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UEFA announce changes to Champions League seeding system

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UEFA have announced ratified changes to the seeding system for next year's Champions League which will affect how the top seeds are determined.

The new system will see thewinners of the 2014-15 Champions League joined by the winners of the domestic titles in Spain, Germany, England, France, Italy, Portugal and Russia.

UEFA announce changes to Champions League seeding system

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UEFA have announced ratified changes to the seeding system for next year's Champions League which will affect how the top seeds are determined.

The new system will see thewinners of the 2014-15 Champions League joined by the winners of the domestic titles in Spain, Germany, England, France, Italy, Portugal and Russia.

Pep Guardiola charged by UEFA for an incident of non-sporting nature

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Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola has been charged by UEFA for an incident of non-sporting nature.

In all its wisdom, European football's governing body has elected to take issue withGuardiola for wearing a t-shirt which promoted a campaign for justice surrounding the death of an Argentine journalist during his pre-match press conference prior to the second leg of Bayern Munich's Champions League match against Porto.

Pep Guardiola charged by UEFA for an incident of non-sporting nature

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Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola has been charged by UEFA for an incident of non-sporting nature.

In all its wisdom, European football's governing body has elected to take issue withGuardiola for wearing a t-shirt which promoted a campaign for justice surrounding the death of an Argentine journalist during his pre-match press conference prior to the second leg of Bayern Munich's Champions League match against Porto.

UEFA confirm Dani Carvajal will not face further punishment for Tuesday’s incidents

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UEFA have confirmed that Real Madrid defender Dani Carvajal will not face further punishment for the incident which occurred between the right-back and Atletico Madrid striker, Mario Mandzukic.

Replays appeared to show Carvajal bite, then punch, the Croatian while the two were fighting for position during the second half of yesterday's 0-0 draw.

UEFA confirm Dani Carvajal will not face further punishment for Tuesday’s incidents

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UEFA have confirmed that Real Madrid defender Dani Carvajal will not face further punishment for the incident which occurred between the right-back and Atletico Madrid striker, Mario Mandzukic.

Replays appeared to show Carvajal bite, then punch, the Croatian while the two were fighting for position during the second half of yesterday's 0-0 draw.

Die wirklich heiße Phase der Champions League beginnt

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Die wirklich heiße Phase der Champions League beginnt

Es ist wieder soweit. Die wirklich heiße Phase der Champions League beginnt und ganz Deutschland schaut heute auf den FC Bayern München. Wieder einmal ist der deutsche Rekordmeister der letzte deutsche Vertreter in der Meisterliga und wieder einmal liegt es an ihnen, Punkte für die 5-Jahres-Wertung zu holen.

Wenger trophy just became even BIGGER for Arsenal

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How they have loved to poke fun and laugh at Arsenal in recent years as we failed to win any major piece of silverware from the 2005 FA cup win over Manchester United on penalties until that dramatic fightback from 2-0 down to beat Hull City at Wembley last May. The media just loved to [...]

On English teams crapping out of Europe

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A woeful Champions League season for English clubs ended last night as Man City were hammered 1-0 by a Messi inspired Barcelona. Only for Bob Dandruff in nets the score could have hit double figures, and hopefully that's him using up all his saves in one night so they let in loads in the Premier League between now and May.

The Decline of Serie A?

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As of February 25th, 2015, Juventus is 9 points on top of the Serie A table. Unless they crash out unexpectedly, they are on course to win a consecutive 4th title. It has been a recurring theme that Juventus wins the league by a staggering amount – in the last season, they won the league by 17 points and in the 2012/13 season, they won the league by 9 points.

The UEFA Champions League – Must See TV

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Inspired by the pair of UEFA Champions league matches that I watched yesterday afternoon (for anyone following, Barcelona beatMan City 2-1, and Juventus beat Dortmund 2-1), I decided to do a little more research into what is my opinion, one of the best annual sporting tournaments in the world.

The UEFA Champions League is an annual tournament in which top-flight clubs from various European leagues square off to be crowned Champion of European Football.

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Does FIFA’s war on Third-Party Ownership spell the end for the ‘Porto model’?

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Fred suspended second game, Pfeffer appears in US U-23 loss, on the US draw, more

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Fred suspended additional game for violent conduct. Pfeffer provides spark but US U-23s fall short in Denmark. Recaps and reaction to US draw against Switzerland. More.

