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Mutko to continue in World Cup role – UEFA official

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Nyon (Switzerland) (AFP) – Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko’s lifetime Olympic ban will not affect his World Cup involvement, Russia’s UEFA executive committee member Alexei Sorokin told AFP on Thursday.

Mutko is head of the Russia 2018 organising committee but his involvement in the World Cup was thrown into doubt on Tuesday when he was banned from the Olympic Games for life by the IOC due to his implication in a state-sponsored doping scandal.

Mutko to continue in World Cup role – UEFA official

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Nyon (Switzerland) (AFP) – Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko’s lifetime Olympic ban will not affect his World Cup involvement, Russia’s UEFA executive committee member Alexei Sorokin told AFP on Thursday.

Mutko is head of the Russia 2018 organising committee but his involvement in the World Cup was thrown into doubt on Tuesday when he was banned from the Olympic Games for life by the IOC due to his implication in a state-sponsored doping scandal.

UEFA picks Israel to host U21 European Championships in 2013

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NYON, Switzerland — UEFA has chosen Israel to host the Under-21 European Championships in 2013. UEFA's Executive Committee voted for Israel's bid ahead of Bulgaria, Czech Republic, England and Wales. Israel's victory comes after it was edged by Denmark in the contest to host the 2011 edition. Compensation for that defeat was offered when UEFA [.

UEFA Europa League

UEFA Europa League Round of 32 Draw Revealed

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The draw for the Round of 32 in the UEFA Europa League has been announced today in Nyon, Switzerland.

The draw is as follows

Young Boys vs Everton
Torino vs Athletic Bilbao
Sevilla vs Monchengladbach
Wolfsburg vs Sporting
Ajax vs Legia
Aab vs Club Brugge
Anderlecht vs Dynamo Moscow
Dnipro vs Olympiacos
Trabzonspor vs Napoli
Guingamp vs Dynamo Kiev
Villarreal vs Salzburg
Roma vs Feyernoord
PSV vs Zenit St Petersburg
Liverpool vs Besiktas
Spurs vs Fiorentina
Celtic vs Inter Milan

Games will be played on 19 and 26 February.

UEFA Europa League Round of 32 Draw Revealed

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The draw for the Round of 32 in the UEFA Europa League has been announced today in Nyon, Switzerland.

The draw is as follows

Young Boys vs Everton
Torino vs Athletic Bilbao
Sevilla vs Monchengladbach
Wolfsburg vs Sporting
Ajax vs Legia
Aab vs Club Brugge
Anderlecht vs Dynamo Moscow
Dnipro vs Olympiacos
Trabzonspor vs Napoli
Guingamp vs Dynamo Kiev
Villarreal vs Salzburg
Roma vs Feyernoord
PSV vs Zenit St Petersburg
Liverpool vs Besiktas
Spurs vs Fiorentina
Celtic vs Inter Milan

Games will be played on 19 and 26 February.

Pardew Humbled To Lead Newcastle Back Into Europe

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Alan Pardew has always been well aware what a fantastic club Newcastle United is, and he has come out today and said he is humbled to take the club, one of the best supported football clubs in the world, back into European competition after an absence of six years. Derek LLambias attended draw in Nyon, Switzerland yesterday Glenn Roeder was the last Newcastle manager to [.

Newcastle Get Atromitos Of Greece In Europa League Play-Off

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Newcastle were drawn against Greek club Atromitos this afternoon at the UEFA Headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, for a two legged tie to qualify for the Europa League group stage, and the two games will be played on Thursday nights, on August 23rd and August 30th. Atromitos Football Club was founded in May, 1923, and is based in Peristeri in Athens, [.

ATLETICO DE MADRID MATCHED WITH STROMSGODSET OF NORWAY | PRE - EUROPA LEAGUE QUALIFIER

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Spanish Football & Atletico de Madrid has a starting date with the new Football - Soccer season & the Europa League pre-qualifiers after the draw was held this afternoon at UEFA headquarters in Nyon (Switzerland). Atletico will meet Norway Club Stromsgodset in the third round of the pre - qualifying phase.

Tough test Liverpool in Europa League

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NYON, Switzerland AC Sparta Prague drew Liverpool FC while BSC Young Boys will have the unenviable task of tackling FC Zenit St Petersburg following the UEFA Europa League round of 32 and round of 16 draws in Nyon. Roy Hodgson's Liverpool are bidding to lift this trophy for the first time in its new [.

Champions League

Easy does it for United in Europe

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Manchester United were handed a relatively group in today's Champions League draw in Nyon, Switzerland. David Moyes' first European campaign in charge of United will see them facing Shakthar Donetsk, Bayer Leverkusen and Real Sociedad.

