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Rocco Commisso Q&A: Fiorentina's new owner on why he's investing in Serie A and his fight with US Soccer

Rocco Commisso believes in the resurgence of Serie A and as the new owner of Fiorentina, he's ready to dive in.

Rocco Commisso was 12 years old when he emigrated from his native Calabria, located in the toe of the Italian boot, to New York City. His quickly became an immigrant success story: academic excellence in Catholic high school, a full academic scholarship to Columbia University and then a blazing career in finance and telecommunications that saw him become a billionaire several times over.

He has long been passionate about soccer -- he was an all-American in college and Columbia's stadium is named...

Will the big clubs get the Champions League revamp they crave?

Andrea Agnelli, president of the ECA and chairman of Juventus, is hoping to get his way over time regarding big reforms and guarantees for big clubs in European competitions.

SAINT JULIAN, MALTA -- The European Clubs Association (ECA) met in Malta over two days to discuss what is bound to be one of the most impactful topics of the next few years: reform of European competitions. It's going to be a long process, involving the ECA, the leagues, the federations and, of course, UEFA who ultimately get to decide.

Here's a Q&A to assess where we are.

Q: Wait ... reform? It's that souped up crazy pro/rel Champions' League proposal that you wrote about and didn't like,...

UEFA suggests subs for concussed players

UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin
UEFA president Alexander Ceferin wants changes in how football deals with concussions.

UEFA will ask FIFA and football's lawmakers to review their concussion guidelines to ease the pressure on doctors and ensure that concussed players are not allowed to continue playing, the organisation said on Wednesday following a series of worrying incidents.

European football's governing body want The International Football Association Board (IFAB), who manage the laws of the game, to "consider potential changes to the Laws of the Game (such as in terms of substitutions)" to allow the sport to...

PSG chairman Al-Khelaifi joining UEFA executive committee despite FFP probe

Paris Saint-Germain chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi is set to join the UEFA executive committee, despite the French club being under financial investigation and the Qatari himself being embroiled in criminal proceedings.

Al-Khelaifi was elected Wednesday by the European Club Association board to be one of its two delegates on UEFA's main policy-making panel. His position on the executive committee still has to be ratified next week by the UEFA Congress in Rome, a decision that could test the organisation's...

UEFA, ECA presidents squash Super League rumours; discuss VAR, Football Leaks

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM -- UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin and European Clubs Association (ECA) President Andrea Agnelli appeared in a joint news conference on Tuesday to say they had signed a letter of intent to extend the memorandum of understanding -- the agreement that governs the relationship between clubs and governing bodies -- through 2024. In a freewheeling, hour-long conversation with journalists, they touched upon a range of issues from Financial Fair Play to the international match calendar...

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter urges Michel Platini to join him in bans fight

Sepp Blatter wants Michel Platini to join forces with him in a fight against their bans.

Sepp Blatter has urged Michel Platini to join forces with him in a battle against the suspensions imposed on the pair by FIFA.

Platini had appeared set to succeed Blatter as the head of FIFA when revelations of a "disloyal payment" from Blatter emerged in 2015.

Gianni Infantino, Platini's former general secretary at UEFA, instead replaced Blatter who, with Platini, was given an eight-year ban from football activities that was later reduced on appeal.

Blatter's call comes following revelations about...