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Archives: UEFA

Michel Platini’s candidacy for FIFA President hurt by connections to Qatar

Posted on by Earl Reed
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The one topic that unites almost every segment of the soccer world is the need to reform its governing body, FIFA. Unfortunately, the man who is ringing in the changes, one Michel Platini —who officially announced his candidacy Wednesday, has a murky past. He voted … Continue reading

Is it time for UEFA to take the Nuclear Option and split from FIFA? By Simon Evans

Posted on by Simon Evans
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Let’s cut to the chase with this FIFA nonsense. Department of Justice indictments here, Swiss federal investigations there, the corrupted or corruptible soccer leaders from around the world are still going to vote for Sepp Blatter as president. British newspapers headlines … Continue reading

Posted in FIFA, UEFA | 23 Comments

AS Roma, Inter Milan and Monaco among tens clubs to reach FFP settlements

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Earlier today, UEFA announced that ten clubs which were under investigation for non-compliance with Financial Fair Play (FFP) have individually agreed to settlement agreements. The clubs are AS Monaco, AS Roma, Besiktas, Inter Milan, FC Krasnodar, FC Lokomotiv Moskva and … Continue reading

UEFA announce changes to Champions League seeding system

Posted on by Peter Quinn
Champions League play-off draw: Besiktas meets Arsenal

UEFA have announced ratified changes to the seeding system for next year’s Champions League which will affect how the top seeds are determined. The new system will see the winners of the 2014-15 Champions League joined by the winners of the … Continue reading

Pep Guardiola charged by UEFA for an incident of non-sporting nature

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola has been charged by UEFA for an incident of non-sporting nature. In all its wisdom, European football’s governing body has elected to take issue with Guardiola for wearing a t-shirt which promoted a campaign for justice … Continue reading

UEFA and FIFPro launch complaint against third-party ownership of players

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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UEFA and FIFPro have launched a formal complaint against third-party ownership, stating the practice damages players, clubs and supporters. They are asking the European Commission to investigate and declare the act illegal. Third-party ownership involves the ownership of a player’s … Continue reading

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Michel Platini has tarnished the European qualifiers process

Posted on by Alex Muller
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The European Championship qualifiers are well upon us again as top domestic leagues throughout Europe shut down for a week. The excitement to go and cheer on your national team is at fever pitch as you pray for all three … Continue reading

World Cup 2022 in Qatar edges closer to November and December

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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World Cup 2022 in Qatar has taken a step closer to being held in late November and late December after a FIFA task force recommended shifting the global event from summertime to winter. The task force’s recommendations will be taken … Continue reading

Instant replays not the solution after poor weekend of Premier League officiating

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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The case for some sort of instant replay in the Premier League was made by Jose Mourinho on Sunday’s surprising appearance on Sky Sports’ Goals on Sunday program. Following Kevin Friend’s shocking first half performance in Southampton’s loss at St … Continue reading

Unsavory racist incidents plaguing European soccer demand strict response

Posted on by Amadi Tidiane
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European soccer has a distasteful history of racism from inappropriate comments by high-profile officials, to public displays by fans, to on-field altercations between players.  Perhaps more glaring than the incidents themselves is how they no longer seem shocking.  A front … Continue reading

UEFA Team of the Year Revealed; La Liga and Bundesliga Stars Monopolize Honors

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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UEFA has revealed its 2014 Team of the Year as voted on by UEFA.com users. More than 8.6 million votes were tallied and the starting eleven was selected from a 40-man shortlist. The nominees were based on their overall performances … Continue reading

UEFA Double Down On Promotion/Relegation: Pros and Cons of the Nations League

Posted on by Matt Jones
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Plans were rolled out this week for the UEFA Nations League — a new international league structure featuring promotion and relegation for European nations, and while it may sound like a political conglomerate, it’s going to be a very real … Continue reading

Posted in UEFA | 6 Comments

UEFA Team Of The Year Shortlist Revealed; Bayern Munich Lead With 9 Nominations

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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UEFA has revealed the 40-man shortlist for its Team of the Year with German champions Bayern Munich leading the way with nine nominations. The nominees were determined based on their overall performances in European club football and international competitions. The best eleven will … Continue reading

6 Potential Consequences of UEFA Pulling Out of FIFA

Posted on by Thariq Amir
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You know things are bad in the FIFA house when even the normally vocal Sepp Blatter is keeping a ‘dignified’ silence. In retrospect, it was probably too much to expect FIFA to get its act together and publish a full … Continue reading

Posted in FIFA, UEFA | 10 Comments

FIFA Hand Italian FA President Six-Month Ban For Alleged Racist Comments

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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FIFA has imposed a six-month ban on Carlo Tavecchio, the president of the Italian Football Association, for an alleged racist comment he made in August. The sanction from the governing body means the 71-year-old is barred from holding any position … Continue reading

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

Posted in UEFA | 11 Comments

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