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Questions tagged [uefa]

Questions relating to UEFA, who is the administrative body for association football in Europe and, partially, Asia. General questions relating to all UEFA associated countries can also be tagged with this tag.

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Why was Messi not on the UEFA shortlist for best player?

That is Messi's season. Astonishing. What a freak of nature. La Liga Copa del Rey Spanish Supercup Onze D'or Most goals Most assists Most key passes Most chances created Most dribbles Most MOTMs in ...
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How many players a club can sell during a single transfer period?

I wanted to know how many players a club can sell during the transfer period? Are there any rules that FIFA (or UEFA) have issued regarding this matter?
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Why were the Football Euro championships such small tournaments decades ago?

I have looked a bit into the past of the Football European Championships and I noticed that decades ago, they were really, really minuscule tournaments, if you take a look at the "Euro" 1972 in ...
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Which is the most frequently played match in football European Cups?

According to this source Juventus and Real Madrid have played 19 times in the past. In quarter-finals of the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League they will play two more times for a total of 21. So, What is ...
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Will the club finishing 4th in the EPL go to any European competition if clubs from 5 to 8 win corresponding titles granting European qualification?

Starting the 2018/19 season there will be a new distribution rules in the Champions League (CL) and Europa League (EL). CL and EL winners will get automatic spot in group stages. The new rule states ...
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In the Benfica vs Man Utd match, why did the referee point to his watch after the goal?

In the Champions League match between Benfica and Manchester United that happened on Oct 18, 2017, Rashford took a freekick, the Benfica goalkeeper misjudged the angle and trajectory of the freekick ...
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Match being called off because of an attempt of match-fixing in Europe's top-level football leagues

A Swedish (top-flight) league game between Gothenburg and AIK has been postponed after an alleged match-fixing attempt. (dailymail, Wikipedia) Are there any other examples of match being called off ...
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Why is UEFA champions league table different than usual table?

UEFA Champions League standings for group B are shown below: While the same table from skysports.com and other websites like espn, foxsports, flashscore put PSG ahead of Bayern Munich as shown in ...
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Longest participation streak in European football competitions

What is the European football team that has the longest consecutive participation streak in the following UEFA club competitions: UEFA Champions League (Previously called the European Cup) UEFA ...
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Why doesn't UEFA allow other official matches at the same time as their own competitions?

On 16th August 2017, the second leg of the Spanish Supercopa was played. The starting time of the match was 11 PM (UTC +2). According to ¿Por qué el clásico de Supercopa se juega a las 23:00? (Why ...
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Was Neymars transfer completely void even after committing to play until 2021?

Is $262 million transfer completely void ? Neymar had last year extended his contract until 2021 so is it really possible to break the contract. If 'Yes' then why is there a contract in the first ...
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Football: why the youth version of the UEFA European Championship is for U-21 players while FIFA World Cup is U-20?

Youth national team competitions seems to differ in their age rules. The youth version of the UEFA European Championship is for players less than 21 years old, while in similar competitions, like in ...
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Greatest comeback in 2nd leg match

In sports (particularly football), the knockout stage has a contest between two teams which comprises two matches or "legs", with each team as the home team in one leg. The winning team is usually ...
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UEFA Champions League Group Stage When Even on Points

I've looked into the UEFA rules for deciding which team is ranked higher in case they're tied on points, however this wording confuses me. If two or more teams are equal on points on completion of ...
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In UEFA Champions League, how is it ensured that two teams from the same Country aren't drawn into the same group?

UEFA Champions League draw rules state that: No team can play a club from their own association in the group stage and the first round of knockout phase. (source) Since the teams are already ...
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What teams have won the Champions League the season after winning the Europa League?

Have any football teams won the UEFA Champions League the season directly following on from when they won the Europa League? If so, what teams were they, and in which seasons did they achieve their ...
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What teams have won the Europa League the season after winning the Champions League?

I am looking for a list of football clubs (if any) that have won the UEFA Europa League the season immediately following on from where they won the UEFA Champions League. I would also be interested ...
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Does a football player receive gold medal for UEFA Super cup win, and is he considered to be a winner, if not part of the match squad?

Does Cristiano Ronaldo receive gold medal for UEFA Super cup 2016 and is he considered to be a winner, if not part of the match squad?
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Release Clause in European Football during the Winter Transfer Window

Are there any UEFA/FIFA regulations regarding the payment of release clause in the January transfer window in European football? Are the clubs allowed to pay the release clause in the January transfer ...
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Can Euro 2016 tickets be transferred to a someone [closed]

I have 2 tickets for a match on my name. I'd like to bring a friend with me. At the stadium entrance I suspect there will be an ID check. We will not arrive at the same time. Are you allowed to enter ...
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Participation of different teams with the same owner in European cups

Giampaolo Pozzo is owner of Udinese Calcio in Italy and Granada CF in Spain. What would happen if both teams were to qualify for the same European competition (for example, Europa League) ? In the ...
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What happens if a suspended player is used in match and the referee didn't notice

If a player gets a 2 match suspension and the referee fails to observe that this is the case until half time and his team uses him during the suspension period what penalty do the rules allow for in ...
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How teams are ranked if they are equal in points in UCL groups

Quoting from from the UEFA rules: If two or more teams are equal on points on completion of the group matches, the following criteria are applied in the order given to determine their rankings: ...
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Holding spots for UEFA Champions league

Looking at the last season's standing after last fixture of the season, How is it decided that England will have top 4 teams qualifying for UEFA Champions League, 3 teams qualifying for UEFA Europa ...
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Why does England have 8 places in Europe while Spain and Germany only have 7?

