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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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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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Van Nistelrooy on disability and access to football

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UEFA Champions League ambassador Ruud van Nistelrooy is supporting this week's Centre for Access to Football in Europe (CAFE)'s 'Total football, total access' campaign. To support UEFA social responsibility partner the Centre for Access to Football in Europe (CAFE), UEFA Champions League ambassador Ruud van Nistelrooy shares his personal experience with disabled fans, respects his disabled niece’s determination, and gives advice to people willing to work in footbal in the video interview above. This coincide with UEFA social responsibility partner CAFE week of action. You can find more background information here: UEFA backs social responsibility partner’s annual campaign, calling for access and…

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Amsterdam completes 2020 logo hat-trick

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Amsterdam will add the unique football flavour of the Netherlands to UEFA EURO 2020, Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB) president Michael van Praag said at the unveiling of the host city logo on Friday. The ceremony completed a memorable week, during which Brussels and Bilbao also revealed their logos for EURO 2020 — a tournament which will be hosted by 13 cities across Europe to mark the competition's 60th anniversary. 'Gezellig' is a word in Dutch that means 'fun' and 'cozy'. The UEFA fifth vice-president is convinced that the thousands of fans who flock to Amsterdam during the final tournament will feel exactly what it means.…

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adidas unveils Fracas, the Official Match Ball of UEFA Euro 2016TM knock-out phase

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Ball design captures the excitement and drama of knock-out football- -The name Fracas translates to ‘clamour’ in French -Fracas name chosen by Parisian influencers as adidas celebrates open source- Paris, 20th June – Today adidas launched Fracas, the Official Match Ball of the UEFA EURO 2016TM knock-out phase and the ball that will be used during the tournament final on 10th July. Some of Paris’ biggest talent from music, popular culture and fashion have worked with adidas to help with the naming of the ball. The name – which translates to ‘clamour’ in French – was chosen to encapsulate the drama…

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Amputee Football Match

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The UEFA Champions Festival in Berlin has used the platform of the UEFA Champions League final to showcase UEFA's 'football for all abilities' portfolio. One of the matches to be played in front of the Brandenburg Gate was by amputee players from Spain and Poland. This video covers images of the event and interview with Mateusz Widłak, representing the European Amputee Football Federation

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