The UEFA Executive Committee agreed to use VAR in the upcoming European Qualifiers play-offs in March 2020, and in the European Qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup, subject to approval from FIFA for the latter.
The qualification system to determine the 13 European teams that qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup was approved as follows, pending validation from FIFA:
• the ten group winners from the European Qualifiers will qualify directly for the final tournament;
• plus, the three winners from a play-off round involving
•the ten group runners-up from the European Qualifiers;
•and the two best group winners of the 2020/21 UEFA Nations League overall ranking that have neither qualified directly for the final tournament as European Qualifiers group winners, nor entered the play-offs already as European Qualifiers group runners-up. Three play-off paths will be formed with two semi-final pairings each. The semi-finals will be played in single-leg knockout matches. The winner of each semi-final will advance to their respective play-off final, whereby a draw will be conducted in advance to determine the team playing at home. The winners of the three play-off finals qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
UEFA Women's Champions League
UEFA will transform the format of its Women's Champions League in 2021/22 – a move designed to boost competitiveness and increase exposure of women's club football through its elite competition. The changes, announced by the UEFA Executive Committee, represent a fundamental shift from the current format. As of the 2021/22 season clubs in rounds 1 and 2 will be split into champions (for domestic league winners) and league paths as they try to reach the new 16-team group stage. This new round will see four groups of four teams playing each other home and away, with the top two in each group progressing to quarter-final matches. "Today's decision is a game-changer for women's football," said UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin. "The world's best women's club competition will get both the platform and visibility it deserves."
UEFA Futsal Champions League Finals 2020
Minsk was appointed to host the 2020 UEFA Futsal Champions League finals. It will be the first time ever that the finals are staged at a neutral venue. The teams of Barça (ESP), KPRF (RUS), Murcia FS (ESP) and Tyumen (RUS) will compete for the title from 23 to 26 April 2020.
UEFA Women's EURO 2021 match schedule
The UEFA Executive Committee also confirmed the match schedule for UEFA Women's EURO 2021. The tournament will take place from 7 July to 1 August 2021, with the final being played at Wembley Stadium in London. The venue for the opening match will be confirmed in due course.
UEFA Women's Futsal EURO 2020/21
The regulations of the 2020/21 UEFA European Women's Futsal Championship – which will be the second edition of the tournament – were approved.