July 25, 2021

2021 UEFA Foundation for Children awards announcement

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19 ORGANISATIONS REWARDED FOR THEIR DAILY SUPPORT OF VULNERABLE CHILDREN The board of trustees of the UEFA Foundation for Children met by videoconference on 3 June, with the UEFA president, Aleksander Čeferin, in the chair. The board received updates on and discussed the foundation’s ongoing projects, with a special focus on the activities that will […]

Football combats all forms of discrimination

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SEVEN FOOTBALL FOR UNITY FESTIVALS WILL BE HELD IN UEFA EURO 2020 HOST CITIES TO SHOWCASE HOW FOOTBALL CAN CREATE BRIDGES BETWEEN PEOPLE AND PROMOTE THE SOCIAL INCLUSION OF THIRD-COUNTRY NATIONALS IN THEIR HOST COUNTRIES. The UEFA Foundation for Children teamed up with streetfootballworld, the European Football for Development Network and non-profit grassroots football organisations […]

RIP, ‘Pro Evolution Soccer’

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By Edgar Alvarez from Engadget I have a mild obsession with FIFA video games, largely because I like playing with official teams and players rather than fictional ones. But, I always gave Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) a chance. Two years ago, I even wrote that Konami’s title was actually better than EA Sports’, much to […]

FIFA president linked to earlier bribery scandal in Panama Papers leak

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By Ryan Collins From Politico Gianni Infantino ‘dismayed’ his ‘integrity is being doubted.’ FIFA’s new president Gianni Infantino signed off on a contract with two businessmen who have since been accused of bribery, according to a Panama Papers leak. Infantino was the director of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) in 2006 when he okayed a contract selling broadcast […]

Infantino upbeat about FIFA vote after winning support in Caribbean

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By Simon Evans From Daily Mail UK MIAMI, Jan 18 (Reuters) – FIFA presidential candidate Gianni Infantino says he believes he can win February’s vote to replace Sepp Blatter at the helm of the crisis-hit global football body after picking up what he called major support in the Caribbean. The FIFA election is taking place […]

Blatter, Platini now free to appeal bans: FIFA ethics committee

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AFP From Times of India GENEVA: FIFA’s ethics tribunal said Saturday it had provided Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini with the reasons for its decision to ban them from football for eight years, clearing the way for them to appeal against the decision. “The adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee… has notified Mr Joseph […]