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Tuesday September 24 2019
UEFA announce third tournament

UEFA have announced the 2021 Europa League Final will be in Sevilla, while a third club competition from 2021 is to be called the Europa Conference League.

It was confirmed in a UEFA Press conference this evening that the Video Assistant Referee technology will be available in all the Europa League knockout phase ties this season.

Not only is VAR not currently used in the Europa League group stage, but there aren’t even goal-line referees, so it has returned to the most old-fashioned version of officiating.

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Friday September 20 2019
Zhang wants 'more flexible' FFP

Steven Zhang says he would like Financial Fair Play to be “more flexible” and that a new stadium is key to Inter’s growth.

Inter were finally freed of FFP restrictions in May - three years after Suning Group’s takeover - and Zhang believes the current system is making life difficult for new owners.

“Since I arrived here the problem has been to understand how Financial Fair Play works,” he said at the seminar ‘Financial Fair Play – does it matter?’, SempreInter.com reports.

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Thursday September 19 2019
Agnelli: 'More FFP transparency'

Juventus President Andrea Agnelli said “something has to change” in UEFA investigation of Financial Fair Play. “We want more transparency” and faster results.

The Bianconeri patron and Inter President Steven Zhang were speaking at a panel at the prestigious Bocconi university in Milan, titled ‘Financial Fair Play: does it matter?’

“When you think about the health of a club, you consider its economic prospects,” said Agnelli.

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Tuesday September 10 2019
Report: Agnelli wants 18-team Serie A

As Andrea Agnelli is ‘honoured’ to be re-elected ECA chairman, it is reported the Juventus patron wants only 18 teams in Europe’s top five Leagues.

Agnelli was reconfirmed at the helm of the European Club Association on Tuesday, his reign extended until 2023.

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Tuesday September 10 2019
ADL & Gazidis on UEFA committee

Aurelio De Laurentiis and Ivan Gazidis have elected as European Club Association (ECA) representatives on the UEFA Club Competitions Committee.

De Laurentiis is already the chairman of the Marketing and Communication Working Group at the ECA, and his influence has now been extended to UEFA.

The Napoli President is joined by Milan CEO Gazidis, who remains with the ECA and UEFA after he lost executive roles with both organisations.

As per UEFA’s official website, the Club Competitions Committee following the following activities:

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Sunday August 25 2019
Boban: 'Milan logic, not fireworks'

Milan director Zvonimir Boban warns “it will take time, with logical choices rather than fireworks, but we will get back to the top. A low profile is not a lack of ambition.”

Former player Boban quit his job with FIFA to join Paolo Maldini and Ivan Gazidis in running the Rossoneri after chaotic spells under Marco Fassone, Massimiliano Mirabelli and Leonardo.

“It’ll take time, with logical choices rather than the pointless fireworks we saw in recent years, but we will get back to the top,” he told the Corriere della Sera newspaper.

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Thursday August 15 2019
Ronaldo up for UEFA award

Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo is up for UEFA’s Men’s Player of the Year award with Lionel Messi and Virgil van Dijk.

Ronaldo is recognised for his six-goal haul in the Champions League last season, memorably firing Juve into the quarter-finals with a hat-trick against Atletico Madrid.

He is joined on the podium by long-time rival Messi and Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk, who helped the Reds win the competition and is aiming to become the first-ever defender to receive the accolade.

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Monday July 8 2019
UEFA denies Argentina report

UEFA has denied a shock claim from Fox Sports that it had invited Argentina to the Nations League.

The Argentine branch of the broadcaster reported the Albiceleste had been offered a place at the Nations League if they opted out of the Copa America following a tempestuous campaign in Brazil.

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Monday July 8 2019
Argentina invited to Nations League?

Fox Sports has made the shock claim that Argentina have been invited to the next Nations League.

Argentina finished third at Copa America, but their run was marred by Lionel Messi accusing CONMEBOL of engineering a Brazil victory through favourable officiating.

With that in mind, Fox Sports Argentina is now reporting the Albiceleste have an invitation to play in the Nations League.

However, they can only participate in the tournament if they opt out of the next Copa America in 2023.

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Sunday June 30 2019
Ceferin: 'Never again that Italy exit'

UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin admits the next European U21 Championship will have 16 teams to avoid the situation that saw Italy eliminated.

The tournament final is tonight between Germany and Spain, but there was controversy after the hosts crashed out.

The current format has three groups of four teams, with only the group winners and best runner-up going through to the semi-finals.

As Italy were in Group A, France and Romania knew they could draw two days later and both qualify at the expense of Italy.

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