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FILE PHOTO: Cars drive past a logo in front of FIFA's headquarters in Zurich(REUTERS)

Russia giving up top FIFA seat, targets new UEFA position

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2021 06:53 PM IST
The FIFA seat is being vacated by Alexey Sorokin, who joined the council four years ago while he was CEO of the Russian organizing committee for the 2018 World Cup.
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Mohamed Camara.(Getty Images)
Mohamed Camara.(Getty Images)

Two Salzburg players fail doping tests after Mali game

By Associated Press | Salzburg, Austria
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2020 08:54 PM IST
Midfielder Mohamed Camara and forward Sekou Koita reported being given medication for altitude sickness before an away game against Namibia on Nov. 17 in qualifying for the African Cup of Nations, Salzburg said on Tuesday.
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The draw for UEFA Champions League Round of 16 matches.(Twitter/UEFA Champions League)
The draw for UEFA Champions League Round of 16 matches.(Twitter/UEFA Champions League)

UEFA Champions League Round of 16 draw: Barcelona to face PSG, holders Bayern to take on Lazio

By Reuters | Nyon
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 05:35 PM IST
The clash of Lionel Messi and Barca with last year’s runners-up PSG is a repeat of their remarkable meeting at the same stage in 2017 when Barca overcame a 4-0 first leg loss to beat the French club 6-1 in Spain.
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Joseph S. Blatter and Michel Platini look on during the Team Seminar ahead of the Preliminary Draw of the 2018 FIFA World Cup at the Corinthia Hotel.(Getty Images)
Joseph S. Blatter and Michel Platini look on during the Team Seminar ahead of the Preliminary Draw of the 2018 FIFA World Cup at the Corinthia Hotel.(Getty Images)

Blatter, Platini now suspected of fraud in 5-year FIFA case

By Associated Press | GENEVA
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 11:39 PM IST
The open criminal proceedings had been focused on suspected mismanagement and misappropriation, plus an act of forgery by Platini, linked to FIFA paying the French soccer great $2 million with Blatter’s approval in 2011.
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Photo of Italy coach Roberto Mancini(@robymancio/Twitter)
Photo of Italy coach Roberto Mancini(@robymancio/Twitter)

Italy coach Roberto Mancini tests positive for COVID-19

By Associated Press | Associated Press
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2020 12:58 AM IST
The 55-year-old Mancini shows no symptoms according to the Italian Football Federation, and he is self-isolating at his home in Rome.
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Cristiano Ronaldo reacts during the Spain vs Portugal friendly.(Getty Images)
Cristiano Ronaldo reacts during the Spain vs Portugal friendly.(Getty Images)

With fans in stands, Portugal draw with Spain in friendly

By Press Trust of India | Lisbon, Portugal
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2020 01:29 PM IST
Some 2,500 fans attended the match that served as a test for Portuguese authorities and soccer officials to evaluate the possibility of getting supporters back into stadiums.
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Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski after winning the Player of the year with UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin.(REUTERS)
Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski after winning the Player of the year with UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin.(REUTERS)

Robert Lewandowski wins UEFA Player of the Year award

By Reuters | GENEVA
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2020 09:24 AM IST
The Polish forward scored 15 goals on the way to Bayern Munich’s sixth Champions League title, hitting the target in every match before the final except a group game against Tottenham Hotspur when he was rested.
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General view of the UEFA logo at UEFA Headquarters before the draw.(REUTERS)
General view of the UEFA logo at UEFA Headquarters before the draw.(REUTERS)

UEFA rejects Belgium FA’s proposal to allow fans back

By Press Trust of India | Brussels
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2020 09:11 PM IST
After setting up a protocol in cooperation with Brussels authorities, the federation had hoped to allow some 11,000 supporters back while respecting COVID-19 social distancing measures.
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AC Milan's Alexis Saelemaekers goes for the ball during the Europa League, third-round qualifying soccer match between AC Milan and Bodo/Glimt at the San Siro Stadium in Milan, Italy, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. (Spada/LaPresse via AP)(AP)
AC Milan's Alexis Saelemaekers goes for the ball during the Europa League, third-round qualifying soccer match between AC Milan and Bodo/Glimt at the San Siro Stadium in Milan, Italy, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. (Spada/LaPresse via AP)(AP)

Milan, Tottenham advance in Europa League qualifying

By Associated Press | Milan
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2020 12:57 PM IST
With Milan star Zlatan Ibrahimovic sidelined with the coronavirus, Lorenzo Colombo also scored for the seven-time European champion, which was banned from UEFA competitions last year after breaching financial fair play rules.
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The Bayern Munich crest(Getty Images)
The Bayern Munich crest(Getty Images)

