UEFA finds no evidence to support Brewster’s racism case

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

UEFA have found no evidence to corroborate Liverpool striker Rhian Brewster’s racism allegations against Spartak Moscow defender Leonid Mironov, European soccer’s governing body said on Wednesday after completing their investigation.Brewster, 17, alleged that he was racially abused by Mironov during Liverpool’s 2-0 UEFA Youth League win against the Russian side in December and UEFA appointed an Ethics and Disciplinary Inspector to conduct a thorough independent probe.“The ...

Real’s Carvajal charged by UEFA for ‘deliberate booking’

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Real Madrid defender Dani Carvajal has been charged by UEFA for getting booked on purpose during their 6-0 win at Apoel Nicosia in Champions League Group H on Tuesday to wipe his disciplinary slate clean for the knockout stage. The right back was shown a yellow card in the 90th minute for time wasting when taking a throw in, his third booking of the group stage, which means he is banned for the final group game at home to Borussia Dortmund on Dec. 6. The yellow card ...

Portugal’s Figo appointed UEFA football advisor

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Former Portugal international Luis Figo has been appointed as a football advisor by UEFA, European soccer’s governing body said on Wednesday. Figo joins fellow former professionals Nadine Kessler and Dejan Stankovic who were appointed advisors earlier this year and will work with UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin and the Football Division. The team will deal with technical aspects, laws of the game and the overall attractiveness of the sport. Figo, who was briefly ...

Syrian refugee camp in Jordan gets full-size soccer pitch

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

The head of European soccer’s governing body and Jordan’s Prince Ali inaugurated a full-size soccer pitch Tuesday in the kingdom’s largest camp for Syrian refugees, part of efforts to bring a sense of normalcy to those faced with open-ended exile. UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin kicked a ball around with Syrian children who joyfully ran onto the facility’s artificial grass after the ribbon-cutting. “I love football because it helps us fill our spare time,” ...

Pogba wins UEFA Europa League Player of the Season award

Friday, 25 August 2017

 Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba was named UEFA Europa League Player of the Season 2016-17, beating teammates Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan to the prize, European soccer’s governing body announced in Monaco on Friday.Pogba, who rejoined United from Juventus last year, started all 15 games and scored three times in Europe’s second-tier competition to help United lift the trophy for the first time in May. “I am very happy to be the first one ...

Ronaldo wins UEFA Player of the Year award

Thursday, 24 August 2017

 Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo was named UEFA’s Player of the Year, beating Lionel Messi and Gianluigi Buffon to the prize, European soccer’s governing body announced during the Champions League group stage draw in Monaco on Thursday.Ronaldo helped Real to a second consecutive Champions League title and finished as the tournament’s top scorer with 12 goals last season. He has now won the award three times, one more than Messi.The three-player shortlist was chosen ...

Man Utd cancel Europa League final news conference after concert attack

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Manchester United have cancelled their news conference ahead of the Europa League final in Stockholm following Monday’s suicide attack at a pop concert in their own city which killed 22 people. European soccer body UEFA said it had agreed to a request from United to cancel Tuesday’s conference, which was due to be held at the Friends Arena, the venue for Wednesday’s match against Dutch side Ajax Amsterdam. UEFA said the team would practice at their own ...

UEFA reviewing security following Dortmund bus blast

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

European soccer authority UEFA said it was reviewing security for Wednesday’s Champions League matches and would increase it where necessary, a day after explosions hit the Borussia Dortmund team bus. Tuesday’s match was called off after the blasts, which damaged the vehicle en route to the stadium for the German side’s clash with AS Monaco. UEFA said in a statement there had been no specific intelligence regarding any threat to Wednesday’s matches. They include the ...

‘Money does not rule,’ Ceferin tells UEFA

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin told Europe’s top football clubs on Wednesday that “money does not rule” and warned its biggest leagues that he would not give in to blackmail as he promised to reshape the game in the region.The Slovenian also reiterated in his opening speech at the UEFA Congress that he would not allow the creation of a closed “Super League”, which some of the region’s biggest clubs have discussed.Ceferin was elected last September, shortly ...

UEFA considers squad limits, transfer market changes

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

UEFA will consider introducing squad limits and changes to the transfer system to prevent European teams hoarding players and stem the growing gap between rich and poor clubs, its president Aleksander Ceferin said on Wednesday. The Slovenian lawyer, elected as the head of European soccer’s governing body last September, told a conference in Lisbon that UEFA needed to address a “decrease in competitive balance” within European club football. The last ...

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