newsfootball5 months ago

See Spain and Portugal’s joint bid for 2030 World Cup as winning bid, claims Aleksandr Ceferin

UEFA president Aleksandr Ceferin has revealed that he is overly confident that Spain and Portugal’s joint bid to host the 2030 World Cup will be a successful one. The two countries put their names forward to host both the 2018 and 2020 tournaments but were instead unsuccessful in their bids.
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newsfootball9 months ago

UEFA extend Russia’s European competition ban and kick out Euro 2028/32 bid

In a statement, UEFA have revealed that they have extended Russia’s ban in all UEFA competition, including the Nations League and the Women’s Euro 2022 alongside other competitions. The statement has also confirmed that Russia’s bid to host Euro 2028 or 32 has been deemed not eligible.
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newsfootball11 months ago

Glad FIFA has realised that biennial World Cup is no go for everyone, asserts Aleksander Ceferin

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has revealed that the biennial World Cup is off the table after a discussion between him and FIFA as the latter has realised that it’s bad for the sport. The change was proposed by world football’s governing body in December as part of a revamped calendar.
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newsfootball11 months ago

Reports | UEFA exploring contingency plans to move Champions League final from Russia

According to ESPN, UEFA are looking into a contingency plans to move the Champions League final from Russia amidst the possibility of a military conflict between Russia and Ukraine. The current hosts are the Krestovsky Stadium in Saint Petersburg after COVID-19 forced them to lose the 2021 final.
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newsfootball1 year ago

Nobody wants it Super League except those who think that football is about money, asserts Aleksander Ceferin

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has hit out at Barcelona, Juventus and Real Madrid but admitted that he is willing to sit down with them and talk, if they reach out to him first. The trio are the last clubs left in the European Super League project with a belief that it will come to fruition.
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newsfootball1 year ago

Super League is project that will implement financial controls which are respected, asserts Florentino Perez

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has defended the European Super League and has claimed that the project is the only way to defend and enforce a proper financial fair play rules. The Super League was officially created in April but imploded soon after with nine out of the 12 goals pulling out.
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newsfootball1 year ago

UEFA confirm they will be making formal appeal to higher court in Super League case

Following UEFA’s confirmation that they have halted disciplinary proceedings, European football’s governing body has released a statement that has revealed they are set to make an appeal against the decision. This comes after a court in Madrid asked UEFA to suspend its disciplinary proceedings.
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newsfootball1 year ago

New World Cup format is against the basic principles of football, insists Aleksander Ceferin

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has warned that a potential European boycott of the World Cup could materialize if FIFA plans to conduct the tournament every two years. Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has been pushing for major reform in his role as FIFA's chief of football development.
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newsfootball1 year ago

Real Madrid, Barcelona & Juventus remain confident that Super League will continue

In statements released by the three clubs, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus have been emboldened to keep their Super League dreams alive following a European court ruling against UEFA. The clubs have avoided UEFA sanctions due to the legal decision and now want to press on with the league.
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newsfootball2 years ago

Don’t think we will do pan-continental Euro format again, asserts Aleksander Ceferin

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has admitted that while the pan-continental Euro 2020 idea was interesting, they won’t be doing it again as it won’t be fair to the fans. The tournament was held across multiple locations with 11 stadiums across Europe used including grounds in Baku and Copenhagen.
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