Tag: UEFA

Vivianne Miedema of Arsenal during the Barclays FA Women's Super League match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Meadow Park on January 19, 2020 in Borehamwood, United Kingdom.

Arsenal squad announced for Champions League final 8

UEFA have announced the squads of the teams that will compete in the Women's Champions League final 8 from Friday in the Basque Country.
Arsene Wenger during an interview at the Mercedes Benz Building prior to the Laureus World Sports Awards on February 17, 2020 in Berlin, Germany.

Arsene Wenger nails another prediction

Known by some as Mystic Weg, Arsene Wenger spoke in 2015 about the death of FFP and here we are in 2020 with the Court of Arbitration for Sport finally putting it's rotting carcass on display for all to see.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 17: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal and Pep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City look on during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Arsenal FC at Etihad Stadium on June 17, 2020 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Arsenal thankfully ruled out of Champions League after Manchester City ban overturned

As expected, Manchester City have had their two-year European football ban overturned meaning they can now play in the Champions League next season and Arsenal definitely can't.

UEFA set deadline for European leagues to finalise plans for season restart

UEFA want the Premier League and other European leagues to make a decision on their season restart by May 25th, according to their latest statement.
A fan wears a disposable face mask during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and West Ham United at Emirates Stadium on March 07, 2020 in London, United Kingdom.

UEFA could use this method to decide Champions League spots: Would benefit Arsenal

It's still possible UEFA end up using the coefficient rankings to decide which clubs make it into the Champions League next season.

UEFA still planning to complete current Champions League & Europa League campaign

UEFA are still planning to play the remaining Champions League and Europa League fixtures for this campaign, even if it cuts into next season.

Euro 2020 play-offs to take place in October and November possibly behind-closed-doors

The play-offs for Euro 2020 are now likely to take place in October and November, even if they are behind closed doors according to a report on Friday.

UEFA to abandon Champions League and Europa League if not played before September

UEFA president, Aleksander Ceferin, has said that the 19/20 Champions League and Europa League could be abandoned if there is no way to play it before the end of August.
Fans make their way to the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and West Ham United at Emirates Stadium on March 07, 2020 in London, United Kingdom.

UEFA urge patience & plan for football to return in July

UEFA are still urging patience in the hope European leagues can complete their domestic seasons over the coming months.
General view of the match ball during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and West Ham United at Emirates Stadium on March 07, 2020 in London, United Kingdom.

Premier League return date to be pushed back

If you are one of the few people who believed football would actually return on April 30, then I'm sorry to say more disappointment is coming your way.
Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and West Ham United at Emirates Stadium on March 07, 2020 in London, United Kingdom.

UEFA want PL campaign done by end of June: Could lead to the season's...

UEFA want European domestic seasons to finish by the end of June, which is likely to lead to the cancellation of the campaign.
UEFA branding is seen prior to the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between Olympiacos FC and Arsenal FC at Karaiskakis Stadium on February 20, 2020 in Piraeus, Greece.

UEFA to announce Euro 2020 postponement

UEFA are expected to announce today that Euro 2020 will be pushed back to 2021 which will have a knock on-effect on other competitions, namely the Women's Euros due to take pace next year.
Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal looks on prior to the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between Olympiacos FC and Arsenal FC at Karaiskakis Stadium on February 20, 2020 in Piraeus, Greece.

Arsenal were reluctant to play Manchester City but UEFA bend rules

Arsenal were apparently reluctant to play Manchester City next week due to the short notice given to travelling fans but agreed to help ease City's congestion after Pep Guardiola's men convinced UEFA to let them play at the same time as a Champions League game.
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 02: Pep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City reatcs during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on February 02, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

UEFA could open another Manchester City investigation

UEFA could open another investigation into Manchester City with it being claimed that they over-inflated their sponsorship money to fiddle Financial Fair Play regulations between 2012 and 2016.
BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - JANUARY 27: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal looks on prior to the FA Cup Fourth Round match between AFC Bournemouth and Arsenal at Vitality Stadium on January 27, 2020 in Bournemouth, England. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Arteta shocked by Manchester City's UEFA punishment

Mikel Arteta admits he was 'shocked' by Manchester City's two-year Champions League ban because he just wants the best for them.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 20: Josep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City and Mikel Arteta, Assistant Coach of Manchester City applaud fans during the Manchester City Teams Celebration Parade on May 20, 2019 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

Thrown out? Manchester City to learn Champions League fate this month

Manchester City will find out later this month if they will be thrown out of the Champions League due to Financial Fair Play breaches.

