Band 1 means the English Premier League, the Bundesliga, La Liga, Serie A and Ligue 1.
Band 1 Continental Competition means the UEFA Champions League and the Copa Libertadores.
Band 1 Youth Internationals means any match played by the Youth Player’s National Association in
the following tournaments:
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1) FIFA U20 World Cup Finals;
2) FIFA U17 World Cup Finals;
3) UEFA U21 European Championships;
4) UEFA U19 European Championships;
5) UEFA U17 European Championships;
6) CONMEBOL U20 South American Youth Football Championship;
7) CONMEBOL U17 South American Youth Football Championship;
8) CAF U20 African Cup of Nations;
9) CAF U17 African Cup of Nations;
10) CAF U23 Championship;
11) AFC U23 Asia Nations Cup;
12) AFC U20 Asia Nations Cup;
13) AFC U17 Asia Nations Cup;
14) CONCACAF U20 Championship;
15) CONCACAF U17 Championship;
16) OFC U20 Championship;
17) OFC U17 Championship;
18) Olympic Games; and
19) Toulon Tournament.
Band 2 means the Portuguese Primeira Liga, Eredivisie, Belgian First Division A, the Turkish Super Lig
and the English Championship.
Band 2 Continental Competition means the UEFA Europa League and the Copa Sudamerica.
Band 2 Youth Internationals means any match played by the Youth Player’s National Association in
order to qualify for a Band 1 Youth International or any other competitive match played by the U17
– U23 teams of the Youth Player’s National Association.
Band 3 means the Russian Premier League, Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, Primera División of
Argentina, Liga MX and the Scottish Premiership.
Band 3 Continental Competition means any continental competition which is not a Band 1
Continental Competition or Band 2 Continental Competition.
Band 4 means the Czech First League, Croatian First Football League, the Swiss Super League, La Liga
2, Bundesliga 2, Ukrainian Premier League, the Greek Superleague, the Colombian Categoría Primera
A, the USA’s Major League Soccer, the Austrian Football Bundesliga and Ligue 2.
Band 5 means the Serbian SuperLiga, the Danish Superliga, the Polish Ekstraklasa, the Slovenian
PrvaLiga, the Chilean Primera División, the Uruguayan Primera División and the Chinese Super
Band 6 means all leagues not in Band 1, Band 2, Band 3, Band 4 or Band 5.