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Executive Committee completes Tel Aviv agenda

The UEFA Executive Committee successfully negotiated a two-day meeting which included an update on the UEFA Club Financial Control Panel and approving competition regulations.

Executive Committee completes Tel Aviv agenda
Executive Committee completes Tel Aviv agenda ©UEFA.com

The UEFA Executive Committee, chaired by UEFA president Michel Platini, today finished its two-day meeting in Tel Aviv, Israel, ahead of the XXXIV Ordinary UEFA Congress on Thursday.

During the first day of proceedings the Executive Committee heard an update on the role and work done by the UEFA Club Financial Control Panel from its chairman Jean-Luc Dehaene.

With UEFA's financial fair play regulations due for approval by the Executive Committee at its May meeting, Dehaene said the Club Financial Control Panel would "use the next two years to give guidance to the clubs", in order that they are ready for the regulations' entry into force as of the 2012/13 season. The panel's role will subsequently become one of carrying out compliance audits on clubs to ensure they are in line with the new financial regulations.

The Executive Committee then received the reports from the various chairmen on the committee meetings held in February this year, and a number of items were proposed to the Executive Committee for decision, including the following regulations that were approved:

• Regulations of the UEFA Champions League, 2010/11 competition
• Regulations of the UEFA Europa League, 2010/11 competition
• Regulations of the UEFA Super Cup, 2010 competition
• Regulations of the UEFA Futsal Cup, 2010/11 competition
• Regulations of the UEFA Women's Champions League, 2010/11 competition

In addition the UEFA Anti-Doping Regulations, 2010 edition, and the UEFA Stadium Infrastructure Regulations, 2010 edition, were approved.

Regarding future tournaments, the Executive Committee rubber-stamped the appointment of Croatia as hosts of the 2012 UEFA European Futsal Championship and agreed to review the format of future UEFA European Women's Championships, following the successful staging of UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009 – the first with 12 teams.

On day two of the meeting, the Executive Committee turned its attention towards events and business issues.

On the recommendation of the UEFA Events SA board, the Executive Committee approved a new agency agreement between UEFA and TEAM Marketing for the marketing of commercial rights for the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and UEFA Super Cup. The new agreement initially covers the 2012/13, 2013/14 and 2014/15 seasons and, subject to performance, an additional three-season term. Separately, UEFA has agreed to sell its 20% shareholding in TEAM to TEAM's parent shareholder Highlight Communications AG.

The Executive Committee also had a brief update on the progress of construction of the airports, stadiums and transport infrastructure in Poland and Ukraine for UEFA EURO 2012.

The next meeting of the Executive Committee is scheduled for 27 and 28 May in Nyon, Switzerland.