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Saturday May 9 2015
Roma: 'Don't panic on FFP!'

Roma CEO Italo Zanzi assured “UEFA appreciate our work” and the FFP limitations won’t be a problem.

The club failed to meet Financial Fair Play parameters and was fined €2m – plus a further €4m if their accounts are not put in order – with their squad limited to 22 players for European competition.

“It is an important issue, but must not cause panic or worry among our fans,” Zanzi told Roma Radio.

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Friday May 8 2015
‘Roma can be a model’

Roma blamed previous ownership for Financial Fair Play sanctions, and announced a desire to be a ‘model’ for other clubs.

The Giallorossi were sanctioned by UEFA today for breaching FFP, which is designed to ensure that clubs operate within their means.

“Today AS Roma and UEFA reached an agreement regarding the Financial Fair Play compliance,” the Lupi announced on their official website.

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Friday May 8 2015
‘Inter respect FFP’

Inter have declared themselves ‘fully supportive’ of Financial Fair Play, but are still committed to strengthening the squad.

The Nerazzurri, along with Roma, have been sanctioned by UEFA for failing to meet targets set out by the fair play rules, which seek to limit losses.

“Inter has worked closely with UEFA's Club Financial Control Body over the last several months to reach this Settlement Agreement,” CEO Michael Bolingbroke said in a statement.

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Friday May 8 2015
Roma, Inter handed FFP sanctions

Roma and Inter have both been fined and had their European squads limited for breaching Financial Fair Play rules.

The Serie A sides were among 10 clubs being investigated by UEFA for breaching its rules, and both have accepted a deal with the governing body.

UEFA announced the sanctions on its official website.

Inter will only be able to name 21 players in their European squad for next season, rather than the usual 25, should they qualify for the Europa League.

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Monday May 4 2015
Roma, Inter face FFP sanctions?

Roma and Inter are expected to discover their Financial Fair Play sanctions tomorrow, according to reports, with other Serie A teams affected.

UEFA has been rumoured for a while ready and imminent to punish the Italian duo for falling foul of FFP regulations, which limit a club’s spending to more sustainable means.

According to La Repubblica and the Gazzetta dello Sport, sanctions will arrive tomorrow.

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Wednesday April 29 2015
Panels discuss video replays

Panels met this week to discuss introducing video replays into the sport to help referees and a fourth substitution.

The two panels were set up to advise the International Football Association Board (IFAB) on potential changes to the laws of the game.

The Football Advisory Panel and Technical Advisory Panel met in London on Monday and Tuesday.

Among the subjects discussed were the introduction of a fourth substitution and the use of video replays to support match officials.

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Tuesday April 21 2015
Juve CL seeds in new system

Good news for Juventus, as next season they’ll be Champions League seeds in the draw.

The rules are changing for the 2015-18 cycle and were formally unveiled by UEFA this evening.

The most important development is the seeding process, as from now on the domestic League winners from the top seven nations will automatically be placed into Pot 1 for the group phase draw.

Until now it had been decided by the often controversial UEFA ranking.

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Tuesday March 24 2015
Platini re-elected as UEFA President

Michel Platini has been re-elected as UEFA President until at least 2019 by the congress in Vienna.

The former Juventus midfielder has been the head of European football’s governing body since 2007, after taking over from Lennart Johansson.

The Frenchman was elected unopposed at today’s congress, after speaking to delegates this morning about the need for better crowd control.

Platini was a Juventus player during the tragic events of Heysel Stadium in the 1985 European Cup final, when 39 Bianconero fans were killed.

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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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