Champions League Team Of Tuesday Night: Featuring Barcelona And Ex-Liverpool Stars

The UEFA Champions league saw two tightly contested games conclude on Tuesday night, Barcelona came away with a 2-1 win over Manchester City at the Etihad while Juventus defeated a resilient Borussia Dortmund at home 2-1. While the games were close contests in terms of score-lines, Barcelona were the better team throughout the tie against … Read more

SHOCKING! Arsenal Charged by UEFA

UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Arsenal for ‘insufficient organisation’  after Galatasaray fans threw dangerous flares into the ground during a champions league game between the two clubs. Galatasaray will also face the action because of their fans’ misbehavior. Arsenal fans will be wondering why their club should face any kind of punishment for the wrong-doing of the … Read more

The Development Of Football In Europe’s Smaller Countries, A Pressing Concern?

Although many Premier League managers may view international friendlies with much distain, especially just a few days before the new campaign starts, the matches this week provided much entertainment for fans all over the world and especially Europe. The Paraguayan squad twice led Germany, one of the favourites for next year’s World Cup, before eventually … Read more

FIFA And UEFA Fail To Sell The World Cup, European Championship To Pay-to-view Channels

The world and European footballing authorities have failed in their attempt to sell the World Cup and European Championship to pay-to-view channels Last week brought a significant victory for football fans in Britain as the European Court of Justice ruled that FIFA and UEFA were wrong to challenge the decision by a number of European nations, including the … Read more

Arsenal Have Extra €31.4 Million To Spend On Transfers?

When Wenger stated that Qualifying for UEFA champions league is like winning a trophy, many fans criticized him for lack of ambition. But what those fans need to understand is the financial importance of UCL qualification which made Wenger to say those words. Even qualifying for knockout stages can earn any club more than €3o … Read more

Bayern Munich Vs Borussia Dortmund – Tactical Analysis

Bayern Munich claimed their fifth Champions League title courtesy of an Arjen Robben winner in the 88thminute. There were no real surprises in either starting line up as both sides stuck with their traditional 4-2-3-1. Mario Mandzukic led the line, while Thomas Muller, Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben played behind the Croatian striker. Javi Martinez … Read more

Is It Time UEFA Officially Permitted Gibraltar To Play Competitively?

When the UEFA Congress comes to London in May this year it will decide on the future of Gibraltan football and whether the 30,000 inhabitants would be able to represent their country in European competition. In 2007 the question was raised at a previous Congress and only the English, Scottish and Welsh FA supported their inclusion, … Read more

Balkan League – A Real Initiative By UEFA Or A PR Stunt?

Croatia’s home game against Serbia in the previous round of European World Cup qualifiers had all the ingredients for what football authorities thought would be an explosive match. It was the first time the two nations had met since their independence, following the breakup of Yugoslavia and the Croatian War of Independence. The setting, the … Read more

The Beautiful Game Turning Ugly? The Complete Story Of The MATCH FIXING Allegations

EUROPOL, revealed that nearly 700 games around the world have been fixed, including one Champions League fixture played in England “three or four years ago”.   Last month FIFA, the sport’s governing body, barred 41 players for fixing matches in South Korea; in December 2012 the president of the South African Football Association was suspended after … Read more

UEFA Champions League – Lest we forget – Part 2

Our Champions league predictions continues with the other four mouth watering fixtures. So does the glamour tie of the round, Real Madrid vs Manchester United. Mourinho vs Sir Alex Ferguson. The greatest club competition is already exciting fans and it is just the round of 16. Celtic FC vs Juventus Has your team beaten Barcelona? … Read more