Michel Platini: There Is No Crisis In Italian Football

UEFA president Michel Platini has insisted that Italian football is not suffering from a crisis. The Juventus legend, who now holds the post as the head of operations in European football, gave a positive outlook on football in Italy, which has recently been struck by a players’ strike, as well as a sustained decline in Italian clubs’ performance in European competition, with Inter’s Champions League success in 2010 the only…

September 6, 2011

Arsene Wenger Reveals Manchester City Concern

Arsene Wenger believes Manchester City’s 400 million-pound sponsorship deal is a threat to UEFA’s Financial Fair Play regulations. English Premier League club City’s commercial arrangement with Etihad Airways, which will see the City of Manchester Stadium rebranded, comes before the first season in which UEFA’s new regulations are implemented. The Financial Fair Play regulations will require all clubs to break even by 2013/14, or risk exclusion from the Champions or…

July 13, 2011

Pros and cons of the UEFA’s Financial Fair Play Regulations

Michel Platini, the UEFA President, has introduced his Financial Fair Play Regulations for European competitions. The purpose of these regulations is to provide a fair ground to all the teams entering into European competitions.In recent times, some big teams in bigger European leagues have grown far beyond the reach of smaller teams. Due to this, many teams who otherwise held great record in Europe have unable to even move past…

October 9, 2010