Bayern Munich offer free virus tests to fans

By Associated Press | Munich, Germany
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2020 09:07 PM IST
The club says 3,000 Bayern fans with tickets for the game can be tested on September 21 and 22 at a parking lot next to the stadium.
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General view of the UEFA logo at UEFA Headquarters before the draw.(REUTERS)
General view of the UEFA logo at UEFA Headquarters before the draw.(REUTERS)

UEFA moves Champions League draw from Athens over health concerns

By Reuters | Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2020 09:25 PM IST
The European soccer body said that the Champions League draw would instead take place without guests -- such as club representatives -- at its own headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, on Oct. 1 with the Europa League draw the following day in the same venue.
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General view of the UEFA logo at UEFA Headquarters before the draw.(REUTERS)
General view of the UEFA logo at UEFA Headquarters before the draw.(REUTERS)

European clubs to ask for 5 substitutes in UEFA competitions

By Associated Press | GENEVA
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2020 10:41 PM IST
The option to increase the three-substitute quota and protect players during schedule congestion caused by the coronavirus pandemic was originally given to competition organizers by FIFA’s rule-making panel.
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File image of Kylian Mbappe.(Getty Images)
File image of Kylian Mbappe.(Getty Images)

France’s Kylian Mbappe tests positive for Covid-19, to miss Croatia clash

By Associated Press | Paris
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2020 10:33 AM IST
Mbappe was isolated once he found out about his positive test and left France’s training camp to return home on Monday evening.
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Cristiano Ronaldo is Portugal’s all-time leading scorer and most capped player.(Getty Images)
Cristiano Ronaldo is Portugal’s all-time leading scorer and most capped player.(Getty Images)

Cristiano Ronaldo, stuck on 99 goals, doubtful for Croatia match

By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON SEP 05, 2020 11:11 AM IST
Ronaldo has been stuck on 99 goals for 10 months since scoring in the 2-0 win away to Luxembourg in its last international.
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Manchester City players(Pool via REUTERS)
Manchester City players(Pool via REUTERS)

No grudges with UEFA after FFP case, City chairman says

By Associated Press | Manchester
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2020 10:45 PM IST
With City heading into a 10th straight season in the UEFA-run Champions League, Al Mubarak doesn’t want any ill-feeling to linger as the team continues its attempts to win the biggest title in European club football for the first time.
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General view of the UEFA logo at UEFA Headquarters before the draw.(REUTERS)
General view of the UEFA logo at UEFA Headquarters before the draw.(REUTERS)

UEFA to explore retaining single-leg games

By Associated Press | LISBON, Portugal
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2020 04:30 PM IST
In an interview with The Associated Press on Sunday, Ceferin said people inside and outside of football had contacted him to say they were “extremely excited” by the final eight format that abandoned the home-and-away two-legged quarterfinals and semifinals.
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Sevilla's Lucas Ocampos celebrates winning the Europa League Final with the trophy.(REUTERS)
Sevilla's Lucas Ocampos celebrates winning the Europa League Final with the trophy.(REUTERS)

Sevilla beat Inter 3-2 to lift sixth Europa League title

By Reuters | COLOGNE, Germany
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2020 07:51 AM IST
In the first European final ever staged behind closed doors, it was an astonishing anti-climax for Lukaku after he had earlier set the longest scoring run by a player in UEFA Cup/Europa League history by netting in the 11th successive game.
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General view of match balls on the pitch(Action Images via Reuters)
General view of match balls on the pitch(Action Images via Reuters)

Player virus case hits 4th game in UEFA qualifying rounds

By Press Trust of India | Geneva
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2020 11:06 AM IST
All four affected games involved positive tests within visiting teams — three from Kosovo — whose cases were dealt with by local public authorities in Switzerland, Gibraltar, the Faroe Islands and San Marino.
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Representational image.(REUTERS)
Representational image.(REUTERS)

UEFA seeks player exemptions from quarantine after travel

By Associated Press | GENEVA
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2020 09:07 PM IST
Days later, dozens of international players are set to play on the opening weekends of the Premier League and Spanish league.
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General view of the Dr DY Patil Stadium(FIFA via Getty Images)
General view of the Dr DY Patil Stadium(FIFA via Getty Images)

Defending champions Spain among European teams to play in Women’s FIFA U-17 WC in India

By Press Trust of India | Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2020 04:20 PM IST
The three countries were selected after the UEFA U-17 Women’s Championship was cancelled due to the pandemic.
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General view of the UEFA logo at UEFA Headquarters before the draw.(REUTERS)
General view of the UEFA logo at UEFA Headquarters before the draw.(REUTERS)

