UEFA will open a "thorough investigation" into the accusations of racism which led to Tuesday's Champions League game between Paris Saint-Germain and Istanbul Basaksehir being suspended in the first half, European football's governing body announced.
Champions League and Europa League prize money will be cut over the next five seasons as Europe’s soccer governing body UEFA grapples with the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, The Times reported.
UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said the single-game knockout format, used in the Champions League this year from the quarterfinals onward, has produced more exciting football than the usual two-legged games and could be revisited in the future.
Clubs in next season’s European competitions could be forced to forfeit matches if they fail to inform UEFA of travel restrictions in place to curb the spread of COVID-19, according to guidelines issued by European soccer’s governing body.
UEFA has denied receiving a request from the World Health Organization (WHO) to suspend all football until the end of 2021 following reports that the coronavirus pandemic could see the sport in Europe suspended for more than 21 months.
European soccer’s governing body (UEFA) is working on a proposal that could see the remainder of the Champions League condensed into a week-long mini-tournament with the final taking place on August 29 in Istanbul, the BBC has reported.
UEFA and Europe's top clubs have stated their determination that the current football season should be played to a conclusion and threatened that teams may be excluded from the next Champions League if their domestic competitions are ended prematurely.