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    • President: EURO 2020 is 'great opportunity'

      President: EURO 2020 is 'great opportunity'

      After the announcement of the host cities for UEFA EURO 2020 UEFA President Michel Platini said that the pan-European tournament offers a "great opportunity" for football.
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      Key messages at UEFA Respect Diversity conference

      The UEFA Respect Diversity conference has taken place in Rome with delegates from across Europe attending the event.
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      Dyke 'proud' to host final

      English Football Association chairman Greg Dyke told UEFA.com that he was "really excited" and "proud" after Wembley was named as the host venue for both semi-finals and the final of UEFA EURO 2020.
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      Venues announced for 2016 UEFA club competition finals

      The latest UEFA Executive Committee meeting has taken place at the House of European Football in Nyon.
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      President: Football must promote diversity

      Addressing attendees at the UEFA Respect Diversity Conference in Rome, UEFA President Michel Platini spoke of the responsibility of the football community to promote diversity and eradicate discrimination.
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      Key dialogue at coaches forum in Nyon

      UEFA and Europe's top club coaches met at the latest UEFA Elite Club Coaches Forum, with the coaches giving their views on key European football issues.
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      UEFA supports World Heart Day

      UEFA is giving its support to the World Heart Federation (WHF) and its World Heart Day, with a focal point of the campaign being how physical activity, especially walking, can help nurture a healthy lifestyle and prevent cardiovascular disease.
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    • Dyke 'proud' to host final

      Dyke 'proud' to host final

      English Football Association chairman Greg Dyke told UEFA.com that he was "really excited" and "proud" after Wembley was named as the host venue for both semi-finals and the final of UEFA EURO 2020.
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    • President: EURO 2020 is 'great opportunity'

      President: EURO 2020 is 'great opportunity'

      After the announcement of the host cities for UEFA EURO 2020 UEFA President Michel Platini said that the pan-European tournament offers a "great opportunity" for football.
      19/09/20141:42
    • Venues announced for 2016 UEFA club competition finals

      Venues announced for 2016 UEFA club competition finals

      The latest UEFA Executive Committee meeting has taken place at the House of European Football in Nyon.
      18/09/20144:21
    • Captains of Change

      Captains of Change

      UEFA President Michel Platini believes that the new Captains of Change management programme can "establish real equal opportunities for all minorities in football".
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    • Key messages at UEFA Respect Diversity conference

      Key messages at UEFA Respect Diversity conference

      The UEFA Respect Diversity conference has taken place in Rome with delegates from across Europe attending the event.
      11/09/20142:52
    • President: Football must promote diversity

      President: Football must promote diversity

      Addressing attendees at the UEFA Respect Diversity Conference in Rome, UEFA President Michel Platini spoke of the responsibility of the football community to promote diversity and eradicate discrimination.
      10/09/20143:05
    • Respect Diversity summit in Rome

      Respect Diversity summit in Rome

      Rome is hosting the 2014 Respect Diversity conference, attended by football's key stakeholders, and aiming to raise awareness of how to deal with racism and intolerance in the game.
      05/09/20140:49
    • Key dialogue at coaches forum in Nyon

      Key dialogue at coaches forum in Nyon

      UEFA and Europe's top club coaches met at the latest UEFA Elite Club Coaches Forum, with the coaches giving their views on key European football issues.
      04/09/20143:40
    • NSPCC awarded Monaco charity cheque

      NSPCC awarded Monaco charity cheque

      The Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) at the United Kingdom's National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) has received the 2014 UEFA Monaco Charity Award.
      29/08/20142:45
    • President commits future to UEFA

      President commits future to UEFA

      UEFA President Michel Platini said "I want to finish what I have started" in pledging his immediate future to UEFA and stating his intention to seek a third term at the helm of the European body.
      27/08/20141:19
    • Financial Fair Play explained

      Financial Fair Play explained

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      08/08/20142:01
    • 60 years of UEFA in six minutes

      60 years of UEFA in six minutes

      From its birth on 15 June 1954 to the memories created from the UEFA European Championship and UEFA club competitions, we chronicle some of the milestones of UEFA's first 60 years.
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    • A day in the life of Laura Georges

