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Beckham “honoured” at UEFA President’s Award

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David Beckham spoke proudly about his great career when he was presented with the 2018 UEFA President's Award in Monaco. David Beckham has expressed his considerable pride at being the recipient of the 2018 UEFA President's Award. The English star received the award from UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin at the UEFA Champions League group stage draw ceremony in Monaco on Thursday. “It’s amazing to be up there with some of the best," said the 43-year-old Londoner about the award. "So I’m very honoured, honoured to be here, to be part of such a special event.” “I’ve been lucky to have…

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The story behind the UEFA Nations League anthem

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Football fans around Europe and beyond will soon become accustomed to the UEFA Nations League anthem with the inaugural competition kicking off in just a few days' time. The composition reflects the energy and drive behind the branding of this new competition, which intends to emphasise that 'every game counts'. "The UEFA Nations League will lead to more drama on the field of play with more meaningful and competitive matches than ever before," said Guy-Laurent Epstein, UEFA Events SA marketing director. "It is important that we have an overall brand and especially an anthem that captures all the emotions that…

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“It Shouldn’t Be A Problem For Any Gay Person To Play Football”

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“Gay footballers shouldn't have to feel like they can't play, and they shouldn't have to feel like they're out of place. They're not….” ─ young English footballer Liam Davis. Every month, as part of its #Equal Game campaign, UEFA is focusing on a player from one of its 55 member associations. This person will be an example that disability, religion, sexuality and race are no barriers to playing and enjoying football. Liam Davis epitomises everyone’s right to experience the joy of football, no matter who they are, what they are or where they come from – the ethos behind UEFA’s #EqualGame…

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Grassroots gold goes to Northern Irish club

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The gold standard in the best club category of the 2017 UEFA Grassroots Awards was given to St Oliver Plunkett in Northern Ireland. St Oliver Plunkett, a youth-focused club that uses football as a medium to develop young people from a disadvantaged community in Northern Ireland, has won the gold award for Best Club in the 2017 UEFA Grassroots Awards. Based in the Lenadoon area of Belfast, the club has given over 500 boys and girls from different backgrounds from the age of four upwards the opportunity to play football together, promoting key values such as respect and fair play.…

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2017 UEFA Super Cup : Dream come true for hearing impaired youngsters

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The Universal Language of Football Thanks to superb cooperation between UEFA and the UEFA Foundation for Children, 19 hard-of-hearing young people from Skopje were given the opportunity to perform Coldplay’s A Sky Full of Stars at the opening ceremony of the UEFA Super Cup, sending out a strong message of integration, respect and solidarity. Days and days of rehearsals went into preparing to show millions of people how the world of football should be for everyone. "Yesterday I was shaking, my heart was beating; I wanted it to be our best performance. I’m very happy that such a nice thing…

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Colour blind awareness at Europa League final

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The UEFA Europa League Festival showcased how colour blind people see football – from a player, fan or coach perspective – to raise awareness about this issue among the football family. Being colour blind can be tricky in some situations, and a game of football is one of them. When a player cannot distinguish between their team-mates and the opponents due to the colour of the shirts, or a fan cannot easily recognise the team he or she supports, this impairment can lead to frustration and exclusion. One in 12 men, and one in 200 women are colourblind: a significant…

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