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Dundalk down Cork to seal Irish title

Friday 24 October 2014 23.30 CET

Second-half goals by Stephen O'Donnell and Brian Gartland ensured Dundalk FC defeated Cork City FC 2-0 on the final day of the season to leapfrog their rivals and become Irish champions.

UEFA Regions Cup

Eastern Region make it to amateur finals

Friday 24 October 2014 17.05 CET

The Republic of Ireland will be represented once more in the UEFA Regions' Cup final tournament after Eastern Region won all three of their Group 4 games in Hungary.

European Under-17 Championship

Russia beat qualified Belarus to pip Wales

Friday 24 October 2014 15.42 CET

Russia beat Belarus to join the qualifying round Group 13 hosts in progressing to the elite round – where, despite being pipped, Wales will still hope to join them.

FC Daugava Daugavpils investigated

Friday 24 October 2014 15.21 CET

UEFA has been informed about Wednesday's arrests of members of the Latvian club FC Daugava Daugavpils for alleged cases of match-fixing in a UEFA competition fixture.

UEFA Europa League

UEFA Europa League facts and figures

Friday 24 October 2014 15.02 CET's resident statistician crunches the numbers after matchday three, highlighting Italian success and impending records for PSV Eindhoven and Legia Warszawa.

UEFA Champions League

Juventus secure Pogba for three more years

Friday 24 October 2014 13.59 CET

France midfielder Paul Pogba, 21, has signed a new contract with Juventus, adding three years to his existing deal and committing to the Italian champions until 2019.


Disciplinary decision on Serbia-Albania match

Friday 24 October 2014 10.50 CET

Disciplinary decisions announced following incidents during the European Qualifier match between Serbia and Albania

'Unique experience' for student coaches

Thursday 23 October 2014 16.22 CET

"This is the best, most interesting course I have attended," said one delegate after the latest UEFA Pro Licence Student Exchange Course was staged in Nyon.


UEFA President urges EU support

Tuesday 21 October 2014 10.30 CET

UEFA President Michel Platini has welcomed the "relationship of trust" between UEFA and the European Union in a speech at a meeting of EU sports ministers in Rome.


The benefits of diversity

Monday 20 October 2014 11.43 CET

In the official UEFA publication UEFA•direct, UEFA President Michel Platini emphasises that football can act as a force for positive change in helping build a more tolerant society.

UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League matches send strong No to Racism message

Monday 20 October 2014 11.00 CET

This week’s UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League matches will highlight the fight against all forms of discrimination in football stadiums throughout Europe


UEFA•direct 141 – out now

Friday 17 October 2014 13.33 CET

UEFA President Michel Platini's thoughts on the UEFA Respect Diversity conference in Rome are among the key elements of edition 141 of the official publication UEFA•direct.

UEFA Champions League

Goals galore: The best of matchday three

Friday 24 October 2014 10.27 CET

Wecome to the record books Luiz Adriano, FC Bayern München (briefly), Yordan Minev and Karim Benzema; reviews a week of 59 goals and more new bests.'s team of the week

Thursday 23 October 2014 15.39 CET's matchday three XI features five-goal FC Shakhtar Donetsk striker Luiz Adriano and Eden Hazard, Arjen Robben and Karim Benzema, who all scored twice.

Matchday three facts and figures

Thursday 23 October 2014 14.39 CET rounds up the key statistics, including memorable nights for FC Shakhtar Donetsk and FC Bayern München and the latest Cristiano Ronaldo-Lionel Messi race.

Download the UEFA Champions League podcast

Thursday 23 October 2014 8.35 CET

Join host Rob Daly and European football expert Paul Saffer to review a UEFA Champions League week where 59 goals flew in and the record book was rewritten.

Ludogorets joy after earning Bulgaria's first points

Thursday 23 October 2014 2.00 CET

"I didn't really know what to do with the ball so just hit it – that was a good decision, I guess," said Yordan Minev as PFC Ludogorets Razgrad reflected on a historic win.

Madrid pass Anfield test with 'flying colours'

Thursday 23 October 2014 1.10 CET

Isco said Real Real Madrid CF had "passed a big test with flying colours" by winning 3-0 at Anfield against a Liverpool FC side who took positives from the defeat.

UEFA Europa League

Where does Lamela's Europa League goal rank?

Friday 24 October 2014 9.00 CET

Erik Lamela is not the first to score an extraordinary goal in the UEFA Europa League – picks out five of the best, featuring Radamel Falcao and THAT Taison volley.

Johansen: Persistence paid off for Celtic

Friday 24 October 2014 8.40 CET

While FC Astra Giurgiu conceded defeat in the race for a last-32 spot, Celtic FC scorers Stefan Johansen and Stefan Šćepović were left to relish a triumph for perseverance.

Soriano: Pep talk difference for Villarreal

Friday 24 October 2014 8.24 CET

Bruno Soriano said a talking to from Marcelinho at half-time galvanised Villarreal CF to turn a level game with FC Zürich into a 4-1 win that keeps them top of Group A.

Kane targets England squad as Lamela is lauded

Friday 24 October 2014 8.21 CET

Harry Kane was beaming after his first hat-trick for Tottenham Hotspur FC, hailed Erik Lamela for his spectacular 'rabona' strike but admits he may never go in goal again.

Panathinaikos happier than PSV with draw

Friday 24 October 2014 8.10 CET

"It feels like we lost," said PSV Eindhoven's Luuk de Jong after Panathinaikos FC earned a 1-1 draw that Gordon Schildenfeld and Luke Steele hope can turn their campaign.

Ruffier hailed by Inter and St-Étienne

Friday 24 October 2014 8.01 CET

The coaches of FC Internazionale Milano and AS Saint-Étienne praised visiting goalkeeper Stéphane Ruffier after a 0-0 draw in Italy ended the home side's perfect start.