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Former Portugal international Luis Figo joins UEFA as football advisor

Portuguese icon Luis Figo has announced he's joined UEFA as a football advisor.

Former Portugal midfielder Luis Figo has joined UEFA as a football advisor.

The 44-year-old, who won more than 20 trophies during a playing career at Sporting Lisbon, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Inter Milan, will work with president Aleksander Ceferin across a variety of technical and legal matters as well as continuing to be an ambassador for the game.

Figo's appointment is part of Ceferin's plan to get more former players involved in the decision-making process over how football is run.

He said:...

Bayern CEO wants playing licence, points penalties for FFP breachers

Shaka Hislop believes Jupp Heynckes is the right choice for Bayern in the short term as he returns for his fourth spell.
Bayern president Uli Hoeness says Jupp Heynckes is the right man to see the club through the rest of the season.

Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has called for stronger measures for those clubs in breach of financial fair play (FFP) regulations.

Amid UEFA's ongoing formal investigation into Paris Saint-Germain's big spending this summer, there have been calls from German football in recent weeks to hit those in breach of FFP with harsher punishments than a fine.

Speaking at a Bundesliga summit, Rummenigge suggested the Qatar Sports Investments-financed PSG as well as Manchester City, who are controlled...

 By Mark Rodden

Paris Saint-Germain met with UEFA to discuss financial fair play regulations

Mark Donaldson and Shaka Hislop delve into Adrian Rabiot's interest in playing in the Premier League and where he may fit.

UEFA has confirmed to ESPN FC that Paris Saint-Germain officials met with European football's governing body on Thursday to discuss how the club intend to respect its financial fair play regulations.

UEFA launched a formal investigation into PSG last month after the Ligue 1 leaders struck two deals worth over €400 million during the summer transfer window to recruit Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.

L'Equipe reported on Thursday that several PSG directors had attended a meeting earlier that day at...

Spartak Moscow charged over racist behaviour in Liverpool youth tie

Liverpool once again drop points they should have earned as Spartak Moscow hold on for a 1-1 draw.
Former Liverpool defender Steve Nicol slams the club's defense after another mishap in the back led to a draw at Newcastle.

UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Spartak Moscow for alleged racist behaviour by their fans in their recent UEFA Youth League tie with Liverpool.

Liverpool complained that Nigerian-born Bobby Adekanye, 18, was subject to racial abuse when he appeared as a second-half substitute in the fixture, which took place at Spartak's academy on Sept. 26.

On Wednesday, UEFA confirmed that the Russian club have been charged with "racist behaviour (monkey chants)."

Adekanye moved to Liverpool from...

UEFA picks Dublin to host Euro 2020 qualifying draw

Euro 2020 will be held in cities across Europe.

UEFA has picked Ireland to host the draw for 2020 European Championship qualifying groups.

UEFA says the 55-team draw will be held Dec. 2, 2018 in Dublin, which will stage four games at Euro 2020.

The 10-group qualifying program in 2019 will decide 20 teams advancing to the final tournament that will be hosted in 13 cities across Europe.

The final four places are decided in a March 2020 playoff round that is fed from UEFA's new Nations League competition.

Nations League groups are played from September...

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Dortmund CEO wants UEFA to deduct points as PSG owners 'laugh' at fines

Borussia Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke has called on UEFA to deduct points from overspending clubs, saying Paris Saint-Germain's owners "laugh" at fines.

PSG's purchase of Neymar for €222 million this summer has led to an investigation into possible financial fair play violations, and if found to be repeat offenders, the French club could be kept out of the Champions League in the future.

They could also face heavy fines, but Watzke says financial penalties mean nothing...