Man City to appeal two-year European ban at Court of Arbitration for Sport in June

19 May

Manchester City will make their appeal against a two-year ban from European competitions next month. The reigning Premier League champions were found to have breached financial fair play rules by UEFA’s club financial control body in February, and immediately made clear their intention to appeal. The Court of Arbitration for Sport, which will hear the […]

UEFA could ditch VAR in Champions League and Europa League matches when football returns due to social distancing rules

22 Apr

VAR could be scrapped from Champions League and Europa League matches when football returns, reports claim. The coronavirus pandemic has forced UEFA to suspend matches indefinitely with most parts of Europe in lockdown. European football’s governing body brought the two competitions to a halt when the Champions League last-16 ties and the first legs of […]

UEFA opens door to domestic league and cup competitions being cancelled in ‘special cases’ due to coronavirus pandemic

21 Apr

Domestic leagues and cup competitions could be cancelled in ‘special cases’ due to the coronavirus pandemic, UEFA has announced. European football’s governing body gathered for a conference call on Tuesday to discuss ‘a variety of calendar options’ to complete the 2019-20 season. UEFA had previously warned that domestic leagues cancelling their seasons prematurely risked their […]

Euro 2021 format could be altered with countries keen on pulling out, but England remain committed to hosting fixtures

9 Apr

The 2020 European Championship has already been pushed back a year due to coronavirus, but further alterations to the tournament could still be made. According to reports, the pan-European format may be changed for the finals, which will now take place between June 11 and July 11, 2021. The Daily Mail claim the Spanish and […]

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin says Liverpool will win Premier League title even if season fails to resume due to coronavirus pandemic

7 Apr

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin believes Liverpool will be crowned Premier League champions – regardless of the season being resumed or not. Football matches in England have been suspended indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than a million people worldwide, with the death toll exceeding 70,000. The Reds have won 27 of […]

UEFA insists cancelling competitions due to coronavirus is ‘last resort’… as Belgium stop Jupiler Pro League with Club Brugge to be crowned champions

3 Apr

UEFA has branded cancelling the 2019/20 season due to coronavirus a ‘last resort’ after Belgium made the ‘premature’ decision to end its leagues. The Jupiler Pro League – the highest division of football in Belgium – on Thursday concluded its campaign with current standings declared final. This resulted in Club Brugge being crowned champions as […]

FIVE English clubs, including Liverpool and Manchester United, hit with UEFA fines over recent matches

31 Mar

European football’s governing body, UEFA, has fined Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham and Wolves relating to incidents in their most recent European outings. Liverpool, who won the Champions League last season, have been fined £2,881 (€3,250) for setting off fireworks ahead of their round-of-16 second leg clash at home to Atletico Madrid on March […]

UEFA drawing up plans to finish campaign in August, with shortened competitions next season due to coronavirus pandemic

30 Mar

UEFA are formulating plans to finish the suspended 2019/20 football season in August, reports claim. The coronavirus pandemic has had a devastating affect on football in Europe. All major leagues have been suspended, while Euro 2020 has been pushed back a year. The Times claim UEFA could finish the current campaign in August – when […]

UEFA president Alesksander Ceferin admits 2019/20 season ‘could be lost’ amid coronavirus pandemic

29 Mar

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin says the current football season ‘will probably be lost’ if it cannot be restarted by June. The coronavirus pandemic has suspended most leagues across Europe, while this summer’s Euro 2020 tournament has been postponed by another year. The footballing authorities hope to resume the game by June in a bid to […]

Euro 2020 keeps its official name despite taking place in 2021 after UEFA postpone tournament due to coronavirus pandemic

20 Mar

The European Championship in 2021 will still be officially referred to as Euro 2020. On Tuesday, UEFA announced the tournament will be delayed by a year due to the coronavirus pandemic. More than 250,000 people worldwide have tested positive for the deadly disease with the death toll exceeding 10,000. Euro 2020 was set to begin […]

UEFA ‘asked Roma and Inter Milan to withdraw from Europa League for competition to continue as normal amid coronavirus’

12 Mar

UEFA reportedly asked Roma and Inter to withdraw from the Europa League amid coronavirus fears. The deadly disease has infected more than 125,000 people worldwide, with the death toll nearing 5,000. Italy is the worst hit country in Europe with more than 12,000 people testing positive for coronavirus, which includes 827 deaths. Serie A has […]

Man City European ban: Court of Arbitration for Sport confirm registration of Premier League club’s appeal against UEFA sanctions

26 Feb

Manchester City’s quest to have their European ban and £24.9million fine overturned has officially begun with the Court of Arbitration for Sport confirming their appeal has been registered. The Premier League club have vowed to fight the sanctions which were imposed by UEFA on February 14 for a ‘serious breach’ of financial fair play regulations. […]

Man City European ban: Premier League clubs fear division would become ‘a bit of a circus’ if Citizens are relegated as punishment

