Last week
12th March 2023 - 18th March 2023
# Sorry
Uefa president apologises for chaotic scenes at Champions League final
Aleksander Ceferin accepted Uefa made a ‘mistake’ in initially blaming Liverpool fans for the delayed kick-off.
This month
March 2023
# Justice
Uefa to reimburse all Liverpool fans who attended Paris Champions League final
The refund scheme is intended to cover the entire Liverpool allocation of nearly 20,000.
Last month
February 2023
From LOI to the Champions League - The 'threat' multi-club ownership poses to football
Waterford have become part of a multi-club network, and Dundalk or Shelbourne could be next. The42 analyses the system’s benefits and the dangers it raises at the very top of the game.
# Unhappy
Liverpool fans vent their fury at 'liars' Uefa, BT Sport apologise to club
Reds supporters booed the Champions League anthem.
# Probe
Uefa bears 'primary responsibility' for Champions League final failures, report finds
There were chaotic scenes outside the Stade de France on the night of the final.
# not gone away
Super League organisers propose new format with 80 teams
Organisers say it would be an open competition with no guaranteed membership.
This year
# Wantaway
Spanish court reinstates ban on Uefa punishing Super League clubs
The decision was in response to an appeal by the league’s promoters.
# Operation Brookweed
Man arrested as part of League of Ireland match-fixing investigation released without charge
Operation Brookweed follows reports of suspected match-fixing received from the FAI and UEFA.
Last year
# Laws of the Game
Uefa and Fifa win key decision in bid to halt breakaway Super League
Court ruling sinks any hopes of a Super League operating within European football’s mainstream without Uefa and Fifa approval.
# Punishment
Uefa fine FAI over pro-IRA chants sung by members of women's national team
Uefa say the dressing room chants were a ‘violation of the basic rules of decent conduct.’
# european super league
War of words as Uefa angrily dismisses revived European Super League idea as a ‘greedy plan’
A22, a company which was behind the organisation of the controversial project, met with Uefa today.
# disciplinary action
Uefa launch investigation into 'potential inappropriate behaviour' by Irish players
The FAI yesterday apologised for players’ singing a song referencing the IRA while celebrating World Cup qualification.
# Controversy
Liverpool fans to sue Uefa over Champions League fiasco
A French Senate inquiry contradicted initial assertions by the organisation.
# Old Firm
Uefa clears Rangers over anthem but Celtic face action due to banner
European football’s governing body had issued instructions for God Save the King not to be sung before matches.
# Champions League
Rangers defy Uefa, but defeated by Napoli at Ibrox
Rangers’ return to the Champions League after a 12-year absence is quickly turning into a nightmare on the field.
Arsenal's Europa League clash with PSV postponed due to police shortage
Arsenal’s Premier League visit to Brentford on Sunday is also in doubt.
# Setback
Knee surgery rules Ireland striker Adam Idah out for Armenia and Scotland games
Norwich boss Dean Smith confirmed Idah suffered a setback on his return.
# Champions League
Lewandowski scores historic hat-trick, Sane helps Bayern ease to comfortable win
Lewandowski became the first player to score a hat-trick for three different teams in the Champions League.
# Punishment
Uefa hand down fines to Shamrock Rovers and Derry over supporter behaviour
The Hoops have been hit with a fine of just over €20,000.
# Live on TV
Virgin Media to show Shamrock Rovers' European group matches live
Meanwhile, RTÉ say they hope to make a decision on the Hoops’ Europa League play-off by Friday.
# Rebuff
Uefa rubbishes Sweden’s criticism of VAR support at Euro 2022
AC Milan forward Kosovare Asllani criticised the governing body for ‘using 50% fewer cameras’.
# UEFA A Licence
Yaya Toure to take on coaching role in Tottenham’s academy
The former Manchester City midfielder has not played since 2019 but held two coaching jobs last year.
European Super League back in the spotlight as defining court hearing begins
A potentially seismic hearing at the European Court of Justice begins today.
# Trauma
'I've seen people getting killed in front of my eyes'
Refugees Tareq Altorok and Inza Bamba, who both represented Ireland at the Unity Cup this week, chat to The42.
# big spenders
La Liga confirms complaints to Uefa against City and PSG
The Spanish league has insisted it will continue to ramp up legal action against the two state-backed clubs.
# the hardest word
Uefa apologises to fans over Champions League final chaos
‘No football fan should be put in that situation, and it must not happen again,’ a statement reads.
# Probe
Uefa announce 'independent report' into Champions League final chaos
There were shocking scenes outside the stadium before the clash of Liverpool and Real Madrid.
# unplanned
'Furious' Liverpool chiefs demand formal investigation into chaos at Champions League final
Tear gas was used on the fans waiting at the fence, despite Merseyside Police observers saying the majority of supporters had behaved in an “exemplary” manner.
Russian clubs lodge CAS appeal to overturn European ban
Uefa this month extended to 2022/2023 its suspension of Russian teams.
# ticket scramble
Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin defends Champions League final ticket policy
The Spirit of Shankly group has accused Uefa of ripping off fans.
# ditched
Uefa set to abandon plans to award Champions League places based on European performances
The controversial proposal was heavily criticised for creating a safety net for big clubs who fail to qualify.
# Debate
European Leagues hoping Uefa drop controversial Champions League plan
A decision on the new formats for Europe’s men’s club competitions is set to be taken on 10 May.
# futility bill
Uefa adopts new regulations to replace obsolete Financial Fair Play
Clubs will be forced to limit spending on player and staff wages, transfers and agents fees to 70% of total revenues by the 2025/26 season.
# hosts
Ireland and UK formally submit joint Euro 2028 bid to Uefa as Russia declare interest
Uefa is expected to make a formal decision on 7 April.
# Challenge
Russian Football Union to appeal against ban imposed by Fifa and Uefa
The ban means Russia will not participate in the upcoming men’s World Cup qualifying play-offs or UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 this summer.
# Aleksander Ceferin
Uefa chief blasts clubs still committed to Super League project
Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus remain on board with the concept.
# Ruling
Uefa orders Belarusian teams to play at neutral venues
European football’s governing body added in a statement that no spectators will be able to attend the games.
# Crime and Punishment
Russia expelled from World Cup, clubs banned from international competitions
The men’s team had been due to play in qualifying play-offs in March for the World Cup in Qatar later this year.
# Money Talks
Talking point: Football's gestures of support to Ukraine undermined by its rotten industry
The Wembley arch will reportedly be lit to support Ukraine, ahead of a match featuring a club owned and bankrolled by a Russian oligarch.
# not on
Uefa slammed for 'incomprehensible move' with cryptocurrency fan token company
The sale of fan tokens has been criticised as a means of monetising fan engagement.