Platini savages TPO and calls for 'tailor-made legal framework'

Michel Platini10By David Owen
October 21 – Michel Platini, the UEFA President, has used a keynote speech to European Union (EU) Sports Ministers in Rome to launch a scathing attack on the practice of third-party ownership (TPO).

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Platini backs a German for World Player award

World Cup winners GermanyOctober 21 - UEFA president Michel Platini says it's only fair that a German player wins this year's FIFA World Player award because of the country's World Cup success.

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UEFA hands out fines to Galatasaray, Wales and Andorra for fan trouble

UEFA2October 21 – UEFA have fined Galatasaray €50,000 and ordered the Turkish club pay costs for the trouble caused by their fans in the Champions League clash at Arsenal on October 1.

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Ukraine vs Russia causes more damage to Shakhtar's Donbass Arena

Donbass Arena damagedOctober 21 - Ukraine's domestic champions have once again become an unwitting victim of the military conflict in the country after Shakhtar Donetsk's state-of-the-art Donbass Arena suffered further damage from shelling despite a ceasefire agreed between the government and Russian-backed separatists.

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Platini suggests sin bin white card to solve dissent 'epidemic'

Players pressure refOctober 20 - UEFA president Michel Platini, not averse to coming up with fresh ideas for enhancing the game - some of which have their critics as well as their supporters - has thrown out another proposal: white cards to mean sinbins for players who harass referees to protest decisions.

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LFP pushes best commercial practice doctrine to help clubs with crippling tax burden

LFP logoBy David Owen
October 19 – The French Professional Football League (LFP) intends to set up a commercial support department to spread best practice among the country's leading clubs. Mathieu Ficot, the LFP's chief commercial officer, made the disclosure in an interview with INSIDEworldfootball.

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David Owen: Has Europe given up on FIFA?

Has Europe given up on FIFA? The question is raised by what seems to have been a particularly productive month for Michel Platini, President of UEFA, the European football body.

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Platini to take part in EU Sports Ministers meeting

Michel Platini10By David Owen
October 18 – UEFA President Michel Platini will go to Rome next week to discuss the body's Financial Fair Play (FFP) initiative with European Union (EU) sports ministers.

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New Stade Vélodrome inaugurated

Stade VelodromeBy David Owen
October 17 – The new Stade Vélodrome, complete with undulating white roof, has been inaugurated in front of the new French Sports Minister in the southern French city of Marseille.

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