24 Feb

The majority of Premier League clubs do NOT want Manchester City to be relegated after they were found guilty of breaching financial fair play regulations, reports claim. City were slapped with a two-year suspension from European football by UEFA for their indiscretions and were also hit with a £25million fine. But while their domestic rivals […]

Man City hire £20,000-a-day lawyer David Pannick who blocked Brexit TWICE twice to help them overturn European football ban

22 Feb

Man City have hired a £20,000-a-day lawyer, who helped block Brexit twice, to help overturn their European football ban. Earlier this month, the Premier League champions were hit with a two-year ban from the Champions League and Europa League, and a £24.9million fine, after breaching Club Licensing and Financial Fair Play Regulations. Man City said […]

Pep Guardiola press conference: Man City boss on Raheem Sterling’s Real Madrid interview, UEFA ban and special praise for Jamie Vardy

21 Feb

Pep Guardiola says he ‘doesn’t have any doubts’ about the commitment of Manchester City’s players despite Raheem Sterling’s revealing interview about Real Madrid. Sterling refused to rule out a move to the Bernabeu, claiming he is ‘open to challenges’ when speaking to Spanish publication AS.   You can listen to full commentary of Leicester vs […]

‘P*** flap brigade’ – Liam Gallagher makes feelings about UEFA clear following news that Man City’s punishment could get EVEN WORSE

19 Feb

Liam Gallagher has not stopped crying his heart out about Man City’s European ban and continues to rage about it on Twitter. City are facing two years without European football after being punished by UEFA for ‘serious breaches’ of financial fair play regulations. And it could get even worse. It emerged on Wednesday the current […]

Man City could face new UEFA investigation into Abu Dhabi sponsors after two-year European football ban

18 Feb

Man City could face a new UEFA investigation into their Abu Dhabi sponsors. Last week, City were hit with a two-year ban from European club competitions after breaching UEFA Club Licensing and Financial Fair Play Regulations. They were also fined €30million (£24.9million) by European football’s governing body. City are appealing the punishment through the Court […]

Manchester City will beat ‘hopeless’ UEFA and get European ban overturned, says United legend Gary Neville

17 Feb

Gary Neville thinks Manchester City will be successful in their bid to overturn UEFA’s decision to ban them from European competitions. City were last week handed a two-year ban from European football – starting from next season – and a £25million fine following serious breaches of financial fair play rules. City have slammed the decision […]

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp admits he feels sorry for rival Pep Guardiola and Man City after UEFA ban

15 Feb

Jurgen Klopp feels sorry for rival boss Pep Guardiola and his squad following Manchester City’s Champions League ban. The Premier League champions have been hit with a two-year suspension from European competition by governing body UEFA after being found guilty of Financial Fair Play rule breaches. The club are appealing to the Court of Arbitration […]

Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa showing ‘incredible desire’ to face Liverpool in Champions League knockout clash

6 Feb

Diego Costa has made a surprise return to Atletico Madrid training with the sole intention of making a Champions League comeback against Liverpool The holders travel to the Spanish capital on February 18 in the hope of reaching a third consecutive Champions League final. Domestically, Atletico are struggling and find themselves sixth in LaLiga – […]

What Jose Mourinho said about superstar ball boy after Tottenham Hotspur’s incredible Champions League comeback against Olmpiacos

27 Nov

Jose Mourinho has heaped praise on the ‘intelligent’ and ‘brilliant’ ball boy who helped Tottenham Hotspur on Tuesday night Spurs booked their place in the Champions League knockout stage for a third successive year with a brilliant 4-2 comeback win against Olympiacos in Jose Mourinho’s first home game in charge. It looked like the Greek […]

Champions League results: Tottenham complete remarkable comeback against Olympiacos, Real Madrid slip up against PSG and Man City seal qualification

26 Nov

Tottenham Hotspur have qualified for the Champions League knockout stages after beating Olympiacos 4-2 in their Group B match. Harry Kane became the quickest player in history to reach 20 Champions League goals as his brace saved Spurs. Alli was a star man on the night, but this Tottenham side already look like they have […]

Max Taylor named on Manchester United bench for Europa League game in Astana after recovering from cancer

26 Nov

Manchester United youngster Max Taylor is on the bench against Astana this afternoon and could make his first team bow. The 19-year-old defender made his return to competitive football last month with the Under-23 squad after successfully undergoing cancer treatment. Taylor, a centre-back from Manchester, admitted he feared he would die following the shock diagnosis […]

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp attends UEFA coaches’ conference alongside Pep Guardiola and calls for VAR changes

12 Nov

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has spoken up about how VAR is not working in the Premier League during a UEFA coaches’ conference. A host of leading European managers attended the summit at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, including Klopp and Manchester City rival Pep Guardiola. And it presented an opportunity for managers to have their […]