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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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Saturday June 29 2019
Official: Roma and Torino upgraded

UEFA have officially moved Roma into the Europa League group phase following Milan’s exclusion, while Torino enter the preliminary round on July 25.

The decision to exclude Milan from UEFA competition due to Financial Fair Play violations was finally confirmed by the CAS (Court of Arbitration for Sport) on Friday.

With that news, the two teams behind them in the 2018-19 Serie A table are bumped up.

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Saturday June 29 2019
Milan reconsider Dani Ceballos

Milan are reportedly weighing up a €40m bid for Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos, as exclusion from the Europa League gives them a bit more freedom on the transfer market.

According to both the Corriere della Sera and La Repubblica, the Rossoneri have set their sights on the Spanish U21 starlet and are willing to spend €40m to sign him.

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Friday June 28 2019
UEFA: 'Milan sanction acknowledged'

UEFA have released a statement on Milan’s exclusion from the Europa League, seeing it as “confirmation failure to be break-even compliant must lead to a severe sanction.”

The Rossoneri had appealed the original exclusion last year and the CAS (Court of Arbitration for Sport) delayed its implementation while studying the situation and finding compromise punishments that did not suit either side.

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Friday June 28 2019
Milan 'accept' Europa exclusion

Milan have ‘accepted’ their exclusion from the Europa League and believe it will act as ‘a stimulus to restoring the club to its rightful place.’

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) announced on Friday that it had ratified Milan’s agreement with UEFA over essentially swapping Financial Fair Play breaches for a season out of European competition.

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