Article 48 Matchday media activities - Super Cup

Regulations of the UEFA Super Cup

Content Type
Competition Regulations
Category
Clubs
Subject
SCUP
Edition
2021
Language
English (United Kingdom)
Enforcement Date
1 July 2021
48.01

Pre-match, half-time and post-match interviews with each club may take place at the stadium as follows. Timings and locations are agreed in advance by UEFA and each club.

  1. The clubs must make the head coach or a player on the match sheet available for a short interview before the match, related exclusively to the match in question. In exceptional circumstances, this interview may be conducted by UEFA, in which case a senior club representative must be made available for an interview by the main audiovisual rights holder of the country of the club.

  2. Additional pre-match interviews may be conducted with the head coach and players, subject to their agreement.

  3. A half-time interview may be conducted with the head coach, the assistant coach or players, subject to their agreement.

  4. The club that wins the final must provide at least four post-match interviews for the main audiovisual rights holder of the country of the club and two interviews for each of the remaining broadcasters. A broadcaster with a superflash position must receive at least two interviews on the pitch. Any player conducting an interview with its official club platform is subject to the same rules that are applicable in the season.

  5. The club that loses the final must fulfil the following minimum requirements for post-match interviews:

    • The minimum number of post-match interviews is 14 of which 2 must be super flash interviews.

    • 10 of the interviews must take place within 45 minutes of the trophy lift.

    • All interviews must be conducted within 60 minutes of the trophy lift.

  6. If the head coach is suspended for the match, or is sent off during the match, the club has the option of replacing him with the assistant coach for all obligatory matchday media activities.

  7. 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.

  8. Any of the above interview opportunities granted to official club platforms must first be granted to audiovisual rights holders determined by UEFA, and according to the following conditions regarding post-match interviews:

    • Should the official club platforms have a flash interview position, all broadcasters should be guaranteed at least one interview before the official club platforms are able to conduct interviews.

    • Any player offered to the official club platforms must have been first offered to the broadcasters and must have conducted (if requested) at least three interviews.

  9. If any of the above obligatory interviews is not conducted by the relevant audiovisual rights holder(s), UEFA may conduct such interviews under the same conditions and to be shared with other audio-visual right holders.

48.02

The post-match press conferences at the venue must start no later than 20 minutes after the final whistle. Both clubs must make their head coach/manager available for their press conference.

48.03

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, to offer reporters opportunities to conduct interviews – includes a sectioned-off area reserved for audiovisual rights holders, UEFA.com and club TV channels nearest the dressing rooms. All players from both teams who have participated in the match, either in the starting line-up or as substitutes, are obliged to pass through the entire mixed zone in order to conduct interviews with the media. Clubs are responsible for ensuring that the relevant players pass through the mixed zone.