The UEFA Executive Committee has published a decision on club competitions under the auspices of the organization

The UEFA Executive Committee, which includes UAF President Andriy Pavelko, has made several decisions on club tournaments under the auspices of the organization. About this the .

Following the changes in the format of the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League for the 2019/2020 season, approved by the UEFA Executive Committee on 17 June this year, the remaining stages of these tournaments have been reduced to one match in the quarter-finals and semi-finals.

The UEFA Executive Committee has decided that this season the yellow cards will burn after the 1/8 finals, and not after the quarterfinals, as before. In this regard, Article 51.04 of the UEFA Champions League regulations (season 2019/2020) and Article 49.04 of the UEFA Europa League regulations (season 2019/2020) have been amended. Now they look like this:

"As an exception, all yellow cards burn after the qualifying round. They are not transferred to the group stage. In addition, yellow cards are canceled after the 1/8 finals, ie are not transferred to the quarterfinals.

Special rules for qualification and playoff round of the 2020/2021 season

In order to guarantee as much as possible the start and continuation of the qualification and playoff round of the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League in the 2020/2021 season, the executive committee approved a new annex to the UEFA Champions League regulations (2020/2021 season) and the UEFA Europa League regulations. season-2020/2021). The decision is dictated by the current situation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, including various travel restrictions that have been imposed across the continent due to the protracted sanitary crisis.

The new appendix addresses the following issues: restrictions on stadiums and countries imposed by national / local authorities; testing and admission of players; possible cancellation of matches; special rules for expedited consideration of protests and appeals.

Detailed information on the new special rules to be applied in the qualifiers and playoffs in connection with COVID-19 can be found at link.

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