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UEFA clear Liverpool of breaching Financial Fair Play rules; Monaco hit with probe

NYON, Switzerland -- Champions League contender Monaco faces further UEFA probes for possible overspending on player transfers and wages. The ongoing case was announced Friday, two days after Monaco's 3-1 win at Arsenal made it a strong favorite to reach the Champions League quarterfinals and earn at least 40 million euros ($44.9 million) from UEFA this season. UEFA said its club...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

FIFA meets in Qatar ahead of likely switch to winter World Cup

LONDON -- Global football executives will fly into Qatar this week to conclude discussions on when the 2022 World Cup should be played. The outcome already seems clear: football's biggest event will be played in November and December for the first time unless FIFA unexpectedly gives into European opposition. In Doha on Tuesday, powerbrokers from Europe's clubs and leagues on FIFA...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

FIFA meets in Qatar ahead of likely switch to Nov-Dec WCup

LONDON (AP) Global football executives will fly into Qatar this week to conclude discussions on when the 2022 World Cup should be played. The outcome already seems clear: football's biggest event will be played in November and December for the first time unless FIFA unexpectedly gives into European opposition. In Doha on Tuesday, powerbrokers from Europe's clubs and leagues on FIFA...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Blatter goads UEFA for lack of courage in FIFA election

NYON, Switzerland (AP) FIFA President Sepp Blatter has goaded UEFA by saying it lacks courage to field an election candidate against him. Blatter tells CNN that opposition to him is led by UEFA but ''they don't have the courage to come in'' the election fight. The interview aired Monday, hours before UEFA President Michel Platini chaired an executive committee meeting that will...
Via AP on Fox
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Russia: UEFA may create football league in annexed Crimea

MOSCOW (AP) Russia Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko says UEFA may set up its own directly administered football league in the disputed region of Crimea. After Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine last year, its existing Ukrainian Premier League clubs were shut down and new teams created to play in the Russian leagues. After the Ukrainian Football Federation protested, UEFA banned Crimean...
Via AP on Fox
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Massimiliano Allegri on Paul Pogba's goal and the comparison with Zidendine Zidane

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri says midfielder Paul Pogba has enough quality to become a great of the game. The 21-year-old scored a phenomenal goal to put Juventus in front against Napoli on Sunday night and Allegri says he can make history at the club just like Michel Platini and Zinedine Zidane. "I hope [Paul] Pogba […]
Via FastOneTwo.com
January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Platini set for third term as UEFA president through until 2019

UEFA President Michel Platini is set to serve a third term after no rival candidate emerged before the deadline. The former France captain was first elected to run European football in 2007 and stood unopposed for a second term in 2011. Platini will be confirmed for a third term as president through 2019 at the UEFA Congress in Vienna in March after UEFA announced ''the cut-off deadline...
Via AP on Fox
December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Michel Platini set to be re-elected UEFA president

NYON, Switzerland (AP) UEFA President Michel Platini is set to serve a third term after no rival candidate emerged before the deadline. The former France captain was first elected to run European football in 2007 and stood unopposed for a second term in 2011. Platini will be confirmed for a third term as president through 2019 at the UEFA Congress in Vienna in March after UEFA announced...
Via AP on Fox
December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

White cards coming to soccer?

UEFA President Michel Platini is defending the idea of introducing white cards into soccer even though it is vehemetly opposed by FIFA and in particular, FIFA President Sepp Blatter. The white card will be for offenses like diving and dissent that might be a little too harsh with a yellow card. A player who would receive a white card would go into a penalty box for an unspecified...
Via Bloguin Best
December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

UEFA president Michel Platini stands firm on 'white card' policy

Uefa president Michel Platini is refusing to give up on his plan to introduce a 'white card' into football. The Frenchman first raised the idea in October, only to meet strong opposition from Fifa president Sepp Blatter, who dismissed the concept of sin-binning players out of hand. However, speaking at the Dubai International Sports Conference, Platini stressed that he would be keen...
Via Fox Sports
December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Platini urges Blatter to stand down; says FIFA in a 'very bad place'

UEFA chief Michel Platini has pleaded with Sepp Blatter to step down from his role in charge of Fifa, saying he has dragged world football's governing body to a "very, very, very bad" place. Blatter was first elected to the role in 1998, successfully retaining his position for five successive terms and is set to renege on his initial promise that he would stand as a candidate in...
Via Fox Sports
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

UEFA President Platini Implicated in World Cup Bid Scandal After Platini Reportedly Wouldn’t Face Sanctions

A report from the print version of The Sunday Times said that UEFA president Michel Platini allegedly accepted a Picasso painting from the Russian 2018 World Cup bid committee in exchange for Platini’s support for Russia hosting the 2018 FIFA World Cup. This was after it was reported that Platini would not be subject to investigation and sanctions by FIFA Ethics Investigator Michael...
Via Bloguin Best
November 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Real Madrid slams Platini over Ballon d'Or

MADRID (AP) Real Madrid says UEFA President Michel Platini should not make public his personal views about who should be given the Ballon d'Or award. In a statement released Friday, the club says it is surprised by ''repeated comments regarding his personal preferences'' over the choice of the winner of the award given annually to the player regarded as the world's best. Platini...
Via AP on Fox
November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Real Madrid blast Platini for hinting a German should win Ballon d'Or

Real Madrid have hit out at UEFA president Michel Platini for suggesting the Ballon d'Or should go to a member of Germany's World Cup-winning squad rather than Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldo was awarded the accolade in 2013 and is favourite to retain the honour after helping Real to a 10th European title, with four-time former winner Lionel Messi also in contention after another prolific...
Via Fox Sports
November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Is UEFA seriously threatening to leave FIFA over corruption report?