Arsenal's Europa League opponents banned from bringing away fans to the Emirates Stadium

Eintracht Frankfurt won't be allowed to bring away fans to their game against Arsenal next month, after receiving a ban from UEFA.
BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - MAY 29: Laurent Koscielny of Arsenal looks dejected as he walks past the Europa League Trophy whilst coduring the UEFA Europa League Final between Chelsea and Arsenal at Baku Olimpiya Stadionu on May 29, 2019 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Why Arsenal are playing Vitoria at 3:50pm on a Wednesday?

Arsenal will get to pretend they're playing in the Champions League instead of the Europa League when they play on Wednesday next month instead of Thursday, but what's that about?
BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - MAY 29: Alex Iwobi of Arsenal scores his sides goal pass goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga of Chelsea during the UEFA Europa League Final between Chelsea and Arsenal at Baku Olimpiya Stadionu on May 29, 2019 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Hilarious Euro rankings puts Arsenal above Spurs, Manchester United and Chelsea

European co-efficients are a funny thing and never moreso than this season when Arsenal are ranked above United, Spurs and Chelsea despite being in the Europa League once again.
MADRID, SPAIN - JUNE 01: Harry Kane of Tottenham looks dejected as he walks past the European Cup after the UEFA Champions League Final between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on June 01, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

UEFA act after letter from Arsenal, Tottenham, Chelsea and Liverpool fans

UEFA have capped the price of away tickets after a letter from fan groups representing Arsenal, Tottenham, Liverpool, and Chelsea showed what was possible when we all work together for the same goal.

UEFA rank Arsenal above Liverpool while Tottenham leapfrog Manchester United

UEFA have ranked Arsenal ahead of Liverpool after they updated their co-efficient table to take into account this season's European competitions.

Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Spurs get poor response from UEFA after complaints

UEFA wants clubs to help fans shoulder the financial burden of travelling to European finals because they have to give tickets to sponsors.
The Europa League trophy is displayed ahead of the competition's quarter-finals draw, on March 15, 2019 in Nyon. (Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP)

Europa League final: Official Arsenal v Chelsea teams

So, it's finally here, the final match of Arenal's season all the way out in Baku.

UEFA forbid Arsenal from wearing Mkhitaryan tshirts

Arsenal players will not be able to show any sign of support for Henrikh Mkhitaryan before the Europa League final thanks to UEFA's rules.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 31: Jose Mourinho, Manager of Manchester United ahead of the UEFA Champions League group A match between Manchester United and SL Benfica at Old Trafford on October 31, 2017 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Jose Mourinho says sorry to Arsenal and Chelsea fans

Jose Mourinho has expressed his sympathy to Arsenal and Chelsea fans who are unable to attend the Europa League final in Baku while pointing out there is much more pressure on Arsenal to win the game than his old club.
The Europa League trophy is displayed ahead of the competition's quarter-finals draw, on March 15, 2019 in Nyon. (Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP)

What UEFA's report really said about Baku ahead of Europa League final

UEFA's own report stated that Baku was not fit to host the Champions League or Europa League final, claiming that local university dormitories and campsites would be needed to house supporters.
BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 04: Herikh Mkhitaryan of Arsenal leaves the pitch after the match is called off due to poor weather conditions of the Premier League 2 match between Arsenal and West Ham at Meadow Park on February 04, 2019 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

Arsenal need to remind UEFA they are nothing with clubs

I’m often told that politics has no place in football, but those critics are oddly silent as Arsenal and Chelsea fans struggle to get to a match that a professional footballer won’t play in because he doesn’t feel safe.

Arsenal face UEFA punishment over Baku protests

Arsenal fans are being warned that the club faces punishment if any fans protest about the farce that is the Europa League final at the match in Baku.

