NYON: The UEFA executive committee has amends rules for the three club competitions to allow clubs to register a maximum of two new eligible players for the remaining matches in the current competitions by April 1.
The European federation’s exco also approved similar amendments to the Women’s Champions League regulations, to allow clubs to register a maximum of two new eligible players for the remaining matches in the current competition by April 7.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine had prompted the bureau of world federation FIFA – in consultation with UEFA – to amend its player transfer rules to allow for the consequences of the war.
A UEFA statement said:
In this respect, the new temporary Annex 7 to the FIFA RSTP has been introduced, entitled “Temporary rules addressing the exceptional situation deriving from the war in Ukraine”, which includes provisions related to the suspension of contracts between players/coaches and clubs, which are affiliated to the Ukrainian Association of Football (UAF) and the Football Union of Russia (FUR). Most notably, the new provisions, amongst others, allow players in question to play for another club until 30 June 2022.
In this regard, the UEFA Executive Committee decided to include a provision permitting clubs to register a maximum of two additional players, which were previously registered with a club affiliated to the UAF or the FUR and whose contracts have been suspended in accordance with Annex 7 of the FIFA RSTP.
To be eligible to participate in the abovementioned UEFA competitions, any such new player shall, among others, be duly registered with the national association as playing for the club concerned in accordance with the associations’ own rules and those of FIFA.