Irony and international soccer seem to be a match made in heaven these days. No other example may be greater than a report released on Saturday, suggesting that European soccer governing body UEFA may leave international soccer body FIFA behind. All of it apparently over the failure of FIFA to release the full report of the findings in to corruption allegations regarding the 2018...
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November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Is UEFA seriously threatening to leave FIFA over corruption report?

Irony and international soccer seem to be a match made in heaven these days. No other example may be greater than a report released on Saturday, suggesting that European soccer governing body UEFA may leave international soccer body FIFA behind. All of it apparently over the failure of FIFA to release the full report of the findings in to corruption allegations regarding the 2018...
Via Bloguin Best
November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Qatar Corruption Summary Released, FBI Stepping Up FIFA Investigation

Hans-Joachim Eckert’s summary of Michael Garcia’s report on corruption in bidding for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups have been released and it’s as expected from yesterday. Russia and Qatar have been cleared of wrongdoing and pretty much, every other country is to blame. The 42 page summary of the 430 page Garcia Report showed Eckert’s summary of that report. Why can’t they...
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

UEFA president Platini insists World Cup, Olympics clash is FIFA problem

UEFA President Michel Platini suggests that football leaders don't share FIFA's concern over upsetting the IOC by scheduling the 2022 World Cup near the Winter Olympics. FIFA's continental confederations pressed on Monday for a January-February tournament to avoid Qatar's summer heat. FIFA prefers a November kickoff. FIFA President Sepp Blatter, an IOC member, has assured Olympic...
Via AP on Fox
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Platini: 2022 WCup-Olympics clash is FIFA problem

BURTON-ON-TRENT, England (AP) UEFA President Michel Platini suggests that football leaders don't share FIFA's concern over upsetting the IOC by scheduling the 2022 World Cup near the Winter Olympics. FIFA's continental confederations pressed on Monday for a January-February tournament to avoid Qatar's summer heat. FIFA prefers a November kickoff. FIFA President Sepp Blatter, an...
Via AP on Fox
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

UEFA president Platini, African confederation in spat over Ebola

  UEFA President Michel Platini became involved in a spat with the Confederation of African Football over Ebola on Wednesday, with the Frenchman demanding an apology from CAF for getting comments he made in a television interview wrong and ''insulting'' him. The row revolves around a weekend interview where Platini was asked about next year's troubled African Cup of Nations and...
Via AP on Fox
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

UEFA Considers Men-Only Ban As Punishment For Racist Behavior

UEFA may order clubs to allow only women and children into European matches as punishment for racist behavior by fans after deciding to take no action against CSKA Moscow for apparently having fans inside the closed stadium against Manchester City. Some 200 to 300 people supporting CSKA were inside the stadium on Tuesday night but UEFA is satisfied the rules were followed. UEFA...
Via World Soccer Talk
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

UEFA president Michel Platini mulls allowing women, kids only at games

UEFA President Michel Platini is mulling whether to allow only women and children into matches rather than completely closing stadiums as punishment for supporters' racist abuse. CSKA Moscow's Champions League match against Manchester City on Tuesday was played without paying fans, the first of three UEFA fixtures the Russian club must play behind closed doors over racism. But City...
Via AP on Fox
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Platini, African confederation in spat over Ebola

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) UEFA President Michel Platini is demanding that the Confederation of African Football withdraws an ''insulting'' statement that claimed the Frenchman was interfering in its affairs over Ebola. The spat revolves around a television interview where Platini was asked about next year's troubled African Cup of Nations in Morocco, and if it should be held...
Via AP on Fox
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Platini mulls allowing only women, kids at games

LONDON (AP) UEFA President Michel Platini is mulling whether to allow only women and children into matches rather than completely closing stadiums as punishment for supporters' racist abuse. CSKA Moscow's Champions League match against Manchester City on Tuesday was played without paying fans, the first of three UEFA fixtures the Russian club must play behind closed doors over racism...
Via AP on Fox
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Platini says he won't support Blatter in FIFA vote

ROME (AP) UEFA president Michel Platini says he will not support Sepp Blatter in his bid for a fifth term as FIFA president. Platini tells Italian state TV ''I wish him well but four years ago he asked for our support by telling us that it would be his last candidacy. Now he's again asked for our support and I told him we won't anymore, we need some fresh air.'' The 78-year-old...
Via AP on Fox
October 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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