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Why does F.C. Hapoel Tel Aviv play in Europe

Israel is not in Europe but is a member of UEFA for political reasons (From Wikipedia): Israel competed in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) between 1954 and 1974. Due to the Arab–Israeli ...
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In the Benfica vs Man Utd match, why did the referee point to his watch after the goal?

The UEFA Champion's League uses goal-line technology. This is an automated system which detects the moment the ball has crossed the goal-line under the crossbar. It sends a signal to the referee via ...
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Which is the fifth in the Big Five of European football leagues?

French Ligue 1 is de-facto considered to be in top 5 for several reasons: It is more competitive (stats as of 2017/18 season): French Ligue 1 during Professional Era: 19 teams have won it, 9 winning ...
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Greatest comeback in 2nd leg match

This question was a subject of much interest following Barcelona's 4-0 hammering at PSG in the Round of 16 stage of the Champions League in February 2017. While this question looks for the greatest ...
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In the Benfica vs Man Utd match, why did the referee point to his watch after the goal?

The watch is the part of Goal Line Technology system, Under IFAB LAW 1 - THE FIELD OF PLAY, GOAL LINE TECHNOLOGY (GLT) The indication of whether a goal has been scored must be immediate and ...
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Why does England have 8 places in Europe while Spain and Germany only have 7?

Every year 3 countries get 1 more berth in the uefa europa league first qualifying round based on countries fair play rankings. Based on last year ranking England got that 1 extra spot and West Ham ...
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Why aren't UEFA Champions Leage group matches synchronized?

The relevant rules are in 2019/2020 UEFA Champions League Regulations: Article 23 Confirmation of fixtures and automatic reversals 23.01 The venues, dates (in accordance with the calendar in Annex C)...
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UEFA Champions League Group Stage When Even on Points

First, it should be pointed out that until all matches have played, it might be impossible to apply some of the tie-breakers. For this reason, I would consider tables with only 5 matches of 6 played ...
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Minimum points to guarantee qualification where top two qualify

For six teams 25 points, for five teams, 19 points. If you have six teams there are 30 games, so maximum 90 points to play for. Assuming every game is won by a team where; the bottom team wins none, ...
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What makes financial fair play fair?

The idea behind financial fair play is, as you say, to prevent rich owners dumping in their money into a club, and "purchase" success. Examples of such being Chelsea, Man City and more recently PSG. ...
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Was Neymars transfer completely void even after committing to play until 2021?

This is all completely valid. As part of Neymar's contact, both Neymar and Barcelona agreed to the value of the release clause - note that under Spanish law, all employees have a release clause in ...
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Greatest comeback in 2nd leg match

For UEFA competitions, 1 - 1961/62 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup first round FC La Chaux-de-Fonds 6-2 Leixões SC Leixões SC 5-0 FC La Chaux-de-Fonds 2 - 1984/85 UEFA Cup second round Queens Park Rangers FC ...
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If Arsenal wins the 2019 UEFA Europa League final, which teams will represent England in the Champions League next year?

The English Premier League is guaranteed at least four, and may earn a total of five, places at the next Champions League group stage. They are assigned in the following priority order. The previous ...
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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?

According to official UEFA Super Cup regulations for the period 2015-18 (link here) article 9.04, 40 gold medals are awarded to the winning team. And it's not mentioned that only players who are in ...
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UEFA Champions League Goal Line Officials Position on the Field

The laws of the game clearly delineate where the referees should position themselves. The additional assistant referees (the official name for the goal line refs) are supposed to be on the same side ...
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How teams are ranked if they are equal in points in UCL groups

It's used when you started with three teams equal on points, but one (and only one) of the teams was ruled out via criteria (a) to (d). For simplicity, I'll go with a scenario where each team plays ...
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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?

Shortly: A team is drawn by a human (generally a famous player). The computer indicates the possible groups in which that team can be drawn. A human puts the corresponding balls of possible groups ...
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What teams have won the Champions League the season after winning the Europa League?

It happened only to Porto Porto 2002/2003 Europa League winner 2003/2004 Champions League winner Those are the table of Champions League finals and Europa League finals
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How can Real Madrid poach players from its near-peers?

Basically you're making the mistake a lot of people make. Revenue is not their account balance The numbers show what they've made throughout the year, but having a positive revenue for years adds up ...
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Champions League team distribution

@Martin shared a great reference in the comments. The association ranking based on the UEFA country coefficients is used to determine the number of participating teams for each association... It ...
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What will champions league authority do if the champions don't qualify for the next season's tournament?

This has happened before. Liverpool won the champions league in 2004-05 season, but finished 5th in the EPL. They were given an exemption by UEFA and added to the first round of the qualifying rounds....
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How many European cup finals have been played in the stadium of one of the finalists?

In the European Cup/Champions League, this has happened four times: In 1957, Real Madrid played Fiorentina at their home stadium, the Santiago Bernabéu. Real Madrid won 2-0. In 1965, Inter Milan ...
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Participation of different teams with the same owner in European cups

Apparently it is not allowed. I can't find anything at the moment in official UEFA documentation, but in the past week a few mentions were made of it in the Belgian press. Vincent Tan owns three ...
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Which is the fifth in the Big Five of European football leagues?

The answer is Ligue 1. As you point out, this isn't necessarily justified on the basis of results in European competitions. There are a couple of other factors which weigh into this discussion though: ...
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What teams have won the Europa League the season after winning the Champions League?

It happened only to Chelsea Chelsea 2011/2012 Champions League winner 2012/2013 Europa League winner Those are the table of Champions League finals and Europa League finals
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Holding spots for UEFA Champions league

Adding onto Mujtaba's answer, it's not just the Champions League performance that matters but the Europa league performance too. UEFA calculates a country's coefficient rankings based on their ...
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Which is the most frequently played match in football European Cups?

The most frequently played match in European Cups is Bayern Munich Vs Real Madrid they have met 24 times up to now. uefa.com article states: Bayern and Real Madrid have met 22 times previously in ...
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How can Real Madrid poach players from its near-peers?

You have mentioned that Real Madrid has an annual revenue of €750M, but that is not the profit. Its their earnings. The club does have a lot of expenses right from salaries to the players and ...
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If an English qualified team is banned from the champions league, who takes over the vacant spot?

Teams of the English Premier League can earn a maximum of five places between them in the UEFA Champions League, and a maximum of seven places in all European continental competition. Those places ...
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Can Euro 2016 tickets be transferred to a someone

You can transfer a ticket to a guest, but must go into the stadium together. From the terms and conditions: 8.2. The Successful Buyer shall be permitted to transfer the Ticket(s) to her/his Guest(s)...
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