UEFA authorizes the registration of new players for club competitions | Within UEFA
The UEFA Executive Committee today decided to amend the regulations for the 2021/22 UEFA Champions League, 2021/22 UEFA Europa League and 2021/22 UEFA Europa Conference League, and allow clubs to register a maximum of two new eligible players for the remaining matches in ongoing competitions no later than 1 April 2022 (24:00 CET).
In addition, the UEFA Executive Committee has approved similar changes to the 2021/22 UEFA Women’s Champions League regulations, to allow clubs to register a maximum of two new eligible players for the remaining matches of the competition. ongoing by April 7, 2022 (24:00 CET). at the latest, in accordance with the FIFA Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players.
Due to the uncertainty surrounding the escalation of the military conflict in Ukraine, which has caused a massive and devastating humanitarian crisis, the Bureau of the FIFA Council had decided on 7 and 16 March 2022, in coordination and consultation with UEFA and other stakeholders, to amend the FIFA Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players (RSTP) in order to provide legal certainty and clarity on a number of issues and to deal with the consequences of the crisis on the players.
In this regard, the new Temporary Annex 7 of the FIFA RSTP has been introduced, entitled “Temporary rules in the face of the exceptional situation arising from the war in Ukraine”, which includes provisions relating to the suspension of contracts between players/coaches and clubs, which are affiliated with the Ukrainian Football Association (UAF) and the Russian Football Union (FUR). Most notably, the new provisions, among other things, allow the players in question to play for another club until June 30, 2022.
In this regard, the UEFA Executive Committee has decided to include a provision allowing clubs to register a maximum of two additional players, who were previously registered with a club affiliated with the UAF or FUR and whose contracts have been suspended in accordance with Annex 7 of the FIFA RSTP.
To be eligible to participate in the above-mentioned UEFA competitions, any new player must, among other things, be duly registered with the national association as playing for the club concerned in accordance with the association’s own rules and those of FIFA.