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Candidates for UEFA Executive Committee & FIFA Council announced!

Following the resignation of Germany’s Reinhard Grindel in 2019 from his positions as a UEFA Executive Committee member and FIFA Council member, elections for these two positions will be held at the 44th Ordinary UEFA Congress on March 3, 2020 in Amsterdam. By the set deadline of Friday, January 3 …

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UEFA solidarity payments: how they work!

European football governing body UEFA has allocated €128.69m for clubs across Europe to invest in football development projects. What is the objective of UEFA’s solidarity payments? Solidarity payments are distributed through national associations to clubs to invest in their youth development programmes and/or local community schemes: Only clubs not participating in the …

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Coaching the coaches: Europe’s coach educators convene in Cyprus!

European football’s top coach educators gathered in Nicosia for UEFA’s latest Coach Education Conference. It’s a rare moment when football’s floodlights focus on the ‘coaches of the coaches’ and their critical contribution to the sport’s well-being. Football fans know it’s the coach’s job to get the best out of players. …

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FIFA & European Parliament to team up to address social issues through football!

FIFA President Gianni Infantino and European Parliament (EP) President David Sassoli have agreed to organising a joint event next year with the objective to address critical social issues via football following a fruitful meeting held today in Brussels. “We started a path at FIFA some years ago to invest football …

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UEFA to introduce group stage for UEFA Women’s Champions League!

UEFA will transform the format of its Women’s Champions League in 2021/22 – a move designed to boost competitiveness and increase exposure of women’s club football through its elite competition. The changes, announced Wednesday by the UEFA Executive Committee, represent a fundamental shift from the current format. As of the 2021/22 …

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10 years of success for UEFA’s disability partnership!

On World Disability Day, let’s examine the progress UEFA has made in this area alongside their partner, Centre for Access to Football in Europe (CAFE), over the past 10 years. CAFE was set up in 2009, funded by UEFA, to advise on increasing access to football for disabled people, improving …

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Top European Football Club coaches’ talks with UEFA!

UEFA and top European club coaches have met in Nyon to swap opinions and ideas on the European club competitions and the development of the game. The latest annual UEFA Elite Club Coaches Forum, which took place at the House of European Football on Monday, once again provided a star-studded …

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UEFA support for grassroots sport starts close to home!

The Foundation for the Development of Sport in Nyon held its annual awards ceremony at UEFA’s headquarters this week, awarding grants to four local sports associations. The recipients of the 2019 grants are Swiss Disabled Sailing (CHF 20,000), Club Subaquatique de Nyon (scuba-diving club, CHF 20,000), Association Seven (organisation of …

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