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UEFA says fully committed to Champions League finale in Lisbon

30 Jun 2020

BERN UEFA said on Tuesday it was fully committed to staging a Champions League Final Eight tournament in Lisbon in August despite several suburbs of the city preparing to go back into lockdown as novel coronavirus cases climb again.

FIFA stands by evaluation of Colombia 2023 women's World Cup bid

20 Jun 2020

BERN FIFA is standing by its technical evaluation of Colombia's bid to host the 2023 women's World Cup, telling the country's unhappy football chief that the assessment was conducted in a "highly objective" manner.

Players union concerned about too many games as soccer restarts

19 Jun 2020

BERN The global players union FIFPRO is concerned that footballers are being asked to play too many matches in a short space of time as the sport restarts following the coronavirus stoppage and says there has already been an increase in injuries.

UEFA recommends fewer heading drills in youth football

18 Jun 2020

BERN Heading drills should be reduced in youth football and neck strengthening exercises introduced to help protect the health of young players, European soccer's governing body UEFA said on Thursday.

UEFA recommends fewer heading drills in youth football

18 Jun 2020

BERN Heading drills should be reduced in youth football and neck strengthening exercises introduced to help protect the health of young players, European soccer's governing body said on Thursday.

Champions League to be completed with eight-team tournament in Lisbon

17 Jun 2020

BERN This season's Champions League, suspended in March because of the COVID-19 pandemic, will be completed with an eight-team mini-tournament which will be held in Lisbon in August, European soccer's governing body UEFA said on Wednesday.

UEFA praises players for taking political stance

17 Jun 2020

BERN UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin on Wednesday praised footballers for taking a political stance and said the European soccer governing body's own attempts to tackle racism in the game were "not enough."

Portugal's familiar two-horse race resumes in unusual conditions

01 Jun 2020

Portugal's Primeira Liga restarts on Wednesday in unusual conditions after the novel coronavirus stoppage but with a familiar feel as the country's leading two teams resume battle.

Social distancing creates new challenges for stadium designers

29 May 2020

BERN From getting to the toilets to creating an atmosphere, the prospect of social distancing is setting new challenges for stadium designers and operators who usually aim to keep people together rather than apart.

European leagues to resume, Denmark gets creative

28 May 2020

BERN European football will continue its cautious return to play following the COVID-19 stoppage over the next week as a number of the continent's smaller leagues restart with some novelties and one team in serious trouble for breaking coronavirus rules.

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