Soccer Sep 12, 2019

Top European clubs concentrate transfer spending on young players

The clubs involved in this season's Champions League and Europa League group stages invested more than half of their transfer spending in the last window on players age 24 and under, a report by European soccer body UEFA said on Thursday. UEFA's club competition report ...

Soccer May 21, 2016

UEFA charges Liverpool, Sevilla

UEFA has opened disciplinary cases against Liverpool and Sevilla after fans fought in a poorly segregated section of the stadium before the Europa League final on Wednesday. Rival fans in neighboring blocks of seats clashed behind one goal 30 minutes before kickoff. Only then did ...

Platini quits as UEFA chief after ban appeal fails

Soccer May 9, 2016

Platini quits as UEFA chief after ban appeal fails

Michel Platini will resign as UEFA president after failing to overturn his ban at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, which cut his sanction from six to four years. Platini called the verdict a "deep injustice" and said he will now step down from the ...

Platini withdraws from FIFA presidential race

Soccer Jan 8, 2016

Platini withdraws from FIFA presidential race

Michel Platini's dream of becoming the next FIFA president is over. Platini told The Associated Press that he remains determined to overturn the eight-year ban he was handed by FIFA's ethics committee last month, but that the deadline for the Feb. 26 election is too ...

Platini left sweating on support from Europe

Soccer Oct 15, 2015

Platini left sweating on support from Europe

A week after receiving the resounding backing of his UEFA colleagues, Michel Platini could discover that support for him has cooled after European soccer leaders discuss the suspended president's ethics case on Thursday. The UEFA president is battling to salvage his reputation after being provisionally ...

Soccer Oct 8, 2015

Blatter, Platini under FIFA probe

The FIFA ethics committee has been examining the cases of president Sepp Blatter and UEFA president Michel Platini, a move that could lead to the suspension of world soccer's most powerful officials. Abdoulaye Makhtar Diop, a Senegalese member of the executive committee's adjudicatory chamber, said ...

Soccer Jul 28, 2015

Platini to announce FIFA presidency bid

Michel Platini, the head of European soccer's governing body UEFA, is to announce in the next few days that he will stand for the presidency of FIFA, a source close to the former France international told Reuters on Tuesday. The 60-year-old Platini, a former France ...

Soccer / World Cup Aug 10, 2014

Blatter issues challenge to critics

FIFA president Sepp Blatter challenged his critics to "take a risk" and run for election against him next year. "Don't speak — go out and fight, then you will see," Blatter said Saturday at his annual charity soccer tournament. "People, they say I should not ...