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Own goal: Kenyan thieves nab guns as police watch Champions League

Nairobi - Police in Kenya have been left red-faced after thieves stole guns and ammunition from an unattended checkpost as the officers on duty watched UEFA Champions League matches down the road.

Turkey press rages over 'stab in back' after Germany handed Euro 2024

Istanbul - Turkey's newspapers on Friday blasted the decision of UEFA to award the Euro 2024 football tournament to Germany over a rival Turkish bid, saying it had been "stabbed in the back" and taking particular aim at UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin.

Ronaldo, Modric and Salah up for UEFA Player of the Year

Paris - Cristiano Ronaldo, Luka Modric and Mohamed Salah make up the three-man shortlist for the UEFA Player of the Year award for the 2017/18 season, European football's governing body announced on Monday.

'No threat' to women's Euro 2017 football - Dutch officials

Den Haag - Dutch counter-terrorism officials said Thursday they had not found any "concrete threat" against the UEFA Women's Euro 2017 football championships, after a reported jihadist call for an attack.

UEFA elects surprise candidate Ceferin as new leader

Atenas - UEFA overwhelmingly elected surprise candidate Aleksander Ceferin of Slovenia as its new president Wednesday and he vowed to review a deal over Champions League places for major clubs.

Platini to quit as UEFA president after losing appeal

Lausanne - Michel Platini will quit as the head of European football after a sports tribunal on Monday rejected his final appeal against his ban from football over a suspect $2.0 million payment he received from FIFA.

Greek teams face international ban after Cup halted

Atenas - Greek teams face a ban from international competition after a meeting on Wednesday between the country's government, FIFA and UEFA officials failed to provide a resolution to the cancelled Greek Cup competition.

FIFA put Platini's presidency bid on hold

Zurich - UEFA boss Michel Platini's bid for the FIFA presidency will not be considered as long he is suspended, the Executive Committee of world football's governing body's was told on Tuesday.

Platini deal was 'gentleman's agreement' - Blatter

Lausanne - Suspended FIFA president Sepp Blatter claimed on Friday that the two million dollar (1.8 million euros) payment he made to UEFA president Michel Platini was a "gentleman's agreement".

Lopetegui's Porto relies on ruthless finishing to crush Basel

Very few people envisioned a European classic when Porto drew Basel in the Champions League round of 16 — a clash between two of the lesser, inferior sides remaining in the competition — but the Portuguese club’s dominance over both legs was fascina

Op-Ed: In 2014, many steps were taken to eradicate racism in sport

On the surface, it may appear that 2014 was a step back for the testy and tenuous correlation between sport and racism, both in the United States and in the international community.

Germany's football chief tells FIFA boss Sepp Blatter to resign

Most football chiefs around the world have commented on the Fifa scandal surrounding corruption, but one executive has decided to speak to Fifa boss Sepp Blatter personally — and told him to quit.

World Cup 2014 Tactical Preview: France - Germany

Arguably the biggest fixture in the quarterfinal round is between two elite European sides. Germany has reached the semifinals in their last four major international tournaments, while France is aiming to improve on their Euro 2012 campaign.

Op-Ed: Champions League failure will only improve Guardiola & tiki-taka

One day you’re a hero, the next you’re a villain. That’s one of the various sub-plots that can be taken from this week’s Champions League semi-final showdowns.

Simeone's personnel changes see fearless Atletico punish Chelsea

While Jose Mourinho’s approach to Chelsea’s second leg showdown with Atletico Madrid was predictable, on paper his team selection raised a few eyebrows.

Madrid's Ancelotti employs successful system to defeat Bayern

Real Madrid’s Copa del Rey victory was arguably their biggest victory of the season, in which they combined defensive organization and swift counter-attacks to defeat Barcelona without Cristiano Ronaldo.

Jose Mourinho's reactive approach frustrates Atletico Madrid

Jose Mourinho’s team selection suggested that from a stylistic and tactical perspective, this would be dull contest between two sides that possess similar football philosophies.

Man City, PSG face Financial Fair Play sanctions: report

London - Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain both face substantial punishments for failing to comply with UEFA's Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules, British newspaper the Daily Telegraph reported on Tuesday.

Guardiola displays pros & cons as Bayern defeat Manchester United

For all the positives Pep Guardiola offers, the Spaniard’s inclination to constantly modify his sides isn’t necessarily positive.

Jose Mourinho's second half changes steer Chelsea past PSG

In a poor contest between two prestigious European giants, Jose Mourinho’s attack-minded substitutions reaped rewards as Chelsea advanced to the Champions League semi-finals.

Nissan signs UEFA Champions League sponsorship deal

Tokyo - Japanese auto giant Nissan said on Monday it has signed a four-year global sponsorship deal with the UEFA Champions League as it looks to broaden its brand appeal globally.

UEFA launches Nations League

Astana - European countries on Thursday voted to launch a Nations League tournament in 2018 to run parallel to the World Cup and European Championship.The 54 UEFA countries will be divided into divisions with promotion and relegation and offer an extra chance t...

Europe to get new League of Nations

Astana - UEFA will on Thursday approve a new "League of Nations" tournament for European countries alongside the World Cup and European Championship, officials said.

Porto squeak past Napoli despite Luis Castro's tactical naivety

Rafa Benitez was left bewildered when Martin Atkinson blew the full-time whistle at the Sao Paolo. It’s been proven on countless occasions that the best side doesn’t always win, and here, Porto reassured this notion.

Manchester United's experienced players shine against Olympiakos

With David Moyes' job under heavy scrutiny, overcoming a dynamic Olympiakos side extended the Scotsman's reign as Manchester United manager. A combination of experience, belief and togetherness guided Moyes' side into the Champions League quarter-finals.

Magical Messi mesmerizes Manchester City at the Camp Nou

Poor refereeing decisions denied Barcelona a potential two-goal lead in the first half, but Lionel Messi's second half goal ensured the Catalan side advanced to the last eight of the Champions League.

Lightning doesn't strike twice for directionless Arsenal

Dreams of replicating last year’s result at the Allianz Arena filled the air, as 3500 Arsenal supporters made the trip to Germany. However, unlike 12 months ago, Arsene Wenger’s side didn’t convert their chances.

UEFA to name financial fair play offenders in April

Seventy-six European clubs are under the microscope as UEFA prepares to bring in its financial fair play rules next season, European soccer's governing body said on Friday, adding that offend...

Olympiakos' direct running and pressing sink Manchester United

One of the few issues Manchester United supporters feared upon David Moyes’ appointment was his lack of Champions League experience.

'Stupid' rule cost Arsenal, not referee, says Platini

UEFA president Michel Platini has repeated his call for the "triple punishment" of red card, penalty and suspension to be dropped following two controversial dismissals in the Champions League this ...
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