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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
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6:27 AM ET Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has again blasted UEFA for its opposition to the Super League, vowed to push ahead with the project and said he expects the courts to back his vision for European football. – The Super League 12: What was their motivation? – Stream ESPN FC Daily on ESPN+
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1:30 PM ET Fewer than eight months after they began, Europe’s World Cup qualifiers issued (most) of their verdicts. Ten nations are in, and another 12 will compete for the remaining three spots. Some will always complain about international football getting in the way of the club season, but we got this far with just
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3:53 PM ET UEFA will investigate an incident of alleged racist abuse aimed at Sweden‘s Anthony Elanga in an Under-21 European Championship qualifier against Italy on Tuesday. Elanga, who was taken off in the 72nd minute, was involved in an incident with opposition players after the final whistle, with the Swedish Football Association saying that
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3:25 AM ET Alex Kirkland Rodrigo Faez Thibaut Courtois has hit out at football’s governing bodies, saying “nobody cares about the players” who are being treated like “robots” in a packed football calendar. The Real Madrid goalkeeper played for Belgium in both their Nations League finals matches in Turin during this international break. – Stream
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4:10 AM ET Associated Press UEFA on Tuesday took legal action to remove the judge from a Spanish court case thwarting the attempt to punish Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus for their involvement in the ill-fated Super League breakaway. The move could eventually lead to disciplinary action restarting against the rebel clubs after it was
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12:41 PM ET Associated Press UEFA has intensified its opposition to FIFA’s push for a biennial World Cup system, saying on Wednesday that the world football governing body has yet to respond to its request for talks to discuss the proposals. FIFA president Gianni Infantino has been deploying retired players and former Arsenal manager Arsene
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10:24 AM ET The medical staff who saved Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen‘s life at the Euro 2020 are set to receive the UEFA President’s Award, Europe’s football governing body said on Tuesday. Eriksen collapsed during Denmark’s opening defeat by Finland in June and received life-saving treatment on the pitch before he was rushed to hospital.
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12:22 PM ET Chelsea duo N’Golo Kante and Jorginho as well as Manchester City‘s Kevin de Bruyne are in the running for UEFA’s 2020-21 male Player of the Year award after topping an all-midfield shortlist published on Thursday. All featured in Euro 2020 — De Bruyne for Belgium, Kante with France and Jorginho with winners
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12:35 PM ET Sam Marsden Moises Llorens Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus celebrated a victory over UEFA on Friday as a Spanish court ruled the governing body could not act against the founding members of the European Super League. Nine of the 12 founders quickly backed out of the failed project in April, including six
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10:59 AM ET UEFA has opened a formal investigation into the storming of Wembley Stadium by supporters at Sunday’s Euro 2020 final in addition to charging the English Football Association with four separate offences relating to the conduct of fans. England’s first appearance in a tournament showpiece for 55 years ended in defeat on penalties
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11:41 AM ET “Three Lions” singer Frank Skinner said UEFA had opposed plans for him and David Baddiel to perform their popular song before Sunday’s European Championship final between England and Italy at Wembley. The hit song, released in 1996, has been revived in recent years as England’s footballing performances have improved, moving up the
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7:11 AM ET Hungary’s foreign minister called European soccer’s governing body UEFA a “pitiful” organisation for its decision to order Hungary to play their next two games behind closed doors due to their fans’ discriminatory behaviour. “The committee that makes a decision like that is a pitiful and cowardly body. They should be ashamed of
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8:03 AM ET UEFA has banned advertising using the rainbow colours at two Euro 2020 quarterfinal matches in Russia and Azerbaijan. Spain’s penalty shootout victory over Switzerland took place in Saint-Petersburg, Russia while Czech Republic and Denmark will face each other in Baku, Azerbaijan on Saturday. Euro 2020: News and features | Fixtures and bracket
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10:55 AM ET UEFA has denied it prevented Dutch supporters from bringing rainbow flags into the official fan zone in Budapest’s Puskas Arena ahead of the Euro 2020 round-of-16 tie between Netherlands and Czech Republic on Sunday. A spokesperson for the KNVB confirmed to ESPN Netherlands that security guards asked fans with rainbow flags to
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9:42 AM ET UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has put an end to the away goals rule. Photo by Paul Murphy – UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images UEFA announced on Thursday that the away goals rule will be abolished in European tournament knockout ties from the 2021-22 season. The rule, which had been in place since 1965, was
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