7:57 AM ET The fan violence that erupted during the European Championship final between England and Italy at Wembley Stadium last year was unacceptable and must never happen again, UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin said on Wednesday. The July 11 final, won by Italy in a penalty shootout, was marred by clashes between supporters and officials
8:03 AM ET Associated Press UEFA’s executive committee will meet in Vienna, Austria this week. FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images A European football fan group have urged UEFA and club leaders to overturn some of the changes to the Champions League due in 2024, and described other ideas as “juvenile daydreams.” The UEFA-recognised Football Supporters Europe
1:18 PM ET Russia has had its bid to host Euro 2028 or 2032 kicked out by UEFA, paving the way for a straight run-off between Turkey and a British Isles bid. UEFA also extended the suspension of all Russian teams from European competitions to include this summer’s Women’s Euros and next season’s club tournaments.
9:24 AM ET UEFA’s executive committee has approved new “sustainability regulations” to replace the previous Financial Fair Play system, president Aleksander Ceferin said on Thursday. A new “squad cost rule” will limit spending on wages, transfers and agent fees to 70% of a club’s revenue — with that figure reached after a three-year gradual change.
4:00 AM ET Dan HajduckyESPN Close Hajducky is a reporter/researcher for ESPN. He has an MFA in creative writing from Fairfield University and played on the men’s soccer teams at Fordham and Southern Connecticut State universities. Topps will replace Panini as UEFA’s exclusive partner in producing trading cards, stickers, and collectables for upcoming European Championship,
1:09 PM ET The Russian Football Union (RFU) announced Thursday that it will appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) over the decisions from FIFA and UEFA earlier this week to suspend Russian clubs and national teams from all international competitions. The decision followed Russia’s invasion of Ukraine that sparked international outcry and
10:52 AM ET Associated Press UEFA barred all Belarussian teams on Thursday from hosting international games, though they could still be expelled from European competitions for joining Russia’s war on Ukraine. Belarus is still at risk of being banned from international competitions — as Russia was by UEFA and FIFA on Monday — before its
7:36 AM ET UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has said he is tired of addressing plans about a European Super League. Richard Juilliart – UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has condemned Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus for planning to resurrect their European Super League plans “in the middle of a war.” Ceferin said he
5:15 AM ET UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has taken a swipe at Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus over their continued push for a European Super League and compared the clubs to flat-earthers. A total of 12 of Europe’s top clubs — led by Real Madrid president Florentino Perez — announced in April 2021 that they
3:18 PM ET Associated Press The Champignons League pizza is fine with UEFA after all. European soccer’s governing body said Tuesday it does not mind that a German frozen pizza manufacturer is referencing the Champions League with one of its cheesy offerings. – ESPN+ viewers guide: LaLiga, Bundesliga, MLS, FA Cup, more The manufacturer, Pizza
5:43 AM ET Alex Kirkland Rodrigo Faez The European Court of Justice will decide if the Super League is protected by EU law. Soeren Stache/picture alliance via Getty Images A court in Madrid has rejected a bid from UEFA to have the judge who granted an injunction protecting the Super League removed from the case. Judge
12:00 PM ET UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has reiterated his opposition to FIFA’s plans to stage a biennial World Cup, saying the women’s tournament or the Olympics would be affected if they were held in the same year as the finals. The European football governing body and its South American counterpart CONMEBOL have strongly opposed
5:25 AM ET Tottenham Hotspur are out of the Europa Conference League after UEFA decided the club “forfeited” their final Group G match against Stade Rennais after the Premier League side cancelled the match following a COVID-19 outbreak within their squad. Spurs were due to play the Ligue 1 side on Dec. 9 but the
7:28 AM ET The UEFA Nations League is set to expand to include all 10 South American countries from the 2024 edition, according to UEFA vice-president Zbigniew Boniek. In a move which will be seen as in clear opposition to FIFA’s planned biennial World Cup, UEFA and CONMEBOL, the South American confederation, signed a renewed
1:07 PM ET England were handed a tough draw for the 2022-23 UEFA Nations League after they were grouped alongside European champions Italy and Germany in the draw held on Thursday. England beat Germany in the knockout stages of the Euros earlier this year but lost to Italy in the final in a penalty shootout
8:03 AM ET UEFA suffered embarrassment on Monday when the Champions League round-of-16 draw had to be repeated after the initial draw was rendered invalid due to a clerical error where Manchester United were mistakenly omitted as potential opponents for Atletico Madrid. During Monday’s initial draw, United were eventually paired with Paris Saint-Germain, having earlier
5:53 AM ET Champions League holders Chelsea will find out their opponents for the knockout stages of the competition with the draw taking place at 11 a.m. GMT / 6 a.m. ET on Monday. Thomas Tuchel’s side are looking to become the first club to retain the Champions League title since Real Madrid in 2018.
Dec 8, 2021 Tottenham Hotspur’s Europa Conference League group game against Rennes will not be played after it was called off this week because of COVID-19 infections in the Premier League club, European soccer’s governing body said on Saturday. UEFA said it had tried to find a viable solution to reschedule Thursday’s match in London
5:19 AM ET UEFA have called off Tottenham Hotspur‘s Europa Conference League game against Stade Rennais less than 12 hours before kick-off due to a severe COVID-19 outbreak at Spurs’ training ground. Rennes were furious when Tottenham released a statement on Wednesday night suggesting the match would be postponed as the French club claimed to
2:52 AM ET UEFA has welcomed a European parliament resolution opposing “breakaway competitions,” but the backers of the proposed European Super League defended their project, saying the EU needed to ensure “fair and open competition.” Twelve of Europe’s leading clubs announced in April that they intended to create a new Super League and break away