E.1 Venue and country restrictions - Youth League

Regulations of the UEFA Youth League

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Competition Regulations
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Clubs
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UYL
FullSeasonYears
2020/21
EnforcementDate
3 December 2020

E.1.1

In principle, matches are played at the venue of the home club as announced to UEFA. By 24:00 CET on the day following the relevant draw taking place, clubs must – after consultation with their respective national association and national/local authorities – inform UEFA if there are any travel restrictions, e.g. border closures and quarantine requirements (hereinafter: restrictions) which would impact the clubs’ travelling. Similarly, clubs must immediately inform UEFA administration if, at any time up until the day of the match, new travel restrictions would apply to the clubs’ travelling.

E.1.2

If restrictions imposed by the national/local authorities apply, the home club must consult with the visiting club and UEFA administration and look for a solution to ensure the match is staged. This may include:

  1. Seeking exemptions from the relevant authorities.

  2. A venue reversal (i.e. the match is played at the venue of the team which has been drawn away), provided this would allow the match to take place without any restrictions for both clubs. In this case the visiting club becomes the home club.

  3. Staging the match at a neutral venue (within the territory of a UEFA member association), provided this 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.

In any event, if an agreement between both clubs cannot be found, the UEFA administration will take a final decision. The home club will remain responsible for the organisation of the match and all related costs are shared in equal measure except where the match is played in the venue of one of the two clubs concerned, in which case the home club remains responsible for all related costs.

E.1.3

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 ) is not accurate or is insufficient or is received too late, or the restrictions are not sufficient to require the reorganisation of the match at a neutral venue (within the territory of a UEFA member association), the UEFA administration will take a final decision on the venue. In any event, the home club will remain responsible for the organisation of the match and all related costs are shared in equal measure except where the match is played in the venue of one of the two clubs concerned in which case the home club remains responsible for all related costs.

E.1.4

In all cases, the UEFA administration may allow a rescheduling of the match, subject to the deadlines set out in Annex E.3.1.

E.1.5

In case the match takes place in a neutral venue, UEFA will make a contribution to the home club towards its travel costs.

E.1.6

If, in any of the above-mentioned cases, either club refuses to take part in the match or the match cannot take place, the match will be declared by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body to be forfeited by the club that refused to play the match or is held responsible for the match not taking place, which will be considered to have lost it 3-0.

E.1.7

If, in any of the above-mentioned cases, both clubs refuse to play, the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body disqualifies the clubs concerned from the 2020/21 UEFA Youth League.