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What They're Saying: Aleksander Ceferin 02/07/2019

10 February, 2019, 17:00 | Author: Candice Daniels
  • FIFA president Gianni Infantino

UEFA is still waiting for more details on FIFA's ambitious plans for two new global competitions, almost one year after they were first aired, the President of European soccer's ruling body said Thursday.

Ceferin excused Liverpool from attending as they were playing a Premier League match at West Ham on Monday, which ended 1-1 at London Stadium.

Other key targets Ceferin has outlined for the next four years include a European bidder winning the 2030 World Cup hosting rights and updating financial fair play rules which monitor club finances.

UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin says he won't be a "yes man" supporting FIFA's push for a $25 billion deal to create and revamp competitions.

Concerns have been raised over funding for the Club World Cup.

Ceferin took over two and a half years ago after the corruption scandal that toppled his predecessor, Frenchman Michel Platini.

The FA chairman Greg Clarke has been elected as Britain's new Federation Internationale de Football Association vice-president in what should be a boost for a potential English-led bid for the 2030 World Cup.

Dallas plays Charlotte for cross-conference game | Lexington Herald Leader
Marvin Williams, Nicolas Batum , Bismack Biyombo and Jeremy Lamb combined for 36 points on 14-of-37 shooting. His total floor game stole the spotlight from All-Star Kemba Walker , who led the Hornets with 30 points.

However, the controversial plans have met with strong opposition in Europe.

Having told his audience, which included FIFA president Gianni Infantino, that he would continue to defend European football's interests in a "respectful but uncompromising" fashion, he then told reporters what he thinks about those who complain about VAR.

European football's governing body have since launched their own investigation into the allegations and there is a possibility that the Premier League champions could be hit with a sporting sanction, such as a ban from the Champions League.

Ceferin said both he and Andrea Agnelli, president of the European Club Association (ECA), were united in opposing the initiative.

Ceferin was elected as UEFA's 7th president in September 2016.

"A leader without doubts", Ceferin said, "is a delusional and risky leader". The only thing great about you would be your past.

"Thank you once again for placing your trust in me", Ceferin said after the vote was announced.

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