You can see the coefficient rankings here Spain and Germany are first and second, while England is third. However, Spain and Germany only have 7 places available, but England has eight. Why is this?
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Minimum points to guarantee qualification where top two qualify

Related to this question, what is the minimum points required to guarantee qualification for Euro 2016 in a five or six team group? In a four team group with home and away games and the top two ...
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Lack of AR1 during post-game ceremonials in UEFA Champions League

I might just be crazy (If I am please let me know) but I have noticed in both of the UEFA Champions League games played today you see AR1 (It is an Assistant Referee so I am assuming that it is AR1 ...
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UEFA Champions League Goal Line Officials Position on the Field

I am unsure if they are called the 5th and 6th officials, the goal line officials or something else but I am referring to the uniformed officials that stand on the goal line during the UEFA Champions ...
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Are suspensions for red cards, yellow cards carried between junior and senior UEFA competitions?

If I understand the rules correctly, whenever a player receives red card, he is suspended for the next match. The same is true for 3 yellow cards. See, for example, here. I would like to know what ...
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Why does F.C. Hapoel Tel Aviv play in Europe

Why does F.C. Hapoel Tel Aviv play in UEFA Europa League since Israel is not in Europe?
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What makes financial fair play fair?

My understanding of the financial fair play rule from UEFA is that clubs can't spend more money then they take in from ticket sales, sponsorships, media deals, etc. The goal being to prevent a super ...
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How does Champions League work? [closed]

Thanks to an answer to a previous question, I now have a better understanding of the BPL. But now I am trying to figure out the Champions League. What is the criteria for getting into it? How is the ...
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What language does referee use to communicate with soccer player? [duplicate]

What language does a referee has to use to communicate with players in those different situations: FIFA matches UEFA matches National league matches In all this case it is possible to have players ...
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Who decides how are UEFA competitions spots divided within teams in some country?

As far as I know, UEFA allocates some number of places in the European competitions based on country coefficients. However, I have seen (if I remember correctly) various rules in various countries: ...
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Why was the Cup Winner's Cup abandoned?

Don't know if many people remember watching European football back then but I always enjoyed the Cup Winner's Cup. I was wondering why UEFA decided to get rid of the competition and effectively merge ...
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Red card for clear goal scoring opportunity

I was watching the two big games in the Champions League this week and both of the games were spoiled by the red cards (the card in the City-Barca game was a clear red as it was a clear clear goal ...
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What is the most red cards issued by the referee in one game of soccer/football?

What is the most red cards a referee has ever issued in one game of European football? Europe Only "Top flight" leagues (e.g. Premier League, Serie A, La Liga BBVA, Eredivisie, German Bundesliga, ...
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Why maximum time soccer player doing as an acting without any hurt by opponent? [duplicate]

I saw many times, many matches if matches are world cup, league matches or any of friendly matches, but if player touches from the opponent player only slightly touch or even just air touch, but ...
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Why are most of the Europa League games played at 20.05 GMT?

I mean, instead of the usual 19.45 GMT for the UEFA Champions League games? Is this due to sponsorship reasons or are there no reason at all?
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Why did Fernando Torres win the Golden Boot at Euro 2012?

Euro 2012 has now ended. Why has Fernando Torres won the golden boot when the following players also had 3 goals? Mario Gomez (Germany) Alan Dzagoyev (Russia) Mario Mandzukic (Croatia) Mario ...
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What do Spain get for winning Euro 2012?

So Spain, the winners of Euro 2012, now have a UEFA Trophy in their hands and a handful of winners medals for good measure. But, are there any additional benefits/ prizes of winning the European Cup?
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What actions are taken by FIFA/UEFA against what's known as filming or diving

It seems to me that modern football is suffering from the kind of unsportsmanly behavior of diving which became all the more common, perhaps with the recent success of southern European teams/nations. ...
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How does UEFA spend its profits from broadcasting rights?

In light of the fact that anyone who wants to watch Euro 2012 games has to pay UEFA (either pay directly through pay-for-view, or pay indirectly though the cable company), I am interested in knowing ...
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Playoff/Final-4 style end-phase in football

I recently read that the Turkish football federation has introduced some sort of a play-off/final-4 phase to the top division football, where the top 4 teams play 2-leg matches against one another ...