Arsenal and Chelsea farce shows the future of football excludes fans

Fanzones. That's where UEFA want football fans. As far away as possible from the actual football where they might ruin the spectacle beamed around the world with their loutish, working-class behaviour.
WATFORD, ENGLAND - APRIL 15: Henrikh Mkhitaryan of Arsenal looks on during the Premier League match between Watford FC and Arsenal FC at Vicarage Road on April 15, 2019 in Watford, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

UEFA claim they have given Arsenal adequate assurances over Mkhitaryan’s safety

UEFA claim they have given Arsenal assurances over Henrikh Mkhitaryan's safety should the Armenian travel to Baku for the Europa League final.
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Petr Cech of Arsenal celebrates at full-time of the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 Second Leg match between Arsenal and Stade Rennais at Emirates Stadium on March 14, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Alex Morton/Getty Images)

UEFA issue fine after Arsenal’s match v Rennes

UEFA have fined Rennes €44,000 for pitch invaders, setting off flares and blocking stairways during their game against Arsenal.
TOPSHOT - The Champions League Trophy stands on display during the UEFA Champions League football group stage draw ceremony in Monaco on August 24, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHE

Major changes to Champions League get go-ahead

Arsenal are one of a number of clubs currently in Amsterdam to discuss changes to the Champions League that will effectively turn it into a European Super League that will play some of its matches around the world while FIFA have annoyed UEFA by approving another competition for clubs.
TOPSHOT - The Champions League Trophy stands on display during the UEFA Champions League football group stage draw ceremony in Monaco on August 24, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHE

Arsenal in: European Super League to host games globally while FIFA approve another club...

Arsenal are one of a number of clubs currently in Amsterdam to discuss changes to the Champions League that will effectively turn it into a European Super League that will play some of its matches around the world while FIFA have annoyed UEFA by approving another competition for clubs.
Rennes' supporters cheer for their team during the UEFA Europa League round of 16 first leg football match between Stade Rennais FC and Arsenal FC at the Roazhon Park stadium in Rennes, northwestern France on March 7, 2019. (Photo by LOIC VENANCE / AFP)

UEFA open proceedings after Rennes v Arsenal

UEFA have opened proceedings against Rennes after trouble at the game on Thursday night against Arsenal.
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 13: Pitch invader during the UEFA Europa League Group E match between Arsenal and Qarabag FK at Emirates Stadium on December 13, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

Arsenal punished by UEFA

Arsenal have been handed a £13,000/€15,000 fine following the pitch invader and late kick-off of their home game against Qarabag in December.
Arsenal's Armenian midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan (L) celebrates with Arsenal's Swiss defender Stephan Lichtsteiner after scoring their second goal during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Southampton at the Emirates Stadium in London on February 24, 2019. (Photo by Ian KINGTON / AFP)

Why UEFA switched Arsenal’s tie against Rennes

When Arsenal were drawn against Rennes in the Europa League they were pulled out of the hat first so should have been playing the second game away from home, so why aren't they?
Former Portuguese football player Ricardo Carvalho shows the slip of Arsenal FC during the draw for the round of 32 of the UEFA Europa League football tournament at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon on December 17, 2018. (Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP)

Arsenal face ‘staffing crisis’ for Europa League tie

Arsenal are reportedly facing a ‘staffing crisis’ due to the early nature of their Europa League last-32 kick-off time against BATE Borisov.
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 13: Arsenal team pose for a picture ahead of the UEFA Europa League Group E match between Arsenal and Qarabag FK at Emirates Stadium on December 13, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

UEFA open case against Arsenal because of 3-minute delay

UEFA have opened a case against Arsenal after the kick-off of Thursday’s match against Qarabag in the Europa League was delayed by three minutes.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino talks to journalists during his visit to the Iranian capital Tehran on March 1, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / ATTA KENARE

Arsenal sign letter opposing Club World Cup revamp

Arsenal and the other 14 board members of the European Club Association signed a letter opposing FIFA President Gianni Infantino’s proposals to expand the Club World Cup.
MADRID, SPAIN - JANUARY 04: Samir Nasri of Sevilla takes to the field during the Copa del Rey Round of 16 First Leg match between Real Madrid and Sevilla at Bernabeu on January 4, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

Hated former Arsenal forward has doping ban extended

Samir Nasri has had his doping ban extended from six to 18 months the day his ban was supposed to end.