The fifth Global Sports Salaries Survey tells us the answer, and as you almost certainly said, it is Manchester City. The average member of the first team gets by on an income of £5.3m a year. Which explains why Uefa has this week got a bit miffed about the way Man C has responded [...]
UEFA confirmed on Thursday the creation of the UEFA Nations League.
The once-rumored tournament was adopted by all 54 UEFA nations at the UEFA congress in Kazakhstan this week and will begin in 2018. The tournament will split the UEFA nations into four groups based on UEFA coefficient, with promotion and relegation between the groups.
Though qualifying for UEFA Euro 2016 won't begin until September, the European governing body conducted their 53-team draw on Sunday morning.
The Netherlands, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Spain, Germany, England, Greece, Russia, Italy, and Portugal were the top seeded teams in Group's A through I, respectively, with the most interesting group off the bat looking like Group B.
Lionel Messi and Dani Alves goals sent Barcelona to a 2-0 away victory Tuesday and left Manchester City in perilous position heading into their home tie of UEFA Championship League round of 16 action at Etihad Stadium.
Controlling the proceedings from the onset, Barca's advantage was helped considerably with the sending off of City defender Martin Demichelis that resulted in a Messi penalty.
At some point in the early 1990s, back when wins at the World Cup were still worth two points, goalkeepers were still allowed to handle back passes, and UEFA was still headquartered in a squat concrete complex on Bern's Jupiterstrasse, the powers that be in European football gathered together and decided that a footballing competition wasn't really a footballing competition without an anthem.
It might be very difficult for Trabzonspor as they seek to overturn a first-leg deficit and knock Juventus out of the UEFA Europa League. Trabzonspor, still acclimating to life under Hami Mandirali, (a man who does not hold have a pro licence to coach) will begin the second leg of their round-of-32 tie with being down two goals !
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has been charged by the UEFA after his comments that he made in his post-match interview after his team played Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League earlier this week.
UEFA issued the following statement regarding the comments:
"Following an investigation by the UEFA disciplinary inspector, UEFA has today opened disciplinary proceedings against Manuel Luis Pellegrini concerning the press interviews given to media after the above-mentioned match.
The clocks have gone forward in Europe and it can only mean one thing â€“ in leagues across the continent, it's business time. In England, the surprise package of the season Liverpool are now riding high at the top of the league with goals flying in from all angles, while in Spain Atletico Madrid find themselves in the peculiar position of being third favourites to take the crown despite currently being a point clear at the top of the table.
Quite what Ian Hislop has to do with any of this, we're not sure...
In a bid to replace some of the slew of pointless international friendlies that currently clutter the footballing calendar with something a little more meaningful, UEFA have hatched a plan to launch a new "League of Nations" tournament for European international sides.
Soccer is truly the world's game. Yet, the rules for all organized soccer are set by an anachronistic body made up of 8 members. Have you seen a picture of them? They look more like the Royal and Ancient organization that administers the rules of golf rather than the guiding board for the world's most dynamic and popular sport.
The draw has been made for the Euro 2016 qualification process to determine which 24 teams will end up playing in the Euro 2016 tournament that will be staged in France.
The qualifying matches will start in September 2014 and proceed until its conclusion in late 2015. Current champions Spain will participate as will Gibraltar, who are playing in a major international competition for the first time.
A powerful duality is encoded in the story of every international tournament. While each lives uniquelyâ€”moldedsui generisby its hosts, its champions, its famous haircutsâ€”the emotions and feelings that grip a tournament remain starkly similar year-on-year.