Article 49 Appointment and replacement of referees - Women's Champions League

Regulations of the UEFA Women's Champions League

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Competition Regulations
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Clubs
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UWCL
FullSeasonYears
2021/22
EnforcementDate
1 May 2021
49.01

The Referees Committee appoints a referee for each match. Only referees from the official FIFA list of referees are eligible. The rest of the referee team is, in principle, proposed by the association of the referee, in accordance with criteria established by the Referees Committee. The host association may be requested to appoint referees.

49.02

The referees are appointed as follows:

Single match

In principle, UEFA appoints one referee, two assistant referees and one fourth official (substitute referee), in principle all from the same country. The assistant referees and fourth official are, in principle, proposed by the referee’s association.

Alternatively, UEFA may appoint one referee and two assistant referees from the same country as the referee (proposed by the referee’s association). In this case, the host association appoints one substitute assistant referee (fourth official).

Mini-tournaments

For each mini-tournament, UEFA appoints four neutral referees with one assistant referee each. Four of these eight match officials will then be appointed to each match of the mini-tournament.

49.03

UEFA arranges for the referee team to arrive at the venue the day before the start of the mini-tournament or match. If a member of the referee team does not arrive at the venue by the evening before the start of the mini-tournament or match, UEFA informs the clubs immediately. The Referees Committee takes the appropriate decisions, which are final.

49.04

If a referee, assistant referee or video assistant referee becomes unfit to officiate or is otherwise incapacitated before or during a match, she is replaced by another member of the referee team as follows, in accordance with the IFAB Laws of the Game :

  1. The referee is replaced by the fourth official or the video assistant referee if one has been appointed and is available on-site, or by an assistant referee.

  2. An assistant referee is replaced by the fourth official or by the reserve assistant referee if one has been appointed.

  3. A video assistant referee is replaced by the assistant video assistant referee (if certified as video assistant referee), or by the referee if she is unfit to referee but able and certified to serve as video assistant referee.

If necessary, the match will take place without video assistant referees and/or without a fourth official.