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Archives: UEFA

Euro 2016 Qualifiers TV Schedule For U.S Soccer Fans

Posted on by Ed Perovic
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Using the Champions League as their template, UEFA have completely revamped the scheduling of qualifying matches for Euro 2016. For starters, the 10 rounds of qualifying matches are referred to as “Matchdays”. Each Matchday will consist of three consecutive calendar … Continue reading

UEFA Investigating Italian FA President Carlo Tavecchio Over Racism Claims

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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UEFA have started an investigation into the alleged racist comment made by new Italian Football Federation (FIGC) president Carlo Tavecchio. Despite the racism allegations, the former FIGC vice-president was elected to the top seat on August 11, after he defeated … Continue reading

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UEFA Announces Its 3-Man Shortlist For The Best Player In Europe

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Cristiano Ronaldo, Arjen Robben and Manuel Neuer have been named to UEFA’s shortlist for the 2013/14 Best Player in Europe Award. The voting was done by a collection of journalists from each of UEFA’s 54-member associations. The nominees were whittled … Continue reading

Should Wild Card Berths Be Offered in the Europa League to Teams Like Man United and AC Milan?

Posted on by Jun Bonjunyi
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At the start of next season, two of the biggest powerhouses in Europe will be missing from continental soccer altogether. Manchester United and AC Milan tried to qualify for the UEFA Europa League, but both fell short in the final … Continue reading

An American-Style Salary Cap Would Be a Fairer System For European Soccer Clubs Than FFP

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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Last week, UEFA levied severe Financial Fair Play (FFP) sanctions against Manchester City FC and Paris Saint-Germain, among several clubs. In the wake of the settlement that averted a potential court case for the governing body of European football, much … Continue reading

UEFA Europa League: In Defense Of Europe’s Second Tier Competition

Posted on by Matt Jones
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“The Europa League, eh? Well, you’re going to struggle next season!” Unfortunately, European football’s second tier competition has managed to fashion itself a pretty diabolical reputation over the past few years. It’s a status so damaging that qualification for the … Continue reading

Michel Platini Is Playing Favorites With UEFA’s Heavy Financial Fair Play Fines

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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UEFA President Michel Platini’s pet Financial Fair Play (FFP) project has this week reportedly been responsible for a £50 million fine directed towards Manchester City. Platini and his cohorts are determined to make FFP the cornerstone of the former France … Continue reading

Why UEFA 2020 Will Be the Most Exciting Summer Tournament Ever

Posted on by Alex King
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In December 2012, UEFA announced that the 2020 European Championship will take place in “12 or 13” different European cities in as many countries, giving smaller soccer nations the chance to bring the European festival to their doorstep without having … Continue reading

UEFA Nations League Will Launch in 2018: What Is It and How Will It Work?

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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UEFA’s 54 member nations unanimously approved the launch of a brand new annual soccer tournament today named the UEFA Nations League, which will launch in 2018. But what is it, and how will it work? The UEFA Nations League will … Continue reading

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Bumbling IFAB Gets In The Way Of Eliminating Triple Punishment Rule In Soccer

Posted on by Noel S. Williams
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Soccer is truly the world’s game. Yet, the rules for all organized soccer are set by an anachronistic body made up of 8 members. Have you seen a picture of them? They look more like the Royal and Ancient organization … Continue reading

WATCH Europa League Highlights From Benfica vs Spurs, Fiorentina vs Juve and More [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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The Round of 16 in the UEFA Europa League is over, and we now know the eight teams that have qualified for the latter stages of the tournament. If you missed today’s Europa League games, or you want to see … Continue reading

Euro 2016 Qualifying Draw Revealed

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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The draw has been made for the Euro 2016 qualification process to determine which 24 teams will end up playing in the Euro 2016 tournament that will be staged in France. The qualifying matches will start in September 2014 and … Continue reading

Could ESPN Show Select Champions League Games As Result Of FOX-ESPN USMNT-MLS TV Deal?

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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One of the possibilities of FOX and ESPN’s expected acquisition of the joint TV rights to US Men’s National Team and MLS for 2015-2022 is that it could allow ESPN to offer show some UEFA Champions League matches on its … Continue reading

European Soccer Calendar Needs to Change to Summer Schedule, Says Rummenigge

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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Karl-Heinz Rummenigge the Chairman of FC Bayern, the reigning Bundesliga and European champion, has a radical idea for the sport. He wants the European soccer clubs to move to a summer calendar especially in light of the potential move of … Continue reading

Website Stops Creating Animated GIFs of Soccer Goals After Receiving Take Down Notices From Premier League & UEFA

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Popular animated GIF website Feint Zebra has stopped producing animated GIFs of goals because the site owner has received take down notices from the Premier League and UEFA, as well as Twitter removing many of its tweets due to DMCA … Continue reading

UEFA’s Financial Fair Play: One Rule For France, And Another For Everyone Else

Posted on by Kevin Harris
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Clubs across Europe are trying to get their house in order to ensure compliance with UEFA’s Financial Fair Play regulations are adhered to. But there appears less concern in Paris and Monte Carlo than in most other cities over the … Continue reading

QPR and Malaga Are UEFA’s Whipping Boys in Financial Fair Play: Monday Soccer Insider

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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The report in the Mail on Sunday newspaper that QPR could run afoul of UEFA’s Financial Fair Play standards and face a fine in the £60 million range is no surprise. Harry Redknapp has a history of pushing clubs beyond their … Continue reading

Michel Platini Orders Probe Into Yaya Toure Racism Incident: Daily Soccer Report

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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UEFA President Michel Platini has demanded an internal investigation look into why the UEFA protocol wasn’t followed by the referee in the Champions League match between CSKA Moscow and Manchester City earlier this week. The new UEFA protocol to combat … Continue reading