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UEFA has fined 11 European football clubs for breaching financial rules



UEFA has fined 11 European football clubs for breaching financial rules

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.

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Al Hilal hosts Saudi Arabia champions Uzbekistan to secure AFC Champions League lead



Al Hilal hosts Saudi Arabia champions Uzbekistan to secure AFC Champions League lead

Arafa al-Daba wrote

Tuesday, November 28, 2023 at 01:00 AM

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.

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WATCH.. Al-Ittihad Saudi qualifies for AFC Champions League final, Ronaldo spurns penalty kick in his favor | game



WATCH.. Al-Ittihad Saudi qualifies for AFC Champions League final, Ronaldo spurns penalty kick in his favor |  game


Saudi Al-Ittihad qualified for the quarter-finals of the AFC Champions League after Abdul Razak Hamdallah scored two goals in four first-half minutes to beat Uzbekistan’s AGMK 2-1.

Coach Marcelo Gallardo’s side reached 12 points in the third group, ensuring a place in the knockout round before the end of the group stage.

Hamdallah opened the scoring for Al-Ittihad after half an hour, leveling the score at 2-0 in the 34th minute.Martin Poggi scored the home team’s lone goal with 12 minutes to go.

Al-Ittihad started the match strongly and Karim Benzema had two tries but his shots were inaccurate before teammate Saleh Al-Amri fired over the crossbar midway through the first half.

From a run towards goal, the Moroccan striker fired a low shot from a tight angle that went between the legs of goalkeeper Walijun Rahimov.

Al-Ittihad scored the second goal after Muhannad Al-Shanqidi sent in a low pass, Hamdallah turning into the net with a touch.

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.

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AGMK were last in the group without a point.

Ronaldo rejects the penalty kick in his favour

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.

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.

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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.

Al-Tuhail of Qatar defeated its guests Esteghlal of Tajikistan (Al-Tuhail Club)

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.

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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.

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Nasaf ends al-Faisali’s faith

In another game in the group, Uzbekistan’s Nassaf scored two goals in 3 minutes to come back from one goal down to beat hosts Jordan’s Al-Faisali 3-1.

Before the end of the first half, Jordan scored first through Rizk Bani Hani, but Uzbekistan turned the tables in the second half with 3 goals in 21 minutes.

Opik Bozorov opened the scoring for the hosts in the first half hour, with defender Anas Bani Yassin making a superb save before Al-Faisali’s goal.

In the 32nd minute, the visitors’ Arif Al-Haj missed a good chance to score after a shot from inside the penalty area hit the post.

Rizk Bani Hani scored for Jordan in the fifth minute after receiving a pass from Hossam Abu Al-Dahab.

Three minutes into the second half, Brazil’s Mathews equalized for the hosts, and Zabarmurt Abdurakhmatov added a second three minutes later with a powerful shot.

Amin Al-Shenaina almost equalized in the 63rd minute from Nisar Rashdan’s cross, which Al-Shenaina headed very close to goal.

Marko Stajevic ended Al-Faisali’s hopes by scoring the third goal with a superb shot from a fixed ball past goalkeeper Nur Bani Attia.

The top 10 group leaders advance to the next round along with the top 3 runners-up from the West and East divisions.

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