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Frank Lampard tells European soccer chiefs: keep current UCL format

Champions League winner Frank Lampard was deployed by the Premier League on Thursday as part of the mission to prevent a radical change to the format of European competitions.

UEFA asked to remove Turkey as Champions League final host

UEFA has been asked to consider moving this season’s Champions League final out of Istanbul because of Turkey’s military action in Syria.

Revitalized Italy on brink of record 10th straight win

From soccer flops to the brink of making history, Italy has come a long way in the two years since its embarrassing failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 24, 2019, 11:56 a.m.

UEFA confirms 3 Champions League final hosts from 2021-23

The UEFA Champions League finals from 2021 through 2023 will be played in St. Petersburg, Munich and London, the UEFA executive committee decided Tuesday.

Italy, Spain keep perfect records in European qualifiers

Spain and Italy have both kept perfect records in European Championship qualifying, moving to five wins from five, but it was far from easy. Italy was lackluster in attack against …

Defenders Virgil Van Dijk, Lucy Bronze win UEFA’s player of year awards

UEFA’s player of the year awards have gone to defenders with Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk and Lyon’s Lucy Bronze victorious. Van Dijk won the men’s award after helping Liverpool win …

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 29, 2019, 2:11 p.m.

Ronaldo’s Juve gets Atletico rematch in Champions League group-stage draw

For Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City, the quest for a first Champions League title will have contrasting assignments in the group stage. Tough for PSG after being paired in a …

UEFA postpones Champions League talks as clubs, leagues row

UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin has postponed a joint meeting with the heads of European clubs and leagues next month that was to help determine the future format of competitions, including …

UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019, 12:56 p.m.

Marseille forfeits $2M prize money in UEFA finance case

Marseille will pay UEFA 2 million euros ($2.24 million) for breaking financial fair play rules monitoring spending on player transfers and wages. UEFA says its club finance panel reached agreement …

Neymar loses appeal against 3-game UEFA Champions League ban

UEFA has rejected an appeal by Paris Saint-Germain against Neymar’s three-match Champions League ban in a case that can now go to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. UEFA says …

UPDATED: Sat., June 8, 2019, 3:30 p.m.

Italy, Belgium, Germany win Euro qualifiers; France loses

Attack-minded Italy and Belgium won in style while Germany made it two wins from two games in 2020 European Championship qualifiers. But Saturday was not an entirely good night for …

UEFA plots 2022 World Cup qualifying path via Nations League

European teams will get a qualifying path to the 2022 World Cup via the Nations League competition. UEFA is preparing a qualifying format that should see teams earn places in …

UPDATED: Tue., June 4, 2019, 11:31 a.m.

UEFA Nations League: Ronaldo’s Portugal looks for another title

The inaugural UEFA’s Nations League reaches its conclusion with the competition’s Final Four in Portugal, when Cristiano Ronaldo will try to lead the hosts to another European title and England …

UPDATED: Tue., June 4, 2019, 12:34 p.m.

Soccer notes: French President Emmanuel Macron angers UEFA over Champions League outburst

French President Emmanuel Macron has enraged the head of European football by using a speech at a FIFA reception to denounce a proposal to transform the Champions League into a …

UEFA investigators send Manchester City case to judges

Manchester City’s possible one-year ban from the Champions League is in the hands of a panel of independent judges. UEFA says its club finance investigators have sent the file on …

UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 10:36 a.m.

German, French clubs oppose more elitist UEFA Champions League

Soccer clubs in Germany’s top two divisions oppose a proposal to close off the Champions League in 2024 in favor of elite teams. The Bundesliga says all 36 members voted …

UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019, 4:28 p.m.

Tottenham stuns Ajax 3-2 to reach Champions League final

Lucas Moura completed a hat trick in the sixth minute of injury time as Tottenham pulled off another stunning Champions League comeback to beat Ajax 3-2 and set up an …

UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019, 9:53 a.m.

UEFA puts future Champions League ideas to league officials

UEFA has included promotion and relegation in its future vision for the Champions League and other club competitions. European Leagues president Lars-Christer Olsson says UEFA leaders proposed the ideas in …

UPDATED: Tue., May 7, 2019, 6:35 p.m.

Liverpool ousts Barca in historic UEFA Champions League comeback

Liverpool delivered the greatest in a long line of famous comebacks to reach the Champions League final with a 4-0 win over Lionel Messi’s Barcelona. The English club overturned a …

UPDATED: Tue., May 7, 2019, 11:07 a.m.

European leagues: Most clubs oppose changes in competitions

As European clubs and leagues tussle to shape the Champions League’s future with UEFA, leagues officials claim a “vast majority” oppose plans by elite clubs for radical change favoring the …

Clubs push for promotion-relegation in European competitions

The head of the European Club Association says the existing Champions League format should be overhauled to introduce promotion and relegation. ECA chairman Andrea Agnelli, who runs Juventus, wrote in …

UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019, 3:24 p.m.

Europa League roundup: Arsenal, Chelsea, Valencia, Frankfurt in UEL semis

Arsenal, Chelsea, Valencia and Eintracht Frankfurt advanced to the semifinals of the Europa League. Chelsea struck three early goals in a 4-3 win over Slavia Prague in the second leg …

Ajax rebuffs Champions League elite on and off the field

Ajax thumbed its nose to the money behind the biggest names in soccer by beating them on the field. The Dutch team’s astonishing run to the Champions League semifinals has …

UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019, 12:04 p.m.

Mauricio Pochettino closer to collecting trophy not just plaudits

Mauricio Pochettino has collected many plaudits as a coach but never a major trophy. The biggest prize in European club soccer isn’t a bad place to start. Pochettino led Tottenham …

UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 6:12 p.m.

Tottenham stuns Man City to reach Champions League semis

Fernando Llorente sent Tottenham into its first European Cup semifinal in 57 years by ending Manchester City’s quadruple hopes on a breathtaking night in the Champions league that produced that …

UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 9:39 p.m.

Liverpool beats Porto again, returns to CL semifinals

Liverpool returned to the semifinals of the Champions League after comfortably beating Porto 4-1 on Wednesday, with attacking trio Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino grabbing a goal each. …

Cristiano Ronaldo leads the way, but Juventus still falls short

Cristiano Ronaldo was supposed to make the difference. He was supposed to end the long wait for another Champions League title. He was supposed to do it all for Juevntus. …

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to begin much-needed rebuilding job at United

Manchester United’s loss to Barcelona in the Champions League quarterfinals has highlighted how far England’s biggest club remains behind the best in Europe. Recently hired manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer spoke …

Fun and exciting, Ajax back in Champions League semifinals

Ajax is a team that many soccer fans around the world just love to love, especially when they win with flair in a competition like the Champions League.

UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019, 3:51 p.m.

Ajax wins 2-1 at Juventus to reach Champions League semi

Ajax eliminated another one of the favorites from the Champions League as it won 2-1 at Juventus to reach the semifinals for the first time since 1997 and end Cristiano …