Draw for the quarter-finals and semi-finals of the UEFA Europa League made on Friday: Quarter-finals Granada (ESP) v Manchester United (ENG) Arsenal (ENG) v Slavia Prague (CZE) Ajax (NED) v Roma (ITA) Dinamo Zagreb (CRO) v Villarreal (ESP) First legs April 8, second legs April 15 Semi-finals Granada (ESP) or Manchester United (ENG) v Ajax...
Manchester United’s Paul Pogba has been included in the UEFA Europa League team of this week. UEFA released the Europa League team in a post on its official website on...
Chelsea beat Atletico Madrid 2-0 on Wednesday to reach the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League for the first time since 2014. Hakim Ziyech and Emerson Palmieri were set to give coach Thomas Tuchel’s rejuvenated squad a 3-0 aggregate victory. Substitute Emerson secured the win by scoring in the fourth minute of added time for Chelsea’s second goal. Atletico Madrid were left to referee Daniele Orsato not to give a penalty when the scores were 0-0. It was then that Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta hit a back pass and put his arm around Yannick Carrasco who fell into the penalty area. Ziyech squeezed the ball under Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak in the 34th minute of the final second leg. This was after being connected with a cross from Timo Werner who had run to the left after being fed by fellow German Kai Havertz. The visitors ended the game […]
The Bayern Munich holder has qualified for the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League for the ninth time in the past 10 seasons. This was after beating Lazio 2-1 at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday to secure a 6-2 aggregate victory. Leading 4-1 in the first leg in Rome, Robert Lewandowski opened the scoring for Bayern Munich from the penalty spot in the 33rd minute. It was his 39th goal of the season in all competitions. The German champions let go before substitute Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, after replacing Lewandowski, added the second goal in the 73rd minute. Marco Parolo led a late consolation for Lazio. Bayern Munich joined German club Borussia Dortmund in the last eight. Lazio’s exit means that no Italian side will make it to the Champions League quarter-finals, with Juventus and Atalanta also coming out in the last 16 stages. Alexander Nuebel replaced the ailing Manuel Neuer […]
Manchester City qualified for the 2020/2021 UEFA Champions League quarter-finals on Tuesday, beating Borussia Moenchengladbach 2-0 to an overall success 4-0. Kevin de Bruyne and Ilkay Guendogan put an end to any doubts about the result by scoring in 20 minutes for a completely dominant Manchester City. Both matches were played in Budapest due to the mandatory coronavirus quarantine for people arriving in Germany from Britain. Record winners Real Madrid have also progressed, beating Italy’s Atalanta 3-1 on the night and 4-1 in both matches. Tuesday was thanks to Karim Benzema’s 70th goal in the elite event, a penalty from team captain Sergio Ramos and substitute Marco Asensio. Fugitive English Premier League (EPL) leaders Manchester City were in full control against a plummeting Gladbach side with now seven straight defeats. This has happened since their coach Marco Rose announced a summer departure for Borussia Dortmund. Having already lost the opener […]
Manchester City cruised into the quarter-finals of this season’s UEFA Champions League with a 2-0 win over Borussia Monchengladbach in the second-leg round of 16 tie at the Etihad stadium on Tuesday. Man City advanced into the last eight 4-0 on ... Read Full Story
Legendary Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has called for a major shake-up of the footballing calendar that would see the FIFA World Cup held every two years. Wenger is Chief of Global Football Development at FIFA and is jointly responsible for law chang... Read Full Story
Sebastian Coltescu has been suspended by UEFA “for inappropriate behaviour” during the Champions League group-stage contest between Paris Saint-Germain and Istanbul Basaksehir. The Group H fixture that took place at...
