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Uefa president admits more must be done to tackle racism in football

• Governing body has been criticised for handling of problem• ‘We are trying and we care,’ says Aleksander CeferinAleksander Ceferin, the president of Uefa, has admitted more needs to be done to combat racism in European football and that he was not fu…

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Manchester City’s Cas appeal over FFP dismissed as ‘inadmissible’

• City had appealed against Uefa FFP investigation• Cas ruling means Uefa’s case against City will continueManchester City’s appeal to the court of arbitration for sport against a Uefa financial fair play investigation has been dismissed, the tribunal’…

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QPR ‘disgusted and embarrassed’ by Fifa and Uefa response to Spain walkout

• QPR abandoned summer tour game over alleged racism• Club ‘incredibly angry’ they are still waiting for a decisionQueens Park Rangers have accused Fifa and Uefa of “brushing racism under the carpet” as they wait to hear whether action will be taken ov…

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English football should not be so keen to mount its high horse so readily | David Conn

While news of Uefa’s sanctions on Bulgaria was breaking, Haringey were facing Yeovil in take-two of an FA Cup tie in which racism caused a player walk-offThe English reaction to Uefa sanctions for racist incidents is now so predictable as to be almost …

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Uefa under pressure to crack down on Bulgaria in response to racism

Kick It Out calls for teams to be excluded from tournamentsBulgarian prime minister asks country’s football chief to quitUefa is coming under increasing pressure to take strong action against the Bulgarian football union after England’s Euro 2020 quali…

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Southgate, Clarke and Mings react to racist chants at Bulgaria v England – video

England’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Bulgaria in Sofia came close to being abandoned on Monday night after home fans repeatedly racially abused Tyrone Mings and other black players on what the Football Association chairman, Greg Clarke, described as ‘…

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English police urged Uefa to reschedule Friday night Prague game amid fan fears

• Timing of Euro tie in Prague could spark drunken behaviour• Uefa overlooked Mark Roberts’ plea, making the game high riskThe national police lead officer for football, Mark Roberts, has revealed that he wrote to Uefa to urge it not to stage England’s…

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Uefa’s Europa Conference League likely only to keep big fish happy

New competition could ensure the Champions League remains an ever-more elusive target for those outside the eliteCaving in to apparently nonexistent demands for a competition football fans were unaware they needed, European football’s governing body ha…

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Champions League is back – but don’t expect a real match until February | Jonathan Wilson

The group stages have become predictable and merely reinforce financial inequalities between the biggest clubs and also-ransI n the distance the anthem swells. Inappropriate advertising hoardings are covered up. A continent prepares to give thanks to G…

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Football appears too self-important to bother itself about climate emergency | Louise Taylor

Choosing to stage Euro 2020 in 12 different countries is a decision that seems to be lacking in common senseImagine a series of outline maps spanning England, Europe and, perhaps even, the world. They feature clearly highlighted contours and country bo…

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The Fiver | Dressed in a manner best described as Fiverwear

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!The Fiver was disappointed that Eric Cantona didn’t follow up his monologue about immortality at yesterday’s Big Cup draw by rolling back the years and jumping into the audience to flatten an audience …

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Uefa agrees deal with clubs to cap prices for away fans in European competition

• Champions League away tickets limited to €70 (£63.50)• Europa League set to €45 (£41) maximum for away fansUefa has agreed a compromise deal with the continent’s top clubs to cap ticket prices for away fans in the Champions League and Europa League t…

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Van Dijk ‘very proud’ to win Uefa Player of the year Award – video

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has won UEFA’s Player of the Year award.The Dutch centre-back was a crucial member of the side that claimed Liverpool’s sixth Champions League trophy, and finished Premier League runners-up to Manchester City by a sin…

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Champions League 2019-20 group-stage draw – live!

Updates as the 32 teams are drawn into eight groups of fourKlopp says Champions League has never been strongerMore Champions League enrichment would risk great costEmail: rob.smyth@theguardian.com 4.43pm BST It’s 37 years since English teams won the Eu…

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More Champions League enrichment would risk great cost to football | Paul Wilson

Everybody has their favoured format for Uefa’s tournament but few want to see it evolve into a European Super League“Europe,” Sir Alex Ferguson said, actually a little before Manchester United’s 1999 success in the Champions League helped bring a knigh…

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Fans take Uefa to task over final tickets and hosts’ poor human-rights records

• Supporter groups want more tickets and accessible cities• Problems arose in Madrid and Baku last seasonA coalition of Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham supporter groups has called on Uefa to improve the experience of fans at European finals a…

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QPR urge Uefa to act strongly over racist abuse in under-18 game in Spain

• Team left pitch in protest of abuse in Andalucia last week• QPR’s chief executive praises players and staff for their actionsQueens Park Rangers have called on Uefa to take stronger action against racism after their under-18 team were forced to leave…

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Frank Lampard on Chelsea’s transfer ban: ‘I don’t need new players’ – video

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard said he is ‘happy’ with his squad ahead of their pre-season matches against Barcelona and Kawasaki Frontale.Uefa handed Chelsea a two-window transfer ban after the club were found guilty of breaching rules r…

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Milan banned from Europa League for one year after FFP breach

Cas says Milan breached FFP in three separate seasonsTorino could be given Milan Europa League spotItalian side Milan have been banned from the 2019-20 Europa League season for breaching Uefa’s Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations, the Court of Arbitr…

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Fifa’s dirty laundry does not cause such a stench in murky times of today | Marina Hyde

In a world of pee tapes, poisonings and cybersecurity attacks, news such as Michel Platini’s detention does not feel quite the full-spectrum scandal it once would have beenI’m so glad that sporticidal Fifa president Gianni Infantino got to enjoy his se…