Players Can Now Switch Clubs In Champions League

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Players who switch clubs during the course of a season will be allowed to play for both in the Champions League under new rules announced by UEFA on Tuesday. The European global football body said in a statement that it would also allow teams to use a fourth substitute in extra-time…

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#ASEDEYHOT – IS IT TIME TO END EXTRA TIME FOR GOOD? COACHES DEBATE THE WAY FORWARD

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The idea of scrapping extra time after draws in knockout European matches was discussed at UEFA’s annual seminar for elite coaches and ex-coaches this week. Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson, UEFA’s coaching ambassador who chaired the meeting, said players were too often exhausted and simply played for penalties. “I don’t…

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#ASEDEYHOT – UEFA DOPE TESTS FIND EURO 2016 TO BE A CLEAN EVENT

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All 1,818 doping test taken from European Championship players have so far tested negative. UEFA says 354 samples collected at matches and analysed by the WADA-accredited anti-doping laboratory at Chatenay-Malabry outside Paris added to the 1,464 that were taken out-of-competition since January 1. Results from testing blood, urine and serum…

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#OYINBOTORCHLIGHT – UEFA TREADS WARILY WITH INTEGRATION OF KOSOVO INTO FOOTBALL FAMILY

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UEFA are to set up a special task force to determine how to accommodate Kosovo in their various competitions. Kosovo were accepted as a full member of FIFA last Friday, a week after being admitted to UEFA despite fierce opposition from Serbia. A May 31 deadline has been set for…

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#OYINBOTORCHLIGHT – CHELSEA ARE UNDERDOGS AGAINST PSG

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It is hard to imagine former boss Jose Mourinho ever calling Chelsea underdogs, but that’s how successor Guus Hiddink has described them before their Champions League Last 16 second leg clash against Paris St Germain Tonight (Wednesday). The French champions head to Stamford Bridge for the third successive season, having…

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#ASEDEYHOT – PLATINI SCEPTICAL OF VIDEO TECHNOLOGY QUESTIONING VESTED INTEREST GROUPS

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It didn’t take long for Michel Platini to express his indignation over the decision to trial video technology. No sooner had the International FA Board given the green light for experiments to take place than Platini, still waiting to discover whether he can resume his role as UEFA president after…

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#ASEDEYHOT – UEFA WAIT FOR PLATINI BUT COULD STILL HAVE A NEW LEADER BY EUROS

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UEFA could elect a new president just before the start of the European Championship finals in June if Michel Platini fails to clear his name.  UEFA on Friday re-affirmed that it would not undergo an election process until Platini had been given the chance to exhaust all avenues in his…

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Kompany Sings Off The Same Anti-UEFA Hymn Sheet As Man City Fans

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Manchester City’s Belgian captain Vincent Kompany has described as “a joke” UEFA’s decision to launch an investigation into the booing of the Champions League anthem by the club’s supporters. European football’s governing body opened disciplinary proceedings against City under regulations concerning the “disruption of the competition anthem” following the Champions…

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UEFA Hold The Line And Stick By Platini, But Say FIFA Election Must Go Ahead

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European football’s governing has urgently called for the investigation into Michel Platini to be cleared up by mid-November so that he can still run for FIFA president – but left the door open for a backup candidate to stand instead in case the UEFA chief’s 90-day provisional suspension turns into…

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UEFA Complain Of FIFA Smear Campaign As New Desert Storm Rolls Into Europe

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The war between Nyon and Zurich escalated at the weekend with UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino writing to FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke complaining of a smear campaign against UEFA president Michel Platini and asking FIFA to investigate a letter that was circulated to Swiss and German newspapers. The 1,400-word…

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Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi up against Ramsey,Murihead and Neymar For Uefa Goal Of The Season

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A teenager who plays with Dundee United in the Scottish Premiership is vying with the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo for UEFA’s Goal of the Season award. Tannadice forward Robbie Muirhead, who is 19, has been nominated after his long-range strike for Scotland Under 19s against Norway saw…

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Man City, PSG Ready To Spend After UEFA Sanctions Lifted

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UEFA lifted sanctions against both Manchester City and Paris Saint Germain yesterday and both sides now freed of their financial shackles will launch into the transfer market. But while PSG president Nasser al-Khelaifi said there was not an “unlimited” budget and new purchases would be carefully chosen, City look set…

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UEFA Softening Break-Even Rule To Attract Investors

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UEFA has softened its break-even ‘Financial Fair Play (FFP)’ regulations in an attempt to encourage investment in European club football and move from “austerity to sustainable growth”. General secretary Gianni Infantino said FFP, implemented in 2012, had succeeded in curbing potential ruinous excessive spending by teams desperate for success and…

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UEFA Break-Even Rule Referred To Court Of Justice

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A legal complaint against UEFA’s break-even rule ‘Financial Fair Play (FFP)’ has been referred to the European Court of Justice (EJ), the lawyers who brought the case said on Tuesday. The EJ will be asked if FFP “violates the following EU fundamental freedoms: free competition, free movement of capital and…

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Croatia Face UEFA Hearing After Swastika Incident

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Croatia are to face a disciplinary hearing over their Euro 2016 qualifier at home to Italy during which a swastika cross was imprinted on to the pitch, UEFA said on Monday. UEFA, without specifically mentioning the swastika, said Croatia had been charged with “racist behaviour” and would face a hearing…

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