      A day in the life of Laura Georges

      UEFA.com followed Laura Georges as the UEFA women’s football development ambassador visited Latvia.
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    • 2009 UEFA President's Award: Eusébio

      2009 UEFA President's Award: Eusébio

      A profile of 2009 UEFA President's Award winner, Eusébio.
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    • Di Stéfano's career highlights

      Di Stéfano's career highlights

      Five times a European Cup winner with Real Madrid CF and the recipient of the 2007 UEFA President's Award, UEFA.com looks back on the remarkable career of the late Alfredo di Stéfano.
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    • Lisbon final reaps benefits for women's game

      Lisbon final reaps benefits for women's game

      We find out how the staging of the final of the UEFA Women's Champions League final in Lisbon will have long-lasting positive effects on women's football in Portugal.
      23/06/20144:55
    • Tournaments offer chance to 'improve'

      Tournaments offer chance to 'improve'

      UEFA's youth development tournaments continue to help youngsters to gain valuable experience to aid their development both on and off the pitch. UEFA.org finds out more in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
      02/06/20144:21
    • Helping to protect football's soul

      Helping to protect football's soul

      UEFA and the EU law enforcement agency Europol have sent out a strong message of determination to fight match-fixing
      27/05/20143:52
    • Maxi-pitch ensures Lisbon final legacy

      Maxi-pitch ensures Lisbon final legacy

      Donated by UEFA, a new maxi-pitch has opened in Lisbon to ensure the 2014 UEFA Champions League final has a lasting legacy in the Portuguese capital.
      22/05/20141:20
    • UEFA maintains stand against racism

      UEFA maintains stand against racism

      The UEFA Executive Committee called for tough measures to combat racism at its latest meeting in Turin, where a number of other topics were also discussed, including the procedure for allocating matches at UEFA EURO 2020.
      13/05/20144:12
    • Fighting match-fixing

      Fighting match-fixing

      The inaugural UEFA match-fixing working group meeting has taken place in Nyon.
      29/04/20144:02
    • UEFA courses aiding futsal education

      UEFA courses aiding futsal education

      UEFA is helping to improve coaching standards in futsal with the second UEFA Futsal Coach Education pilot seminar taking place recently in Novara, Italy.
      22/04/20144:34
    • XXXVIII Ordinary UEFA Congress in Kazakhstan

      XXXVIII Ordinary UEFA Congress in Kazakhstan

      The 38th Ordinary UEFA Congress took place in Astana, Kazakhstan, with a resolution for integrity in football, third-party ownership of players and the launch of the UEFA Nations League among the items on the agenda.
      27/03/20143:29
    • Preserving football's integrity

      Preserving football's integrity

      UEFA's 54 member associations have adopted an 11-point resolution entitled 'European football united for the integrity of the game' aimed at tackling match-fixing and corruption, a step taken at the XXXVIII Ordinary UEFA Congress in Kazakhstan.
      27/03/20140:35
    • Cruyff reflects on President's Award honour

      Cruyff reflects on President's Award honour

      Dutch legend Johan Cruyff says that recieving the 2013 UEFA President's Award is "one of the highest accolades you can get".
      22/03/20143:15
    • Say no to racism

      Say no to racism

      UEFA sends out the message that racism, intolerance and discrimination have no place in football and must be banished from the game. Say no to racism.
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    • UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying matters finalised

      UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying matters finalised

      The UEFA Executive Committee has approved the procedure for the forthcoming UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying competition draw at its meeting in Nyon, Switzerland.
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    • Bergomi remembers ‘special’ Inter times

      Bergomi remembers ‘special’ Inter times

      As he celebrates his 50th birthday, former FC Internazionale Milano stalwart Giuseppe Bergomi reflects on his time with the Nerazzurri and two memorable European triumphs.
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    • Bilbao hosts final EXCO of 2013

      Bilbao hosts final EXCO of 2013

      Bilbao hosted the final UEFA Executive Committee meeting of 2013, with UEFA EURO 2016 preparations and a decision on the hosts for the 2014 UEFA Futsal Cup on the agenda.
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