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newsfootball16 days 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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newsfootball2 months 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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newsfootball3 months 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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newsfootball3 months ago

UEFA confirm that away goals rule will be removed from 2021/22 season

In a statement, UEFA have revealed that following a recommendation they have approved a proposal that will remove the away goals rule from all UEFA club competitions. UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin also added that he believes that it’s an unfair rule and one that affected the game.
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newsfootball4 months ago

Will be no Super League project for at least 10 years, asserts Aleksandar Ceferin

UEFA President Aleksandar Ceferin believes that it will be at least 10 years before something similar to the Super League is created again. The breakaway league was founded by 12 of Europe's biggest sides but suspended after nine of their founders opted to withdraw from the competition.
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newsfootball4 months ago

Super League | UEFA opens disciplinary proceedings against Juventus, Real Madrid and Barcelona

UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus over their attempts to launch a breakaway Super League. An ambitious project founded by the 12 top clubs of Europe, the Super League was suspended soon after with nine out of their twelve founders withdrawing.
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newsfootball4 months ago

UEFA confirm that Porto’s Estádio do Dragão will be venue for Champions League final

UEFA have confirmed that the venue for the Champions League final between Manchester City and Chelsea has been moved to Porto’s Estádio do Dragão. The 2020/21 season’s curtain raiser was set to take place at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium but the worsening Covid-19 situation in Istanbul changed that.
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newsfootball4 months ago

Super League | UEFA open disciplinary investigation against Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus

In a statement, UEFA have confirmed that they have opened a disciplinary investigation to look into Real Madrid, Juventus and Barcelona’s involvements in the Super League. The breakaway league was created by twelve founding clubs from across Europe’s big five leagues but was suspended soon after.
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newsfootball4 months ago

Reports | UEFA considering London and Lisbon as alternatives for Champions league final

According to ESPN, the venue for the Champions League final could be moved to either London or Lisbon owing to the worsening Covid-19 situation in Istanbul. Manchester City and Chelsea face each other on May 29th with the possibility of the curtain closer being held in England at Wembley Stadium.
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newsfootball5 months ago

Reports | UEFA to decide whether to move Champions League final to Wembley

According to the BBC, UEFA are set to meet with the UK government and the Football Association in order to discuss potential options for moving the Champions League final. This comes after the British government placed Turkey on their red list which could force both teams to quarantine upon arrival.
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