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EURO 2016

Goal-line technology will be used in UEFA competitions, starting with Euro 2016

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UEFA has approved the use of goal-line technology in its competitions, starting with the Euro 2016 tournament in France, the acting head of European soccer Gianni Infantino said Friday.

"We looked at it seriously ... and finally we decided to start with Euro (2016) and then move on to the Champions League," Infantino told journalists following a UEFA executive meeting.

Goal-line technology will be used in UEFA competitions, starting with Euro 2016

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UEFA has approved the use of goal-line technology in its competitions, starting with the Euro 2016 tournament in France, the acting head of European soccer Gianni Infantino said Friday.

"We looked at it seriously ... and finally we decided to start with Euro (2016) and then move on to the Champions League," Infantino told journalists following a UEFA executive meeting.

Univision Deportes acquires US Spanish-language rights to UEFA competitions

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While Euro 2016 will be on ESPN this summer for English-language viewers, Univision Deportes has acquired the Spanish-language rights to the tournament, as well as other UEFA properties.

Univision Deporteshas acquiredthe exclusive U.S. Spanish-language broadcast rights to all UEFA national team competitions from 2018 to 2022.

Univision Deportes acquires US Spanish-language rights to UEFA competitions

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While Euro 2016 will be on ESPN this summer for English-language viewers, Univision Deportes has acquired the Spanish-language rights to the tournament, as well as other UEFA properties.

Univision Deporteshas acquiredthe exclusive U.S. Spanish-language broadcast rights to all UEFA national team competitions from 2018 to 2022.

January decision will likely approve goal-line technology for Euro 2016, Champions League

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Goal-line technology is likely to be used during Euro 2016 as well as in next season's Champions League, with UEFA saying a final decision will be taken in January.

Currently, the technology is used in the English Premier League, Italy's Serie A, the German Bundesliga and Ligue 1 in France.

January decision will likely approve goal-line technology for Euro 2016, Champions League

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Goal-line technology is likely to be used during Euro 2016 as well as in next season's Champions League, with UEFA saying a final decision will be taken in January.

Currently, the technology is used in the English Premier League, Italy's Serie A, the German Bundesliga and Ligue 1 in France.

UEFA announces 54% increase in prize money for Euro 2016

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UEFA announced on Friday that there will be a substantial increase in prize money for the nations competing at the Euro 2016 finals in France.

Ahead of Saturday's draw in Paris for the first ever 24-team finals, European soccer's governing body said the total prize fund had gone up to 301 million euros (£217.

UEFA announces 54% increase in prize money for Euro 2016

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UEFA announced on Friday that there will be a substantial increase in prize money for the nations competing at the Euro 2016 finals in France.

Ahead of Saturday's draw in Paris for the first ever 24-team finals, European soccer's governing body said the total prize fund had gone up to 301 million euros (£217.

Video: Was it a bad idea to expand Euro 2016?

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FIFA

German FA backs Gianni Infantino’s FIFA bid

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The German FA (DFB) confirmed on Wednesday they will back UEFA's general secretary Gianni Infantino in his bid to become the president of world football's governing body FIFA next month.

"Gianni Infantino is the candidate for Europe and is the best candidate as far as Rainer Koch and the leadership of the association is concerned," said DFB co-president Reinhard Rauball, who shares the role with Koch, in Frankfurt.

German FA backs Gianni Infantino’s FIFA bid

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The German FA (DFB) confirmed on Wednesday they will back UEFA's general secretary Gianni Infantino in his bid to become the president of world football's governing body FIFA next month.

"Gianni Infantino is the candidate for Europe and is the best candidate as far as Rainer Koch and the leadership of the association is concerned," said DFB co-president Reinhard Rauball, who shares the role with Koch, in Frankfurt.

Friday Kickoff: Ronaldo, Suarez, Gotze, and more

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While Liverpool is reportedly eyeing a German international, Real Madrid wants to hold onto its top players and more:

Cristiano Ronaldo won't be leaving Real Madrid any time soon according to new manager Zinedine Zidane. (REPORT)

The Spanish football federation (LFP) has suspended Barcelona striker Luis Suarez for two Copa del Rey games.

Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini affair marks ‘new low point’ in soccer

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Leading figures in football hit out at the disgraced Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini after they were handed eight-year bans from the sport.

