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Juve's title feels more mundane than extraordinary

20 Apr 2019

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has said several times that winning Serie A for an eighth year in a row would be "something extraordinary" but, for all the impressive statistics and records, it turned out to be all rather mundane.

Juventus back to the drawing board after painful lesson

17 Apr 2019

Juventus have been sent back to the drawing board after their Champions League ambitions were shattered by an Ajax Amsterdam side whose transfer spending this season has been roughly one fifth of their own.

European Leagues say will not allow UEFA competitions at weekends

03 Apr 2019

ZURICH Europe's domestic leagues, concerned about plans to drastically overhaul football on the continent from 2024, say they will not allow UEFA club competitions to be played at weekends.

Doping - Marathon organisers invest heavily in 'intelligent' testing

02 Apr 2019

ZURICH The organisers of six of the world's most prestigious marathon races are spending a six-figure sum on an "intelligent", targeted anti-doping programme in an attempt to root out cheats.

Football - Give more clubs a shot at European competition, says ECA

26 Mar 2019

AMSTERDAM European competitions should involve more teams from more national associations, the head of the umbrella organisation representing the continent's clubs (ECA) said on Tuesday.

European clubs reiterate refusal to play in 2021 Club World Cup

26 Mar 2019

AMSTERDAM The umbrella organisation representing more than 200 European clubs reiterated on Tuesday that its members would not take part in FIFA's planned 2021 Club World Cup under current circumstances.

Five things to watch for in opening rounds of Euro 2020 qualifiers

19 Mar 2019

ZURICH Five things to watch for in opening two rounds of the Euro 2020 qualifying competition which will be played between Thursday and Tuesday:

European clubs, UEFA to begin discussions over post-2024 competitions

18 Mar 2019

ZURICH UEFA will meet representatives from European clubs on Tuesday to begin discussions over the future of the Champions League and other continental competitions from 2024 onwards, European soccer's governing body said Monday.

Man United face Messi again, Man City take on Tottenham

15 Mar 2019

NYON, Switzerland Barcelona will meet Manchester United in the Champions League last eight in a repeat of the 2009 and 2011 finals which were both won by the Catalans, with the help of goals from Lionel Messi.

Lopes injury highlights failures in concussion protocol - FIFPro

14 Mar 2019

ZURICH Olympique Lyonnais goalkeeper Anthony Lopes's injury against Barcelona has exposed failings in the way professional football deals with concussion, the global players' union FIFPro said on Thursday.

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