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Fifa & Uefa Write To FAI To Warn About Government Interference

FIFA and UEFA have written a letter to the FAI. In the letter, the football governing bodies have expressed concerns over Shane Ross’s request for Donal Conway to withdraw his nomination to be re-elected president of the association. Conway was nominated by FAI AGM members to continue in his role. Ross, the minister for transport, tourism and sport, asked Conway …

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UEFA Send Finance Director Koller To Investigate FAI Financial Issues

Josef Koller FAI

UEFA is to send its Financial Director, Josef Koller, to Dublin next month to assess the ongoing financial issues within the FAI. The move follows the appointment of UEFA’s Head of National Association Business Development, Noel Mooney, as General Manager for Football Services and Partnerships earlier this week. Both Koller’s and Mooney’s roles are temporary though it is unclear how …

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Report: UEFA To Seek Champions League Ban For Manchester City

UEFA are set to recommend that Premier League champions Manchester City receive a Champions League ban following the conclusion of a lengthy investigation into their financial conduct later this week. The governing body have been investigating City over the past few of months following a number of damaging leaks which revealed alleged rule-breaking from the club, with members of the …

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FAI Fined €10,000 By UEFA For Tennis Ball Protest


The FAI have been slapped with a €10,000 fine by UEFA following a protest by fans during their Euro 2020 Qualifier against Georgia last month. Ireland fans threw tennis balls onto the pitch during the first half of the game in a protest against John Delaney’s appointment as Executive Vice-President of the association. The game was briefly halted before the …

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Ireland Charged By UEFA For ‘Tennis Ball Protest’

UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifying Round Group D, Victoria Stadium, Gibraltar 23/3/2019 Gibraltar vs Republic of Ireland FAI Chief Executive John Delaney during the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

UEFA have officially opened disciplinary proceedings against the FAI following a fan protest during Ireland’s 1-0 victory over Georgia.  Ireland’s win over the Georgians and the performance that came with it saw the nation’s support come away with quite a lot to be happy about. Despite the narrow margin of their wins over both Georgia and Gibraltar, the first two …

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UEFA Approves Creation Of Third Club Competition From 2021

UEFA confirmed on Sunday the creation of a third European club competition from the 2021/22 season designed to offer more clubs and associations the chance to play European football. After approval from UEFA’s Executive Committee in Dublin, the Europa League will be cut from its current 48-team group stage so that all three competitions feature 32 teams in eight groups …

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UEFA Helped PSG, Man City Cover Up Financial Irregularities [Report]

UEFA helped Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City get around their own Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules, according to a Football Leaks investigation published on Friday. According to the investigation of “more than 70 million documents” analysed “over eight months by 80 journalists” from members of European Investigative Collaborations (EIC), UEFA “knowingly helped the clubs to cover up their own irregularities …

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The Exciting XI Martin O’Neill Should Deploy Against Wales

Ireland’s 0-0 draw with Denmark was admirable but did not capture the imagination of the home faithful.  In a match that should have been a revenge mission for Martin O’Neill’s side, a dull and conservative approach sucked the life out of the game as Ireland abandoned any real structure of ambition. Another revenge mission approaches on Tuesday night as Wales …

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Man United Set For UEFA Sanctions After Valencia Late Show

UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Manchester United after their late arrival at Old Trafford forced a late kick-off in their Champions League group match against Valencia. United were held to a scoreless draw by the Spaniards on Tuesday, heaping further pressure on Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho. The club now faces UEFA sanctions after their “late team arrival” infringed competition …

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VAR To Be Used In Next Season’s Champions League & At Euro 2020

Video Assistant Referees will be used in the Champions League from the 2019-20 season and will also be introduced at the 2020 European Championship, UEFA said on Thursday. European football’s governing body revealed a decision had been taken at a meeting of their executive committee to bring in the technology, which will be used from the playoff round preceding the …

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UEFA Orders ‘Further Investigation’ Of PSG Over Financial Fairplay

Neymar and Mbappe of PSG

UEFA said Monday it had ordered accusations that PSG has broken its financial fair play rules to be referred to its financial unit “for further investigation”. European football’s governing body initially opened an investigation into the Qatari-owned club’s spending in September 2017 under pressure from some of Europe’s biggest clubs after the French club signed Brazilian midfielder Neymar for a …

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

champions league draw

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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“Global Ambassador” Beckham To Receive UEFA President’s Award

Former England captain David Beckham is to receive the 2018 UEFA President’s Award in honour of his achievements in the game and his work since retiring as a player, European football’s governing body said on Tuesday. The ex-Manchester United and Real Madrid midfielder, who is now 43, will receive the award in Monaco later this year. “I have chosen David …

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