where it was suspended (i.e. free-kick, throw-in, goal kick, corner kick, penalty, etc.). If the match was stopped with the ball in play, it is restarted with a dropped ball on the spot where it was suspended.