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UEFA: International sport governing body
The Union of European Football Associations is the administrative body for association football, futsal and beach soccer in Europe, although several member states are primarily or entirely located in Asia. It is one of six continental confederations of world football's governing body FIFA. UEFA consists of 55 national association members.


Italy crowned eEURO 2020 champions [Video]

Italy crowned eEURO 2020 champions

Italy downs Serbia in the grand finals to win the UEFA eEURO 2020 Championship in the first edition of the event

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UEFA gives European leagues May 25 deadline for restart plans [Video]

UEFA gives European leagues May 25 deadline for restart plans

UEFA gives European football leagues until May 25 to give plans for restarting domestic competitions.

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Phil Neville set to leave role as England women’s manager in 2021 [Video]

Phil Neville set to leave role as England women’s manager in 2021

Gary Neville all but confirmed brother Phil Neville is to leave his role as England women’s manager next summer, with the European Championship’s delay to 2022 meaning the “rug’s been pulled..

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O'Neill steps down as Northern Ireland manager [Video]

O'Neill steps down as Northern Ireland manager

Northern Ireland's national soccer manager Michael O'Neill steps down after eight years in charge.

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Playing a dummy: Belarus club puts virtual fans in the stands to fight virus [Video]

Playing a dummy: Belarus club puts virtual fans in the stands to fight virus

Belarus's FC Dynamo Brest, one of a handful of soccer clubs still playing in Europe, is filling its stands with mannequins sporting cut-out portraits of fans to boost the atmosphere as many supporters..

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Kenny takes over from McCarthy as Repubic of Ireland manager [Video]

Kenny takes over from McCarthy as Repubic of Ireland manager

Stephen Kenny has replaced Mick McCarthy as Republic of Ireland manager with immediate effect, following UEFA’s announcement that the Euro 2020 qualifying play-offs would again be delayed by the..

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Uefa will provide an update on plans to finish the 2019-20 season to all 55 national associations at a video conference on Tuesday.
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The Champions League and Europa League could be abandoned if coronavirus restrictions remain in place into September, according to Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin.
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Coronavirus: Uefa postpones European club finals

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