FIFA president Blatter and UEFA president Platini have been banned from all footballing activities after the association's ethics tribunal said they had abused their positions over a suspect $2-million payment (1.

Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini affair marks ‘new low point’ in soccer

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Leading figures in football hit out at the disgraced Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini after they were handed eight-year bans from the sport.

FIFA president Blatter and UEFA president Platini have been banned from all footballing activities after the association's ethics tribunal said they had abused their positions over a suspect $2-million payment (1.

FIFA presidential candidate Gianni Infantino promises reforms from ‘day one’

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UEFA's Gianni Infantino said he would work to clean up FIFA from "day one" if elected leader after an evening of close discussions with his Asian rival Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa. Infantino told AFP that he would instigate reforms immediately if he is elected on Feb. 26 to succeed the suspended and deeply controversial Sepp Blatter.

FIFA presidential candidate Gianni Infantino promises reforms from ‘day one’

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UEFA's Gianni Infantino said he would work to clean up FIFA from "day one" if elected leader after an evening of close discussions with his Asian rival Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa. Infantino told AFP that he would instigate reforms immediately if he is elected on Feb. 26 to succeed the suspended and deeply controversial Sepp Blatter.

Time for FIFA to turn to the East

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There are seven candidates for the presidency of FIFA. Three of them are from Europe though they will become two when the Michel Platini/Gianni Infantino situation is resolved. Even if Platini is able to contest the presidency, which reasoned thought would consider impossible due to the stigma of corruption, the current UEFA president would seem to have burnt his bridges.

UEFA pick on Arsenal after Wenger speaks out

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It is obvious that UEFA don't like being criticised and they have made that abundantly clear to Arsenal after Arsene Wenger spoke out about playing against "many doped teams" in his career. Most recently one of Dinamo Zagreb's players, Arijan Ademi, was banned for four years after being tested positively for taking an anabolic steroid [.

Michel Platini appeals his FIFA suspension to the Court of Arbitration for Sport

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In a last ditch bid to overturn a 90-day ban and thereby run for the FIFA presidency, Michel Platini lodged an appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), his lawyers said Friday.The move comes after a FIFA appeal committee on Wednesday rejected the French UEFA supremo's joint bid with Sepp Blatter to overturn their suspensions which run until Jan.

Michel Platini appeals his FIFA suspension to the Court of Arbitration for Sport

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In a last ditch bid to overturn a 90-day ban and thereby run for the FIFA presidency, Michel Platini lodged an appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), his lawyers said Friday.The move comes after a FIFA appeal committee on Wednesday rejected the French UEFA supremo's joint bid with Sepp Blatter to overturn their suspensions which run until Jan.

Wednesday Kickoff: Blatter, Platini appeals rejected; UEFA games to continue following Paris attacks; and more

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The punishments levied against Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini are set to continue as originally planned.

FIFA announced Wednesday that the duo's appeals against their current suspension had been denied. The two were provisionally suspended for 90 days back in October after Blatter was accused of making a"disloyal payment" to Platini, although both have denied any wrongdoing in the case.

Union Academy in Generation adidas play, US falls short twice, MLS to test video reviews, more

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Union U-17s complete opening qualifiers for Generation adidas Cup today. US suffers two big losses on Saturday. MLS to trial video reviews. More news.

Champions League

Barcelona and Bayern Munich dominate 40-man UEFA Team of the Year 2015 shortlist

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Barcelona and Bayern Munich lead the way in the shortlist of players that have been nominated for the UEFA team of the year 2015. The 40-man shortlist see eight players from the Catalan treble...

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UEFA orders Dynamo Kiev to play behind closed doors over racism

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UEFA on Wednesday ordered Dynamo Kiev to play their next three European matches behind closed doors and fined the Ukrainian team 100,000 euros for their fans' racist behavior during a match against Chelsea.

UEFA's charges against Dynamo Kiev related to "racist behavior...

UEFA orders Dynamo Kiev to play behind closed doors over racism

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UEFA on Wednesday ordered Dynamo Kiev to play their next three European matches behind closed doors and fined the Ukrainian team 100,000 euros for their fans' racist behavior during a match against Chelsea.

UEFA's charges against Dynamo Kiev related to "racist behavior...

