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3:53 PM ET UEFA will investigate an incident of alleged racist abuse aimed at Sweden‘s Anthony Elanga in an Under-21 European Championship qualifier against Italy on Tuesday. Elanga, who was taken off in the 72nd minute, was involved in an incident with opposition players after the final whistle, with the Swedish Football Association saying that
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3:25 AM ET Alex Kirkland Rodrigo Faez Thibaut Courtois has hit out at football’s governing bodies, saying “nobody cares about the players” who are being treated like “robots” in a packed football calendar. The Real Madrid goalkeeper played for Belgium in both their Nations League finals matches in Turin during this international break. – Stream
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4:10 AM ET Associated Press UEFA on Tuesday took legal action to remove the judge from a Spanish court case thwarting the attempt to punish Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus for their involvement in the ill-fated Super League breakaway. The move could eventually lead to disciplinary action restarting against the rebel clubs after it was
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10:24 AM ET The medical staff who saved Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen‘s life at the Euro 2020 are set to receive the UEFA President’s Award, Europe’s football governing body said on Tuesday. Eriksen collapsed during Denmark’s opening defeat by Finland in June and received life-saving treatment on the pitch before he was rushed to hospital.
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12:22 PM ET Chelsea duo N’Golo Kante and Jorginho as well as Manchester City‘s Kevin de Bruyne are in the running for UEFA’s 2020-21 male Player of the Year award after topping an all-midfield shortlist published on Thursday. All featured in Euro 2020 — De Bruyne for Belgium, Kante with France and Jorginho with winners
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12:35 PM ET Sam Marsden Moises Llorens Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus celebrated a victory over UEFA on Friday as a Spanish court ruled the governing body could not act against the founding members of the European Super League. Nine of the 12 founders quickly backed out of the failed project in April, including six
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10:59 AM ET UEFA has opened a formal investigation into the storming of Wembley Stadium by supporters at Sunday’s Euro 2020 final in addition to charging the English Football Association with four separate offences relating to the conduct of fans. England’s first appearance in a tournament showpiece for 55 years ended in defeat on penalties
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7:11 AM ET Hungary’s foreign minister called European soccer’s governing body UEFA a “pitiful” organisation for its decision to order Hungary to play their next two games behind closed doors due to their fans’ discriminatory behaviour. “The committee that makes a decision like that is a pitiful and cowardly body. They should be ashamed of
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11:41 AM ET “Three Lions” singer Frank Skinner said UEFA had opposed plans for him and David Baddiel to perform their popular song before Sunday’s European Championship final between England and Italy at Wembley. The hit song, released in 1996, has been revived in recent years as England’s footballing performances have improved, moving up the
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8:03 AM ET UEFA has banned advertising using the rainbow colours at two Euro 2020 quarterfinal matches in Russia and Azerbaijan. Spain’s penalty shootout victory over Switzerland took place in Saint-Petersburg, Russia while Czech Republic and Denmark will face each other in Baku, Azerbaijan on Saturday. Euro 2020: News and features | Fixtures and bracket
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10:55 AM ET UEFA has denied it prevented Dutch supporters from bringing rainbow flags into the official fan zone in Budapest’s Puskas Arena ahead of the Euro 2020 round-of-16 tie between Netherlands and Czech Republic on Sunday. A spokesperson for the KNVB confirmed to ESPN Netherlands that security guards asked fans with rainbow flags to
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9:42 AM ET UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has put an end to the away goals rule. Photo by Paul Murphy – UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images UEFA announced on Thursday that the away goals rule will be abolished in European tournament knockout ties from the 2021-22 season. The rule, which had been in place since 1965, was
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10:15 AM ET Several Bundesliga clubs have announced they will light up their stadiums with rainbow colours during the Euro 2020 clash between Germany and Hungary after UEFA denied a request from the Munich mayor to light up the Allianz Arena. Barcelona‘s Antoine Griezmann and Gerard Pique as well as Arsenal‘s Katie McCabe have also
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4:48 AM ET The Allianz Arena can be configured to light up different colours. Photo by Harry Langer/DeFodi Images via Getty Images UEFA have turned down a request from the mayor of Munich for the city’s stadium to be lit up in rainbow colours for Wednesday’s Euro 2020 match between Germany and Hungary. Munich mayor Dieter
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12:39 AM ET UEFA has no plans to replace Wembley as host stadium of the Euro 2020 semifinals and final, European soccer’s governing body said, after Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi called for the final to be moved from Britain due to rising COVID-19 cases. The United Kingdom recorded 10,633 new cases of COVID-19 and
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12:19 PM ET UEFA is investigating “potential discriminatory incidents” during Hungary‘s European Championship matches against Portugal and France at the Puskas Arena, European football’s governing body said on Sunday. During Hungary’s opening match against Portugal in Budapest on Tuesday, images on social media showed banners with “Anti-LMBTQ” on them — the Hungarian abbreviation for Lesbian,
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2:45 AM ET Wembley Stadium could be stripped of the Euro 2020 final and semifinals, with the fixtures moved to Hungarian capital Budapest, if the United Kingdom government fails to allow quarantine exemptions for visiting supporters and UEFA guests to attend the games, sources have told ESPN. As first reported by The Times, UK ministers
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