Edu named to PST Team of the Week, expansion announcement today, Dempsey out as US takes on Denmark, more

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Curtin weekly presser today at 12:30 pm. Edu named to ProSoccerTalk's Team of the Week. Minneapolis expansion announcement today. Dempsey injured before USA-Denmark friendly. More.

Meet the team event, 90th Minute returns, more fallout from Dallas loss, Minneapolis expansion announcement, more

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The postponed Meet the Team event takes place tonight, preceded by the return of the 90th Minute Radio Show. More fallout to Saturday's loss. League expected to announce Minneapolis expansion on Wednesday. More.

Recaps and reaction to Union’s loss to Dallas, league wrap, NT’s news, more

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A roundup of of the weekend's news following the Union's home loss to Dallas.

FIFA’s Overpowering Control

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Today in class we discussed how FIFA, as a governing body where regular fans don't really have any say in it (we can't vote, for example), seems to control everything regarding the world of soccer. When discussing the 2022 Qatar World Cup, it looks likeFIFA is forcing leagues to work around whichever schedule they decide for the tournament winter or summer.

Ready for RSL, Philly Gold Cup, more news

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Union's first road game of 2015 on Saturday. Reaction to Philly Gold Cup final announcement. Much more.

It just gets better and better.

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That was sarcasm. There is no shortage of reasons to cringe over World Cup 2022, unfathomably still set to take place in Qatar. Seriously, what will it take for UEFA to stand up like a big boy and say no to FIFA? Because that is exactly what it will take to change things for the proper.- Greg Seltzer

World Cup 2022 in Qatar edges closer to November and December

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World Cup 2022 in Qatar has taken a step closer to being held in late November and late December after a FIFA task force recommended shifting the global event from summertime to winter.

The task force's recommendations will be taken to FIFA executive committee meeting in Zurich on March 19 and 20 for a final decision as to dates of the tournament.

World Cup 2022 in Qatar edges closer to November and December

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World Cup 2022 in Qatar has taken a step closer to being held in late November and late December after a FIFA task force recommended shifting the global event from summertime to winter.

The task force's recommendations will be taken to FIFA executive committee meeting in Zurich on March 19 and 20 for a final decision as to dates of the tournament.

Instant replays not the solution after poor weekend of Premier League officiating

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The case for some sort of instant replay in the Premier League was made by Jose Mourinho on Sunday's surprising appearance on Sky Sports' Goals on Sunday program. Following Kevin Friend's shocking first half performance in Southampton's loss at St Mary's to Liverpool on Sunday afternoon, Mourinho's calls for replay seemed perfectly timed.

Instant replays not the solution after poor weekend of Premier League officiating

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The case for some sort of instant replay in the Premier League was made by Jose Mourinho on Sunday's surprising appearance on Sky Sports' Goals on Sunday program. Following Kevin Friend's shocking first half performance in Southampton's loss at St Mary's to Liverpool on Sunday afternoon, Mourinho's calls for replay seemed perfectly timed.

Union bits, CBA talk, Solo expected back with USWNT, more

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Vitoria and Catic on video and Reddit. RSL owner says league will "dig their heels in" over free agency. Solo expected to be reinstated with USWNT on Saturday. More news.

Unsavory racist incidents plaguing European soccer demand strict response

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European soccer has a distasteful history of racism from inappropriate comments by high-profile officials, to public displays by fans, to on-field altercations between players. Perhaps more glaring than the incidents themselves is how they no longer seem shocking. A front page featuring prejudiced quotes and incidents of discriminatory behavior seem an inevitability every season.

Unsavory racist incidents plaguing European soccer demand strict response

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European soccer has a distasteful history of racism from inappropriate comments by high-profile officials, to public displays by fans, to on-field altercations between players. Perhaps more glaring than the incidents themselves is how they no longer seem shocking. A front page featuring prejudiced quotes and incidents of discriminatory behavior seem an inevitability every season.

English Premier League

Soccer News: Friendlies and politics

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In Tuesday's soccer news, UEFA reelects its president and the Football Association has a plan to rework Premier League squads. Read More

Liverpool cheated by Uefa with over-zealous punishment of Lazar Markovic

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Liverpool Football Club has been left stunned by today's announcement that Lazar Markovic will face a four-game ban for his finger nail flick on Basel's Behrang Safari during their Champions League group match earlier in the season.

