Expedia Group extends UEFA Champions League partnership


UEFA has today announced that Expedia Group will continue as the Official Travel Partner of the UEFA Champions League for the 2021/22 season, with Expedia® and Hotels.com® leading the engagement. The one-year deal also grants sponsorship rights for the UEFA Super Cup, UEFA Youth League finals and the UEFA Futsal Champions League finals.

Kirkwood takes the helm in Northern Ireland


The 53-year-old civil servant was elected to the position at a meeting of the Irish FA Council in Belfast on Wednesday.

“I am honoured to be elected,” Kirkwood said after the meeting. “The IFA has dedicated and experienced staff who support hard-working volunteers from a wide range of football backgrounds to improve the game here for everyone.”

Abolition of the away goals rule in all UEFA club competitions


Following the recommendation of the UEFA Club Competitions Committee and the UEFA Women’s Football Committee, the UEFA Executive Committee has today approved a proposal to remove the so-called away goals rule from all UEFA club competitions (men, women and youth) as of the qualifying phases of the 2021/22 competitions.

UEFA supporting Fare #FootballPeople weeks


UEFA partner Fare (Football Against Racism in Europe) has launched its annual #FootballPeople weeks – a campaign that calls on supporters, clubs, players, minority groups and communities to raise awareness of social inequalities in sport, including racism, gender discrimination and homophobia.

New term for Rubiales in Spain


The 43-year-old former professional player, who is a UEFA vice-president, was the only candidate in the election at the RFEF’s assembly, which took place at the Ciudad del Fútbol in Las Rozas, Madrid.

Canal 11: Portuguese Football Federation's pioneering television channel


Despite the postponement of EURO 2020, UEFA quickly committed to its 2020 –24 funding cycle for HatTrick – the football development programme which, every four years, channels EURO revenue to UEFA’s 55 member associations. In a special series, we talk to five national associations about groundbreaking football projects that will continue to thrive thanks to UEFA’s decision.

Super League: UEFA reaffirms its view that it has always acted in accordance with not only its Statutes and Regulations, but also with EU law, the European Convention on Human Rights and Swiss law


Following its announcement yesterday on the so-called ‘Super League’ project and the respective compliance measures UEFA has taken, UEFA reaffirms its view that it has always acted in accordance with not only its Statutes and Regulations, but also with EU law, the European Convention on Human Rights and Swiss law in connection with this so-called ‘Super League’ project. UEFA remains confident in - and will continue to defend - its position in all the relevant jurisdictions.

UEFA anti-doping education drive


UEFA has launched a new anti-doping education strategy – based on financial support which will enable its 55 member associations to run education activities to help footballers stay clean.

ECA Statement

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After unified condemnation from the global football community, the European Club Association has worked closely with UEFA ahead of the announcement today by nine of the twelve clubs involved in founding the so-called Super League.

Two triple-headers approved for 2021 March and September national team windows


The UEFA Executive Committee today decided, after an agreement with the European Club Association and the European Leagues, to recover the dates lost due to the cancellation of the March 2020 window and the postponement of EURO 2020 to the summer of 2021, by extending the March and September 2021 windows in the FIFA international match calendar so that three matches instead of two could be accommodated. This solution has already been implemented, with FIFA’s approval, for the international windows of October and November 2020.

UEFA Executive Committee agenda for Budapest meeting


The UEFA Executive Committee will hold its next meeting in Budapest, Hungary, on Thursday 24 September 2020 from 11:00 to 15:00. This will take place ahead of the UEFA Super Cup between FC Bayern München and Sevilla FC, which kicks-off at 21:00 CET at the Puskás Aréna in the Hungarian capital.


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