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Regulations of the UEFA European Football Championship 2012


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VIII   Match Dates, Venues and Kick-off Times
Article 11
The competition will be staged over the two seasons that follow the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
Match dates
The following twelve dates are reserved for the group matches in the qualifying competition of the 2010-12 UEFA European Football Championship:


  • a)3/4 and 7 September 2010

  • b)8/9 and 12 October 2010


  • c)25/26 and 29 March 2011

  • d)3/4 and 7 June 2011

  • e)2/3 and 6 September 2011

  • f)7/8 and 11 October 2011 (dates for the last matches in all groups)
  • 11.03
    The following two dates are reserved for the play-off matches between the remaining eight runners-up:

  • a)11/12 November 2011

  • b)15 November 2011
  • 11.04
    Matches as referred to in paragraph 11.02 may be played on other dates if both associations concerned are in agreement and the principles governing the release of players for association teams as laid out in Annex 1, Article 1 of the FIFA Regulations for the Status and Transfer of Players are adhered to. The associations in a group have 30 days after the draw in which to agree on the order of their matches. The exact date of each match must be specified (e.g. Saturday 4 September 2010). If the associations in question are unable to reach agreement, the matches will take place according to a standard fixture list drawn up by the UEFA administration. This standard fixture list will take into consideration relevant factors for the match organisation, such as weather conditions.
    For reasons of sporting fairness, the UEFA administration is entitled to order matches within a group to be played at the same time. Any subsequent changes of date are subject to the approval of the UEFA administration. The host association of a match must, in this case, also inform the other associations in the group.
    Venues and kick-off times
    The venues of the matches are fixed by the host associations and announced to their opponents and the UEFA administration at least 60 days in advance. When fixing a venue, the host association must take into account the length of the journey to be undertaken by the visiting association. Unless the visiting association agrees otherwise, the venue for a qualifying match must be no more than a two-hour bus drive from the nearest international airport. The kick-off times must also be announced to the UEFA administration at least 60 days before the match.
    Arrival of the teams at the match venue
    The associations must arrange for their teams to arrive at the match venue early enough in order to be able to hold their pre-match press conference before the media deadlines of both involved countries and in any case no later than 24 hours before kick-off.
    Match dates
    The final tournament will take place from 8 June to 1 July 2012.
    Venues and kick-off times
    The UEFA administration is responsible for drawing up the match schedule for the final tournament. Each team must have at least 48 rest hours between each match played.
    Arrival of the teams in host countries
    Each association taking part in the final tournament must arrive at their team hotel in one of the host countries at least five days before their first match.
    Arrival of the teams at the match venue
    The teams must arrive at their transfer hotel or be within a 60km radius of the stadium where their match is to be played no later than 24 hours before kick-off.
    Training grounds
    UEFA offers each association a number of pre-selected training grounds. Should an association choose a training ground other than those which have been pre­selected, then the association concerned bears all the costs incurred.
    In any case, any and all training grounds used by associations are referred to as "official" from five days before the first match of the final tournament and the provisions laid out in paragraph 28.14 apply.

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