The General Terms and Conditions for Referees apply to the referee teams appointed for this competition.
|Appointment of referees for the qualifying competition|
The Referees Committee, in cooperation with the UEFA administration, appoints a referee for each match. Only referees whose names appear on the official FIFA list of referees are eligible. The assistant referees and the fourth official are appointed by the association of the referee, in accordance with criteria established by the Referees Committee. Exceptionally, the assistant referees and the fourth official may be appointed directly by UEFA.
|Appointment of referees for the final tournament|
The Referees Committee, in cooperation with the UEFA administration, appoints the referees, assistant referees and fourth officials for the final tournament. The Referees Committee’s decision is final.
|Arrival of referees for the qualifying competition|
Referees, assistant referees and fourth officials must arrange to arrive at the venue the day before the match.
If the referee and/or assistant referees and/or fourth official do not arrive at the match venue by the evening before the game, the UEFA administration and both teams must be informed immediately. The Referees Committee, in cooperation with the UEFA administration, takes the appropriate decisions. If it decides to replace the referee and/or assistant referees and/or fourth official, such a decision is final, and no protests against the person or nationality of the referee and/or assistant referees and/or fourth official are allowed.
If a referee or assistant referee becomes unfit before or during a match and is unable to officiate, the following principles apply: a)an unfit referee is replaced by the fourth official during both the qualifying competition and the final tournament;
b) an unfit assistant referee is replaced by the fourth official during the qualifying competition and by the reserve assistant referee during the final tournament. Such decisions are made on a case-by-case basis by the Referees Committee in cooperation with the UEFA administration. Such decisions are final.
For the purposes of live data gathering and official data validation, UEFA appoints a UEFA venue data coordinator (VDC) for each match to register all major events such as goals, bookings and substitutions during the match. After the match, the referee liaises with the VDC to state the reasons for each yellow and red card issued and to validate electronically the match report. The referee is also responsible for faxing the match sheets to UEFA directly after the match (the original of which have to be sent to UEFA by regular mail by the UEFA match delegate with his report). In case of red cards or any other major incidents, the referee has to write an additional detailed report and send it to UEFA by fax or by email within 12 hours of the end of the match.
On his report, the referee reports in as much detail as possible on any incidents before, during and after the match, such as: a)misconduct of players leading to caution or expulsion;
b)unsporting behaviour by officials, members, supporters, or anyone carrying out a function at a match on behalf of an association;
c) any other incidents.
During the final tournament, the referee must hand in his report and both match sheets to the official UEFA tournament office immediately after the match.
|Referee liaison officer|
During their stay at the match venue, the referees are taken care of, in accordance with the specific directives issued in this regard by the UEFA administration, by a referee liaison officer, who is an official representative of the host association.