The European Football Union (UEFA) on Friday sanctioned 11 European football clubs, including one in Slovenia, where federation president Aleksandar Ceferin was a member of its board of directors, for breaching financial control rules.
Six clubs, including Olympia Ljubljana and Romanian champions Cluj, were threatened with a one-year ban from the next European Championship, which will qualify until 2027.
UEFA reports that these clubs have probationary periods of one or two years, when certain financial targets are reached.
A confederation-appointed investigative panel fined Olympia 100,000 euros ($106,000) for late or non-payment of wages, transfer fees or social taxes.
It is the second fine imposed on Olimpia under UEFA’s Financial Fair Play rules after Ceffron stepped down from the club’s management team 12 years ago.
Last season Croatian clubs Osijek and Rijeka were hit with huge financial fines for late payments.
UEFA said the two clubs were stripped of 450,000 euros ($478,000) worth of prizes won from playing in the European Conference League this season.
Cluj, who played in the Champions League qualifiers this season and reached the Europa League knockout stage before losing to Lazio last week, were charged 250,000 euros ($266,000).
Other fines range from 150,000 euros ($159,000) to 10,000 euros ($10,600) for Aris Thessaloniki, Astana, Porac Banja Luka, Floriana, Konyaspor, Kizil Zahar SK Petropavlusk, Osi.
Sunil Gulati, former chairman of the NFL and economics lecturer at Columbia University, chairs UEFA’s club finance committee.
Gulati and Shiffrin were colleagues on the FIFA Council from 2016 to 2021.
The group resolves crescent moon In the 2024 AFC Champions League, Saudi Arabia host Uzbek side Navpakor Namangan this evening, Tuesday evening.
As part of the fifth round of the group stage of the AFC Champions League in the current season 2023, the match between Al Hilal Saudi Arabia and Uzbekistan will be played at the Central Stadium today at 6 pm Cairo time. 2024.
Tonight’s clash will witness a strong battle between the Saudi side and Uzbekistan’s Nafpakor to clinch the top spot in Group Four after both teams qualified earlier.
Al Hilal finished top of group four with 10 points and qualified for the round of 16, drawing with Nawpakhor and after beating Nezaji and Mumbai in the previous three rounds, Nawpakhor finished second with the same number of points. Two teams qualify for the Round of 16.
On the other hand, Nasaji and Mumbai teams are officially out of the Asian Championships after finishing third and fourth with 3 points and 0 respectively.
Al Hilal will look to continue their winning streak after securing a crucial 2-0 win over India’s Mumbai City FC in the fourth round of the group stage of the AFC Champions League 2023 in a match that pits the two teams against each other. 2024, so Al-Jaeem punched a ticket to qualify for the round of 16 of the tournament.
Al-Jaeem will be heading into tonight’s clash after a recent big win against Al-Hazm with a 9-0 scoreline in the match that brought them together at the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in the 14th round of the Saudi Professional. League competition.
Bakhturian Kasimov had a shot from long range that was blocked by Al-Ittihad goalkeeper Abdullah Al-Mayuf at the end of the first half, before he controlled a shot from Singer Darsunov after the break.
Although Al-Ittihad were in control, Tursunov shot a low ball in front of Al-Muyouf and Pokki turned it into the net to reduce the deficit.
Hassan Khadish squandered Al-Ittihad’s best chance before the referee blew the final whistle.
In Group Five, Al-Nasr Saudi Arabia – who lead the group with 13 points – qualified for the Asian Champions League quarter-finals despite a goalless draw with second-placed Iran Peruzzi on eight.
The match saw a rare incident on the pitch, where hero Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo (Al-Nasr’s top scorer) was awarded a penalty kick by the referee in the second minute of the match, but he rejected it.
During Peruzzi’s struggle to hold the ball inside the penalty area, Ronaldo fell to the ground and, amid protests from the players, the referee reluctantly awarded a penalty kick to Al-Nasr. But surprisingly, the Portugal star went over. The referee told him it wasn’t a penalty kick, so the assistant decided to call it off after the video referee went back to the technology.
Al-Nasr Saudi club’s top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo wins a penalty kick but tells the referee it’s not a penalty kick. Describe the behavior of the Portuguese star in one word.
Ronaldo was substituted due to injury 4 days before facing Al Hilal in the Saudi Professional League.
Ronaldo appeared in pain after a heavy collision with goalkeeper Alireza Branand early in the second half and signaled his coach to replace Mohamed Maran in the 77th minute despite finishing the match normally.
Al-Nasr played with ten men from the 17th minute after team defender Ali Laghami was sent off after a strong tackle in midfield on Milat Sarlak.
Coach Luis Castro was forced to make an early change after the relegation, replacing Sami Al Naji with Mohamed Al Fathil as a defender.
In the 52nd minute, Shehab Zahedi, who received the ball inside the penalty area and fired into the net, disallowed a goal for the visitors due to offside.
Al-Duhail Qatar wins
Also in Group E, Kenyan striker Michael Olunga scored two second-half goals as Al-Tuhail beat hosts Istiqlal of Tajikistan 2-0 as the Qatari side secured their first win in Asia’s group stage. Champions League.
Coach Christophe Galtier’s side lifted their score to 4 points and are third in the group, 8 points behind leaders Al-Nasr.
Al-Tuhail played with 10 men after defender Ruben Semedo was sent off in the third minute of the game for blocking a visitor’s player while running towards goal.
Al-Tuhail will finish the group stage matches away from home against Peruzzi, while Esteghlal will host their opponents Al-Nasr.
Qatari side Al-Saad revived their hopes of continuing their campaign in the AFC Champions League after a 2-0 win over Sharjah of the United Arab Emirates on Monday, while Nassab of Uzbekistan defeated the hopes of Jordan’s Al-Faisali. They are 3-1.
Coach Wissam Risq’s team raised its score to 7 points, one point behind Sharjah, which is second in Group 2 leader Nassaf with 10 points and Al-Faisali in last place with 3 points.
Gonzalo Plata gave Al Sadd the lead in the ninth minute and Baghdad Bounetja extended the visitors’ lead after the hour mark.
Al Sadd started the match with a strong attack, which got the early goal after a counterattack led by Akram Afif, who fired a shot from the edge of the penalty area that was blocked by goalkeeper Darwish bin Habib and Plata followed it up. ideal.
Sharjah equalized amicably when defender Pedro Miguel made a mistake in clearing a cross from a free kick, but goalkeeper Mishal Barshim cleared the corner kick before crossing the goal line in the 26th minute.
At the start of the second half, Al Sadd continued to dominate and Miguel sent in a cross pass which Bounja took full advantage of and slotted into the net.
Goalkeeper Barshim prevented the home side from reducing the deficit and saved Kayo’s shot from close range with 10 minutes to go.
Al Sadd will host its rival Nassaf in the next round, while Al Sharjah will host Al Faisali.