UEFA has banned Romanian referee Sebastian Coltescu for a season for using foul language in the December Champions League game between Paris Saint-Germain and Istanbul Basaksehir. Recall that the game was stopped in the 14th minute, after a furious to... Read Full Story
Enyimba coach Fatai Osho has thrown down the gauntlet to the 15 other CAF Confederation Cup contenders by declaring that his Nigerian club can lift the trophy this season. “We have a good chance of winning this competition,” he said ahead of matchday 1 on Wednesday when the last Nigerian team to win … Continue reading Enyimba Aim For First Nigerian CAF Cup Title Read Full Story
The second leg of Liverpool’s last-16 Champions League match against RB Leipzig has been switched from Anfield to Budapest as a result of coronavirus travel restrictions, UEFA said on Thursday. The first leg, which Liverpool won 2-0 as the away team, was also held in the Hungarian capital. It is the latest match to … Continue reading Liverpool, RB Leipzig Champions League Clash Moved To Budapest Read Full Story
The British government on Friday played down suggestions that UEFA is considering staging the rescheduled Euro 2020 tournament solely in England, describing it as “speculation”. The competition was postponed last year as a result of the coronavirus pandemic but is due to begin on June 11. For the first time, the tournament is set to […] Read Full Story
The UK government has described as speculations that UEFA is considering staging the rescheduled Euro 2020 tournament solely in England. The competition was postponed last year as a result of the coronavirus pandemic but is due to begin on June 11. For the first time, the tournament is set to be played in 12 cities […] Read Full Story
The Champions League knockouts phase is upon us! For football fans, this phase of the competition is when things get “real”; when the men get separated from the boys and the wheat from the chaff. In a nutshell, the knockouts phase of the world’s most ... Read Full Story
The Spanish La Liga is represented by three teams as the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 gets underway this week. Giants Real Madrid and Barcelona are joined in the knockout stages by La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid. The former two had shared five su... Read Full Story
UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against two Romanian match officials following allegations of racism during December’s Champions League group game between Paris St-Germain and Istanbul Basaksehir. The match was abandoned...
UEFA announced on Thursday it is opening an investigation against match officials after alleged racism during December’s Champions League encounter between Paris Saint-Germain and Istanbul Basaksehir. The meeting was stopped, and then finished a day later, after a touchline argument erupted over accusations the Romanian fourth official, Sebastian Coltescu, had described Basaksehir’s Cameroonian assistant … Continue reading UEFA To Investigate Referee Racism Allegations During PSG-Basaksehir Game Read Full Story
Atletico Madrid’s home match against Chelsea in the Champions League last-16 has been moved from Spain to Bucharest as a result of coronavirus restrictions, UEFA confirmed on Wednesday. Chelsea said in a statement on their website that the date of the match, February 23, and the kick-off time (2000 GMT) would remain the same. The […] Read Full Story
Download logo Ahead of the 45th Ordinary Congress of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), the organisation has disclosed the candidates for positions that are to be filled at the conference. Names of candidates for the 17 positions have been confirmed. There is certainly nothing out of the ordinary about the release of the names of the aspiring men and women for the congress set for the Swiss traditional resort town of Montreux on April 20. What must be highlighted is the individuals that would automatically qualify for Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) roles by virtue of their election in Switzerland must undergo the requisite eligibility check to be conducted by the world governing body’s Review Committee. The committee informs the respective confederation and the candidates on the outcome of the tests. On offer in Montreux at the UEFA Congress would be seats for the FIFA vice-president’s position […]
UEFA announced on Sunday that the Champions League last-16 match against Liverpool away to RB Leipzig will be held in Budapest, where coronavirus restrictions prevent England champions from traveling to Germany.
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Ajax’s Cameroonian international goalkeeper Andre Onana has been suspended for one year for doping, the Dutch club said on Friday. The club said in a statement Onana had “mistakenly” taken his wife’s medicine which had led to the banned diuretic Furosemide appearing in his urine. Ajax said they had hoped Onana would receive a shorter […] Read Full Story
UEFA have switched Liverpool’s Champions League visit to Leipzig to a neutral venue, the UK Mirror reports. The German government has refused to allow any exemptions for elite athletes, to...
By Clarence Seedorf (Chair, Black Impact Foundation) and NJ Ayuk (Chair, African Energy Chamber [www.EnergyChamber.org]) There’s no question that the COVID-19 pandemic has sent global energy markets reeling. Oil and gas has undeniably been one of the hardest-hit industries, with prices still struggling to rebound from the collapse in demand during the first quarter of 2020. Coupled with increasing concerns about climate change and its effect on conventional energy production, it seems difficult to find a bright spot. But there is one, and it’s Suriname. In the year since news reports first began describing a novel coronavirus in China, the resource-rich waters off the South American nation have become the target for increased drilling activity, and a growing number of producers are taking a chance on the region’s potential. Last April, for example, Apache Corporation and Total reported a significant oil offshore discovery. The successful Sapakara West-1 well was actually […]
Football as we know it is getting closer to the collapse and the transition to a system of semi-closed competition. The richest European clubs decided to put all the cards on the table and, led by the ‘now or never‘ principle, put pressure on the esta... Read Full Story
Bayern Munich had a fantastic finish to the 2019/2020 campaign as they won the Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal and Champions League treble while going unbeaten for 30 games across all competitions. Their unbeaten streak ended at 32 matches after a disappointing... Read Full Story