Blanc: Financial Fair Play Really Impacting Paris Saint-Germain

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Some very interesting comments from Paris Saint-Germain boss Laurent Blanc that the French champions are unlikely to make any signings in this transfer window due to UEFA's financial fair play sanctions.

PSG, along with Premier League winners Manchester City, were punished when UEFA issued its first wave of FFP punishments last summer.

UEFA Europa League

Should UEFA regionalize the Europa League?

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The Europa League is nobody's first choice, but UEFA could reorganize the tournament to make it better for fans. Read More

Inter Milan Do Not Include Lukas Podolski In Europa League Squad

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Lukas Podolski has not been named in Inter Milan's squad for the knockout stages of the Europa League as manager Roberto Mancini preferred Xherdan Shaqiri to the Germany international.

According to UEFA's Europa League regulations:

"one player from the above quota of three who has been fielded in a UEFA club competition group stage match for another club in the current season may exceptionally be registered, provided that the player has not been fielded a) in the same competition for another club; or b) for another club that is currently in the same competition.

La Liga

Fernando Torres loan move to Atletico Madrid is the top January transfer deal, says UEFA poll

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UEFA.com asked more than 50 million fans on social media to name who they thought had been the best signing of the January transfer window.

Fans of Facebook and Twitter were invited to make their suggestions using #WinterTransferTop5.

The winner, as voted on by the fans, was Fernando Torres and his return to Atletico Madrid.

Fernando Torres loan move to Atletico Madrid is the top January transfer deal, says UEFA poll

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UEFA.com asked more than 50 million fans on social media to name who they thought had been the best signing of the January transfer window.

Fans of Facebook and Twitter were invited to make their suggestions using #WinterTransferTop5.

The winner, as voted on by the fans, was Fernando Torres and his return to Atletico Madrid.

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Steffi Jones – eine UEFA – Botschafterin

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(http://www.zeit.de/sport/2010-09/interview-jones-frauenwm-beckenbauer)

„Die Europäische Fußball-Union UEFA hat fünf Botschafterinnen für den Frauenfußball ernannt." Steffi Jones, die deutsche Nationalfußballspielerin war und Direktorin für den Frauenfußball ist, ist eine der UEFA-Botschafterinnen.

UEFA nombra a nuevas embajadoras de futbol femenino

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No cabe duda que UEFA es la confederación con la estructura más sólida de futbol femenino. Sus programas, ligas y campañas suelen ser hechas con un gran respaldo de varias federaciones, que juntas, han logrado, desde hace muchos años, crezca el balompié femenil en el viejo continente.

El número de niñas y jóvenes que han mostrado interés en el futbol en Europa ha crecido enormemente, por lo que la búsqueda de figuras que sirvan de ejemplo, motivación e inspiración para esas futuras jugadoras, se vuelve básico.

The Rest

UEFA and FIFPro launch complaint against third-party ownership of players

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UEFA and FIFPro have launched a formal complaint against third-party ownership, stating the practice damages players, clubs and supporters. They are asking the European Commission to investigate and declare the act illegal.

Third-party ownership involves the ownership of a player's economic rightsby third-party sources, such as agents, sports-management agencies, or other investors.

Las diez mejores ligas de la CONCACAF

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Estamos listando las 10 mejores liga de futbol del Centro y Norte America.

Cual liga de fútbol es la mejor del mundo? Esta es una pregunta que los aficionados se hacen a menudo, desafortunadamente, el mundo del futbol es corto en respuestas definitivas.

El Comisionador de la MLS, Don Garber, quiere que su liga, este entre las mejores ligas del mundo antes del ano 2022.

Reseña de blog: Fútbol de Primera

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Las ligas europeas son vistas por todo el mundo, y los medios Europeos que escriben de fútbol saben que tienen una audiencia internacional. Un medio Europeo como esos es el blog "Fútbol de Primera," un blog de España que se especializa en la Liga BBVA. Este blog habla mucho de los equipos de la Liga Española y también de los jugadores Españoles en otras ligas, como la Liga Premier.