Tag Archives: UEFA

Part Two – Home Grown Player requirements in English football and the introduction of “club-developed” players

Last week, Sports Shorts considered the genesis of home grown player requirements within European football and the current requirements that are in place in both the English Football League (“EFL”) and the English Premier League (“EPL”). In this second instalment, Sports Shorts considers whether or not the requirement to name home grown players in match … Continue Reading

The Saturday afternoon football blackout: an analysis

English fans of Spanish football may have been disappointed this weekend not to find El Clásico, the match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid, in their TV guides.  The match kicked off at 3:15pm UK time and finished 1 – 1, with honours even, but was not shown on English television. While El Clásico represents one … Continue Reading

Politics in Football: Beyond Apparel

On 2 November 2016, Sports Shorts wrote about the English and Scottish Football Associations’ request for their players to wear armbands featuring poppies. On Friday, the two teams ignored FIFA’s guidance and decided to play with the armband anyway.  Our blog post on this issue noted the thorny intersection between sports and politics and the … Continue Reading

The Association of European Professional Football Leagues shows UEFA a red card and terminates their MOU

On Friday 21 October 2016, the Association of European Professional Football Leagues (EPFL) announced that it was terminating its memorandum of understanding (MOU) with UEFA as a result of changes being made to the qualifying system for both the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League for three seasons from 2018/2019 onward.   The EPFL … Continue Reading

UEFA Congress: was this a golden opportunity blown?

Sports Shorts recently blogged about Michel Platini, the disgraced former FIFA Vice-President and UEFA President, being granted permission to speak at the UEFA Congress on 14 September 2016.   Permission was granted by FIFA’s Ethics Committee, the same body that investigated Platini for taking a 2 million Swiss franc payment from FIFA in 2011 and recommended … Continue Reading

Banned Michel Platini to address UEFA Congress (and is given a golden opportunity to support football’s governance reforms)

UEFA announced this morning that it had made a successful application to FIFA’s Ethics Committee for Michel Platini, the former UEFA President, to address the upcoming 12th Extraordinary UEFA Congress on 14 September 2016. The agenda of the UEFA Congress includes the election of the next UEFA President. It has been reported that UEFA’s application … Continue Reading
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