UEFA move to change Women’s Champions League format

December 2, 2023 Musa Mohammed 0

The Women’s Champions League will adopt a new league phase format from the 2025-26 season. Currently 16 teams are split into four groups but from 2025-26 campaign onwards, 18 teams will compete in one league — playing three home and three away matches before moving into a knockout phase, LiveScore reported. The changes were approved by UEFA’s executive committee at Read More

UEFA turns down Barcelona’s appeal for ‘illegal financial figures’

November 6, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Despite an appeal by the Catalan side, the fine levied on Barcelona for violating UEFA’s financial reporting regulations was upheld. The UEFA Club Financial Control Body (CFCB) First Chamber penalised Barcelona €500,000 (£434,000) in July for falsely declaring revenues on the sale of intangible assets—apart from player transfers—that were not deemed relevant income during the fiscal year 2022. The club’s Read More

Financial violations: UEFA rejects Barcelona’s appeal

November 4, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Despite an appeal by the Catalan side, the fine levied on Barcelona for violating UEFA’s financial reporting regulations was upheld. The UEFA Club Financial Control Body (CFCB) First Chamber penalised Barcelona €500,000 (£434,000) in July for falsely declaring revenues on the sale of intangible assets—apart from player transfers—that were not deemed relevant income during the fiscal year 2022. The club’s Read More

UEFA to co-organise Ballon d’Or from 2024

November 3, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

UEFA and the Amaury group, owner of L’Equipe and France Football magazine which created the Ballon d’Or, announced Friday they had signed a partnership to co-organise the awards ceremony starting next year. The Paris-based Amaury group will remain the owner of the Ballon d’Or and continue to oversee the vote, while UEFA will take charge of marketing commercial rights and Read More

UEFA postpones matches as Israel-Hamas ‘war’ rages

October 10, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

UEFA has suspended all matches in Israel for at least the next two weeks after the country declared war following Hamas attacks over the weekend, per ESPN. The organizing body said it will “continue to closely monitor the situation and will remain in contact with all teams involved before making decisions on new dates and on potential changes to other Read More

Breaking: Pogba in fresh mess as sample B drug test comes out positive

October 6, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Paul Pogba has tested positive in counter-analysis on a second sample following his anti-doping offence. The former Manchester United midfielder was provisionally suspended on September 11 this year due to an anti-doping offence. The France international tested positive for testosterone – a hormone that increases athletes’ endurance – in a random drugs test following Juventus’ Serie A game against Udinese Read More

West Ham strike significant record in another Europa League triumph

October 6, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

West Ham made history after beating Freiburg in the Europa League on Thursday evening. David Moyes’ troops sealed a 2-1 victory over the Bundesliga outfit to capture the top spot in Group A after two successive victories. Lucas Paqueta opened the scoring in the eighth minute after he headed in Jarrod Bowen’s cross. Although Rolland Sallai brought Freiburg back into Read More

Ukraine set to boycott competitions involving Russia as UEFA lifts U-17 ban

September 27, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Ukraine has said it will not play in tournaments involving Russian teams after soccer European governing body, UEFA, announced plans to reinstate Russia’s Under-17 sides to European competitions. In a statement released late on Tuesday, the Ukrainian Association of Football (UAF) urged UEFA to reconsider its decision and urged other countries not to play against Russian teams. UEFA decided after Read More

UEFA unveils Europa League fixtures

September 1, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Europa League debutants Brighton were drawn to take on former Champions League winners Ajax and Marseille in Friday’s group stage draw. Roberto De Zerbi’s men secured a first season in continental football with a sixth-place finish in last season’s Premier League table, and their reward is matches against four-time European champions Ajax and the 1993 European Cup winners Marseille. The Read More

UEFA fine Chelsea, boot Juventus out of Europe over financial rule violations

July 29, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Juventus have been kicked out of this season’s Europa Conference League by Uefa and fined for breaching Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules. European football’s governing body has also fined Chelsea for breaching FFP rules as a result of “submitting incomplete financial information”. Uefa says the matter relates to transactions which took place between 2012 and 2019. Juventus have been fined Read More

UEFA fines Barcelona, Man United, others for breaking fair play rule

July 17, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Barcelona and Manchester United have been fined by UEFA for breaches of Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations, the European soccer’s governing body said on Friday. Barcelona were fined 500,000 euros for wrongly reporting “profits on disposal of intangible assets” in 2022, while United were fined 300,000 euros for “minor break-even deficits”. “While disappointed by the outcome, Manchester United accepts this Read More

