All quotes about UEFA
The latest person who has talked about UEFA is Michel Platini: “If I am rehabilitated in my rights, I'll be at (this summer's) Euro tournament. If I am not rehabilitated in my rights, I'll listen to the commentators.”. You’ll find on this page all the other quotes of Michel Platini and all the other people that have spoken about UEFA. You can select these people and their quotes by date, by name, and you can easily have access to the articles from which they originated.
All quotes about UEFA
The thing is, we've never won the Europa League. We've never won the UEFA Cup, what it used to be. And we've got a great draw. I'm not saying it's a certainty, but they've got a great chance. If you win a trophy, it's important. It's a European trop[...]
The thing is, we've never won the Europa League. We've never won UEFA Cup, what it used to be. And we've got a great draw. I'm not saying it's a certainty, but they've got a great chance.
Leicester are here on their own merits. They overcame a very important team like Sevilla in the last round. For sure it will be a very difficult tie. This will be really difficult for us. We played them in the UEFA Cup in the 1990s [when Atletico wo[...]
It's difficult to play Monday with 10 men, it's difficult to play now, it's difficult to play 12 o'clock on Sunday. We have a lot of enemies. A lot of people might say we should have scored more goals. But a lot of things are going against us. The b[...]
To be able to still wake up in the morning and still go to practice and then play the games at the weekend [at that age], it's fantastic.
And our playing style is very attractive for a lot of players as well. Plus we are able to compete with the other big clubs financially. All in all, Bayern have become a more interesting option for players in recent years. Bayern are behind Real Mad[...]
As you can see behind me, the Champions League will be happening up in June, and it is taking place in Cardiff, our capital city. We hope to bring in a vast amount of tourists then, and also put Wales on the map in terms of the coverage that we will[...]
I told one gentleman from UEFA of my concerns. He just told me the players are insured, so what happens to them is no problem. And I do not know what team to play, really. I do not know if Mkhitaryan is going to play. I do not know.
It is hard for me to believe that we are going to play on that field, if you can call it a field. I have a lot to think about because I was expecting something more playable. In a very similar pitch in the summer in China we decided not to play, but[...]
BT have delivered strong audiences in the UK and we are excited about their future plans for the use of social media which will engage a growing fan base that consumes sport in different ways.
I am very pleased that the executive committee gave a unanimous backing to reforms I consider essential for the strengthening of UEFA. I am convinced that our member associations will also endorse these good governance proposals to create a stronger[...]
UEFA must remain vigilant and take note of the less positive trends also highlighted in the report, such as a return to high wage growth and the increasing concentration of sponsorship and commercial revenue among a handful of clubs.
With many concerned about competitive balance within and between leagues, UEFA, together with its stakeholders, will need to continuously review and adapt its regulations to this fast- changing environment.
When FIFA presents us some serious thing and not just articles and interviews then we can of course answer concretely.
When FIFA presents us some serious thing and not just articles and interviews then we can, of course, answer concretely.
There will not be any more political favors in decisions concerning who will host the final.
I read different ideas every day, so it is hard to say which one is the real one, if any.
While our financial results for this quarter reflect the impact of our non-participation in the UEFA Champions League, we are pleased that we remain on track to deliver record revenues for the coming year. During the quarter we added a number of top[...]
The communication was not right. The national associations and clubs didn't know anything about it so that is a problem of UEFA and it shouldn't happen again. So, I have to come there, see the deal and then decide what to do.
UEFA' s new president was elected by a landslide. However his position is already very difficult. He needs to find a solution on the integrity of European football in general and the European association in particular while at the same time he must [...]
My beautiful Slovenia is very proud about it. And I hope that one day you will also be proud of me. Thank you very much.
We have a new president after a year during which we faced situations that you all are aware of. I hope from now on we will move forward so that this organisation will become even better.
Real Madrid who, as everybody knows last year won the Champions League title, and kicking out in the semis Manchester City but at the end, Manchester City got much more money thanks to the market pool than Real Madrid as winner, and I believe that w[...]
It is not the first time that there has been speculation regarding the possibility of a breakaway league, and it probably won't be the last.
Many talented players are deciding to play in Asia instead of coming to Europe. One day, Asia will have the money for Cristiano Ronaldo to play there . . . It is in the common interest for these five leagues to have football growing in Europe [in or[...]
UEFA's frowning on it unfortunately because it's encroachment on the pitch. But the team is run like a family and the boys have been together for so long.
I cannot think of a more positive message that the Welsh team is sending than to have young girls and boys kicking a ball around at the end of an international football match.
Some people cannot stay on national territory.
If there is a failure, it is that of soccer, which is sick because some of its fans drink excessively and fight.
It's a threat that exists, and I wouldn't be in this position as president if I didn't tell you very clearly that there is a threat. It's a threat that will be around for a long time. So we must take every precaution to ensure this tournament, Euro [...]
I want to ask those people, lawyers and law firms that provide services to these companies, to not make any mistakes. We are going to call them and we are going to request information and we'll meet with them. I hope that they will not make the mist[...]
There is no chance of playing in front of empty stadia. The stadia will be full. I think that UEFA, the French state are doing everything to have a maximum of security. Today guaranteeing 100% security is impossible, but you must not be worried or a[...]
