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FIFA and UEFA ‘may as well have stood in stands’ with racists, says ex-England star

That the monkey chants and Nazi salutes they endured during that Euro 2020 qualifier in October were surely enough to warrant severe sanctions."For me, UEFA, FIFA and all the people involved in this may as well have stood in the stands with those people that were making the Nazi chants, or the Nazi salutes and the monkey chants," Les Ferdinand, a former England international, told CNN. "[They] may as well
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Boris Johnson encouraging racism in football? Yes, says UEFA president

Speaking to the Daily Mirror at a time when racist incidents in football matches are seemingly on the rise, UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said politicians were partly to blame. "When you see high politicians, Prime Ministers -- when you see presidents of Republics who are racists, who were sexist, you see that something is wrong," Ceferin told the newspaper. "Because if you see an idiot from the streets shouting you
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Serbia soccer team punished by UEFA after fans’ racist behavior

European football's governing body had been investigating what happened in Belgrade's Stadion Rajko Mitić during Serbia's 4-2 defeat by Portugal in September and announced its decision Monday.UEFA ruled that Serbia must play two of its next home games without supporters, with the second game suspended for a one-year probationary period.The Serbian FA will also have to display "#EqualGame" banners around the stadium during its next home game -- a crucial
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Bulgaria v England: All eyes on UEFA after football’s ugly night

After a night English Football Association's chairman Greg Clarke described as "one of the most appalling I've seen in football," the pressing question now is: What punishment will Bulgaria face for some of its fans' abhorrent behavior? The fallout has already begun. Bulgaria's Prime Minister called for the president of the country's football association to resign immediately. Borislav Mihaylov has since announced he will step down. But if football wants
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England-Bulgaria halted under UEFA racism protocol

SOFIA, Bulgaria -- England's 6-0 Euro 2020 qualifying win against Bulgaria was temporarily halted during the first half of the Group A fixture in order to warn supporters that the match could be abandoned following racist chanting in the Vasil Levski Stadium.Match referee Ivan Bebek instructed the stadium PA announcer to broadcast the message -- the first step in FIFA's three-step protocol when dealing with such incidents -- after England
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Messi, Ronaldo, Van Dijk nominated for UEFA award

Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Virgil van Dijk have been named as the finalists for the UEFA Men's Player of the Year award.While Ronaldo, a three-time winner, has been ever-present in the final three since the award was created in 2011, Van Dijk makes his first appearance after helping Liverpool win the Champions League title last season.- ESPN fantasy: Sign up now!- When does the transfer window close?Van Dijk was
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Mane decisive in 8/10 showing as Liverpool lift UEFA Super Cup

Liverpool's affinity with lifting European silverware after penalties in Istanbul continued on Wednesday as they were crowned UEFA Super Cup champions, beating Chelsea 5-4 on penalties at Vodafone Park.PositivesThe Reds fought back in the second half after a dismal opening 45 minutes, and after equalising, caused Chelsea issues for a 10-minute period. They took the lead and were unlucky to see a penalty given against them. Roberto Firmino enjoyed another
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Stephanie Frappart hopes her historic job at UEFA Super Cup will open door for more female referees

Stephanie Frappart will be the first female official to take charge of a major UEFA event as Liverpool battle Chelsea for the Super Cup in Turkey on Wednesday. Alex Caparros - UEFA/UEFA via Getty ImagesISTANBUL, Turkey -- Stephanie Frappart's trajectory to making history at the Super Cup final this Wednesday took shape as a football-obsessed 13-year-old in in Val d'Oise, a charming suburb in the north of Paris.Frappart found that playing
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UEFA Super Cup can serve as next step in Liverpool’s untraditional route to Premier League glory

ISTANBUL -- Liverpool can win their sixth European trophy this century when they face Chelsea in the UEFA Super Cup in Turkey on Wednesday, but another continental cup will only draw attention to the ongoing wait to fill the glaring void in the Anfield trophy cabinet.European glory used to be the pinnacle, but for Liverpool, it has become a stepping stone towards ending the long journey back to the summit