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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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Match for Solidarity helps disabled children around the globe

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UEFA and the United Nations helped to raise €605,000 for the UEFA Foundation for Children to fund humanitarian and development projects around the world. On 21 April, UEFA and the United Nations Office at Geneva joined forces to stage the Match for Solidarity charity football match. Aside from the game, between teams captained by Ronaldinho and Luís Figo, the event included a unique global digital auction for fans and a live auction at a gala dinner held after the match. All proceeds from the match and auctions are being allocated to humanitarian and development projects. The match, held at the…

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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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Luís Figo joins UEFA as Football Advisor

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The Portuguese icon will bring his knowledge and expertise to UEFA As a player, he was a global superstar who won a multitude of titles and awards during an illustrious career that spanned almost two decades. Now, Luís Figo is bringing his wealth of knowledge and expertise to UEFA as he joins the organisation as a football advisor. The former UEFA Champions League winner will work with President Aleksander Čeferin and the Football Division across a variety of matters including technical aspects of the game, laws of the game and the overall attractiveness of the sport. He will also be…

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UEFA confirms the final competition rules and regulations for the UEFA Nations League

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37 - New competition will promote more competitive national team football matches. UEFA today confirmed the final competition rules and regulations for the UEFA Nations League, less than a year before the first match is played on 6 September 2018. The new logo for the tournament was also unveiled following the UEFA Executive Committee meeting in Nyon. This new national team competition aims to ensure the continued success of national team football by replacing most friendlies with competitive matches and by allowing all nations to play against equally ranked teams. The format of the UEFA Nations League will feature promotion…

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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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Northern Ireland giving people chance to get Back in the Game

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Men and women of all abilities over the age of 30 are being given more opportunities to play football thanks to an initiative in Northern Ireland, which is hosting the current European WU19 finals. Age need not be a barrier to playing football for older players in Northern Ireland thanks to an initiative from the Irish Football Association (IFA).​ The Back in the Game programme aims to use football as vehicle to provide men over the age of 35 and women over 30, of all levels of ability, the opportunity to re-engage with the sport in their local communities. IFA…

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UEFA launches Together #WePlayStrong to inspire more girls to play football

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UEFA has today launched a ground-breaking campaign, aimed at transforming perceptions of women’s football and encouraging girls to take up and continue playing the game. This new initiative will see UEFA working closely with its 55 member associations in order to ensure that football is the number one sport for women across Europe by 2020. The Together #WePlayStrong campaign gets underway with an inspirational film that will be aired just before kick-off of Thursday’s UEFA Women’s Champions League final in Cardiff between Olympique Lyonnais and Paris Saint-Germain. UEFA’s women’s campaign will also be promoted in TV spots to be shown…

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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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