FIFA wants its money back. The governing body for world soccer filed claims in Swiss courts on Monday in an attempt to recover the CHF 2 million ($2.01 million) “illicitly paid” by former FIFA President Sepp Blatter to former FIFA Vice-President Michel Platini in February 2011. Platini, a three-time European Footballer of the Year, was
AC Milan pulls out of next season’s Europa League in a deal reached with UEFA for violating Financial Fair Play rules. The Court of Arbitration for Sport announced the agreement on Friday. CAS had ruled previously that AC Milan was in breach of FFP rules over the previous three years for overspending on new players.
Portugal backs up its UEFA EURO 2016 title by winning the inaugural UEFA Nations League crown. A goal by Gonçalo Guedes at the hour mark was the difference as Portugal, the host country, defeated the Netherlands 1-0 in Porto. Guedes’ goal was his fourth in 17 appearances for Portugal, but his first in a competitive
Two of the biggest clubs in the world have filed appeals to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). Europa League champions Chelsea and English domestic treble champions Manchester City are challenging decisions made against them by FIFA and UEFA, respectively. Chelsea appealed on Friday against a transfer ban imposed by FIFA in February for
FIFA, UEFA and the world of football are mourning the death at the age of 89 years of Lennart Johansson, the Swede who was UEFA President for 17 years, from 1990 to 2007. “I am heartbroken by the news of the passing away of Lennart Johansson. He was a friend and an invaluable source of
Saturday, June 1, 2019 Lionel Messi has finished as outright top scorer for the first time since 2011/12, ending Cristiano Ronaldo’s streak. Lionel Messi has finished as outright UEFA Champions League top scorer for the first time since 2011/12, ending four goals clear of Robert Lewandowski. With no Tottenham Hotspur or Liverpool player within seven
An early Mo Salah penalty and a late Divock Origi drive earned a 2-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur that crowned Liverpool European champions for the sixth time – a figure outranked only by AC Milan (seven) and Real Madrid (13). It took merely 26 seconds for the spot-kick to be awarded. Sadio Mane’s attempted cross
The first Champions League final to feature two English teams will bring down the curtain on the European club season on Saturday. More than 350 million people from more than 200 countries are expected to watch Liverpool and Tottenham face off at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid. Liverpool is the favorite. The Reds finished
(WFI) The Frenchman leaves the Spanish Giants in a decision nobody could have predicted.
(WFI) The Egyptian star is in Spain recovering from a shoulder injury suffered in the Champions League final.