Round 2 (home and away matches) - Women's Champions League

Regulations of the UEFA Women's Champions League

Content Type
Competition Regulations
Category
Clubs
Subject
UWCL
Edition
2021/22
Language
English (United Kingdom)
Enforcement Date
30 August 2021

H.2.10

As a rule, matches are played at the UEFA approved venue of the home club. If restrictions imposed by the national/local authorities could result in the match not taking place as scheduled, the following applies:

  1. If restrictions imposed by the national/local authorities of the home club’s country apply to the visiting club, the home club must propose a suitable alternative venue within 24 hours of the relevant deadline stipulated under Annex H.2.2, which may be in a neutral country (within the territory of a UEFA member association) that would allow the match to take place without any restrictions for both clubs. The home club will remain responsible for the organisation of the match and all related costs. If the home club fails to propose such suitable alternative venue by the aforementioned deadline and a reorganisation of the match at an alternative venue and/or date is not possible, the club in question will be held responsible for the match not taking place and the match will be declared by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body to be forfeited by the home club, which will be considered to have lost it by 3-0.

  2. If restrictions imposed by the national/local authorities of the visiting club’s country apply to the visiting club’s travel to play the match or its return home after the match, the home club must propose a suitable alternative venue within 24 hours of the relevant deadline stipulated under Annex H.2.2, which may be in a neutral country (within the territory of a UEFA member association) that would allow the match to take place and would not cause the visiting club any restrictions in either travel direction. If the home club fails to propose such suitable alternative venue within the aforementioned deadline, the UEFA administration will take a final decision on the match venue and/or match date. The home club will remain responsible for the organisation of the match and all related costs. Furthermore, an amount of €50,000 will be deducted from the payment due to the visiting club and paid to the home club as compensation. If either club refuses to take part in the match, it will be held responsible for the match not taking place and the match will be declared by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body to be forfeited by such club. Moreover, the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body may take any further disciplinary measures in accordance with Paragraph 29.01 of the present regulations.

H.2.11

As an alternative venue, clubs should where possible either select a venue from the list of available stadiums proposed by UEFA for the relevant round of the competition, or should propose a different venue. UEFA reserves the right to consider the proposed alternative venue as not suitable and take a final decision on the match venue and/or match date.

H.2.12

In all cases, the clubs may agree - subject to UEFA’s approval - on a venue reversal or on a neutral venue (within the territory of a UEFA member association and in compliance with Annex H.2.10), provided that no restrictions apply.

H.2.13

If, in the opinion of the UEFA administration, the information provided by the clubs on restrictions imposed by their national/local authorities (in accordance with Annex H.2.2) is not accurate or is insufficient or received too late, or the restrictions are not sufficient to require the reorganisation of the match in a neutral country (within the territory of a UEFA member association), the UEFA administration will take a final decision on the match venue and/or match date as well as on which club has to bear the costs related to the reorganisation of the match. In any case, the home club will remain responsible for the organisation of the match. If either club refuses to take part in the match, it will be held responsible for the match not taking place and the match will be declared by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body to be forfeited by such club. Moreover, the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body may take any further disciplinary measures in accordance with Paragraph 29.01 of the present regulations.

H.2.14

If a club fails to inform the UEFA administration of any existing restrictions that affect the organisation of a match and as a consequence the match cannot take place or be rescheduled, the club in question will be held responsible for the match not taking place and the match will be declared by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body to be forfeited by the club in question. Moreover, the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body may take any further disciplinary measures in accordance with Paragraph 29.01 of the present regulations.

H.2.15

In all cases, the venue of a match must be approved by the UEFA administration, which has the right to assign an alternative venue for any particular match or even to decide that either or both legs of the relevant round to be rescheduled (in accordance with Annex H.4.1) and/or played in a neutral country (within the territory of a UEFA member association) and/or organised as a single-leg. These decisions are final. In any event, the home club will remain responsible for the organisation of the match and all related costs.

H.2.16

Entry restrictions applicable to clubs upon return from a match to their home country, regardless of which venue within the territory of the UEFA member association would be used, are not taken into consideration within the scope of the above-mentioned provisions.