Kosovo team forfeits Champions League game over virus cases

By Press Trust of India | Nyon, Switzerland
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2020 10:22 AM IST
UEFA said on Wednesday KF Drita must forfeit its preliminary round game in the 2020-21 competition and awarded it as a 3-0 win for Northern Ireland’s champion Linfield.
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A bus carrying the Atalanta soccer team arrives at the Pina Manique stadium in Lisbon for a training session.(AP Photo)
A bus carrying the Atalanta soccer team arrives at the Pina Manique stadium in Lisbon for a training session.(AP Photo)

Portugal ready for Champions League after subduing virus

By Associated Press
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2020 11:52 PM IST
Portugal will take the center stage from Wednesday when eight of Europe’s best teams start fighting for the coveted Champions League title amid strict health protocols.
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FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Champions League - Round of 16 Second Leg - Liverpool v Atletico Madrid - Anfield, Liverpool, Britain - March 11, 2020 General view of a match ball on the pitch before the match REUTERS/Phil Noble/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Champions League - Round of 16 Second Leg - Liverpool v Atletico Madrid - Anfield, Liverpool, Britain - March 11, 2020 General view of a match ball on the pitch before the match REUTERS/Phil Noble/File Photo(REUTERS)

Atletico Madrid confirm two COVID-19 positives before Champions League trip

By Reuters | Madrid
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2020 06:09 AM IST
Both individuals who returned positive results are self-isolating at home. The club did not reveal the identity of those who tested positive and did not confirm if a player was involved.
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Real Madrid's Mariano Diaz gestures to fans.(REUTERS)
Real Madrid's Mariano Diaz gestures to fans.(REUTERS)

UEFA confident positive Covid-19 test won’t affect Man City-Real Madrid tie

By Reuters | Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2020 02:14 PM IST
Real Madrid trail Manchester City 2-1 from the first leg of their last-16 tie before the competition was suspended in March.
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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola and Fernandinho(REUTERS)
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola and Fernandinho(REUTERS)

Man City ‘strongly condemned’ for obstructing case by court

By Associated Press | Manchester
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2020 07:26 AM IST
CAS said City’s conduct should be “strongly condemned” and it hopes the large fine would be a “sufficiently strong deterrent” to other clubs who have to comply with Financial Fair Play rules to enter the Champions League and Europa League.
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Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.(Reuters)
Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.(Reuters)

UEFA didn’t do a great job on Manchester City case: Bayern CEO Rummenigge

By Associated Press | AP
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2020 11:34 PM IST
The Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled two weeks ago that some of UEFA’s accusations of financial violations by City could not be proven and others were “time-barred” because they did not meet a five-year statute of limitations.
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Soccer Football - FA Cup Semi Final - Arsenal v Manchester City - Wembley Stadium, London, Britain - July 18, 2020 Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS / Matthew Childs / Pool(REUTERS)
Soccer Football - FA Cup Semi Final - Arsenal v Manchester City - Wembley Stadium, London, Britain - July 18, 2020 Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS / Matthew Childs / Pool(REUTERS)

Pep Guardiola says ‘not much’ respect for Arsenal off the pitch

By Reuters | Manchester
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2020 08:38 AM IST
Spaniard Guardiola had previously taken aim at a group of nine Premier League clubs who reportedly wrote a letter to CAS to argue against City receiving a stay on their ban, which was due to allegations that they broke Financial Fair Play rules.
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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola and Fernandinho after the match.(REUTERS)
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola and Fernandinho after the match.(REUTERS)

Manchester City overturns 2-year ban from Champions League

By Associated Press | Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2020 02:48 PM IST
The Court of Arbitration for Sport upheld City’s appeal against the UEFA ban, but imposed a 10 million euro ($11.3 million) fine for failing to cooperate with investigators.
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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola and Fernandinho after the match, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).(REUTERS)
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola and Fernandinho after the match, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).(REUTERS)

Manchester City to get Monday verdict in UEFA ban case

By Associated Press | Geneva
PUBLISHED ON JUL 10, 2020 11:22 PM IST
UEFA punished Man City in February for “serious breaches” of rules monitoring club finances and failing to cooperate with investigators.
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Luis Figo poses with the trophy before the draw.(REUTERS)
Luis Figo poses with the trophy before the draw.(REUTERS)

Champions League quarter-final and semi-final draw announced

By Reuters | Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2020 04:49 PM IST
Four quarter-finalists were confirmed before the COVID-19 pandemic suspended the season, while the remaining four last-16 second legs will be played at the respective clubs’ home stadiums.
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