|XIV Disciplinary Law and Procedures – Doping|
|UEFA Disciplinary Regulations|
The provisions of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations apply for all disciplinary offences committed by associations, officials, members or other individuals exercising a function at a match on behalf of an association, unless the present regulations stipulate otherwise.
Participating players agree to comply with the Laws of the Game, UEFA Statutes, UEFA Disciplinary Regulations, UEFA Anti-Doping Regulations, UEFA Kit Regulations as well as the present regulations. They must notably: a)respect the spirit of fair play and non-violence, and behave accordingly;
b) refrain from any activities that endanger the integrity of the UEFA competitions or bring the sport of football into disrepute;
c)refrain from anti-doping rule violations as defined by the UEFA Anti-Doping Regulations.
As a rule, a player who is sent off the field of play is suspended for the next match in the competition. The Control and Disciplinary Body is entitled to augment this sanction.
A player is automatically suspended for the next competition match after two cautions in two different matches as well as after the fourth and any subsequent caution.
Cautions and pending yellow-card suspensions expire on completion of the qualifying competition. They are not carried forward to the final tournament
Single cautions from matches in the final tournament expire on completion of the quarter-finals, and are not carried forward to the semi-finals.
Cautions and pending yellow-card suspensions from the final tournament expire at the end of the competition.
|Declaration of protests|
Associations are entitled to protest. The party protested against and the disciplinary inspector have party status.
The protest fee is EUR 1,000. It must be paid at the same time as the protest is filed.
|A. Qualifying competition|
Protests must reach the Control and Disciplinary Body in writing, stating the reasons, within 24 hours of a match.
This 24-hour time limit cannot be extended.
|B. Final tournament|
Protests regarding the eligibility of players on the list of 23 players must reach the UEFA administration six full days before the first match in the final tournament.
Protests lodged during the final tournament must be presented in writing to the Control and Disciplinary Body within a maximum of 12 hours of the end of the match.
|Reasons for protest|
A protest is directed against the validity of a match result. It is based on a player’s eligibility to play, a decisive breach of the regulations by the referee, or other incidents influencing the match.
Protests concerning the state of the field of play must be submitted to the referee in writing by the relevant officials before the match. If the state of the field of play becomes questionable in the course of the match, the team captain must inform the referee, in the presence of the captain of the opposing team, orally without delay.
Protests cannot be lodged against factual decisions taken by the referee.
A protest against a caution or expulsion from the field of play after two cautions is admissible only if the referee’s error was to mistake the identity of the player.
The Appeals Body deals with appeals lodged against decisions of the Control and Disciplinary Body. The UEFA Disciplinary Regulations apply.
To be valid, appeals lodged during the final tournament must be submitted to the official UEFA tournament office in writing within 24 hours of the dispatch of the contested decision.
Doping is defined as the occurrence of one or more of the anti-doping rule violations set out in the UEFA Anti-Doping Regulations.
Doping is forbidden and is a punishable offence. In case of anti-doping rule violations, UEFA will instigate disciplinary proceedings against the perpetrators and take the appropriate disciplinary measures in accordance with the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations and the UEFA Anti-Doping Regulations. This may include the imposition of provisional measures.
UEFA may test any player at any time.
The associations undertake to ensure that the Acknowledgment and Agreement form (see Annexe IV) is duly completed and signed before the beginning of the competition for each minor participating. These forms must be kept by the associations and submitted to UEFA upon request.
The associations undertake to verify in accordance with their respective domestic laws who is considered a minor and what requirements the form has to fulfil to be legally binding.