Posted December 06, 2012 on AP on Fox
PLAYERS: Michel Platini
UEFA has called on FIFA to prohibit the third-party ownership of players' transfer rights. UEFA says it will introduce rules covering its club competitions ''should FIFA not take the appropriate steps.'' FIFA has said it will submit a proposal within months to its soccer committee, which is chaired by UEFA President Michel Platini. Third-party ownership allows investors to buy a stake in a player from his club, and cash in on future transfer fees. UEFA believes the practice distorts competition as clubs control players they could not otherwise afford and allows investors to syphon money from the game. The practice is banned in some countries, including England and France. It is popular with Spanish and Portuguese clubs to recruit South American players.

Platini pledges to help fans in Euro 2020 plans

Michel Platini says UEFA will make fans a priority when deciding how to stage the 2020 European Championship in several countries across the continent. The UEFA president says the project needs an ''intelligent solution'' to create a 51-match schedule that avoids ''chasing fans all over Europe'' to watch their teams. Platini says ''we can...

UEFA members back multi-host Euro 2020 plan

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Euro 2020 to be staged in many cities

UEFA will stage the Euro 2020 tournament in a number of cities across the continent, European football's governing body has announced. The decision was announced following a meeting of UEFA's executive committee in Lausanne on Thursday. UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino told a press conference after the meeting: "Some important decisions have been taken. "...

Euro 2020 Will Promote and Project European Unity, World Will See Europe As One in 21st Century

Close your eyes and imagine the world in 2020. The European Union will still exist, and the Euro will remain the dominant currency in the region. In fact, the Eurozone will probably expand, and its member countries will be more tightly integrated than ever before. Such is the force of history. With this in mind, UEFA’s decision to stage Euro 2020 in a number of cities across Europe...
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