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Tag Archives: UEFA

This Week On Mad About Fútbol

Posted on by Juan Arango

Goal.com and SI.com’s South American guy Greg Sica will chat with the guys about the upcoming CONMEBOL qualifiers as we as the most recent developments in Copa Libertadores play. Juan also interviewed former ESPN International play-by-play man Randall Álvarez to … Continue reading

Barca-Bayern Storylines Give Spice To Matchup

Posted on by Juan Arango

It didn’t send boots aquaking in Catalunya, but it is a team to respect based on their precedent. If there is one demon they will have to overcome in order to get to that historic treble, they will have to … Continue reading

The European Super League Raises Its Ugly Head Once More

Posted on by Paul Bestall

Where does this idea of a European Super League keep coming from? Scratch that, WE know where the idea comes from, The European Club Association, the collective of 135 clubs dotted around Europe, keeps trying to push for this dreadful … Continue reading

The UEFA Cup: What Is The Point?

Posted on by Michael Timbury

The question I am posing is looking purely at what the UEFA Cup means to clubs from the English Premier League. Judging by recent participants and how they have fared, it appears to feature very low on most Premiership clubs’ … Continue reading

Explosion May Postpone Zenit – Juventus Fixture

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Three people have been killed and at least one more injured after a taxi blew up in St Petersburg. A spokesman for Russia’s emergencies ministry told the BBC that the taxi exploded during rush-hour just outside the Udelnaya underground station … Continue reading

Atlético Get Off Light

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

In what has to be considered a poor decision, the UEFA Appeals Body has reduced the initial three-match stadium closure to a two-match behind closed doors sentence, with one match deferred for two years. Consequently, Atlético must play their next … Continue reading

Atletico-Liverpool: UEFA’s Weak Stance a Missed Opportunity

Posted on by Mike

It’s a pretty safe bet Madrid’s Vincente Calderon Stadium will be at capacity today when Liverpool visits for its Champions League Group D match against Atletico Madrid. Shame. You never get a second chance to make a first impression, and … Continue reading

Champions League Talk On The Third Half Podcast

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

I had a great conversation with Jonathan Starling of the Third Half podcast last week. We discussed the upcoming UEFA Cup group stage, UEFA’s stance on debt-laden clubs, the situation at Ajax and many other topics. I’ve posted the Champions … Continue reading

Joost Moves Soccer Channels to Flash-Based Video

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Joost, the online video site that was launched by the creators of Skype, has changed its platform from peer-to-peer to Flash-based video. In addition to offering TV shows and movies, the site still features a selection of soccer-related channels. Here … Continue reading

UEFA’s Stand For Club Identity And Fair Practices

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

This may be a bit long-winded and rambling but I hope you stick with me as there are a number of important points to discuss.  UEFA recently released a publication entitled “Safeguarding The Heritage And Future Of Team Sport In … Continue reading

How Michel Platini Is Writing UEFA's Obituary

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Michel Platini is making a fool of himself again this week after his tirade against the prominence of English teams in European football. If you caught his interview on Sky Sports, you wlll have seem him ramble on and on, … Continue reading

UEFA Considers Banning Premier League Clubs From Europe

Posted on by Christopher Harris

UEFA’s general secretary David Taylor has lost his marbles. He’s warned clubs that they may face being banned from competing in European competitions if they continue to carry excessive debt. “There would be forms of communication, even warnings, even reprimands … Continue reading

UEFA Cup Changed to Europa League

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

As we reported on a number of weeks ago, the UEFA Executive Committee has finalized the change in name of the UEFA Cup to the UEFA Europa League starting in the 2009-10 season. Along with the new name come major … Continue reading

UEFA Website Redesign Launched

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

This is a bit late but I did want to acknowledge that UEFA.com has re-launched with a new take on their familiar look. The layout is a bit cleaner though the page now contains more elements. The color scheme is … Continue reading

FIFA Needs To Revamp International Football

Posted on by Christopher Harris

It’s time for FIFA to rethink international football. In 1992, UEFA changed the European Cup to the Champions League and transformed European club football into a more entertaining product that generates vast sums of money. It also didn’t hurt that … Continue reading

Schalke Shocked In Third Qualifying Round

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

After leading 1-0 from the first leg, Schalke had to have had some confidence going into Madrid for the second leg. A strong performance from Atletico saw them thump the German team 4-0 to advance to the group stage for … Continue reading

Porto Stripped of Champions League Berth

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

UEFA’s Control and Disciplinary Body has stripped Portuguese champions Porto FC of their place in next season’s Champions League over alleged bribery of referees during the 2003/04 season. UEFA cited Article 1.04 (d) of the 2008/09 UEFA Champions League regulations … Continue reading

The 6+5 Rule Would Radically Alter Football, But Not in a Good Way

Posted on by tyduffy

FIFA recently approved the “6+5 rule” in a 155-5 vote among member nations.  The rule would mandate that clubs field at least six players from the nation in which they play.  By targeting wealthy clubs, particularly English ones, buying foreign … Continue reading