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EURO 2020: Virus poses financial, logistical challenges

May. 25, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A tournament intended to be a celebration of European soccer will instead reflect many of the uncertainties that have beset the sport during the coronavirus pandemic. Just completing the European Championship a year later than planned — with teams flying...

How UEFA president Ceferin crushed a Super League rebellion

Apr. 24, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A moment that prepared Aleksander Ceferin for the stresses and tensions running European football came three decades ago, in a far graver moment for the continent. The law graduate was relaxing at his family home in Slovenia on June 25, 1991, sitting on...

Ceferin warns 4 clubs to reject Super League to avoid CL ban

Apr. 23, 2021 13:39 PM EDT

The Spanish and Italian clubs still clinging to the Super League must disavow the breakaway or face being banned from the Champions League, UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin told The Associated Press on Friday. Although the Super League imploded this week after being...

Barcelona maintains support of Super League despite backlash

Apr. 22, 2021 18:32 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The ill-fated Super League has enraged fans and troubled authorities while making allies of a pair of soccer's fiercest nemeses. After 10 of the 12 clubs involved in the creation of the breakaway competition quickly dropped out under an...

EPL looks to deploy moves to stop future Super League threat

Apr. 22, 2021 15:44 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Having rapidly mobilized to thwart rebel clubs from joining a breakaway European competition, the Premier League is taking steps to prevent the so-called “Big Six” from attempting something similar in the future. England's biggest clubs have often used...

Super League collapses after the 6 English clubs withdraw

Apr. 21, 2021 03:35 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Super League collapsed before a ball was kicked in the European breakaway competition after being abandoned by the six English clubs, leaving the Spanish and Italian participants stranded. Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester...

UEFA president urges Super League owners to reverse decision

Apr. 20, 2021 13:38 PM EDT

MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) — Seeking a weak link in the unity of 12 rebel clubs in the Super League, UEFA on Tuesday targeted owners in England who signed up to the project that threatens to tear apart soccer's traditional structure including the Champions League. UEFA...

Threats of expulsion as UEFA confronts Super League rebel 12

Apr. 19, 2021 21:43 PM EDT

MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) — The deceptions, distrust and divisions in European soccer erupted in public on Monday between teams and even within the clubs breaking away to form a Super League that could leave them and their players outcasts in the global game. ...

Column: Only thing 'Super' about new league is the ca$h

Apr. 19, 2021 19:56 PM EDT

After decades of trying and throwing enough cash at the problem to fund a space program, Americans still stink at soccer. But nobody plays smash-and-grab better than we do. So it’s hardly coincidence that plans for a 20-team European Super League,...

Winners and losers in Super League plan for European soccer

Apr. 19, 2021 17:26 PM EDT

MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) — The plan for a Super League is shaping up as perhaps the most polarizing idea in European soccer in more than a generation. The project announced early Monday by 12 breakaway clubs would make winners and losers worldwide if it overcomes...