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Archives: UEFA

UEFA Considers Men-Only Ban As Punishment For Racist Behavior

Posted on by PA Sport
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UEFA may order clubs to allow only women and children into European matches as punishment for racist behavior by fans after deciding to take no action against CSKA Moscow for apparently having fans inside the closed stadium against Manchester City. … Continue reading

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Bored and Frustrated By International Breaks? Help Is Soon On Its Way

Posted on by Chris Winterburn
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In the far away distance of 2018, there is hope for likeminded football supporters and coaches who could all do without the numerous international breaks for friendly matches as UEFA have unanimously agreed to the formation of a Nations League … Continue reading

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UEFA To Consider Rules Change Targeting Manchester United and Real Madrid’s Debt

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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UEFA has arranged a meeting on Monday to discuss new Financial Fair Play regulations which would make debt reduction part of its guidelines. There has been growing criticism that the governing body’s efforts are focused solely on the over-investment at European clubs, while ignoring … Continue reading

UEFA Introducing Changes To Champions League Seeding; Top Seeds Go To Title Winners Only

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino confirmed that the European governing body will introduce changes to the Champions League group-stage, so that only the winners of the highest ranking leagues and the title holders will be among the top-seeded teams. Currently, UEFA … Continue reading

Russian Football Union Investigating Claims Of Racial Abuse Against Brazilian Forward Hulk

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Zenit St Petersburg forward Hulk has informed the Russian Football Union of racial abuse directed towards him by Spartak Moscow fans during a Russian Premier League match this past weekend. The Russian Football Union is now investigating the incidents and … Continue reading

UEFA Announce Euro 2020 Host Cities

Posted on by Hugh Schuitemaker
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The thirteen cities that will play host to the Euro 2020 tournament have been officially confirmed by UEFA President Michel Platini. The announcement came early last Friday morning following a draw to decide which of the many hopeful nations that … Continue reading

AS Roma And CSKA Moscow Facing UEFA Discipline For Champions League Fan Violence

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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The fallout from last week’s clash between supporters of AS Roma and CSKA Moscow during their Champions League Group E encounter in Rome could see both sides fined by UEFA. UEFA has confirmed that both the Italian and Russian club will fall … Continue reading

Partizan Apologize For Anti-Semitic Banner; UEFA Open Disciplinary Proceedings

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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[Warning: This article contains language and an image containing words which some readers may find offensive.] Partizan Belgrade have issued an apology for an anti-Semitic banner which was displayed by a section of their home supporters during last night’s Europa … Continue reading

What Should Happen To Manchester City’s Financial Fair Play Fine?

Posted on by Chris Winterburn
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Following Manchester City‘s protracted battle with UEFA’s Financial Fair Play regulations it came to light yesterday that following an agreement between clubs and European football’s governing body, the money brought in from Manchester City’s fine would be distributed amongst clubs … Continue reading

Former EPFL Chief Executive Claims A Professional Club Is Run By ‘Criminals’

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Speaking at the Soccerex Global Convention in Manchester, Emanuel Medeiros claimed that a professional football club in Europe is being run by “criminals”; Medeiros is the former chief executive of the European Professional Football Leagues (EPFL). “I believe there is … Continue reading

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