UEFA To Charge Man City Fans For Heinous Crime Of Booing The Champions League Anthem

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UEFA are set to throw the book at Man City fans after they carried on with their traditional booing of the Champions League anthem before last night's group stage match against Sevilla.

City fans have been booing the anthem ever since the club was stung by UEFA's Financial Fair Play rules in 2013, and now it would appear thatthe UEFA Thought Police have had quite enough of their flagrant insubordination.

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Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Neymar headline nominess for UEFA’s Team of the Year

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Barcelona's devastating attacking trident of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar are among eight players from the European champions named on a 40-man shortlist for the UEFA Team of the Year. Italian champions Juventus, beaten 3-1 in June's Champions League final, have six players on the list.

Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Neymar headline nominess for UEFA’s Team of the Year

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Barcelona's devastating attacking trident of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar are among eight players from the European champions named on a 40-man shortlist for the UEFA Team of the Year. Italian champions Juventus, beaten 3-1 in June's Champions League final, have six players on the list.

Arsenal

Arsene Wenger again insists UEFA needs to enact tougher drug testing standards

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has demanded UEFA change their rules on doping because he claims the current regulations don't do enough to discourage drug cheats.

Wenger has been outspoken against doping and questioned why UEFA's rulings mean there is no way of disqualifying a team from continental competition unless more than two players fail a test.

Arsene Wenger again insists UEFA needs to enact tougher drug testing standards

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has demanded UEFA change their rules on doping because he claims the current regulations don't do enough to discourage drug cheats.

Wenger has been outspoken against doping and questioned why UEFA's rulings mean there is no way of disqualifying a team from continental competition unless more than two players fail a test.

Why Arsenal boss is wrong to disagree with van Gaal

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Fair enough, calling the Premier League fixture list `evil´ may be taking things a bit too far, but I still think that the Arsenal boss should have some sense of sympathy with his fellow Premier League boss Louis van Gaal, because I feel that the Man United boss is right to say that the lack [...]

Should Arsenal mirror Man City and Bayern´s protests?

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US Soccer

Soccer News: UEFA goes tone deaf

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UEFA decides that its Champions League anthem is more important than anybody would think in Thursday's soccer news update. Read More

Soccer TV: USMNT vs Costa Rica

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The USMNT senior squad plays Costa Rica in an international friendly and the U-23s play Canada in CONCACAF Olympic qualifying on Tuesday. Read More

ESPN

ESPN acquires US media rights to Euro 2020, qualifiers and much-anticipated Nations League

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ESPN has acquired the US media rights to Euro 2020 and its qualifiers, the UEFA Nations League and the European qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup, sources have confirmed to World Soccer Talk.

ESPN outbid FOX Sports, NBC Sports and beIN SPORTS for the rights in a deal that is worth more than $110 million, according to Sports Business Daily.

ESPN acquires US media rights to Euro 2020, qualifiers and much-anticipated Nations League

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ESPN has acquired the US media rights to Euro 2020 and its qualifiers, the UEFA Nations League and the European qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup, sources have confirmed to World Soccer Talk.

ESPN outbid FOX Sports, NBC Sports and beIN SPORTS for the rights in a deal that is worth more than $110 million, according to Sports Business Daily.

The Rest

Major Link Soccer: UEFA Elections on hold

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Pending Platini's appeal, UEFA leadership remains at an impasse.

Seattle:

According to The Guardian, Jordan Morris to Seattle is a good fit for all involved.


United States:

On the Jurgen Klinsmann public image repair tour, The USMNT coach opened up on the recent USMNT happenings, and expressed interest in meeting with MLS owners.

Friday Kickoff: Rooney, Martial sidelined; UEFA won't charge Man City; and more

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Manchester United will be without two of its first-choice strikers come Saturday against Watford.

Head coach Louis Van Gaal confirmed that both Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial will miss this weekend's clash, as the former is suffering from illness and the latter is recovering from an injury he suffered with the French national team.

Ultimate guide to the November international break: WCQ's, Euro 2016 KO round

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The Americas, Africa and Asia all hold 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, UEFA finish off Euro 2016 qualifying, and international friendlies abound in November's first international break.

The November international break includes loads and loads of games. Most of them are pretty obscure (St. Kitts and Nevis vs.

SPANISH FOOTBALL | CLUBS LEAD UEFA RANKING

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