The expanded workshop organized by the Professional Football Association last Saturday at the Meydan Hotel in Dubai, with the participation of representatives of professional clubs in the ADNOC Professional League, witnessed the discussion of many amendments to the competitions organized by the Association as part of its efforts to develop its competitions and develop its regulations.
According to a statement issued by the Professional League, the amendments included the regulations for competitions and operations of each of the ADNOC Professional League, League Cup, UAE Super Cup, U-21 Pro League, stadium regulations, equipment regulations, safety and security guide, accreditation cards guide, and youth programs regulations.
Among the most prominent new amendments that were discussed during the workshop, which amounted to about 10, is the preparation of the players participating in the professional league competition, so that the list of each team consists of 30 players instead of 36, divided by: 20 players from the category of state citizens, state passport holders and children of female citizens, and a number of A maximum of five players from the category of players eligible to represent national teams according to specific restrictions, and a maximum of five foreign players without specifying nationality, in addition to setting up a mechanism for foreign participation in the AFC Champions League.
«Emirates Today» monitors the most important new amendments to the regulations of competitions organized by the Professional League:
1 Special mechanism for external posts
With regard to the amendments to the ADNOC Professional League, the addition of a new clause was discussed, regulating participation in the Champions League. and in coordination with the Football Association, without prejudice to the sports standard and the regulations governing the Asian Football Confederation.
2 Player contracts list
As for professional player contracts, clubs are obligated to hand over a copy of all professional contracts signed with players in any of the club’s registration lists to the licensing administration of the League no later than 10 working days from the closing of the two transfer periods, during the season, or 10 working days from the date of the contract, in case Recorded outside the two transfer periods during the season.
3 Player Lists
The preparation of the players participating in the professional competitions was discussed, so that it would be 30 players instead of 36, divided by: 20 players from the category of state citizens, holders of state passports and children of female citizens, provided that they were born in 2006 and before, and a maximum of five players from the category of players eligible to represent The teams are according to specific restrictions, and the number of foreign players is a maximum of five without specifying the nationality, provided that the clubs are granted the right to register national players, passport holders, and children of female citizens in the fields designated for foreign players, residents, or those born in the country.
4 Conditions for Players Participation
Among the items witnessed in the workshop was a discussion of the participation of all players registered in the club’s lists in the Football Association, provided that they have completed 16 years on the date of participation. Cancellation of the clause that three players of Emirati nationality (who are entitled to participate with national teams) must be registered in the match list, born 99 and above.
5 requirements for adjusting the date of a match
The requirements for amending the date or date of a match were discussed at the request of the club. The request must be submitted at least one week before the date of the match, provided that the request includes the date, date, reason for the modification and the approval of the other party, while the final decision in this regard is at the discretion of the executive management.
6 spray pitch
With regard to spraying the stadium floor with water, it was discussed that the host club must commit to spraying the stadium floor in the period one hour before the start of the match, according to a period of not less than five minutes, provided that the decision to cancel the mandatory spraying period or not is returned to the referee and the match observer after taking into account Taking into account the prevailing climatic conditions, and in all cases, it is obligatory to inform the match observer about the timings of spraying the stadium at the organizational meeting held three hours before the start of the match. The match, the officials of the television broadcasting company and the official of the electronic displays company must be informed of the stadium spray, and in the event of a violation of this, the club will be fined according to the quality control procedures, and obligated to compensate for any damages that may be caused to service providers to the association based on a report approved by the association with the value of the damages.
7 League Cup
Among the new amendments to the regulations of competitions organized by the Professional League, in the level of the Professional League Cup competition, it was discussed to establish three knockout stages from the first and second round matches, the quarter-finals and the quarter-finals, with the final being one match, while the cancellation was canceled. Placement matches for teams that leave.
8 new mechanism
The Professional League announced that the participation of the ADNOC Professional League and League Cup champions has been discussed, starting from the quarter-finals, and in the event that the ADNOC Professional League champion is the League Cup champion, the League Cup runner-up will rise alongside the League champion.
9 new item
The abolition of the clause obligating the registration of three players of Emirati nationality, who are entitled to participate with the national teams in the match list, born 99 and above, was discussed, and that the number of foreign players who are qualified to represent the teams should not exceed 10 players, and on the field Six players at the same time.
10 Super Cup
Regarding the Super Cup, it was discussed that the number of foreign players eligible to represent national teams should not exceed eight players registered in the match list.
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