Latest UEFA Champions League News

EPL sets high bar in European soccer, finances and glamor

Aug. 04, 2022 10:48 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The world’s richest soccer league starts a new season in England on Friday as the rest of Europe looks for ways to catch up. Off the field, the English Premier League is a commercial juggernaut with broadcasting deals worldwide fueling player transfers and wages...

Mourinho calls and players come running to join him at Roma

Aug. 02, 2022 05:56 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Always known as a great motivator, José Mourinho is also excelling as a pitchman in his latest coaching job at Roma. When “Mou” calls, players come running to the Italian capital. It all started a year ago when Mourinho lured Tammy Abraham away from...

Sports court upholds soccer bans on Russian teams

Jul. 15, 2022 13:05 PM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Russia remains barred from international soccer competitions including the Champions League after the Court of Arbitration for Sport rejected appeals by the national soccer federation and four clubs on Friday. CAS upheld decisions by UEFA and FIFA which...

Report: Mistakes, not Liverpool fans, caused CL final fiasco

Jul. 13, 2022 09:38 AM EDT

French senators said the chaos outside the national stadium that marred the Champions League soccer final was due to a series of mistakes by police and officials — and not the actions of previously blamed Liverpool fans — with “malfunction at every stage” before, during and after the game. ...

Super League clubs face UEFA in soccer's big legal match

Jul. 10, 2022 11:32 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — A group of top soccer clubs face Champions League organizer UEFA in court on Monday for a legal match that risks the biggest upheaval in European soccer for more than 25 years. The Super League project failed at launch 15 months ago but the company formed by the 12...

French senators seek action over Champions League final mess

Jun. 16, 2022 18:42 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French senators demanded Thursday that the state recognize responsibility and identify guilty parties behind the chaos outside the national stadium that marred the Champions League final last month. They also questioned why surveillance video of the scene — in which...

Real Madrid, Barcelona to meet in Las Vegas during US tour

Jun. 10, 2022 11:08 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Real Madrid and Barcelona will meet in an exhibition July 23 in Las Vegas in just the second edition of the El Clásico rivalry on U.S. soil. The Spanish superpowers will visit Allegiant Stadium, the 2-year-old home of the NFL’s Raiders just off the Las Vegas...

Ukraine soccer club Shakhtar survives into 9th year of exile

Jun. 10, 2022 03:55 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Hosting Champions League games in Poland and planning a humanitarian tour of the United States feel like natural next steps for Ukraine’s top soccer team after eight years exiled from its home city by Russian aggression. The story of Shakhtar Donetsk — playing...

Paris police chief's partial apology over CL final 'failure'

Jun. 09, 2022 11:45 AM EDT

The Paris police chief apologized for and justified the pepper spraying of fans and families amid the chaos that engulfed the Champions League final last month outside the Stade de France. At a French Senate hearing looking for explanations for the organizational fiasco, Paris police...

UEFA says sorry to fans for Champions League final chaos

Jun. 03, 2022 17:06 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — After initially blaming fans, UEFA apologized to them on Friday for the “frightening and distressing” chaos at the Champions League final after Real Madrid joined Liverpool in demanding the organizer explains what went wrong at the Stade de France. “UEFA wishes...