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Disciplinary programme

Disciplinary hearings are organised in the following cases:

  • Red card
  • Yellow card
  • Accumulation of yellow cards
  • Citing
  • Misconduct.

To follow and administer this programme, the following Tournament Officials will be involved during the competition:

  • Designated Disciplinary Officer, in charge of the appointment of the Citing Commissioners and the administration of the hearings
  • Citing Commissioner, in charge of citing players to appear at a hearing if an action was not sanctioned by the referee
  • Judicial Officer, in charge of chairing the disciplinary hearings.

Hearings will take place during the days after the match.