Latest news

UEFA Champions League

Madrid on top of the world, City continue surge

Sunday 21 December 2014 23.27 CET

Real Madrid CF ended a stellar year with more silverware after clinching the FIFA Club World Cup, while Manchester City FC won again and Borussia Dortmund lost.

Batshuayi sends Marseille two points clear

Sunday 21 December 2014 14.09 CET

Olympique de Marseille dispatched LOSC Lille 2-1 to soar three points clear at the top of Ligue 1, before Olympique Lyonnais reduced the gap ahead of the winter break.

UEFA Champions League

Atlético sign off in style with emphatic win

Sunday 21 December 2014 14.06 CET

Antoine Griezmann notched a treble as Club Atlético de Madrid ended a memorable year with a 4-1 success at Athletic Club, while Villarreal CF also prevailed.

Sampdoria drop points, Genoa defeated

Sunday 21 December 2014 14.01 CET

UC Sampdoria missed the chance to end the year in third spot in Serie A following a 2-2 draw with Udinese Calcio, while rivals Genoa CFC also suffered a setback.

Salihović at the double as Hoffenheim score five

Sunday 21 December 2014 13.56 CET

TSG 1899 Hoffenheim downed Hertha BSC Berlin 5-0 to post their biggest ever Bundesliga success, on a day when SC Freiburg missed out on a much-needed win.

UEFA Champions League

Liverpool strike late, derby joy for Sunderland

Sunday 21 December 2014 13.52 CET

Martin Škrtel pounced in added time as Liverpool FC held Arsenal FC 2-2, after Sunderland AFC earned a late 1-0 win at Tyne-Wear derby rivals Newcastle United FC.

UEFA

President

Exciting, vibrant and unpredictable

Friday 19 December 2014 9.49 CET

In the new UEFA•direct, UEFA President Michel Platini welcomes the surprise results lighting up the European Qualifiers and hails the Women in Football Leadership and Captains of Change programmes.

UEFA CFM graduation ceremony in Germany

Thursday 18 December 2014 14.29 CET

The UEFA Certificate in Football Management programme is helping football staff improve their skills across Europe, and Germany is the latest country to stage a graduation ceremony.

Football fitness the focus in Oslo

Thursday 18 December 2014 13.45 CET

The first UEFA Study Group Fitness for Football seminar following a series of pilot events has been held in Oslo, featuring a mix of presentations, discussions and practical sessions.

Study Group Scheme grassroots focus

Wednesday 17 December 2014 16.20 CET

The revamped UEFA Grassroots Charter was a focal point of the UEFA Study Group Scheme seminar in Germany, featuring an exchange of grassroots expertise and experiences.

General

UEFA•direct 143 out now

Tuesday 16 December 2014 16.03 CET

UEFA's official publication reviews recent activities including financial fair play, women in leadership and a new step in positive relations with the European Commission.

EDSO's football promotion for deaf people

Monday 15 December 2014 16.19 CET

The European Deaf Sports Organisation, one of six bodies belonging to UEFA's Football for all Abilities portfolio, does great work to promote and present football or futsal opportunities for deaf people.

UEFA Champions League

Madrid stay top of rankings, Schalke soar

Sunday 21 December 2014 11.12 CET

World champions Real Madrid CF hold a clear lead in the latest UEFA club coefficient rankings, with FC Barcelona and FC Bayern München in pursuit and FC Schalke 04 climbing fast.

Story so far: Chelsea FC

Sunday 21 December 2014 10.00 CET

A shaky start was followed by dominance in Group G, as Nemanja Matić shone and Dominic Solanke burst onto the scene for Chelsea FC in the group stage.

Real Madrid claim FIFA Club World Cup

Saturday 20 December 2014 22.44 CET

Goals from Sergio Ramos and Gareth Bale ensured Real Madrid CF won their first FIFA Club World Cup title with a 2-0 defeat of Argentina's San Lorenzo de Almagro.

Story so far: Juventus

Saturday 20 December 2014 10.00 CET

Back-to-back defeats on matchdays two and three left Juventus looking set to repeat the mistakes of last season but the Bianconeri bounced back to advance.

Robben strikes late as Bayern sign off with win

Friday 19 December 2014 18.03 CET

Arjen Robben scored a last-minute winner as Bundesliga leaders FC Bayern München recorded a 2-1 comeback success at 1. FSV Mainz 05 in their final match of 2014.

National Association

Éric Abidal: 'An example to us all'

Friday 19 December 2014 12.14 CET

"He has a bigger heart than anyone," said Daniel Alves of his former FC Barcelona team-mate Éric Abidal, who has called time on his exemplary career at the age of 35.

UEFA Europa League

Madrid stay top of rankings, Schalke soar

Sunday 21 December 2014 11.12 CET

World champions Real Madrid CF hold a clear lead in the latest UEFA club coefficient rankings, with FC Barcelona and FC Bayern München in pursuit and FC Schalke 04 climbing fast.

Best photos of the season

Wednesday 17 December 2014 18.31 CET

UEFA.com has pored over the mountain of images from this season's competition and selected our favourites following the conclusion of the group stage.

How was it for you? Round of 32 draw reaction

Monday 15 December 2014 15.45 CET

AFC Ajax boss Frank de Boer, SSC Napoli coach Rafael Benítez and Beşiktaş JK forward Demba Ba spoke as clubs weighed up the pros and cons of their last-32 ties.

General Sec

Club competitions in healthy state

Monday 15 December 2014 14.40 CET

UEFA General Secretary Gianni Infantino reflected on the healthy state of the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and UEFA Youth League at the knockout draws.

UEFA Europa League round of 32 draw

Monday 15 December 2014 13.40 CET

Sevilla FC face VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach in the last 32 and memories are stirred of a famous 1967 contest between Celtic FC and FC Internazionale Milano.

Schiemer says farewell with Salzburg

Monday 15 December 2014 7.29 CET

"I'm looking forward to the future," said retiring FC Salzburg defender Franz Schiemer as he said goodbye to the club's supporters before Sunday's loss to SK Rapid Wien.