“Audiences Attendance and 5 Changes” … UEFA announces 3 important decisions


The European Football Association (UEFA) announced a number of decisions pertaining to its tournament competitions, whether for clubs or national teams, regarding the number of changes in matches and public attendance.

UEFA published a statement on its official website after its Executive Committee met this morning, Wednesday, in the presence of all its member states, to announce the new decisions taken by it.

5 changes

Uefa decided to allow each team to make five changes during the European Nations Cup “Euro 2020” postponed for next summer, as well as the final round matches of the European Nations League and the relegation and promotion stages.

Uefa justified its decisions that the teams are already allowed to make five substitutions in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers, which are held before and after the European Nations Cup, which requires maintaining the order of the teams and not amending the law.

Audiences attend

UEFA announced the review of the decision issued on October 1, 2020, which allowed 30% of the capacity of the stadiums in its matches, and based on the different epidemiological situation of the Corona virus in the member states, it was decided to abandon this percentage.

UEFA left the field open to each country, according to its epidemiological situation, and placed the decision under the special responsibility of the relevant local authorities, with reference to the ban on any public attendance in futsal matches.

Despite the opening of the space for public attendance, UEFA decided to definitively prevent the attendance of any fans from outside the host country for the match in light of the travel restrictions currently imposed by countries and in order to preserve the responsibility to reduce the risk of infection with Corona.

World Cup for Young Women U-20

After the Executive Committee’s decision on February 23, 2021 to cancel the European U-19 Women’s Championship 2020/21, which is considered as the 2022 FIFA U-20 World Cup qualifiers in Costa Rica, it was decided to use the qualifying round’s classification list to determine the teams that will represent Europe in the competition.

Hence, the qualified teams in the ranking order are Spain, France, Germany and the Netherlands.


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