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Home Fans with ‘foreign names’ banned for UCL games by Copenhagen

FC Copenhagen have rejected claims of discrimination after the club banned home fans with foreign-sounding names from attending their upcoming Champions League group games. The Danish champions were drawn in Group B alongside Real Madrid, Juventus and Galatasaray, but sent out an email on Friday informing supporters with non-Danish surnames that their tickets were being cancelled […]

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Champions League Draw Round-up

Four former winners with 16 triumphs between them – FC Barcelona, AC Milan, AFC Ajax and Celtic FC – were pitted together in the UEFA Champions League group stage draw. … FC Barcelona and AC Milan, 11-time winners between them, top the bill in Group H. The pair will meet in Europe’s premier club competition for […]

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Champions League Draw – Playoffs

UEFA Champions League play-off draw League route Olympique Lyonnais (FRA) v Real Sociedad (ESP) Schalke 04 (GER) v Metalist Kharkiv (UKR) FC Paços de Ferreira (POR) v Zenit St Petersburg (RUS) PSV Eindhoven (NED) v AC Milan (ITA) Fenerbahçe (TUR) v Arsenal FC (ENG) Champions route Dinamo Zagreb (CRO) v Austria Wien (AUT) Ludogorets Razgrad […]

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TKTG’s UEFA.COM Team of the Year

UEFA.com’s Team of the Year nominees have been finalized and voting is under way. We at TKTG have decided to cast our vote too by coming up with our own best XI. We first went through the list of nominees for each position, and then the opinion of each TKTG author on what formation to […]

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Malaga banned from Europe

The UEFA Club Financial Control Body (CFCB) adjudicatory chamber has met in Nyon, Switzerland, and has taken its first decisions in the cases of nine clubs that had been referred to it by the CFCB chief investigator, due to the presence of significant overdue payables balances. The decisions of the CFCB adjudicatory chamber are as […]

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Man City halve their losses

Manchester City have announced pre-tax losses of £93.4 million for the 2011-12 season. It means the Premier League champions have halved their losses, following a record loss of £197.5 million in the 2010-11 campaign. City’s annual revenue also rose beyond £200 million for the first time, partly because of their debut campaign in the Champions […]

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Disproportionate – The gap between Europe’s elite and the rest

Celtic’s 2-1 upset win over Barcelona on Wednesday prompted some to describe it as the “second greatest night in the history of the club” after — presumably — that night in 1967 when 11 men born within a few miles of Parkhead went out and became champions of Europe.  That generated some interesting discussion, as you would […]

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UEFA to sex-up Europa League (HUMOUR-PG)

European football big-wigs have decided it’s time to sex-up the Champions League’s little brother, so to speak.  A leaked UEFA document has outlined plans to improve the image of the Europa League by introducing a series of ‘dramatic new storylines’ and ‘mental stunts.’ The Europa League has struggled with its image since being re-branded in […]

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Forget Messi & Ronaldo, Falcao should win Ballon d’Or

The gala presentation for the 2012 Ballon d’Or may still be some way off, however talk has already begun over who will be crowned the best footballer in the world. Three-time winner Lionel Messi is favourite for many people, while others believe Real Madrid’s Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo has finally done enough to pip his […]

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Financial Fair Play (FFP)

  How exactly will Financial Fair Play affect clubs? What exactly is Financial Fair Play? (FPP). TKTG has two articles which explains how FPP will work and how it affects your club. The Swiss Ramble is an excellent source for all things financial in the football world. He looks in detail at FPP and clubs […]

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