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Karl Heinz Rummenigge

Top European football clubs drop Super League proposal

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Athens (AFP) – Europe’s top clubs have dropped a proposal for a Super League made up of the continent’s strongest teams amid opposition by UEFA, their association said Tuesday.

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, chairman of the European Club Association (ECA), said the teams had approved a Champions League reform format after talks in Athens with UEFA director of competitions Giorgio Marchetti.

Top European football clubs drop Super League proposal

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Athens (AFP) – Europe’s top clubs have dropped a proposal for a Super League made up of the continent’s strongest teams amid opposition by UEFA, their association said Tuesday.

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, chairman of the European Club Association (ECA), said the teams had approved a Champions League reform format after talks in Athens with UEFA director of competitions Giorgio Marchetti.

Wednesday Kickoff: World Cup 2026, Griezmann, Lahm and more

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A major European executive has backed the U.S. while aFrench star's club publicly stated their hopes of keeping him signed on.

European Club Association chairman and Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge says that he believes the U.S. would be a good choice to host the 2026 World Cup. (REPORT)

Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo says Antoine Griezmann is "delighted" with the club as rumors continue about a move to Manchester United.

Bayern’s Rummenigge revives idea of European superleague

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Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge reignited the idea of creating a "European league" with 20 of the continent's leading clubs, according to Italian media on Wednesday.

"You can't rule out that, in the future, we could create an European league with the major clubs from Italy, Germany, England, Spain and France, under the auspices of UEFA or a private organization," Rummenigge said during a financial fair-play meeting in Milan on Tuesday.

Bayern’s Rummenigge revives idea of European superleague

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Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge reignited the idea of creating a "European league" with 20 of the continent's leading clubs, according to Italian media on Wednesday.

"You can't rule out that, in the future, we could create an European league with the major clubs from Italy, Germany, England, Spain and France, under the auspices of UEFA or a private organization," Rummenigge said during a financial fair-play meeting in Milan on Tuesday.

Hack on points U need to reach playoffs, injury update, Conor sees similarities, Nikolov may retire, more

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News from John Hackworth's weekly press conference. Casey sees similarities between Union and 2010 MLS Cup winning Rapids. Oka Nikolov considering retirement. More news.

575 European clubs receive financial compensation from UEFA after Euro 2012

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575 European clubs receive financial compensation from UEFA after Euro 2012 - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

575 European clubs have received financial reward for their part in providing players for the Euro 2012 qualifying campaign and final tournament, Uefa has announced. The 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons were taken into consideration and the European governing body, in accordance with the European Club Association (ECA), have finalised their calculations.

Will Wenger be Satisfied with FIFA’s new Insurance offer?

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Over the years, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has done his fair share of complaining over international fixtures. This is mainly because many players are injured while playing for their countries and return to their clubs on crutches. You can't really blame him, but he also says young players need to gain experience and what better way to do so than playing in major football tournaments.

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Here we go again

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The 2022 World Cup date has now swung decisively towards November-December of 2021 or '22 after organising committee chairman Hassan Al-Thawadi admitted winter was the better option.

FIFA has poo-pooed the European Club Association's preference for April-May 2022 on the grounds of the still difficult heat and the holy month of Ramadan starting on the 2nd of April that year.

European Execs Warming Up To MLS Calendar

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The whole MLS calendar issue has been a horse that has been beaten to death so many times I don't even know where to begin.

Thankfully it could be a thing of the past. More and more clubs overseas are beginning to warm up to how MLS does things not just in a financial sense but in how they do their calendar.

Adu, du, du, Adoop, doop, doop, that’s all I want to say to U

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The newest edition of the Philly Soccer Show, co-hosted by KYW's Greg Orlandini and PSP's Eli Pearlman-Storch, features an interview with Freddy Adu.

Ives Galarcep has an informative piece on Adu loaded with great quotes.

Amobi Okugo

Zac expects to be back, Edu says future out of his hands, Geiger controversy, more news

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MacMath and Edu on their futures with the Union. Geiger call decides Western knockout game, Eastern Conference knockout game tonight. Valcke says turf at men's World Cup coming "sooner rather than later." More.

Last Union game of 2014, prepping for offseason, USA v Mexico tonight at PPL Park, more

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Union season ends on Sunday in Columbus. Expansion draft notes. Okugo on his future. MLS ref suspended after fraud arrest. Women's World Cup qualification comes to PPL Park. More.

Valdes “important” to Colombia & needs to play in offseason, USA friendly, Solo, more news

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Colombia coach praise Valdes, says he needs to play in long MLS offseason. USA v Russia. Hope Solo involved in domestic violence arrest. More morning news.

Roster freeze day, “We know what we have to do,” take on Tait, more news

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Today is Roster Freeze Day in MLS and at 5pm the final Philadelphia Union roster for the remainder of the season must be submitted to the league. Will there be any surprises?

How did some of the Union players react to the shambles that was the 2–2 draw between Columbus and Houston on Wednesday night?

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UEFA council criticises Infantino’s competition plans

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Lausanne (AFP) – UEFA and other football power brokers on Wednesday joined forces to say they had “serious reservations” over FIFA president Gianni Infantino’s plan to reformat the Club World Cup and create a Global Nations League.

The Professional Football Strategic Council (PFSC) met in Lyon on Wednesday ahead of the Europa League final.

European Soccer Execs Warming up to MLS's Spring-Autumn Schedule

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I've argued in the past about how MLS should at least consider making the switch to a Autumn-Spring/Summer schedule in order to become more globally relevant. Not that I would personally prefer it (I actually really enjoy Summer games), but that, in the long term, it made more sense in order to grow and expand the league.