Article 57 Competition area - Women's Champions League

Regulations of the UEFA Women's Champions League

Content Type
Competition Regulations
Enforcement Date
1 May 2024

The 15 team officials and 12 substitute players indicated on the match sheet, i.e. a total of 27 persons, are allowed to sit on the team bench. If the team bench provides fewer than 27 seats, the remaining number of seats must be accommodated behind or to the side of each team bench, with access to the dressing rooms. The set-up must be the same for both teams. All the substitutes and the team doctor indicated on the match sheet must be seated on the team bench during the match.


The home club must, on request, provide the away club with up to seven seats in the stand for appropriately accredited team delegation staff. These seats must be appropriately stewarded and provide access to the competition area before the match, during half-time and after the match only.


During the match, substitutes are allowed to leave the technical area to warm up in the predefined area confirmed by the referee. In principle, five substitutes per team are allowed to warm up at the same time; however, if space does not permit, the referee may decide to limit the number of substitutes allowed to warm up simultaneously to three per team. The team fitness coach indicated on the match sheet may join the players warming up and is responsible for ensuring that the referee’s instructions are respected.


Smoking is not allowed in the competition area. This includes the use of electronic cigarettes.


The use of any electronic communication equipment and/or systems is regulated by the IFAB Laws of the Game and the relevant instructions issued. Under no circumstances may any such systems be used by teams in connection with any kind of refereeing decision or matter.