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Friday March 20 2015
Italians to learn European fate

Juventus will learn their Champions League Quarter Final opponents this morning, while Napoli and Fiorentina await the Europa League draw.

The draw for the former takes place at 11 GMT, with the Bianconeri the sole Serie A representative in the draw.

Going by UEFA coefficients, the Old Lady will be looking to avoid Real Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern Munich, who occupy the top three spots - Juve are 17th.

Notionally, the weakest team remaining in the draw is Monaco, who are a lowly 72nd in the UEFA rankings.

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Thursday March 5 2015
Inter ‘not concerned’ by FFP

Inter director Marco Fassone insists the club is not worried by the looming prospect of Financial Fair Play sanctions.

It was reported yesterday that the Nerazzurri face a fine of up to €7m, as well as being forced to reduce their European squad, having failed to comply with financial regulations.

“Are we worried by the UEFA investigation?” Fassone considered as he spoke to journalists outside the FIGC headquarters.

“Not particularly. We’re waiting for a communication from UEFA, then we’ll evaluate.

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Wednesday March 4 2015
Roma, Inter FFP sanctions imminent

Inter and Roma are about to find out their Financial Fair Play sanctions, say reports, with the former expecting tougher measures.

The two clubs failed to meet the break-even parameters imposed by FIFA and will learn their disciplinary measures very soon.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Nerazzurri can expect a financial sanction of €6-7m, as well as a limitation to the European squad they are allowed to field, which would be reduced from 24 to 21-23 players.

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Friday February 27 2015
Russian, Ukrainian teams separated

UEFA has announced that Russian and Ukrainian teams will be kept apart during this afternoon’s Europa League draw.

There is an ongoing conflict in Ukraine between pro-Russian forces and the current government which came to power following the Ukrainian Revolution.

"According to the decision of the UEFA Emergency Panel teams from Russia and Ukraine cannot be drawn together.” European football’s governing body said in a statement.

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Wednesday February 25 2015
Juventus pass Milan in rankings

Juventus have moved ahead of Milan in the latest UEFA club rankings, and are the only Italian club in the top 20.

The Bianconeri beat Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League Last 16 first leg last night, while the Diavolo are not involved in European competition this term.

Inter remain 22nd in the standings, with the Old Lady and their city rivals immediately above, and Napoli two places below.

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Monday February 23 2015
Inter, Roma expect FFP update

Inter and Roma are expecting an update in the Financial Fair Play investigation that involves them and may be sanctioned, say reports.

Updates are expected in the coming weeks over UEFA's investigation into the two Italian clubs, who failed to meet the break-even parameters imposed by the international body.

The two clubs face possible sanctions over their financial deficit, but will be looking to negotiate their disciplinary measurements, according to La Repubblica.

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Friday February 20 2015
Police 'feared Feyenoord deaths'

After UEFA announce they won’t penalise Feyenoord for hooligans damaging historic monuments, Rome police said they feared fatalities.

The Dutch club had been thrown out of the UEFA Cup in 2007 after fans rioted in the French town of Nancy and there were calls for similar punishment after the Fontana della Barcaccia was damaged by rioting.

“UEFA condemns the incidents of violence occurred in the city of Rome on Thursday,” read a statement after the Europa League tie. 

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Friday February 20 2015
‘Pogba? France's gold nugget’

UEFA President Michel Platini sees Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba as France's ‘gold nugget’, who will become a ‘great player’.

The former Bianconero and France icon was interviewed by French radio channel RMC and discussed the prospect who seems to be following in his footsteps.

“He's not bad,” he said, when asked about Pogba. “We've seen many prospects who never lived up to their promise.

“But with [Raphael] Varane and Pogba, we have two gold nuggets for the French team.

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Friday February 20 2015
‘No sanctions for Feyenoord’

Feyenoord director general Eric Gudde admits supporter clashes in Rome were 'absolutely deplorable', but believes his club should not be sanctioned.

Supporters of the Dutch club were involved in substantial clashes before the game, prompting a response from the capital's mayor Ignazio Marino.

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Sunday December 28 2014
Collina: 'UEFA reconsider red cards'

Pierluigi Collina reveals UEFA “want to reconsider” the rule awarding a red card as well as a penalty for a clear scoring opportunity.

This has often been considered excessively harsh on teams who are already being punished with a spot-kick, especially when the incidents occur early into a game.

“UEFA want to reconsider the rule on a clear scoring opportunity, which if in the box leads to a penalty, straight red card and ban,” Collina told the Corriere della Sera.

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