Police in Ukraine have accused most of the country's professional football clubs of match-fixing and launched a series of raids as Kiev prepares to host the Champions League final on Saturday.
Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said 35 clubs took part in betting scams with total profits of about $5 million a year as players and referees were threatened or bribed up to 100,000 hryvnya ($3,800) to ensure a result in 57 games.
Ahead of the game between Real Madrid and Liverpool at the Olimpiyskiy Stadium,...
UEFA raised strong objections on Wednesday to what had seemed to be the unstoppable force of FIFA's $25 billion remodelling of world football.
A UEFA Professional Football Strategy Committee meeting in Lyon, France, brought together the representatives of the European football confederation, the European Clubs Association, the European Leagues lobby group and the European division of the world players' association, FIFPro. The key item on the agenda was FIFA's proposal for a 24-team Club World...
UEFA is concerned about the pace and process of FIFA pressing to accept a $25 billion, 12-year deal for two new competitions.
The organisation's Professional Football Strategy Council met on Wednesday and released a statement casting doubt on FIFA president Gianni Infantino's hopes of reaching an agreement on the expansion of the Club World Cup and the creation of a Global Nations League before the World Cup begins in Russia next month.
"The PFSC unanimously expressed serious reservations about...
UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has launched a fierce attack on FIFA over its proposed expansion of the Club World Cup and handling of the new Nations League.
Reports this week suggested Premier League sides Manchester United and Manchester City were among seven clubs involved in a meeting over a revamped Club World Cup, the competition which in its current form features the winners of the Champions League and its equivalent in each FIFA confederation along with the host nation's league champion.