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FIFA president Gianni Infantino: I did not betray Michel Platini

Gianni Infantino has told L'Equipe he "didn't jump at the chance" to take advantage of corruption allegations against Michel Platini when he replaced his former UEFA boss in the race to be FIFA president.

Infantino succeeded the disgraced Sepp Blatter in 2016 after Blatter had left the post following revelations of impropriety including a "disloyal payment" of more than two million Swiss francs to Platini.

Blatter and Platini were cleared of corruption but banned from football activities, and Infantino...

UEFA's third competition will increase clubs' exposure - Juventus president

A third European club competition will have little commercial value, European Club Association chairman Andrea Agnelli acknowledged on Monday, but it will still be important for smaller clubs seeking to increase their exposure.

The 32-team, yet-to-be-named competition, which would be played in addition to the Champions League and the Europa League, is being discussed with UEFA for 2021 and beyond.

"It's difficult to see commercial value when you look at a third-tier competition because there is...

UEFA concerned by Turkey's human rights record amid Euro 2024 bid

UEFA expressed concerns about Turkey's approach to guaranteeing human rights in its evaluation of the bid submitted by the Turkish Football Federation (TFF) to host Euro 2024.

The report, released on Friday, acknowledged that the TFF said it remained committed to guaranteeing personal freedoms in its formal presentation but offered no substantial proof of that responsibility.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan has increasingly cracked down on political dissent during his presidency, especially since a failed military...

Europe's top-division clubs made profit for first time in 2017 - UEFA

From a neutrals point of view, the FC panel feel the 2018/19 Champions League group stage will be full of mouth-watering fixtures.

European football's top-division clubs made a profit for the first time on record in 2017 as their collective revenue surpassed €20 billion ($23.10bn), UEFA research showed.

European football's governing body attributed the success to its financial fair play break-even rule and said that when it was introduced in 2011, clubs had made a collective loss of €1.7bn.

A UEFA report showed revenue for the 2017 financial year was a record €20.1bn, an increase of €1.6bn over the previous...

Why a proposed Global Nations League would outshine the World Cup

Players are already pulled in all kinds of directions, but could a Global Nations League help bring order to the football galaxy?
Players are already pulled in all kinds of directions, but could a Global Nations League help bring order to the football galaxy?

We've entered a new era in soccer. It's the debut of the UEFA Nations League, a competition of national teams played throughout the continent. There's everything from England-Spain at Wembley in the league's top division to Liechtenstein-Gibraltar in Vaduz in the bottom one. Meanwhile, international soccer officials are plotting to spread the Nations League across the planet. The idea is that every continent would host its own Nations League, and these would culminate in something even more interesting:...

UEFA clears Red Star Belgrade fans to attend Champions League return

ESPN FC's Paul Mariner sifts through the Champions League draw and determines who has the best path to the knockout stage and who may struggle.

Red Star Belgrade have won their appeal to overturn a stadium closure for its home debut in the Champions League.

The Serbian champions had been punished by UEFA this month for persistent disorder by its fans.

Red Star, the 1991 European Cup champions, hosted their Champions League playoff in an empty stadium, and fans were also due to be barred from the club's next home European game.

Red Star advanced to the group stage for the first time in the 27-season Champions League era by rallying from two...