I hope to go back to work as soon as possible, I hope to go back to the office as soon as the decision has been given by the appeal commission and then, well, prepare Euro (2016 tournament). There are things to do that are important; it's been sever[...]
It has been a really good hearing, it has been very well conducted by people who have been sincere and I'm quite happy about how it went. Now, their interpretation – we'll see how it will go, I don't know what they are going to do, but I'm quite hap[...]
I'm fighting on that, I'm fighting for that, I'm fighting to be left in peace, to be, not exonerated, because I don't like to say this word, but I'm fighting to go against the injustice of the people who took my job away.
I am the first one to be disgusted by this. I have stomach trouble when I think about the FIFA problem.
He's a man of conviction, he's a man who has always been transparent and one of the few, if not the only one, to admit who he voted for. He has nothing to hide and is someone who I think is respected around the world of football.
Inside the dressing room, nobody knew exactly what was happening, but we knew about the deaths, some people said maybe 1, 4, 5, 6 deaths, we didn't know how many. After the match, we knew the correct number. We were heavily criticised for celebratin[...]
We cannot allow the reputation of FIFA to be dragged through the mud any longer. These are unprecedented and difficult times for FIFA, the events of yesterday have cast a long shadow over football.
Many people hold me responsible. We, or I, cannot monitor everyone all of the time. If people want to do wrong, they will also try to hide it.
This was a political provocation. The main question for me is how will the European Union and UEFA react, because if someone from Serbia had unveiled a flag of Greater Serbia in Tirana or Pristina, it would already be on the agenda of the UN Securi[...]
We are extremely proud to see the huge interest in the bidding process, with more than half of our member associations willing to host matches at UEFA EURO 2020. The finals will be a great celebration of football across the European continent, and t[...]
UEFA expects around 800,000 fans to visit Ukraine throughout the championship, but it's a different story according to the Ukrainian Hostel Association. Their figures suggest it's less than half that, more like 350,000. The exact numbers will only b[...]
The UEFA 2020 final tournament will be staged across the continent in various major cities through Europe following a decision taken today.
This is one of the most modern stadiums in Europe. Our colleagues from UEFA call it 'The Big Baby'. It's our guests' favourite stadium.
When UEFA gave us Euro 2012, everybody thought it would be a kind of 'Marshall plan' like the one that western European countries had after World War II. Everybody thought there would be lots of new highways and high speed railways, but today, for e[...]
Exactly on that point we have a question from someone called Arthur Eld, who asks if you think FIFA and UEFA are doing enough to combat racism in the stadiums?
I don't think so. In football controls are done by the Consejo Superior de Deportes, the Spanish Federation, UEFA, FIFA, our clubs… We have controls too but unlike cycling there aren't any cases of doping.
It is a regretful situation on which we will report; the referee, myself and the security advisor. The circumstances were such that we couldn't continue the match. You all saw what happened and I cannot comment on who is to blame or what to blame. I[...]
With the development of football and the development of betting activities around football, that brought into play a lot of money and people interested by that money. But we cannot lead the investigation with our UEFA employees any more, we need a p[...]
We understand perfectly well the good intention of President Platini trying to see in which way we can have a better coordination, a better cooperation of the national police, but it is not in the European Commission competences to act in that direc[...]
If we had doubts, this must have been a very complex organisation, involving the players of Lyon, the players of Zagreb, the players of Ajax, the players of Real Madrid, all the referees and so on. So we need to be very careful about what we say, th[...]
We have been certain for a while now to steer towards this goal because we assume the generation of stadiums built for 2006 will not only need a tidy-up but even a full modernization in a further nine years.
Unanimously, we decided that because of the situation and the physical condition of some of the players who had been hurt, some had facial injuries, and also our mental state and the poor security, we decided that the game could not continue.
The Euro that was played in England in '96 with 16 teams was very good, so, the fears were unfounded. And, all I would say here is that we're now going to this increased number. Standards in Europe are rising all the time and I think that the offici[...]
I think the message is we are fighting against racism and we do it in an efficient way, and if a player or club offical is behaving in a racist way then they;ll be banned for 10 matches.
In the end we adapt to everything … but it's clear that this was a problem for the spectacle.
Sixty-three percent of those that voted are admitting that they are not fighting racism or that they don't want to fight these problems. I played in Italy for years so I know the issues, I saw the issues.
What happened is something we can't comprehend at the moment. On behalf of my team, all I can say is that we wanted to carry on and that we shielded the Albanian players every step of the way to the tunnel after the riot broke out.
The law envisages serious fines and bans, banning from matches hooligans, it envisages arrests and suspension of businesses for organisers of the matches.
It's better to say 'no' and to have a clean situation than to say, maybe yes, but it depends on what it is exactly and if it's bad you will be sanctioned but that's a disciplinary body will do it after the game', or if it's good, OK, it can be accep[...]
What they did to us there in Kosovo… I believe that is the root cause of this and it is not going to end well.
We are asking all the governments to assume their responsibilities in relation to this violence. It's violence which most of the time happens outside the stadiums. We would take on our responsibilites if we can find the means.
To put the goal-line technology in the competition is 50 million euros in five years, I prefer to give 50 million euros to grassroots, the development of football than to put 50 million towards technology, for perhaps one or two goals per year.
Hard days awaits Turkish football not only Fenerbahce. You will see this when you learn evidences.
It will be a lot easier from a financial perspective for all the countries.
It's good for everybody.