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Executive Committee meeting starts on Tuesday

Club and national-team matters including selecting the venues for future final tournaments feature in a busy agenda for the UEFA Executive Committee meeting in Istanbul.

UEFA's Executive Committee meets for the second time in 2012 after a January gathering in Nyon
UEFA's Executive Committee meets for the second time in 2012 after a January gathering in Nyon ©UEFA.com

Club and national-team matters are on the agenda of the latest meeting of the UEFA Executive Committee in Istanbul, Turkey, on Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning.

The Executive Committee meeting, chaired by UEFA President Michel Platini, kicks off a busy week of activities in the Turkish city. On Thursday, Europe's football parliament, the XXXVI Ordinary UEFA Congress, takes place at the Istanbul Congress Centre, with UEFA's 53 national associations called upon to discuss and vote upon issues relating to European football.

Host venues – including the stadiums for the 2014 UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League finals and the hosts of the following future final tournaments – will be appointed at the Executive Committee gathering:

• UEFA European Under-21 Championship in 2015
• UEFA European Under-19 Championship in 2014, 2015 and 2016
• UEFA European Under-17 Championship in 2014, 2015 and 2016
• UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship in 2014, 2015 and 2016
• UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship in 2014, 2015 and 2016
• UEFA Futsal EURO 2016

Regulations will also be up for approval in Europe's three major club competitions – the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and UEFA Super Cup – for the periods between 2012 and 2015.

Other discussion points for the committee are match scheduling principles for European national-team qualifiers and a request by the Football Association of Wales (FAW) concerning admission to the UEFA club competitions of Welsh clubs playing in England.

The next meeting of the Executive Committee after Istanbul is scheduled for 29 and 30 June in Kyiv, Ukraine.

The main agenda items for Thursday's UEFA Congress are:

• Approval of the reports of the UEFA President and the Executive Committee and the Report of the UEFA Administration 2010/11
• Reports on the UEFA committees' activities
• Financial matters including the annual UEFA consolidated statement of accounts for 2010/11 and approval of the budget for the 2012/13 financial year
• European Social Dialogue – approval of agreement on minimum player contract requirements