The UEFA Champions League kicks off today and some of the rules in the competition have changed including away goals. Manchester United and Sevilla are the big teams to open the ground for the competition with their matches against Young Boys and Salzburg, respectively. UEFA updated their rules for the 2021/2022 Champions League campaign including new rules regarding away goals and substitutes.
Manchester United Legend and retired French Footballer Eric Cantona left everybody present at the UEFA annual award in a state of total confusion with his brilliant, yet absolutely bizarre acceptance speech in 2019. The 56-year-old was a football genius during his active career. He played at Marseille, Montpellier, Leeds United but it was at Manchester United that he became popular.
On Thursday 24th of June, 2021, the Executive Committee of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) announced that it has cancelled the away goals rule in all its club competitions and such rule will no longer be effective as from next season. The away goals rule has been a decisive and fascinating part of the Champions League since 1965 when it was introduced.
BREAKING: UEFA Bans 'Away' Goal Rules In Champions League; Coaches May Be Forced To Be Attack-Minded
The UEFA Champions League is without doubts one of the most watched club competitions in the world as it has featured some of the best footballers and thrilling moments the world has ever experienced. The Europa League which is tagged as a 2nd-tier UEFA tournament is also patronised as long as one or two notable clubs feature in the tournament.
UEFA has announced that the away goals rule would be abolished from European competitions (Champions League, Europa League and UEFA Conference League) beginning in the 2021-22 season. “The impact of the regulation currently runs counter to its original aim, as it dissuades home clubs – especially in first legs – from attacking because they are afraid of losing a goal that would give their opponents a crucial advantage,” UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said.
The controversial plan to host the World Cup every two years was recently unveiled by the former Arsenal manager, with the UEFA president now having his opinion on the matter. Arsene Wenger's proposal for a bi-annual FIFA World Cup, according to UEFA head Aleksander Ceferin, would result in the game having "less validity."
Some days ago, they was news that International football governing body, FIFA are making plans to make the prestigious world cup held every two years instead of the usual four years. The next world cup competition is set to be held in Qatar and currently some teams are playing the qualifiers.
FIFA's global football development chief UEFA is opposed to the idea, with president Aleksandr Ceferin unhappy with how the proposals have been promoted. Arsene Wenger is the driving force behind plans to hold World Cup finals every two years instead of four. Next week, UEFA will come out strongly against FIFA's idea to stage World Cup finals every two years.
Photo credit: UEFA.com UEFA has voted to remove away goals rule from all European club competitions starting from 2021/2022 season. According to UEFA, matches in which the two teams score the same number of goals over the two legs, the two teams will have to play extra 30 minutes to determine the true winners of the tie.
The game between England and Italy on 11 July was disrupted by ugly scenes before, during and afterwards, with tournament organisers UEFA opening disciplinary proceedings against the Football Association on 3 August. The FA requested a personal hearing in the case, which is scheduled for today via videoconference.
UEFA has expressed "grave reservations" over FIFA's proposal for a biannual World Cup, claiming that those pushing the concept have excluded parties from conversations about the proposed schedule. FIFA has suggested a major shift to world football, with the World Cup being hosted every two years, and UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin has already stated that if the change is implemented, Europe may boycott the tournament.
Recently, UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin announced that the away goal rules will no longer be effective in all European competitions starting from the 2021/2022 football season. He stated that In the event where the two teams play out a draw in both legs, then the game will have a two15-minutes period of extra time, and if possible a penalty.
UEFA has announced that the famed away goal rule will no longer be in place for European competitions, with the change being initiated in time for the 2021/2022 campaign. The away goals rule has been used for decades and has decided many European knockout matches over the years, including UEFA Champions League and Europa League, however, the rule has now been abolished and will no longer be a factor when deciding the winner of a knockout match.
Chelsea Football Club is known for being dominant at Stamford Bridge when it comes to UEFA European competitions, but UEFA has come up with a new rule that will take away any sort of ‘unfair’ home advantage. Today UEFA have decided to scrap the away goals rule from next season onwards, as teams will now have to fight for their win thoroughly.
In the 2021/2022 season, the away goals rule will be phased out in all UEFA club competitions. On Thursday, UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin made the announcement. This means that matches in which both sides score the same number of goals over the two legs will now feature two 15-minute periods of extra time, as well as penalty kicks if necessary.
Aleksander Ceferin has stressed that the possible departure of the three rebels from the European Super League Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus would not be a concern for UEFA. The UEFA president explained that he cannot understand his decision to form a new European league and at the same time is willing to participate in the Champions League this season.
The following article is about Aleksander Ceferin's statement on the Euro completion. UEFA President, Aleksander Ceferin has said they will not repeat the format of Euro 2020 with the games spread across multiple countries. "I would not support it anymore. In a way, it is not correct that teams have to travel more than 10,000 km while others have to only travel 1,000 km.
UEFA have confirmed that the away goal rules will be removed in all uefa competition come 2021/2022 season. the away goal rules has been place since 1965 about over half a century. UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin explained the rule now "runs counter to its original purpose" and stated his belief that it dissuades teams from playing attacking football.
The UEFA champions league draw has been done and the final of the 2021/2022 campaign is meant to take place in Russia's Zenith Peterborough's stadium. The first award presented was the UEFA President award. The award was presented to the Denmark national team. UEFA president, Aleksander Ceferin paid his tribute to Simon Kjaer, the skipper of the nation team and also the medical team that helped save the life of midfield maestro,Christian Eriksen at the Euro 2020 tournament.
After much debate, UEFA have finally scrapped the away goals rule in all European club football, BBC has reported. The rule has been in existence since 1965, and it is used to decide games tied on goal difference over a two-leg where it favours the side which scored the most away goals.