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Waterford Denied UEFA Licence As European Spot Set To Go To St Pats

Waterford FC have been denied a UEFA licence meaning that they will not be able to play European football next year with their Europa League spot set to go to St Patrick’s Athletic instead. Alan Reynolds’ side finished fifth in the Airtricity League last season but will not play in Europe after UEFA’s failure to grant the club a licence. Waterford had required …

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Rodgers Hoping For Positive Start Following Europa League Draw

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Former champions Chelsea will face Malmo in the last 32 of the Europa League while Celtic face a tough challenge in the form of Valencia. The two sides met in the Europa League last season, the Gunners hammering the Belarussian side 6-0 at the Emirates. Five-time champions Sevilla, currently second in La Liga, face a difficult tie against Lazio, beaten …

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Celtic Through To Europa League Knockouts, Rangers Eliminated

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Celtic are through to the knockout stages of the Europa League, despite losing disappointingly at home. The Scottish champions hosted Salzburg, knowing that they needed to score if Red Bull Leipzig won against lowly Rosenborg, who were yet to score a point in Group B. Celtic were under the cosh throughout the tie, and fell behind in the second half …

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Koscielny Set For First Start For Arsenal Since May

Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny will make his first appearance since May when the injury-plagued French international starts Thursday’s Europa League tie against Qarabag. Koscielny ruptured his Achilles in Arsenal’s Europa League defeat against Atletico Madrid last season. The 33-year-old missed France’s World Cup-winning campaign due to the injury. He finally returned for Arsenal’s reserves in a Checkatrade Trophy clash with …

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Arsenal And Chelsea Power On In Europa League

Londoners Chelsea and Arsenal both enjoyed high-scoring Europa League wins on Thursday as Glasgow giants Celtic and Rangers were left with work to do on the final matchday to qualify for the next stage. Unai Emery selected a youthful Arsenal to play in the Ukraine and they romped past Vorskla Poltava 3-0, guaranteeing top spot in Group E in a …

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Celtic Just A Point From Last 32 Progression After Away Win

A goal from Scott Sinclair has sent Celtic well on their way to the Europa League’s knockout stages. It’s been mixed campaign for the Scottish champions so far, with defeats to Salzburg and Red Bull Leipzig. But Brendan Rodgers’ side got their first ever away win in the competition tonight. Rosenborg have been cannon fodder to date – being yet …

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Ten Quickfire Conclusions As Arsenal Advance To EL Knockout Stage

There were no goals but plenty of talking points as Arsenal booked their place in the last 32 of the Europa League with a draw against Sporting Lisbon.  1) Unai Emery seems to have chosen his first-choice goalkeeper.  Arsenal have a tradition of playing their second-choice goalkeeper in cup competitions and saving their first-choice for the league. An injury to Petr …

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Rangers Defeated In Seven Goal Europa League Thriller

Steven Gerrard’s Rangers have fallen to a 4-3 defeat away to Spartak Moscow in the Europa League on Thursday in an extraordinary game.  Rangers were looking to reach the knockout stages of a European tournament for the first time since 2010/11. Before tonight, they were 11 games unbeaten in Europe and six consecutive away European matches unbeaten. They went into …

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Hazard In Race To Be Fit For Chelsea’s Trip To Burnley

Star playmaker Eden Hazard remains doubtful for Chelsea’s Premier League clash with Burnley this weekend as he continues to struggle with a back injury, Blues manager Maurizio Sarri said on Wednesday. The 27-year-old has already been ruled out of the Europa League group match at home to Belarus outfit BATE Borisov on Thursday when Chelsea will hope to make it …

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‘Green Light’ Given For Third UEFA Club Competition As Of 2021

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UEFA are clearing the way for the return of a third club competition, two decades after the disappearance of the Cup Winners’ Cup. European Club Association (ECA) chairman Andrea Agnelli said at the ECA’s General Assembly in Split, Croatia on Tuesday, that “the ‘green light’ has been given to introduce a third competition…as of the 2021/22 season”. The move must …

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