Saturday, November 17, 2018

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    UCL: Galatasaray can beat Porto, says Onyekuru

UCL: Galatasaray can beat Porto, says Onyekuru

Henry Onyekuru, Super Eagles forward, says Galatasaray can beat FC Porto in Wednesday's Champions League Group D clash.The Turkish club pipped Erzurum BB 1-0 in a league match last weekend, but Onyekuru says playing in Europe’s premier competition is a different kettle of fish.“We have no time and must focus on Porto. It is a very important game for us, [...]

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    VAR to be introduced in next season’s Champions League

VAR to be introduced in next season’s Champions League

Video assistant referee (VAR) will be introduced in the Champions League and other UEFA competitions from the 2019/20 season.The decision was reached on Thursday at a meeting of UEFA's executive committee in Nyon, Switzerland.According to UEFA, the VAR system will be used from the play-off stage of the Champions League while it will also be used for the 2019 UEFA Super [...]

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    UEFA to introduce third European club competition from 2021

UEFA to introduce third European club competition from 2021

UEFA is set to launch a third European club competition from the 2021-22 season.Andrea Agnelli, European Club Association president, confirmed the development on Tuesday.In his opening address at the ECA biannual meeting, Agnelli said: "Pending approval of the UEFA ExCo, the 'green light' has been given to introduce a third competition, bringing the overall number of clubs to 96, as of [...]

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    CAS overturns AC Milan Euro ban

CAS overturns AC Milan Euro ban

The Court of Arbitration for Sports, CAS, has overturned the european ban handed to AC Milan by European football governing, UEFA, as punishment for breaching the financial fair play rules.According to a document released by the judiciary body, created to settle sports-related disputes, on its website, the Switzerland-based court stated three key points in its ruling which decided in AC [...]

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    UEFA punish Atlético Madrid for fans’ behaviour

UEFA punish Atlético Madrid for fans’ behaviour

European football governing body, UEFA have punished Europa League winners, Atlético Madrid over fans' unsporting conduct at Lyon's Olympic stadium during last month's 3-0 victory over Olympic Marseile in the Europa League final.Rising at a disciplinary meeting today in Nyon, Switzerland, UEFA the Spanish club's fans are guilty for displaying political far right banner during the game.The panel also found [...]

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    Aftermath of corruption clearance, Platini vows to bounce back

Aftermath of corruption clearance, Platini vows to bounce back

Former UEFA president, Michel Platini, has vowed to return to football following his clearance from corruption allegations by a Swiss court.Platini, 62, who was also FIFA's vice president before his suspension in 2015 for "illegal" payments received from disgraced former FIFA president, Sepp Blatter, stated that the decision was “the end of a long nightmare for my family and those [...]

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    Liverpool vs R’Madrid: Hunger to do ‘big things’ meets advantage of experience

Liverpool vs R’Madrid: Hunger to do ‘big things’ meets advantage of experience

In a few hours, Liverpool and Real Madrid will lock horns to decide the best team in Europe for the 2017/18 season.A bunch of moving parts -- the standout players, formation, tactical wit of the coaches -- will be at play when the run around begins in Kiev.Jurgen Klopp has lost his last five finals while Zidane has won two [...]

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    Istanbul stadium to host 2020 UCL final

Istanbul stadium to host 2020 UCL final

European football governing body, UEFA, has announced that the 2020 Champions League final will be staged at Turkey's Istanbul stadium. The UEFA Executive Committee took the decision at its meeting held today in Kiev, Ukraine.The Atatürk Olimpiyat Stadı is the country's largest stadium and is home to the Turkish national team. This will be the stadium's second UCL final, [...]

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    Referee rant: UEFA charge Buffon

Referee rant: UEFA charge Buffon

European football governing body, UEFA has charged Juventus goalkeeper, Gianluigi Buffon for his expletive-laden rant at referee Michael Oliver during and after the controversial Champions League Quarter final second leg encounter against Real Madrid at Santiago Bernabeu in Spain.The case instituted against the 40-year old Italian, according to UEFA, relates to “general principles of conduct”, following his dismissal earned for [...]

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    Arsenal to square up with AC Milan in Europa League cracker

Arsenal to square up with AC Milan in Europa League cracker

Arsenal have been drawn against AC Milan in the last 16 of the Europa League.Arsene Wenger's men will face the seven-time European champions in the first away game in Italy.Both sides last met in an European competition in the 2011/12 Champions League, with Milan winning 4-0 at San Siro before Arsenal won 3-0 at the Emirates.The full list of the [...]

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    Arsenal, Celtic get Europa League round of 32 opponents

Arsenal, Celtic get Europa League round of 32 opponents

Arsenal FC has been drawn against Swedish side, Östersund, in the Europa League round of 32.Spanish giant, Atlético Madrid, will face FC Copenhagen while Borussia Dortmund will slug it out with Atalanta.Scottish side, Celtic FC, will face Russia's Zenit in the knock out round.Here is the full list of the draw:Borussia Dortmund Vs AtalantaNice Vs Lokomotiv MoscowFC Copenhagen Vs Atlético [...]

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    UCL: Madrid draw PSG, Chelsea to lock horns with Barca in round of 16

UCL: Madrid draw PSG, Chelsea to lock horns with Barca in round of 16

Back-to-back winners Real Madrid will face Paris St. Germain in the UEFA Champions League round of 16.English Premier League defending champions, Chelsea FC, will battle it out with perennial rivals Barcelona.1974 European Cup quarter-finalist Basel will slug it out with Manchester City.The round of 16 draw held on Monday at the UEFA headquarters in Nyom.The first leg matches will take [...]

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    La Liga calls for probe of Man City’s summer spending

La Liga calls for probe of Man City’s summer spending

La Liga, Spain's football league, has asked Uefa to investigate Manchester City's summer of heavy spending in the transfer market.According to Sky Sports, the Spanish league says the club’s financial power "distorts European competitions" and “is irreparably harming the football industry".Javier Tebas, La Liga president, was said to have also urged Uefa to investigate whether Paris Saint-Germain breached Financial Fair Play rules.In [...]

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    Bility rejected as FIFA presidential candidate

Bility rejected as FIFA presidential candidate

President of the Liberian Football Association, Musa Bility, has been ruled out as a candidate for the FIFA presidency following integrity checks.The football world governing body said it would not comment further on the reasons for Bility's exclusion, which the 48-year-old can challenge at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.“The integrity check included a review of corporate records, litigation cases, [...]

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    Sepp Blatter hospitalised

Sepp Blatter hospitalised

Sepp Blatter has been admitted to hospital and is likely to remain there for several days.The BBC reports the suspended FIFA president suffered what has been described as “a small breakdown” and “nervous shock”, but is expected to make a full recovery.The 79-year-old was provisionally suspended for 90 days since October amid corruption allegations.A statement issued by his lawyers said [...]

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    Infantino ‘to withdraw’ from FIFA election if Platini stands

Infantino ‘to withdraw’ from FIFA election if Platini stands

FIFA presidential candidate, Gianni Infantino, will withdraw from the race if suspended UEFA boss Michel Platini is allowed to stand.Platini and outgoing president Sepp Blatter are under investigation over a payment made to the Frenchman by the Swiss.Both men deny any wrongdoing but are still serving a 90-day ban from all football-related activities.And Infantino, the UEFA general secretary, vowed to [...]

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