Uefa Europa League: Legitimate Objective or Nuisance Distraction?

Jamie Spencer | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK Sport
Jamie Spencer

Winning it is no longer seen as much of an achievement, especially for clubs who would usually identify themselves as Champions League level sides. Teams competing in the old UEFA Cup were the second best team in their respective countries. Now, however, competing clubs from bigger countries could be fifth, sixth or seventh best and in the case of relegated domestic cup winners like Wigan or Birmingham City, could even be from lower divisions.

International Friendlies To End In 2018 As Uefa Approve 'Nations League'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK Sport

Uefa has approved the new Nations League tournament which will replace most international friendlies from 2018, the governing body has announced. T...

5 Ways Michel Platini Has Harmed The Euros

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK Sport

Roy Hodgson yesterday expressed his unhappiness at Uefa's Euro 2016 qualifying schedule in a thinly-veiled attack on president Michel Platini. The Eng...

WATCH: Hodgson Accuses Platini Of More Meddling

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK Sport

England coach Roy Hodgson fears Uefa's new format for international qualifiers will reduce the time he has with his squad. Hodgson, speaking after ...

What Happened When Gibraltar Was Drawn Against Spain In The Euro Qualifiers?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.02.2014 | UK Sport

Gibraltar was drawn in the same Euro 2016 football tournament qualifying group as Spain - only to be moved to another for political reasons. The bl...

International Tournaments, European Hostility and the 2022 Qatari World Cup

Austin Aneke | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Sport
Austin Aneke

Other nations visit Europe to compete in various world events; notwithstanding their dark grey wintry environments. How would the world produce true world champions if every major world tournament is conditioned to suit and reflect European conditions

Fix? Uefa Corruption Twitter Account Predicts Champions League Draw

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.12.2013 | UK Sport

A Twitter account known as "CL Draw Manipulation" appears to have correctly predicted the Champions League round-of-16 draw nearly 24 hours in advance...

Financial Fair Play and It's Impact on the Championship

Antony Moule | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Sport
Antony Moule

UEFA's Financial Fair Play (FFP) has been lingering around European football for a few years now, having been first agreed to in principle in 2009. However, this season will see FFP firmly applied across the continent. The implications of FFP on the Premier League have been and will continue to be well documented...

BT Sports Muscle in on Sky and Murdoch's Monopoly

Sam Long | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Sport
Sam Long

Currently I'm a Virgin man, so BT is beamed in at no extra cost to the deal I'm on - but if BT declare they are cutting the chord to Europe's top competition, then I would reconsider jumping ship to the new kid on the block. Maybe. Sorry Mr. Branson - I don't owe you anything.

Piara Powar Should Get the Monkey Off Roy Hodgson's Back

Joshua Funnell | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Sport
Joshua Funnell

Days rarely pass without the UK's journalist football fraternity finding a corpse of a story that they frantically seek to re-electrify with controver...

Fergie Admits He Had To Turn Down Hairdryer

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.10.2013 | UK Sport

Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted he had to turn down the hairdryer at Manchester United due to the "fragile" nature of modern day footballers. Fergus...

I Heard a Racist at The Football

Sammy Sultan | Posted 29.11.2013 | UK Sport
Sammy Sultan

Saturday, 3.30 pm, Old Trafford. My team, the great Manchester United is labouring against the ostensibly average West Bromwich Albion. The home fans are becoming unsettled, and rightly so: I've seen better performances in the park on a Sunday afternoon. And then it happened...

Football (Or Soccer if You Are American): Why Has the Beautiful Game Turned So Ugly?

Dr Nicholas M. Almond | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK Sport
Dr Nicholas M. Almond

We only need to look at the events over the last 18 months or so to question why are the football authorities such as FIFA and UEFA not doing enough to crack down on this violence?

Fenerbahçe Handed Two-Year Ban From European Competition

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK Sport

Arsenal's Champions League conquests Fenerbahçe have been excluded from European competition for the next two years after losing their appeal to the ...

Isco Inferno

Kevin Blundell | Posted 21.08.2013 | UK Sport
Kevin Blundell

There aren't too many club legends to talk of in the history of Malaga CF, most notably because of their chaotic rise to the top of Spanish football. Since adopting their current name, however, their fans have seen a gradual improvement at La Rosaleda and this year was no exception.

Fenerbahçe Face Second Champions League Expulsion

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.06.2013 | UK Sport

Fenerbahçe could face expulsion from the Champions League again after Uefa announced the club and five officials will have match-fixing charges heard...

UEFA Europa League: A Competition Losing Credibility That Desperately Needs Rescuing

Raj Bains | Posted 27.07.2013 | UK Sport
Raj Bains

A competition that once played host to historic, esteemed, huge clubs from across the continent, showcasing a fantastic standard of competitive football with fans creating an atmosphere to match is now being sold as the attractive Champions League's ugly, fat friend.

Will Dortmund Spoil Heynckes' Last Hurrah?

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK Sport
Eric Ehrmann

Saturday's game is more than a battle to be the best in Europe. It's a clash between two different faces of Germany - working class Dortmund and upscale Munich- and managers whose attitudes toward the game are generations apart.

Finally Worth Winning?

PA | Posted 23.05.2013 | UK Sport

Changes to Champions League rules agreed today could see Europe's top nations having up to five teams in UEFA's top club competition. From 2015, th...

Uefa Wants 10-Match Ban For Racist Abuse

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.05.2013 | UK Sport

UEFA has ratified a proposal to impose a 10-match European ban for players and officials found guilty of racism. Racism by fans will be punished by...

Uefa Promise 10-Match Bans And Stadium Closures For Future Racist Incidents

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.04.2013 | UK Sport

Uefa general-secretary Gianni Infantino has promised 10-match bans and stadium closures if club representatives or supporters are found guilty of raci...

Uefa Says Referees Should Stop Matches For Racist Incidents

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 28.03.2013 | UK Sport

Uefa has advised referees to halt matches should a racist incident occur, pledging their "full support" to such a stand being made. Althought Europ...

Are Chelsea the Champions League's Worst Defending Champions?

Doron Salomon | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK Sport
Doron Salomon

Today, Chelsea sit fourth in the league and in all likelihood will cling onto that place or better for the remainder of the season. It's mathematically possible for them to be champions still but a gap of 19 points to United with 10 games to go would require miracles of Red Sea proportions to make that happen.

Man United - Why Always Them?

Rob Atkinson | Posted 07.05.2013 | UK Sport
Rob Atkinson

Recent events, on top of a long history of prominent stories figuring the controversy and fuss that attend one football club above all others, might lead us to ask a somewhat wider version of the same question. Why is it always Manchester United?

Arsenal Left in the Shadow of German Efficiency

Tom Pyman | Posted 23.04.2013 | UK Sport
Tom Pyman

Arsenal's Champions League campaign, and, at the risk of sounding melodramatic, for all intents and purposes, their season, is all but over after they were comprehensively beaten by Bayern Munich on Tuesday night.