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Young fans view football as a prehistoric game, warns Napoli boss

12 Sep 2019

GENEVA Football's leaders will need to listen to young people if they want to stop them losing interest in a sport they regard as prehistoric, the president of Serie A side Napoli, Aurelio De Laurentiis, told Reuters in an interview.

Top clubs concentrate transfer spending on young players

12 Sep 2019

NYON, Switzerland The clubs involved in this season's Champions League and Europa League group stages invested more than half of their transfer spending in the last window on players aged 24 and under, a report by European soccer body UEFA said on Thursday.

Soccer: Zhang says his youth will bring new ideas, new energy to Inter

11 Sep 2019

GENEVA Inter Milan president Steven Zhang believes his youth will help bring new energy and new ideas to his club and help them understand how people of his generation watch football.

Clubs reiterate demand for European matches as talks continue

10 Sep 2019

GENEVA European clubs on Tuesday reiterated their demand for an expansion of continental competitions, with more matches for more teams, but said it could take until 2022 to decide how to do it. | Video

Clubs looking at new options for future of European competitions

10 Sep 2019

GENEVA European clubs are looking at new options for the future of the Champions League after a proposal that would have given captive places to 24 teams ran into strong opposition, sources with knowledge of the matter said on Monday.

Mancini brings hope, enthusiasm to previously discredited Italy

09 Sep 2019

In little more than one year in charge, coach Roberto Mancini has restored hope and brought renewed enthusiasm to an Italy side which was discredited by their astonishing failure to qualify for last year's World Cup.

Soccer: Euro 2020-Five talking points ahead of the week's Euro qualifiers

03 Sep 2019

ZURICH Five talking points ahead of the next batch of Euro 2020 qualifiers, which start on Thursday.

Warholm runs stunning race to win 400 metres hurdles

30 Aug 2019

ZURICH World champion Karsten Warholm ran the second-fastest time in history when he held off a late challenge from American champion Rai Benjamin to clinch the men's 400 metres hurdles at the Diamond League finals on Thursday.

Red Star odyssey continues with dramatic draw at Young Boys

22 Aug 2019

BERN Red Star Belgrade's Champions League qualifying odyssey continued on Wednesday when the former European champions drew 2-2 away to Young Boys after being pegged back by a late penalty in the first leg of the playoff round tie.

Ajax held at APOEL, away wins for Bruges and Slavia

21 Aug 2019

ZURICH Last year's semi-finalists Ajax Amsterdam clung on for a tense 0-0 draw in searing heat away to APOEL Nicosia in the first leg of their Champions League playoff tie on Tuesday.

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