Chelsea, others rattled as UEFA announces FFP changes

June 30, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

UEFA have confirmed a new rule which will prevent clubs from signing players to deals of more than five years to get around Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations. Chelsea were famously able to spend over £600m in the first two transfer windows under Todd Boehly, getting around FFP rules by signing players to contracts of seven or eight years. This Read More

UEFA gives Europa Conference League new name

June 29, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

UEFA are set to change the name of their third European competition less than two years after the creation of the Europa Conference League. Established in 2021, Jose Mourinho’s Roma were the inaugural winners of the European tournament, which aims to give teams another route into Europa League qualification, as well as silverware and prestige. Mourinho placed so much value Read More

Moffi wins UEFA Europa Conference League goal of the season award

June 14, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

OGC Nice forward Terem Moffi has won the UEFA Europa Conference League Goal of the Season award. 10 players were nominated for the individual accolade with Moffi getting the nod of UEFA’s Technical Observer panel. The 24-year-old’s acrobatic effort for Nice at Basel in April earned him the award. “Goals of the 2022/23 UEFA Europa Conference League campaign have been Read More

‘Insulting, abusive language’: UEFA slams charges on Mourinho

June 3, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Jose Mourinho has been charged by UEFA for using ‘insulting/abusive language against a match official’ after confrontations with Anthony Taylor during Wednesday’s Europa League final. The Roma manager and his staff were abusive towards the Premier League referee numerous times during the defeat to Sevilla in Budapest. After the game, footage on social media showed Mourinho directing a string of Read More

Newcastle grabs UEFA Champions League spot

May 23, 2023 Admin III 0

Newcastle United will rejoin Europe’s elite in the Champions League next season after a 20-year absence following a 0-0 draw at home to struggling Leicester City which guaranteed a top-four finish in the Premier League on Monday. It was not quite the glorious home sign-off the fans were expecting as Newcastle dominated from start to finish without finding the net, Read More

Revealed! UEFA Champions League semi-finalists, fixtures

April 20, 2023 Admin III 0

Manchester City will face holders Real Madrid in the semi-finals of the Champions League after knocking out Bayern Munich. The fixture will be a repeat of last year’s extraordinary semi-final in which Real Madrid, champions of Europe on 14 occasions, prevailed 6-5 on aggregate despite City boasting a two-goal lead entering the final minute of the second leg. This year’s Read More

Malomo – Paris bags coaching job in Ireland

April 15, 2023 Admin III 0

Coach Donald Malomo – Paris will lead the technical crew of women’s first team of Larne Fc as contained in the post made on the official facebook page of the club. “We are excited to announce Donald Malomo-Paris as the Head Coach of our women’s first team, with the appointment coming as part of a wider restructure of the senior Read More

Breaking: Manchester City face Bayern Munich as Chelsea get Real Madrid date in UEFA Champions League quarter-final draw

March 17, 2023 Admin III 0

Chelsea will play Real Madrid in the Champions League quarter-finals 2022-23, while Manchester City face Bayern Munich in a blockbuster clash. Graham Potter’s Blues were drawn against the holders Madrid in what will be a repeat of the 2021-22 quarter-final. Arguably the tie of the round is City against Bayern, where Pep Guardiola will come up against his former club.  Read More

Nigerian superstar Burna Boy confirmed as UEFA Champions League final co-headliner

March 16, 2023 Admin III 0

The megastar singer has been announced as the co-headline of the 2023 UEFA Champions League Final Kick Off Show by Pepsi UEFA and Pepsi MAX announced that Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum-selling singer, songwriter and producer, Burna Boy, will co-headline the highly anticipated 2023 UEFA Champions League Final Kick Off Show by Pepsi on June 10. “For the first time ever, Read More

2022/23 football season: See when UEFA Champions League quarter-final draws will take place *Full list of qualified clubs

March 16, 2023 Marca 0

The 2022/23 Champions League is moving on to its next stage, with just eight teams now left in Europe’s elite club competition and the lineup confirmed for the quarter-final draw. Chelsea staged a second-leg comeback against Borussia Dortmund at Stamford Bridge. Last year they also reached the quarters, falling to eventual winners Real Madrid. Elsewhere, Benfica emphatically sealed their passage with a 5-1 (7-1 agg) second-leg win over Club Read More

Breaking: Again, star-studded PSG crash out of UEFA Champions League

March 8, 2023 BBC 0

Bayern Munich cruised into the quarter-finals of the Champions League as they condemned Paris St-Germain to another last-16 exit. Currenr FIFA World best footballer Lionel Messi, highest paid player Kylian Mbappe, Brazil highly rated star Neymar among others play for PSG. Talking about the just concluded encounter, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting swept home just after the hour mark for the hosts Read More