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  • Champions League: Bayern edge City; big wins for Roma, Porto 4 days ago

    Bayern Munich scored a 90th-minute goal to beat Manchester City 1-0 in the Champions League on Wednesday, while Barcelona had an easier time edging APOEL 1-0. Bayern defender Jerome Boateng's powerful shot appeared to deflect off team-mate Mario Goetze, rising up and beyond the dive of his former City team-mate Joe...
  • Real Madrid - minor blips or serious signs? 6 days ago

    "Too many cooks spoil the broth" - an age old proverb which might sound veridical to Madridistas at the moment. Real Madrid finished last season as the Champions of Europe, clinching the "La Decima" after a wait of over ten seasons. For the current generation of Madrid fans, it is...
  • European coaches ponder changes to away goals rule September 5, 2014

    Europe's top club coaches have been contemplating whether the away goals rule should remain in force in the Champions League and Europa League. The rule was introduced nearly 50 years ago when playing away in Europe was a novelty, but critics say it has now become counterproductive, unnecessary and unfair. "There was...
  • UEFA ponders Champions League seeding changes September 4, 2014

    Geneva: UEFA, the governing body of football in Europe, is considering how to change the seedings for the Champions League clubs, with one option guaranteeing topseeding to winners of highranked leagues. Currently, UEFA ranks clubs over five years of competition results, leaving national champions Manchester City, Juventus and Paris SaintGermain among...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo wins best player in Europe award August 28, 2014

    Monaco: Cristiano Ronaldo has won UEFA's award as the best player in Europe last season after scoring a record 17 goals in the Champions League. The Real Madrid and Portgual forward beat Bayern Munich pair Manuel Neuer of Germany and the Netherlands' Arjen Robben. The voting was by journalists from UEFA's 54...
  • Celtic slammed after second Champions League exit August 27, 2014

    Former Celtic players accused the club of refusing to invest sufficiently in the squad after the Scottish champions wasted a Champions League reprieve by crashing out of the competition in the playoff round. Having been beaten 61 on aggregate by Legia Warsaw in the previous qualifying round, Celtic were reinstated in...
  • Neuer, Ronaldo, Robben on UEFA award shortlist August 14, 2014

    Nyon, Switzerland: World Cupwinning goalkeeper Manuel Neuer and Champions Leaguewinning forward Cristiano Ronaldo are in a threeplayer contest to win UEFA's best player in Europe award. Arjen Robben, who helped the Netherlands and Bayern Munich reach both major competition semifinals, completes the shortlist announced on Thursday. UEFA says they topped a poll...
  • Real Madrid lift Super Cup thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo double August 13, 2014

    Cristiano Ronaldo struck twice as a rampant Real Madrid side, featuring the most expensive strike force ever assembled, powered to a 20 win over Sevilla in an allSpanish UEFA Super Cup on Tuesday. It was a thoroughly deserved victory before a 33,500 crowd at the Cardiff City Stadium in the traditional...
  • Vanishing spray approved for UEFA competitions August 8, 2014

    Nyon: Vanishing spray will be used by referees in UEFA competitions this season after its successful introduction at the World Cup in Brazil. UEFA says the spray will debut on Tuesday when Champions League winner Real Madrid play Europa League winner Sevilla for the Super Cup title in Cardiff, Wales. UEFA President...
  • UEFA bans Red Star Belgrade from Champions League June 6, 2014

    Nyon: UEFA has barred Serbian title winner Red Star Belgrade from next season's Champions League for not paying their debts. The 1991 European Cup winner was judged "in breach of a number of provisions of the UEFA Club Licensing and Financial Fair Play regulations," UEFA said in a statement. Clubs must show...
  • Real and Atletico face UEFA charges over European final May 28, 2014

    Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid are facing disciplinary action over their behaviour during the Champions League final in Lisbon, UEFA said on Tuesday. Atletico coach Diego Simeone faces a hearing after he ran on to the pitch and was sent off by the referee near the end of extra time, the...
  • UEFA, Europol team up to fight matchfixing May 27, 2014

    Nyon: UEFA has signed a working agreement with Europol, which says it is involved in nine investigations of organized crime syndicates linked to matchfixing. Europol director Rob Wainwright says it is supporting police services across Europe in the cases. No details of the investigations were given at a signing ceremony with...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo fit but Benzema, Pepe doubtful for Champions League final May 24, 2014

    Real Madrid top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo is fit for Saturday's Champions League final against Atletico Madrid but forward Karim Benzema and centre back Pepe remain doubtful, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Friday. Ronaldo, who has a record 16 goals in the latest edition of Europe's elite club competition, has had a...
  • Atletico Madrid bid to outwit Real Madrid in Champions League final May 24, 2014

    Atletico Madrid have a chance in Saturday's Champions League final not only to claim their debut European crown but to deny their loathed and vastly wealthier neighbours Real Madrid a recordextending 10th. Atletico have already outperformed this season in securing a remarkable La Liga triumph, shattering the domestic dominance of Real...
  • Big spending PSG, Manchester City punished for excessive losses May 17, 2014

