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‘It’s absolutely enormous’: Uefa’s Conference League gets thumbs-up from smaller clubs

Teams like Bohemians and New Saints can go further as they face opponents of similar standing before group stagesIt would be understandable if Premier League fans thought Uefa’s latest wheeze was intended as just another way for Tottenham to embarrass …

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Raheem Sterling and Jorginho decisions were right, insists Uefa’s referee chief

Rosetti says Sterling penalty against Denmark ‘not a scandal’He also backs decision not to send off Italy’s Jorginho in finalThe head of referees at Euro 2020 has defended Danny Makkelie for awarding Raheem Sterling a penalty in England’s semi-final an…

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Raheem Sterling and Jorginho decisions were right, insists Uefa’s referee chief

Rosetti says Sterling penalty against Denmark ‘not a scandal’He also backs decision not to send off Italy’s Jorginho in finalThe head of referees at Euro 2020 has defended Danny Makkelie for awarding Raheem Sterling a penalty in England’s semi-final an…

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Uefa charges FA over England fans’ behaviour at Euro 2020 final

Booing of Italian anthem and throwing of objects among chargesUefa opens investigation into violence and storming of WembleyUefa has opened an investigation into the chaotic and violent scenes at the Euro 2020 final and charged the Football Association…

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Hungarian minister calls Uefa ‘pitiful’ over sanction for fans’ racist behaviour

• Hungary to play two matches behind closed doors• Foreign minister likens Uefa to communist regimeHungary’s foreign minister has called Uefa “pitiful and cowardly” and likened it to a communist regime after the decision to order Hungary to play two ga…

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FA fined £25,630 for laser incident, anthem boos and fireworks in semi-final

Uefa imposes penalty over incident against DenmarkLaser pointer directed at Schmeichel in Euro 2020 gameThe Football Association has been fined €30,000 (£25,630) after a laser pointer was directed at Denmark’s goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel during Englan…

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England face Uefa censure after laser pointer shone at Kasper Schmeichel

Disciplinary proceedings opened after Euro 2020 semi-finalEngland also charged over booing of Danish anthemUefa has charged England after a laser pointer was shone in the face of the Denmark goalkeeper, Kasper Schmeichel, as he was about to face Harry …

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‘They just took it off me’ – Danish fan after rainbow flag confiscated in Baku

Supporter had flag removed by official at Euro 2020 quarter-finalUefa investigating incident while flag was returned to ownerA Danish supporter has spoken about the moment he had a rainbow flag confiscated before the Euro 2020 quarter-final against the…

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Covid: Euro 2020 crowds ‘a recipe for disaster’, warns EU committee

Letting 60,000 fans into Wembley branded ‘utterly irresponsible’, as the WHO warns crowds will fuel rise in casesAllowing 60,000 fans into Wembley and other Euro 2020 venues is “a recipe for disaster” and “irresponsible”, MEPs and the German interior m…

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Denmark’s unity and belief could carry them to the Euro 2020 final | Pernille Harder

Like all Danes I feel proud to be represented by a team who have shown vulnerability and togetherness after their traumaI am proud to be Danish. Now more than any time before. To watch the Denmark players act the way they did, to see the way they shoul…

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Refereeing and VAR among the unlikely highlights of Euro 2020 | Paul MacInnes

Officials are letting the game flow with the number of fouls down compared with Euro 2016 and VAR is running smoothlyUefa has come in for a fair amount of stick during Euro 2020. The sprawling locations, the shuttling VIPs, the accommodation of unsavou…

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Uefa signs Women’s Champions League free live streaming deal with Dazn

Global sports platform Dazn signs four-year-deal with UefaAll games in first two seasons will be on new YouTube channelUefa has signed a groundbreaking rights deal for the Women’s Champions League that will mean the competition is streamed live for fre…

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Keeping Euro 2020 semis and final at Wembley boosts World Cup bid, says FA

Agreement bolsters relationship with Uefa, says BullinghamFA yet to decide whether to bid for 2030 World CupThe Football Association’s chief executive, Mark Bullingham, has said keeping the semi-finals and final of Euro 2020 at Wembley will help his or…

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Uefa abolishes away goals rule in club competitions from next season

Rule has been part of Uefa competitions since 1965Ceferin says rule is unfair and no longer appropriateUefa has abolished the away goals rule for all of its club competitions from next season. European football’s governing body said ties level on aggre…

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Hungary’s Orbán cancels Euro 2020 trip to Munich after rainbow row

Hungarian PM pulls out of attending match in Germany as Uefa criticised over ban on stadium illuminationThe Hungarian prime minister, Viktor Orbán, has cancelled a trip to Munich for the Euro 2020 football match between Hungary and Germany in response …

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Letting in the Uefa variant could be Boris Johnson’s next own goal | Marina Hyde

If 2,500 of the ‘football family’ get a free pass into England, the double standards of our self-isolation rules will be laid bareHow encouraging to see Uefa masterminding a return of jeopardy to the Euros. Not in the football, you understand – putting…

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Letting in the Uefa variant could be Boris Johnson’s next own goal | Marina Hyde

If 2,500 of the ‘football family’ get a free pass into England, the double standards of our self-isolation rules will be laid bareHow encouraging to see Uefa masterminding a return of jeopardy to the Euros. Not in the football, you understand – putting…

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Calls to light Allianz Arena in rainbow colours after Hungary anti-LGBTQ+ law

Mayor of Munich makes request as ‘message of solidarity’Germany play Hungary at stadium on WednesdayThe mayor of Munich, Dieter Reiter, will ask Uefa for permission to light the Allianz Arena in rainbow colours for Germany’s match against Hungary on We…

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Having 24 teams is unwieldy but Euro 2020 is a step up in quality on France | Jonathan Wilson

The qualifying tweak that admitted North Macedonia was a plus but third-placed teams advancing undermines integrityA little over a decade ago, John Delaney, the infamous then president of the Football Association of Ireland, approached Sepp Blatter and…

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Marko Arnautovic gets one-game Euro 2020 ban for insulting Ezgjan Alioski

• Austria striker to miss game against Netherlands• Uefa clears him of discriminatory behaviourMarko Arnautovic has been given a one-game suspension after he was cleared of discriminatory behaviour in his mid-match rant against North Macedonia.The forw…