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Aleksander Ceferin of Slovenia has been elected as the new president of UEFA, European football’s governing body. Ceferin is to complete the term of banned former President Michel Platini.
A new Champions League season is starting amid ongoing debate about its controversial upcoming reforms. The changes will only benefit the continent’s biggest clubs and damage UEFA, writes Olivia Gerstenberger.
Germany’s football association has said that it will support Alexander Ceferin in the upcoming UEFA presidential election. He is one of three candidates vying to replace Michel Platini.
Zinedine Zidane collected his second European trophy as Real Madrid coach. His side dispatched Sevilla after extra time without the services of Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Pepe.
FIFA has banned Wolfgang Niersbach from football for one year. This came after the Committee found that Niersbach had failed to report possible wrongdoing related to the awarding of the 2006 World Cup to Germany.
France forward Antoine Griezmann has been named player of the tournament after scoring six goals and making two assists. But it is scant reward for a distraught host Nation, beaten 1-0 in the final by Portugal.
Russia have been heavily punished by UEFA for the behavior of their fans at Euro 2016. It is the right decision, but also one that is only made in the worst case scenarios, writes DW’s Jens Krepela.
Russia’s national football team has been given a suspended disqualification from Euro 2016 by UEFA due to fan violence. The team was also handed a 150,000 euro fine.
The European Championship’s simplicity used to be one of its biggest strengths. But the latest expansion of the tournament will take the edge of some fixtures and reward mediocrity, writes DW’s Matt Pearson.
The UEFA has announced the upcoming matches for the Champions League semi-finals. Atlético Madrid will play against Bayern München, while Real Madrid will meet Manchester City. The UEFA previously announced that the final match will be held in San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy.
The European football federation, UEFA, announced late Monday that Turkish football club Galatasaray had failed to meet the financial fair play terms.
The financial integrity laws came into force in 2011 through the beginning of the 2014 season, the goal of which is for club expenditures to reach a point where profits and losses are equal.
Egyptian national team players help their teams in vital wins during this week’s football
By James M. Dorsey A decision by European football body UEFA to ban two top Turkish clubs from competing in European championships for match-fixing has highlighted potentially murky politics underlying the worst scandal in Turkish sporting history. The decision in response to the Turkish Football Federation’s failure to impose penalties and in advance of an …
By James M. Dorsey A decision by European football body UEFA granting Gibraltar the right of membership potentially opens the door to Kurdistan to seek association with the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) in a move that would acknowledge demands for increased autonomy and the possible shifting of national borders in the Middle East as a …
Champions League semi-final draw sets up possibility of all Spanish or all German final