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12:56 PM ET Associated Press UEFA confirmed on Tuesday that Russia have been banned from the 2024 European Championship. Russian teams were banned in February from international competitions by both UEFA and world footballing body FIFA days after the country’s invasion of Ukraine. A Russian appeal against those decisions was dismissed at the Court of
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2:03 PM ET UEFA has opened an investigation into alleged discriminatory behaviour by Juventus fans in their 2-1 Champions League defeat by Paris Saint-Germain at the Parc des Princes on Tuesday, European soccer’s governing body said. Footage on social media appeared to show travelling supporters of the Italian side making Nazi salutes and monkey gestures
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10:29 AM ET UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said on Monday that he was certain Spain and Portugal will host the 2030 World Cup. The two countries signed an agreement in 2020 to push ahead with a joint bid to host the tournament and made it official in June. – Stream on ESPN+: LaLiga, Bundesliga, MLS,
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12:36 PM ET Associated Press Paris Saint-Germain must pay €10 million ($10m) for breaking UEFA financial rules, with seven other clubs also punished for overspending since 2018. UEFA said its club finance investigators ordered prize money from European competitions totaling €26m ($26.1m) to be withheld from the eight clubs sanctioned under Financial Fair Play rules.
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1:19 PM ET Alex Kirkland Rodrigo Faez Karim Benzema has been named UEFA Men’s Player of the Year — solidifying his status as favourite to win the Ballon d’Or — after scoring a personal best 15 goals as Real Madrid won the 2021-22 Champions League. Benzema, 34, helped fire Madrid to a LaLiga and Champions
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2:00 PM ET Barcelona midfielder Alexia Putellas won the UEFA Women’s Player of the Year award on Thursday, beating England‘s Beth Mead and Germany’s Lena Oberdorf to the top prize, while England head coach Sarina Wiegman was crowned coach of the year. Putellas, who won award last year along with the Ballon d’Or Feminin, netted
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11:03 AM ET Associated Press England star Beth Mead and head coach Sarina Wiegman have been nominated for UEFA’s women’s player and coach of the year awards. Mead helped lead the Lionesses to their first European title last month on home soil, being named player of the tournament and finishing as the joint top scorer
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1:15 PM ET Fenerbahce fans are seen reacting after Vitali Buyalsky scored for Dynamo Kyiv in their Champions League qualifier in Istanbul on Wednesday. Seskim Photo/MB Media/Getty Images UEFA said on Thursday it will start a disciplinary investigation against Turkey’s Fenerbahce over a group of its fans chanting Russian President Vladimir Putin’s name after conceding a
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12:53 PM ET Sophie Lawson Sweden have reached out to UEFA about a controversial VAR decision which ruled out Rebecca Blomqvist’s goal in the 2-1 win over Switzerland on Wednesday. The incident happened two minutes from time when substitute Blomqvist peeled off the shoulder of her marker to slot the ball home only for the
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11:20 AM ET UEFA on Monday criticised the breakaway European Super League with its group of elite clubs as a textbook example of a cartel, as the European football body sought to defend its power and lucrative media rights at a hearing at Europe’s top court. The spat between UEFA, world football body FIFA and
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11:37 AM ET UEFA and FIFA will next week seek to convince Europe’s top court that they have the right to block clubs from joining a breakaway league and penalise players. The dispute between UEFA, FIFA and the European Super League has ramifications for other sports, clubs and players eyeing lucrative deals offered by rebel
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7:33 AM ET UEFA is working directly with social media companies to ensure harmful content is removed. Craig Williamson/SNS Group UEFA is to launch a programme to combat online racist abuse of footballers by working with social media companies to remove harmful content from platforms and raising awareness, the organisation said on Sunday. Europe’s soccer governing
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12:54 PM ET UEFA have issued an apology to the fans who were affected by the events surrounding the Champions League final after ticket fraud and crowd trouble marred the showpiece event at the Stade de France in Paris. The match was delayed by more than 30 minutes after officers forcefully held back people trying
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3:28 PM ET UEFA has commissioned an independent inquiry into the events which led to the delayed kickoff at the Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid in Paris, including supporters being sprayed with tear gas by riot police outside the Stade de France. Senior French politicians said on Monday that between “30,000-40,000 fake
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12:01 PM ET Liverpool chief executive Billy Hogan has said treatment of the club’s fans attending the Champions League final in Paris against Real Madrid on Saturday was “unacceptable” and has demanded a “transparent investigation” by UEFA. The match, which Madrid eventually won 1-0, was delayed by 30 minutes amid chaotic scenes outside the Stade
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3:43 PM ET Teams from Belarus and Ukraine will be prevented from being drawn against each other in any UEFA competition going forward, the executive committee of European soccer’s governing body said on Friday. The move comes following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine for which Belarus has been a key staging area. Teams from Russia and
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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
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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
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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.
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