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Category: Uefa

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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…

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Michel Platini detained over award of 2022 World Cup to Qatar

Former Uefa president detained in ParisPlatini taken into custody as part of investigationThe banned former Uefa president and France football legend Michel Platini has been detained in connection with a criminal investigation into alleged corruption r…

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Manchester City’s Cas appeal against Uefa FFP referral likely to fail

• Uefa’s rules do not allow for an appeal against FFP referral• Clubs are permitted to appeal against only a final decisionManchester City’s appeal to the court of arbitration for sport against the referral of the club to Uefa’s financial fair play dis…

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England fans say police raised batons amid ‘dangerous crushing’ at semi-final

• Ticket system stopped working before Nations League game• ‘No violence, just panic,’ says one England supporterEngland supporters have criticised the stadium authorities and Uefa for not doing enough to stop “dangerous crushing” after the electronic …

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England fans say police raised batons amid ‘dangerous crushing’ at semi-final

• Ticket system stopped working before Nations League game• ‘No violence, just panic,’ says one England supporterEngland supporters have criticised the stadium authorities and Uefa for not doing enough to stop “dangerous crushing” after the electronic …

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Manchester City lodge appeal with Cas over Uefa’s FFP referral

• Uefa sent case to adjudication after two-month inquiry• City have denied allegations and said emails were stolenManchester City have appealed to the court of arbitration for sport (Cas) against the decision at Uefa to refer the club to a disciplinary…

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Lennart Johansson obituary

Former Uefa president who pioneered the Champions LeagueLennart Johansson, who has died aged 89, was president of Uefa, the European football association, for 17 years, from 1990 to 2007, during which time he oversaw its growth from an organisation wit…

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Lennart Johansson, ‘father of the Champions League’, dies aged 89

Created Champions League in 17-year reign as Uefa presidentExpanded tournament to allow non-domestic champions entryLennart Johansson, who oversaw the introduction of the Champions League during a 17-year reign as president of European soccer’s governi…

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England and Germany ‘will block European Super League’

• German Football League president says new solution needed• ‘If you make a pyramid like the ECA, we would destroy the clubs’Combined opposition from the Premier League and Bundesliga will block the plans developed by the European Club Association for …

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Michel Platini rages from the sidelines as Infantino stands to keep Fifa crown

The banned former Uefa president claims there was a plot to stop him taking top job at Fifa but says he has no regretsAt the annual Fifa congress gathering in Paris, Gianni Infantino is set to be elected unchallenged on Wednesday for a second term as p…

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Michel Platini rages from the sidelines as Infantino stands to keep Fifa crown

The banned former Uefa president claims there was a plot to stop him taking top job at Fifa but says he has no regretsAt the annual Fifa congress gathering in Paris, Gianni Infantino is set to be elected unchallenged on Wednesday for a second term as p…

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Top clubs accused over ‘dangerous’ plans to reshape Champions League

• European Leagues head says clubs trying to form super league• Lars-Christer Olsson urges Uefa to reject plans and take actionThe plans drawn up by top clubs to reshape the Champions League after 2024 would create a “super league” motivated by greed t…

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Uefa investigates claims turnstiles were opened in Baku to fill empty seats

• Local officials alleged to have taken action against Uefa wishes• Governing body looking into it with stadium authoritiesUefa is investigating claims that local officials opened the turnstiles at Baku’s Olympic Stadium during the Europa League final …

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Disabled fans of Arsenal and Chelsea snub Azerbaijan’s Europa League final

• Cost and logistics of Baku trip putting off supporters• Access issues exacerbate problems for wheelchair usersDisabled supporters have turned their backs on the Europa League final, joining a wave of dissent over Uefa’s decision to hold the showpiece…

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Baku boycott would solve Arsenal dilemma rather than leave a man behind | Barry Glendenning

If Gunners refused to contest Europa League showpiece they would generate headlines that might force Uefa into climbdownLeave no man behind. A code embraced by the US military, it refers to army policy of doing everything and anything possible to avoid…

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Why did Uefa hand Azerbaijan hosting rights for the Europa League final?

The ruling body’s principle of rotating finals is a good one but the golden ticket has to be awarded for the right reasonsYou had to admire Uefa’s steadfastness in the face of unfortunate timing. The decision to award the hosting rights for this year’s…

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Manchester City furious after Uefa investigation is sent for final judgment

• City hit out at ‘unsatisfactory, curtailed and hostile process’• Financial fair play inquiry could lead to Champions League banManchester City have hit out in a strongly worded statement after a Uefa investigation into allegations of financial fair p…

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Uefa’s ‘parking ticket’ fines will not rein in football’s maverick clubs | Marina Hyde

Unless it enforces a monster fine or ban on clubs who overstep the mark, Uefa is an employee of those it is supposed to policeReports that Uefa investigators are to recommend Manchester City be banned from the Champions League for a year are certainly …

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Manchester City protest innocence to Uefa amid Champions League ban threat

• City say they have ‘comprehensive proof’ of their innocence• Uefa investigatory body members feel City have case to answerManchester City say they have provided “comprehensive proof” of their innocence to the Uefa body investigating allegations of fi…

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Arsenal urge Uefa to guarantee Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s safety for Baku final

• Armenian sat out Europa League group game in Azerbaijan• Arsenal ‘hugely concerned’ player could miss Chelsea matchArsenal have expressed concern that they have not yet received “acceptable guarantees” from Uefa that their midfielder Henrikh Mkhitary…