The UEFA Executive Committee have had a positive update on UEFA EURO 2016 and made several decisions, including trialling a fourth substitute in extra time in youth competitions.
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The UEFA Executive Committee today met in Budapest ahead of the 40th Ordinary UEFA Congress taking place on Tuesday.
The UEFA Executive Committee received a positive update on the successful preparations for UEFA EURO 2016 and expressed its confidence in the measures put in place to stage a safe and festive tournament for all involved.
The UEFA Executive Committee took several other decisions, notably:
- The UEFA Club Financial Control Body members were re-elected for the period 2016-2020.
- The mandates of the refereeing officers Pierluigi Collina, Marc Batta and Hugh Dallas were renewed for a further four years until the summer of 2020.
- It was agreed to allow the testing of a fourth substitution in extra time at the final tournaments of the UEFA European Under-19 Championship in 2016 (Germany) and 2017 (Georgia), the UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship in 2016 (Slovakia) and 2017 (Northern Ireland) and at the 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship (Poland).
- The UEFA Anti-Doping Regulations 2016 were approved with amendments made to reflect the latest changes in the WADA code.
- The UEFA Disciplinary Regulations 2016 were also approved.
- The regulations of the UEFA European Football Championship 2014–16 were amended, to reflect the recent decision to use goal-line technology at the final tournament.
Finally, the following competition regulations for the 2016/17 season were approved:
- UEFA European Under-17 Championship
- UEFA European Under-19 Championship
- UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship
- UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship
- UEFA European Futsal Championship