Conference League final: Roma-Feyenoord Preview

Roma hope to capture their first European trophy when they face-off against Feyenoord on Wednesday evening in the first edition of the Conference League final. It’s the Giallorossi’s first European finals appearance in thirty years–their last visit occuring in 1992 when they lost to Inter in the UEFA Cup.  Meanwhile, the Dutch side are seeking […]

UEFA unveils new format for European club competitions

Early this afternoon, UEFA unveiled their new format for European club competitions that will begin in the 2024/25 season. UEFA’s Executive Committee approved the new “Swiss system” format late this morning during their meeting in Austria. The key amendments relate to the reduction from 10 matches to 8 in the league phase of the UEFA […]

Four things Roma must do to advance to the Conference League final

UEFA’s third-tier competition, the inaugural Europa Conference League, will be welcoming the second leg of the semi-finals on Thursday. Apart from Marseille and Feyenoord’s clash, another mouth-watering match will grace our screens. Roma will receive Leicester City at the Stadio Olimpico with the tie at aggregate 1-1. José Mourinho’s team kicked off the first leg […]

Ex-Inter goalkeeper Julio Cesar: “Roma appointed the right man in José Mourinho.”

Ex-Inter shot-stopper Julio Cesar spoke highly of Roma manager Jose Mourinho and his impact at the club in his first season in charge. Speaking to Stats Perform, the Brazilian believes the Giallorossi made the right decision to appoint the Special One following their decision to part ways with former manager Paulo Fonseca. “Mourinho is for […]

UEFA ratifies new financial regulations

UEFA headquarters in Nyon

UEFA’s Executive Committee met yesterday afternoon in Nyon and ratified a series of new financial regulations which will soon replace the current Financial Fair Play bylaws in June. Dubbed the “Financial Stability Regulations”, the new set of directives are an evolution of the existing breakeven requirements with Financial Fair Play but with the aim of […]

Report: UEFA scrapping Financial Fair Play

Aleksander Čeferin of UEFA

After a decade since its introduction, Financial Fair Play—UEFA’s set of controversial and opaque financial regulations—appears to be on the way out. An extensive report published by the New York Times today outlines the new cost-control mechanism Europe’s top footballing body is prepared to introduce. Reportedly, clubs’ football-related spending “will not be able to surpass […]

FIFA, UEFA suspend Russian clubs and national teams from all competitions

FIFA Headquarters

Two of football’s top bodies announced tonight that Russian club teams in addition to the Russian national team have been suspended from all competitions. In response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, UEFA and FIFA announced they’ve indefinitely frozen the country’s ability to participate in all club and international competitions. They announced, “Following the initial decisions […]

UEFA condemns Russian invasion of Ukraine

A UEFA logo

Europe’s top footballing body UEFA have condemned Russia’s invasion of Ukraine within the last hours. Just moments ago, UEFA published a statement on their website and hinted football-related sanctions would be imposed against Russia. They stated, “UEFA shares the international community’s significant concern for the security situation developing in Europe and strongly condemns the ongoing […]

Mancini pondering call-up for Roma’s Roger Ibañez

Roma central defender Roger Ibañez may follow in the footsteps of compatriots Jorginho, Rafael Toloi and Emerson Palmieri by accepting a call-up to the Italian national team. Today’s edition of Corriere dello Sport claims that Azzurri manager Roberto Mancini is seriously considering calling up the 22 year-old Brazilian, who also holds Italian and Uruguayan passports. […]