    Manchester City and Paris St Germain, two of the newly rich clubs in European soccer, have been fined up to 60 million euros ($82.23 million) and had their squads capped for next season's Champions League after breaching UEFA's financial rules. As part of their settlement with UEFA, Premier League champions City,...
  • No hurry for Financial Fair Play decisions, says UEFA May 13, 2014

    Turin: UEFA says there is no hurry to announce punishments for clubs, including Paris St Germain and Manchester City, that have breached new rules designed to make soccer more financially stable. Nine clubs, which UEFA has not named but that sources close to the process have said include City and PSG,...
  • PSG, Manchester City face squad caps, fines over FFP breaches May 6, 2014

    London: Paris St Germain and Manchester City face fines of 60 million euros ($83.3 million) and limits on their Champions League squads for next season for breaching UEFA's Financial Fair Play rules, a source close to the process told Reuters on Tuesday. UEFA said last week that nine unnamed clubs faced...
  • Bayern look to count on home advantage for Real Madrid clash in Champions League April 29, 2014

    Bayern Munich seem to be going through a bumpy ride right in the crucial part of the season. Dominant until a few weeks ago, Pep Guardiola's team has been lessthanconvincing in some recent matches. In the Champions League, Real Madrid take a 10 lead into the second leg of the semifinals...
  • News 360: Congress moves EC against Modi for for violation of model code April 24, 2014

    Congress demanded registration of FIR against Narendra Modi dubbing as a "flagrant violation" of the model code telecast of his roadshow and his filing of nomination in Varanasi in 117 constituencies going to polls on Thursday. ...
  • No clubs facing European expulsion: UEFA president Michel Platini April 24, 2014

    No club will be kicked out of European competition next season for breaking financial fair play rules, UEFA president Michel Platini said in an interview on Thursday. UEFA's financial fair play (FFP) policy, designed to stop clubs spending more than they generate, comes into effect next season with a maximum penalty...
  • Bayern Munich ban two British tabloids from Man Utd return leg April 3, 2014

    Munich: Bayern Munich will not accredit reporters of English tabloid newspapers The Sun and Daily Mirror for a Champions League return leg against Manchester United over what the treble winners call offensive reporting after their 1-1 draw this week. Bayern host United next week in the return leg of the Champions...
  • I am the only one who can beat Blatter, says Platini March 27, 2014

    UEFA president Michel Platini said on Thursday that he was the only person capable of beating Sepp Blatter in an election battle for the FIFA presidency. The 58-year-old emphasised that he is yet to decide whether or not to stand for world soccer's top job next year, but he told Reuters...
  • Bayern ordered to partially close stadium against Man Utd March 24, 2014

    Munich: Bayern Munich have been ordered to close part of their stadium for the Champions League match at home to Manchester United next month for "discriminatory behaviour" by their supporters, UEFA said on Monday. Bayern will have to shut "Sector 124" of the Allianz Arena for the quarter-final second leg on...
  • UEFA charges Zenit for fans burning German banner March 20, 2014

    Nyon: Zenit St. Petersburg face further UEFA action after fans burned a German banner at a Champions League match against Borussia Dortmund. UEFA says the charges relate to "setting off of fireworks and improper conduct of supporters." UEFA's disciplinary panel will judge the latest case involving Zenit on May 14. Potential sanctions...
  • Only 37,000 Champions League final tickets to go to fans March 10, 2014

    More than one-third of the 61,000 tickets for the Champions League final in Lisbon on May 24 will go to officials, sponsors and corporate hospitality. "A total of 37,000 tickets for the stadium capacity of 61,000 are available to fans and the general public," UEFA said in a statement on Monday. European...
  • UEFA opens investigation after Manuel Pellegrini's rant February 20, 2014

    Nyon, Switzerland: UEFA opened an investigation on Thursday following Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini's outburst against the referee who oversaw his team's 20 Champions League defeat to Barcelona this week. Pellegrini said after the first leg of their round of 16 tie that referee Jonas Eriksson "decided the game" when he...
  • Pellegrini risks UEFA action with ref outburst February 19, 2014

    Manchester: Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini risks UEFA disciplinary action after an outburst on Tuesday against the referee who oversaw their Champions League loss to Barcelona, questioning his partiality and competence. A rare measured voice in the turbulent world of English football since arriving last year, Pellegrini finally lost his cool...
  • Hull boss Bruce hits out at "ridiculous" UEFA rules February 18, 2014

    Hull City have been ordered to stage their FA Cup fifth round replay with Brighton and Hove Albion just two days after they meet Cardiff City in the Premier League, much to the frustration of manager Steve Bruce. A late Yannick Sagbo strike salvaged a 11 draw for Hull against their...
  • Manchester City post loss of more than USD 85 million January 30, 2014

    London: Manchester City lost more than $85 million in a year, exceeding the amount allowed under UEFA's Financial Fair Play rules. The Abu Dhabiowned club announced on Wednesday that it lost 149.5 million pounds ($248 million) between 2011 and 2013, the first FFP monitoring period. UEFA is only allowing losses of up...