Article 59 Appointment and replacement of referees - Women's Champions League

Regulations of the UEFA Women's Champions League

Content Type
Competition Regulations
Category
Clubs
Subject
UWCL
Edition
2024/25
Language
English
Enforcement Date
1 May 2024
59.01

The Referees Committee appoints a referee for each match. Only referees whose names appear on 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.

59.02

The referees are appointed as follows:

Single match

In principle, UEFA appoints one referee, two assistant referees and one fourth official (substitute referee) and (if appointed) two or more video assistant referees. The assistant referees and fourth official are, in principle, proposed by the referee’s association.

Mini-tournaments

For a three-team 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.

For a four-team mini-tournament, UEFA appoints three referees from three different countries plus three assistant referees, one from each of these countries. The three assistant referees are proposed by the associations of the three referees in accordance with criteria established by the Referees Committee. The host association appoints one substitute referee (fourth official) plus one assistant referee, in principle for the entire mini-tournament.

59.03

UEFA arranges for the referee team to arrive in the country of the venue the day before the start of the mini-tournament or match. If a member of the referee team does not arrive 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.

59.04

Any referee, assistant referee or video assistant referee who becomes unfit to officiate, or is otherwise incapacitated before or during a match, 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 the latter 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.