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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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UEFA Foundation for Children presents projects to the UEFA Congress in Helsinki

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UEFA Foundation for children is presenting to the 41th ordinary UEFA Congress in Helsinki a video that report about the work that has been achieved since 2 years, and how football can give back to society and contribute to improve lives of kids in difficult situation.   In fact, a few years ago, on 26 March 2014, at the 38th Ordinary UEFA Congress in Astana, Michel Platini stressed UEFA’s desire to enable more people to benefit from football’s role in society. Thanks to the support of the UEFA Executive Committee and the approval of UEFA’s member associations at that Congress…

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UEFA Foundation for Children Extends Its Support to Communities and Schools in Jordan

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KICK FOR HOPE – KARAK FOOTBALL COACHING COURSE With the help of the Jordanian Ministry of Education, the Jordanian Football Association and streetfootballworld, the UEFA Foundation For Children and the Asian Football Development Project have provided training in non-violent communication and negotiation skills to 21 physical education teachers and football coaches, both men and women, in order help them to build positive relationships between students. Early March, the one-week course involved teachers and coaches from 12 schools in the city of Karak, south of the capital, Amman. It provided them with the knowledge and skills necessary to run regular football activities…

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Boosting the women’s game in Malta

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"UEFA's support has been crucial," said Malta Football Association general secretary Angelo Chetcuti after funds from the HatTrick programme helped to invigorate women's football on the island. The Malta Football Association (MFA) has clearly benefited from the UEFA Women's Football Development Programme (WFDP). During the first cycle of the HatTrick programme (2012–16), UEFA gave each national association €100,000 a year to invest on women's football development. The MFA invested in some key sectors, such as coach education, U13 festivals and a new girls' academy, as well as branding of the women's game, with their efforts – along with those of the…

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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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