Euro 2016

Panel ready to step in on Russia decision

If Russia were to be disqualified from Euro 2016, an emergency panel would convene to decide what would happen to the team's results in the tournament.

Article 27 of Uefa's Euro 2016 regulations states: "If an association is disqualified during the competition, the results of all of its matches are declared null and void, and the points awarded forfeited."

While that would cover matters within Group B, there is no specific guidance in the regulations as to what would happen regarding the qualification process for the four best third-placed teams, whereby teams are assessed on the basis of the points they have accrued.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 15, 2016, with the headline 'Panel ready to step in on Russia decision'. Print Edition | Subscribe