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FIFA President Gianni Infantino says biennial World Cups can bring youth back to football
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FIFA President Gianni Infantino says biennial World Cups can bring youth back to football

FIFA President Gianni Infantino told European football leaders that his governing body was not the "enemy of football"

UEFA estimate shortfall of upto $3.5 billion if FIFA adopt biennial World Cup plan
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UEFA estimate shortfall of upto $3.5 billion if FIFA adopt biennial World Cup plan

European football's governing body presented the findings of the study to the leaders of its 55 member federations on Tuesday.

England ordered to play game behind closed doors after Euro 2020 final chaos
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England ordered to play game behind closed doors after Euro 2020 final chaos

The Euro 2020 final between England and Italy on 11 July was marred by chaotic scenes as ticketless fans forced their way through security cordons to gain entry to the at Wembley Stadium.

UEFA claims FIFA snubbed its request for talks about biennial World Cup plan
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UEFA claims FIFA snubbed its request for talks about biennial World Cup plan

UEFA complained on Wednesday that Gianni Infantino's world body has yet to respond to its request for talks to discuss the concerns of European nations.

Firstpost Explains: What is FIFA's biennial World Cup plan and why the opposition
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Firstpost Explains: What is FIFA's biennial World Cup plan and why the opposition

FIFA are studying the feasibility of hosting the World Cup every two years instead of the current four year cycle with an international tournament every summer. Who is saying what about the proposal and who is behind it?

European Leagues 'unanimously oppose' biennial FIFA World Cup plans
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European Leagues 'unanimously oppose' biennial FIFA World Cup plans

On Wednesday, FIFA president Gianni Infantino said the extensive shake-up would cut out "too many meaningless matches".

England manager Gareth Southgate 'open-minded' about World Cup every two years
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England manager Gareth Southgate 'open-minded' about World Cup every two years

Former Arsenal manager Wenger, who is now director of development at world governing body FIFA, has called for football's showpiece competition to become a biennial event.

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin says biennial FIFA World Cup will 'dilute' showpiece event
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UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin says biennial FIFA World Cup will 'dilute' showpiece event

Former Arsenal boss Wenger, who is now director of development at FIFA, on Saturday called for football's showpiece competition to become a biennial event.

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin expresses 'grave concerns' over biennial FIFA World Cups
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UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin expresses 'grave concerns' over biennial FIFA World Cups

The push by Infantino to transform the international calendar so every year would feature a men's or women's World Cup is opening up a new rift with UEFA.

UEFA to scrap away goals rule in all European club competitions
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UEFA to scrap away goals rule in all European club competitions

Introduced in 1965, the rule was used to determine the winner of a two-legged knockout tie in cases where the two teams had scored the same number of goals on aggregate over the two matches.

Euro 2020: Wembley to host more than 60,000 fans for semi-finals and final
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Euro 2020: Wembley to host more than 60,000 fans for semi-finals and final

UEFA had stressed there were no plans to take the semi-finals or final away from Wembley, despite the stumbling block of quarantine-free travel, and president Aleksander Ceferin welcomed the announcement of the increased capacity.

Euro 2020: 'We have to adapt to a special situation' to finish tournament, says UEFA chief Aleksander Ceferin
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Euro 2020: 'We have to adapt to a special situation' to finish tournament, says UEFA chief Aleksander Ceferin

The decision to postpone last year was the right one, he believes, given that last year the tournament would have had to be played in empty stadiums.

Champions League: Porto prepares to host final as Portugal steps in once again to save UEFA
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Champions League: Porto prepares to host final as Portugal steps in once again to save UEFA

Istanbul was scheduled to host the Champions League final but that became impossible when the UK government put Turkey on its red list.

European football clubs set to lose $10.6 billion as a result of COVID-19 pandemic, claims UEFA report
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European football clubs set to lose $10.6 billion as a result of COVID-19 pandemic, claims UEFA report

As a result of slashed budgets, transfer spending by European clubs in last year's summer window plummeted by 39 percent.

Champions League: Manchester City-Chelsea final moved from Istanbul to Porto, confirms UEFA
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Champions League: Manchester City-Chelsea final moved from Istanbul to Porto, confirms UEFA

The 29 May showpiece was moved from Istanbul to the 50,000-capacity Estádio do Dragão due to England imposing tougher pandemic travel restrictions on Turkey that would have prevented fans flying in.

UEFA announces financial sanctions against nine clubs over Super League project
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UEFA announces financial sanctions against nine clubs over Super League project

UEFA said it "reserved all rights to take whatever action it deems appropriate against those clubs that have so far refused to renounce the so-called 'Super League'.

FIFA, UEFA join English football's four-day social media boycott against online abuse
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FIFA, UEFA join English football's four-day social media boycott against online abuse

Much of the racist abuse is sent to players from anonymous accounts. Twitter and Facebook would only provide comments from unnamed spokespeople when asked for interviews to discuss the boycott.

UEFA chief Aleksander Ceferin wants to 'rebuild unity' after Super League debacle
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UEFA chief Aleksander Ceferin wants to 'rebuild unity' after Super League debacle

"The important thing now is that we move on, rebuild the unity that the game enjoyed before this and move forward together," Aleksander Ceferin said.

Super League a question for Real Madrid president Florentino Perez, says coach Zinedine Zidane
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Super League a question for Real Madrid president Florentino Perez, says coach Zinedine Zidane

Real Madrid are one of 12 European clubs who launched the breakaway competition on Monday, with Perez the league's first president and instrumental in the plans

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson vows to show Super League 'red card' ahead of meeting with football chiefs
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson vows to show Super League 'red card' ahead of meeting with football chiefs

Johnson told fans he would do everything he can to give the European Super League a "straight red" card.