The meetings against the Spanish and Ukranian sides will represent a first for United, while the trip to Leverkusen will evoke bad memories in many Reds, as United were knocked out in the Champions League semifinal by the Germans in 2002.

PSG director Leonardo proposes to his TV presenter girlfriend after Champions League draw

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Following the Champions League quarterfinal draw in Nyon, Switzerland, PSG director of football Leonardo conducted an interview with Sky Italia to discuss his side match-up against Barcelona. Leonardo had a bit of a surprise planned though, and during the interview, he asked his girlfriend, Sky Italia presenter Anna Billo, to marry him.

Champions League Draw Fails To Excite As Top Clubs Escape Each Other

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AC Milan have been drawn against defending champions Barcelona in the quarter finals of the Champions League. The draw carried out in UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland however, failed to produce any other notable ties as all big clubs avoided each other.

Record holding Real Madrid seemed to get the easiest tie after drawing Cypriot side APOEL.

Arsenal Draw Udinese in Champions League Qualifier

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Arsenal will face off against Italian side Udinese in the Champions League qualifying draw on Friday. The draw took place at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland and also threw up several other interesting ties which have got tongues wagging. The most feared team in the draw Bayern Munich were paired with FC Zurich of [.

ESPN Star loses Champions League Malaysian rights

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NYON, Switzerland — UEFA has dropped ESPN Star Sports as its Champions League broadcaster in Malaysia and Brunei. UEFA says it has sold rights to Astro in a three-season contract from 2012-13 through 2014-15. The value of the deal, which includes broadcasting the second-tier Europa League, was not disclosed.

Champions League Quarter-Final Draw: Live

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The draw for the quarter-finals of the 2010-11 Champions League will take place Friday at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland. Match Of The Day presenter Gary Lineker will be conducting the draw and will be helping pick the names out of the...

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UEFA gives Gattuso 4-match ban

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NYON, Switzerland — AC Milan midfielder Gennaro Gattuso was banned by UEFA for four matches Monday after he head-butted a Tottenham coach at a Champions League match. UEFA's disciplinary body "ruled that Gattuso had assaulted the Tottenham assistant coach Joe Jordan after the match," the European football authority said in a statement.

Platini set to remain UEFA chief for 4 more years

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NYON, Switzerland — UEFA president Michel Platini is set to be re-elected for another four-year term after being confirmed as the only candidate in next year's election. European football's governing body announced Thursday that no rivals submitted their candidacy by the previous day's deadline. The former France captain, who will be formally re-elected at the [.

Heavy task Arsenal, Spurs in Champions League

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NYON, Switzerland — English Premier League rivals Manchester United and Chelsea will face Marseille of France and Danish champions Copenhagen respectively in the last 16 of the Champions League following Friday's draw at UEFA headquarters. Marseille president Jean-Claude Dassier said he was relishing the tie.

UEFA Champions League

Adidas Launch 2012/13 Champions League, Europa Match Balls

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Adidas Launch 2012/13 Champions League, Europa Match Balls - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

adidas have revealed the official match balls for the 2012/2013 season of the UEFA Champions League, the Europa League and the UEFA Super Cup competitions.

The adidas UEFA Champions League Finale 13 Official Match Ball will be used in all of the group stage of the 2012/2013 competition.

UEFA Champions League andd Europa League Quarter-Finals Draws

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The quarter-finals draws for the 2011/12 editions of the UEFA Champions League and Europa League took place in Nyon, Switzerland on Friday, March 16th. Reigning Champions League champions FC Barcelona...

UEFA Champions League Quarterfinal Semifinal Draw Result 2011/2012 March 16

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UEFA Champions League Quarterfinal Semifinal Draw Result 2011/2012 March 16 is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter UEFA Champions League Quarterfinal/ Semifinal Draw 2011/2012 Where- Nyon, Switzerland- 10.

UEFA Champions League Round of 16 and Europa League Round of 32 Draws

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The draws for the 2011/12 UEFA Champions League Round of 16 and the Europa League Round of 32 took place in Nyon, Switzerland on Friday. In the Champions League, holders FC Barcelona meet German club Bayer 04 Leverkusen as they continue their title defence. Arguably the round's most competitive series sees seven time winners AC [.

UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Draw Knockout Stage Result 2011-2012

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UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Draw Knockout Stage Result 2011-2012 is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter The UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Draw ( 2012 Knockout Stage Draw) will be conducted at Nyon, Switzerland today ( December 16, 2011) at 12.

