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UEFA: Unopposed Ceferin Re-elected President

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin was on Thursday re-elected for a four-year term as head of European football’s governing body by acclamation. The 51-year-old Slovenian lawyer was the only candidate going forward for election at the UEFA Congress in Rome. Ceferin took over two and a half years ago after the corruption scandal that toppled his predecessor, Frenchman Michel Platini. “I am honoured,” said Ceferin, thanking members of UEFA’s 55 member associations for re-electing him, saying he was taking over with…

Champions League: Man United Face PSG As Liverpool Battle Bayern In Round 16

Manchester United will face Neymar and Paris Saint-Germain, PSG, in the last 16 of the Champions League, while Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp must tackle German opposition in the form of Bayern Munich. The draw was revealed on Monday by the European football body, UEFA. Holders, Real Madrid will face Ajax who are the first Dutch side to progress to the Champions League knockout stage since PSV in 2015-16. Elsewhere, Manchester City take on Schalke, Tottenham battle Borussia Dortmund and Cristiano Ronaldo’s…

How Plan To Destroy Champions League Was Uncovered

The documents unveiled last week offer, in all kinds of detail, how and when the project of a European League was born, and its evolution until everything is ready for its execution, plus how the so-called Big Four (Bayern, Juventus, Barcelona and Real Madrid) used it as a weapon against UEFA to reform the Champions League. A real threat exists that the most powerful clubs will blow up the current competition. The documents reveal a labyrinth of interests in search of the best business. As an example, suffice it to…

UEFA Bans Russian Club Rubin Kazan From European Competition

Russian club Rubin Kazan have been banned from playing in the Champions League and Europa League if they qualify for either tournament in the next two seasons. European football's governing body UEFA handed down the punishment for the breach of financial fair play rules. The Russian Premier League side had a 'settlement agreement' with UEFA after initially breaking the rules. But it broke that arrangement, leading UEFA to open a new investigation. Financial fair play rules are designed to stop clubs spending more…

VAR To Be Used In Next Season Champions League – UEFA

Video Assistant Referee (VAR) technology will be used in the Champions League from next season, UEFA has announced. UEFA's executive committee on Thursday agreed that the VAR system would be used in the final qualifying round, the group stage and the knockout stages of next season's Champions League. "We are confident that introducing VARs in August 2019 will give us enough time to put in place a robust system and to train match officials to ensure an efficient and successful implementation of VAR in the Champions…

Luka Modric Wins FIFA Men’s Best Player Award

Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder Luka Modric has been named FIFA’s player of the year. The Croatian captain beat former Real Madrid teammate Cristiano Ronaldo and Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah to the prize. Modric enjoyed arguably the best year of his career as he won a third consecutive Champions League trophy - before reaching the World Cup final with Croatia. In the summer his international team-mate Dejan Lovren said: "Modric would probably be getting more attention if he was German or Spanish. He would…

UEFA To Introduce Third European Club Competition From 2021

A third European club competition could be introduced alongside the Champions League and Europa League from 2021, according to the head of the association of Europe's biggest teams. European Club Association (ECA) chairman Andrea Agnelli, who is also on Uefa's executive committee, said the "the green light has been given". He did not give any more details on how the tournament would be organised. "The current model needs modernising," said Agnelli, 42. Agnelli, who is also chairman of Italian champions…

Sane Withdraws From Germany Squad ‘For Private Reasons’

Manchester City winger Leroy Sane withdrew from the Germany squad “for private reasons” on Friday following a meeting with coach Joachim Loew, the German FA (DFB) confirmed. “Following discussions with head coach Joachim Loew, @LeroySane19 has left the team hotel in Munich for private reasons and will not be available” for Sunday’s friendly against Peru, the DFB’s English language Twitter feed said. Sane, 22, was controversially left out of the Germany squad for their disastrous World Cup campaign in Russia.…

Ronaldo, Modric, Salah Finalist For FIFA Best Award

Lionel Messi has been excluded from the podium of the top prize at FIFA Best Awards after the final shortlists were announced by world football governing body, FIFA, on Monday. Making the three-man shortlist are Portuguese and 2017 Best FIFA Men’s Player Cristiano Ronaldo, Croatian Captain Luka Modric, and Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah. Modric had last week won the UEFA best player award for his spectacular contributions to his club, Real Madrid in the 2017/18 session, which infuriated his former team mate Ronaldo,…

Luka Modric Wins UEFA Player Of The Year

Real Madrid’s Luka Modric was named UEFA Men’ Plyer of the Year for the 2017/18 season, ahead of his former team mate Cristiano Ronaldo and Liverpool Forward Mohamed Salah, at the star-studded event held in the Grimaldi Forum, Monaco. 13-time European champions, Madrid swept the individual positional prizes too, with goalkeeper Keylor Navas picking up goalkeeper of the year, Captain Sergio Ramos named defender of the year and Modric, who received the overall prize from UEFA President Alexander Ceferin. “UEFA Men's…
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