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  1. June 12, 2014

    Michel Platini withdraws support for Sepp Blatter

    Michel Platini, head of the European football federation, Uefa, has turned his back on Sepp Blatter, announcing he would not...

  2. June 10, 2014

    FA’s Greg Dyke leads Uefa criticism of Fifa head Sepp Blatter

    Senior members of European football’s governing body Uefa launched a sustained attack on the leadership of Sepp Blatter,...

  1. May 16, 2014

    Fifa chief admits choosing Qatar as World Cup host was ‘mistake’

    Fifa president Sepp Blatter reignited controversy over Qatar’s plans for hosting the World Cup after he said it was “a...

  2. October 23, 2013

    How to unsaddle an incumbent

    Brian Cookson is not your archetypal dragon slayer. Aged 62, he speaks in a soft Lancastrian drawl, and has a white beard...

  3. October 11, 2013

    Italy’s ultras rebel against political correctness

    In a country not known for its political correctness – not least among politicians – an excessive display of zeal by Italy’s...

  4. October 3, 2013

    Fifa feels the heat over Qatar World Cup choice

    Fifa president Sepp Blatter and his senior colleagues meet in Zurich on Friday to discuss football’s awkward question: what...

  5. August 30, 2013

    Football’s ‘cajillionaires’ go on record summer spending spree

    Even by football’s profligate standards, this has been a summer of frenzied transfer megadeals to defy economic reality and...

  6. April 26, 2013

    My Juventus

    Andrea Agnelli, president of Juventus football club, points to a photograph on his office shelf. It shows a small boy in...

  7. July 5, 2012

    Football to adopt goal line technology

    Football’s most heated controversy, whether the ball actually crosses the goal line, is being consigned to history after...

  8. June 7, 2012

    Uefa anti-corruption chief to step down

    The fight against match-fixing in European football, rocked by arrests at the Italian national team’s training ground last...

  9. January 25, 2012

    Losses worsen at Europe’s top football clubs

    Losses at Europe’s top football clubs have worsened by 36 per cent, prompting Uefa’s top executive to issue a “last wake-up...

  10. September 22, 2011

    Big clubs raise stakes in financial fair play

    With $2.06bn being spent by clubs in Europe during the transfer window that closed in August, there has been little sign...

  11. August 31, 2011

    Football clubs ‘ignore’ cost constraints

    The money spent by football clubs on players during the summer transfer window has comfortably outstripped last year’s total...

  12. June 1, 2011

    Charismatic Uefa president waits in the wings

    Michel Platini, Uefa president, is seen by many in the game as the most likely successor to Sepp Blatter It may have been...

  13. January 11, 2011

    Uefa imposes strict rules on European clubs

    Europe’s leading football clubs face an era of relentless financial scrutiny from Uefa after the governing body revealed...

  14. October 19, 2010

    Rooney poised to quit Manchester United

    Manchester United have lifted the lid on the club’s simmering feud with star player Wayne Rooney after manager Sir Alex...

  15. July 9, 2010

    Platini has a goal for European football

    Europe looks like the real winner of this World Cup. According to Michel Platini, president of Uefa, European football’s...

  16. May 28, 2010

    Too big to lose

    At last, regulators have got to grips with an excessively leveraged industry in which the so-called talent takes a...

  17. May 28, 2010

    Football clubs agree curbs

    Europe's football clubs are embarking on what Uefa hopes is a new era of financial restraint after the governing body...

  18. May 27, 2010

    Football clubs agree curbs

    Europe’s football clubs are embarking on what Uefa hopes is a new era of financial restraint after the governing body...

  19. Brussels Blog

    March 29, 2010

    The Greek Athletics Crisis

    Now that Greece has dealt with its fiscal emergency, it can turn its attention to another impending crisis: the physical...

  20. February 25, 2010

    Football clubs see wage costs soar

    Wage costs at Europe’s top-tier football clubs have been growing at an “incredible” rate, and are eating up nearly...

  21. January 5, 2010

    Fair value in football

    The beautiful game is an expensive one. When players change hands for £80m you need deep pockets and willing lenders - which...

  22. December 31, 2009

    Chelsea owner axes £340m of debt

    Roman Abramovich, the Russian billionaire, has wiped out £340m of debt of Chelsea Football Club, leaving the current...

  23. December 30, 2009

    Chelsea owner Abramovich axes £340m of debt

    Roman Abramovich, the Russian billionaire, has wiped out £340m of debt of Chelsea Football Club, leaving the current English...

  24. September 16, 2009

    English football clubs to resist curb on spending

    Some of Europe's leading football clubs are preparing to oppose plans by Uefa, the governing body, to curtail the ability...

  25. September 15, 2009

    European clubs to resist spending curbs

    Some of Europe’s leading football clubs are preparing to oppose plans by Uefa, the governing body, to curtail the ability of...

  26. September 5, 2009

    Financial excess attracts scrutiny of ruling bodies

    It would be easy for those of a paranoid tendency to regard this week's events as proof that the world of football has got...

  27. August 3, 2009

    Why England Lose & Other Curious Football Phenomena Explained

    Why England Lose & Other Curious Football Phenomena Explained By Simon Kuper and Stefan Szymanski HarperSport £15.99 352...

  28. June 12, 2009

    Uefa warning over Ronaldo £80m signing

    Real Madrid's world record £80m ($132m) deal for Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester United's Portuguese winger, will destabilise...

  29. June 12, 2009

    Uefa worried by Ronaldo's £80m signing for Real

    Real Madrid's world record £80m deal for Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester United's Portuguese winger, will destabilise...

  30. June 11, 2009

    Uefa warns over Ronaldo £80m signing

    Real Madrid’s world record £80m deal for Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester United’s Portuguese winger, will destabilise European...

  31. April 11, 2009

    Sporting life

    Regulations will not end England's rule of football If you ever want to forget that England is half a grey island with...

  32. April 10, 2009

    Regulations will not end England’s rule of football

    If you ever want to forget that England is half a grey island with collapsing house prices, watch football. This week,...

  33. March 24, 2009

    Richest football clubs could be forced to pay tax on star players

    Europe's richest football clubs would have to pay a luxury tax on their star players that would be passed on to poorer...

  34. March 24, 2009

    Tax plan aims to level soccer's playing field

    Europe's richest soccer clubs could have to pay a luxury tax on big-money transfers and players' lucrative salaries, with...

  35. March 23, 2009

    Plans to level football’s playing field

    Europe’s richest football clubs would have to pay a luxury tax on their star players that would be passed on to poorer...

  36. February 6, 2009

    Threat to Premier League spending

    The Premier League faces a renewed threat to its financial power from Uefa after the president of European football’s...

  37. November 26, 2008

    UK move to kick out football proposals

    Ministers lined up alongside the Premier League on Tuesday to oppose French plans aimed at weakening the financial power of...

  38. November 26, 2008

    Move to kick out football proposals

    Ministers yesterday lined up alongside the Premier League to oppose French plans aimed at weakening the financial power of...

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