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UEFA will be tough over FFP - Ceferin

 By Reuters

UEFA fines Galatasaray €6 million for financial fair play violation


Galatasaray have been fined €6 million for not complying with UEFA's break-even requirement, the European governing body said on Wednesday.

Under a new agreement between UEFA and Galatasaray, the club will need to reach full break-even compliance by monitoring period 2021-2022, the Club Financial Control Body said in a statement on UEFA's website.

Galatasaray will need to report a maximum break-even deficit as forecast in their 2018 financial year report, it said. The maximum deficit will...

Ex-UEFA president and FIFA vice president Michel Platini: I will return to football

UEFA president and FIFA vice-president Aleksander Ceferin speaks exclusively with ESPN FC's Gab Marcotti about FIFA's recent proposal of a Global Nations League.

Banned former UEFA president and FIFA vice president Michel Platini says he is planning to return to football after Swiss federal prosecutors confirmed he was not being charged in an investigation into possible financial wrongdoing.

Platini said in a statement it's "the end of a long nightmare for my family and those close to me."

Since September 2015, the former France midfielder had the status of "between a witness and an accused person" in criminal proceedings opened against then-FIFA president...

UEFA will be tough on clubs in breach of FFP - president

Exclusive: UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin tells Gab Marcotti the governing body will do everything to ensure a fair financial playing field.
PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi says he is not concerned by Financial Fair Play rulings despite the big-money acquisitions.
UEFA president and FIFA vice-president Aleksander Ceferin speaks exclusively with ESPN FC's Gab Marcotti about FIFA's recent proposal of a Global Nations League.

KIEV, Ukraine -- UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin says he has faith in the Financial Fair Play (FFP) process, which he believes treats every club the same.

In August, Ceferin said his organisation would not be a "tiger without teeth" when it came to clubs who breach FFP regulations, the set of rules that link club spending to revenues over a three-year period.

"I completely trust the division of UEFA that is taking care of it and I trust our independent bodies," Ceferin told ESPN on Friday. "We...

Match-fixing raids launched before Champions League final - Ukraine police

The Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine.
The Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine, will host the Champions League final on Saturday.

Police in Ukraine have accused most of the country's professional football clubs of match-fixing and launched a series of raids as Kiev prepares to host the Champions League final on Saturday.

Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said 35 clubs took part in betting scams with total profits of about $5 million a year as players and referees were threatened or bribed up to 100,000 hryvnya ($3,800) to ensure a result in 57 games.

Ahead of the game between Real Madrid and Liverpool at the Olimpiyskiy Stadium,...

Ukraine covers up logos of Champions League sponsor Gazprom

As Liverpool head to Kiev, a look behind the scenes at Anfield as Salah meets Lampard, van Djik nutmegs Lovren and ESPN meets Wijnaldum.

The logo of major Champions League sponsor Gazprom has been removed from UEFA-branded material on the streets of Kiev, Ukraine, ahead of Saturday's final between Real Madrid and Liverpool.

The presence of Russia's state gas company angered some Ukrainians, so the logos were hurriedly removed from a "Champions Festival" on Kiev's main street.

As of Tuesday, tarpaulins covered boards bearing sponsor names to hide the Gazprom logo, and other displays were folded in half.

The cover-up is explicitly...

FIFA vs. UEFA: Tensions escalate over Club World Cup and Global Nations League

FIFA president Gianni Infantino tells Gab Marcotti about his hopes that the 2018 and 2022 World Cups change negative perceptions of Russia and Qatar.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino discusses the proposed transfer window changes and addresses inequalities within leagues with ESPN FC's Gab Marcotti.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino tells Gab Marcotti the World Cup 'cannot afford' to be decided by an incorrect refereeing decision.

UEFA raised strong objections on Wednesday to what had seemed to be the unstoppable force of FIFA's $25 billion remodelling of world football.

A UEFA Professional Football Strategy Committee meeting in Lyon, France, brought together the representatives of the European football confederation, the European Clubs Association, the European Leagues lobby group and the European division of the world players' association, FIFPro. The key item on the agenda was FIFA's proposal for a 24-team Club World...