After its success at the Euro, UEFA extends the rule of “only the captain speaks to the referee” to all its competitions

After its success at the Euro, UEFA extends the rule of “only the captain speaks to the referee” to all its competitions
After its success at the Euro, UEFA extends the rule of “only the captain speaks to the referee” to all its competitions

Following the success of the rule allowing only one player per team to discuss decisions with the referee, UEFA will extend this new feature to all its competitions next season.

A new feature seen at Euro 2024 will continue after the tournament. In a statement on Friday, UEFA announced that the rule that captains are the only ones allowed to speak to the referee will be extended to all competitions organised by the body from the coming season.

UEFA reassured “that this is the way forward”

UEFA believes that this approach, which aims to “improve communication around referees’ decisions and encourage mutual trust”, is a “success”. For the organisation which notably manages the Champions League, this rule has been “understood by those involved in the game and welcomed by public opinion as an undeniable step forward for the image of football”. UEFA is reassured “that this is the way forward”.

“Fair play and respect are values ​​that football, the world’s most popular game, must convey in our societies,” UEFA continued. In the event that the team captain happens to be the goalkeeper, an outfield player is designated to replace him in this relationship with the referee.

The last finals of European competitions had already applied this rule. “Players who do not respect these instructions and who approach the referees to show their disagreement or act in a disrespectful manner are warned,” recalled the European Confederation.

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