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APNewsBreak: Study finds huge wealth gap in European soccer

Sep. 4, 2019 5:46 PM EDT

A study commissioned by UEFA to aid in the debate over the future of the Champions League shows the financial and talent gap between the top five European leagues and the other 50 leagues on the continent is growing. The destabilizing effect of the power of the "Big Five" leagues — England, Spain, Germany,...

First female referee to officiate European Super Cup

Aug. 2, 2019 9:05 AM EDT

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Stéphanie Frappart has been appointed as the referee for the European Super Cup between Liverpool and Chelsea, making her the first woman to officiate a major UEFA men's showpiece event. UEFA announced Frappart's appointment on Friday, adding that the Frenchwoman will lead a...

FIFA expands Women's World Cup from 24 teams to 32 for 2023

Jul. 31, 2019 2:33 PM EDT

FIFA's Council has unanimously approved expanding the Women's World Cup from 24 teams to 32 for 2023 and has reopened bidding to host the tournament but made no mention of changing prize money. FIFA said Wednesday the decision was made remotely. Nine national associations had expressed interest in hosting and...