Europa League Play-off Round Draw 2011-2012 Result 5th August 2011

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Europa League Play-off Round Draw 2011-2012 Result 5th August 2011 is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Europa League Play-off Draw 2011-2012 (UEFA Cup 11-12) 5th August, 2011- Nyon, Switzerland- 12.

2011-2012 UEFA Champions League Play-Off Round Draw Result 5th August

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2011-2012 UEFA Champions League Play-Off Round Draw Result 5th August is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter 2011-2012 UEFA Champions League Play-Off Round Draw 5th August, 2011- 05/8/2011- 11am BST- Nyon, Switzerland Whom will Arsenal play in the Champions League playoff round for 2011/12?

2011-2012 UEFA Champions League Third Qualifying Round Draw- 15th July

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2011-2012 UEFA Champions League Third Qualifying Round Draw- 15th July is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Here is the result of the 2011-2012 UEFA Champions League Third Qualifying Round Draw held on 15th July, 2011 at Nyon, Switzerland.

UEFA: Euro draws ensure the new season isn’t too far away

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The draws for the first two qualifying rounds of the two main European club competitions were made in Nyon, Switzerland this afternoon just 23 days after FC Barcelona claimed their fourth UEFA Champions League crown at Wembley Stadium.

The UEFA Champions League begins on June 28th with two-legged ties involving the bottom four ranked national champions from UEFA'S Co-Efficient table which measures the progress of each country's clubs in European competition over a five year period.

Wembley to Host the 2013 UEFA Champions League Final

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The 2013 UEFA Champions League Final will be hosted at Wembley once again UEFA President Michel Platini revealed.

The decision to host both the UEFA Champions League and UEFA's Congress at Wembley once again are to mark the "exceptional circumstances" of the Football Association's 150th anniversary in 2013, Platini told a news conference.

Champions League set for London again

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Noises coming out of UEFA suggest that the Champions League Final could return to the new Wembley as early as two seasons' time.

The unusual step is being mooted because 2013 is the 150th anniversary of the Football Association, the world's oldest, and this year's showpiece went off so well.

Europa League Quarter final draw 2011 result

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The 2011 Europa League quarter final draw will be made after the Champions League quarter final draw on 18th March 2011 (18/3/11) in Nyon, Switzerland at 12.00 UK time ( 13.00 CET). There is no English team in the Europa League quarter final draw 2011 after the exits of both Liverpool and Manchester City in [.

Champions League Quarter Final Draw 2011 & Semi Final Draw 2011 Result

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The UEFA Champions League Quarter final draw 2011 & Semi final draw 2011 will be held at 11 am on 18/3/11 ( 18th March 2011) at UEFA's headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland. The Champions League quarterfinals 2011 will be played on 5 and 6 April 2011, with the return legs taking place on 12 and 13 [...] Related posts:
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Team News

FC Barcelona draw Bayer Leverkusen in Champions League round of 16

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FC Barcelona draw Bayer Leverkusen in round of 16 (Photo: REUTERS/Denis Balibous)

The Champions League draw for the round of 16 was held earlier this morning in Nyon, Switzerland and FC Barcelona found out that their first opponent in the elimination stage will be Bayer Leverkusen.

The first legs will take place on February 14, 15, 21, 22 with the return legs be played on March 6, 7, 13, 14.

Arcelona the Sequel

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Tonight's game has never been too far away in every gooner's minds eye since the draw was made last December in Nyon, Switzerland.

There is no point in making far reaching rally calls..... my take is to sit back and hopefully enjoy a festival of Total Football, played out by the two purest footballing sides on earth.

Arcelona the Sequel

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Tonight's game has never been too far away in every gooner's minds eye since the draw was made last December in Nyon, Switzerland.

There is no point in making far reaching rally calls..... my take is to sit back and hopefully enjoy a festival of Total Football, played out by the two purest footballing sides on earth.

The Rest

Paris has won over Carlo Ancelotti with its bread

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Carlo Ancelotti was interviewed by La Gazzetta dello Sport while he attended the Elite Football Club Coaches Forum at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland and, like every other time the man with the world's most powerful eyebrow speaks, it turned out quite entertaining. And wonderfully odd.

Wednesday Kicks: Ochoa's signing with MLS confirmed & more

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*As regular readers of this blog learned here exclusively on Tuesday, Riverside Poly High product Sammy Ochoa has signed with MLS and Chivas USA is in pole position to sign him.

*Galaxy midfielder Chris Birchall has been called up to the Trinidad & Tobago National Team for its upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Barbados and Bermuda.