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Small clubs missing out around $300 million for nurturing young players - FIFA

15 Feb 2019

ZURICH FIFA says that soccer clubs around the world, many of them small ones in Latin America and Africa, are missing out on so-called transfer compensation of around $300 million (233 million pounds) for raising young players who go on to enjoy successful careers in Europe.

Re-elected UEFA head Ceferin wants competitions overhaul

07 Feb 2019

ROME Slovenian Aleksander Ceferin was re-elected unopposed on Thursday as president of European soccer's ruling body UEFA, promising an overhaul of club competitions but reaffirming there would be no Super League on his watch.

One year on, UEFA still waits for detail on FIFA plans

07 Feb 2019

ROME UEFA is still waiting for more details on FIFA's ambitious plans for two new international competitions, nearly one year after they were first aired, the President of European soccer's ruling body said Thursday.

Inter mired in familiar mid-season slump

07 Feb 2019

ROME Knocked out of the Champions League in December, eliminated from the Coppa Italia and without a goal in their last three games, Inter Milan have clearly entered their mid-season slump.

Super League would have cost big clubs their popularity - Ceferin

07 Feb 2019

ROME Europe's biggest clubs would have lost their status "in the hearts of the people" if they had gone ahead with plans for a Super League, UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said Thursday.

VAR should be used sparingly in the Champions League, says refereeing boss

06 Feb 2019

ROME The VAR system should be used sparingly, as a "parachute" for the referee, when it is introduced into the Champions League for the first time next week, European refereeing boss Roberto Rosetti said on Wednesday.

Soccer: Ceferin set to guide UEFA through key period for European football

05 Feb 2019

ZURICH European soccer boss Aleksander Ceferin is set to be re-elected unopposed at a UEFA Congress in Rome on Thursday, putting him in charge for four years which could see fundamental changes to club football on the continent.

PREVIEW-Soccer-Ceferin set to guide UEFA through key period for European football

05 Feb 2019

ZURICH, Feb 5 European soccer boss Aleksander Ceferin is set to be re-elected unopposed at a UEFA Congress in Rome on Thursday, putting him in charge for four years which could see fundamental changes to club football on the continent.

New Pro League designed to raise hockey's profile

16 Jan 2019

LAUSANNE Hockey hopes to begin a new era on Saturday when Spain and Belgium kick off its ambitious annual Pro League, a new competition which aims to transform the sport and reduce its dependence on the Olympic Games for exposure.

Chiesa's rocket adds to Milan's troubles

22 Dec 2018

MILAN A magnificent strike by Federico Chiesa gave Fiorentina a 1-0 win at AC Milan in Serie A on Saturday on another unhappy afternoon for Gennaro Gattuso's injury-ravaged side. Milan, who completed three Serie A games without scoring, gave a disjointed performance but still created enough chances against a Fiorentina side who were largely toothless until Chiesa's inspired effort in the 73rd minute. The 21-year-old collected the ball in midfield, cut inside his marker and unleashed a vicious, dipping drive which flew past Gianluigi Donnarumma and bounced into the net. He was booked for pulling off his shirt and throwing it on to the pitch as he celebrated.

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