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European football round-up: What's happening in Serie A, La Liga, Ligue 1 and Bundesliga

As Europe's major leagues return to action for the new season, BBC Sport take a closer look at what to watch out for.

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Across Europe, football is dealing with handling crowds during the pandemic in different ways

Sympathy for Tottenham, one of the first Premier League clubs to attempt to lay off their staff in the early days of lockdown, has been in short supply this year. But spare a thought for the Spurs official whose job it was yesterday to inform Jose Mourinho ...

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Exit China, enter the US. Who wants to own a European football club?

For British and European clubs, the financial equation is simple: Chinese money is out, investment from America is in

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Ex-Manchester United man hailed as ‘one of the greatest talents in Europe’ by Lille's Director of football

Lille's Director of Football Luis Campos believes Angel Gomes is one of the best talents in Europe. The Manchester United youth prospect refused to sign a new contract with the Red Devils and left on a free transfer to Lille.

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Irish League sides are now seen as a force to be reckoned with in European football, insists Motherwell boss Robinson

Stephen Robinson insists he is "proud" of the recent success Northern Ireland teams have had in Europe. H owever, he will want his Motherwell side to put an end to Coleraine's fairytale run this year as the two lock horns at The Showgrounds this evening.

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Risks loom as Budapest prepares to welcome 20,000 soccer fans for European Super Cup

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - When Hungarian and European football leaders invited Hungarian ambulance workers to the continent's first major international match open to fans since the COVID-19 pandemic ...

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The Barça crisis, Pirlo's Juventus and Bayern's machine – Football Weekly

In this European special, Max Rushden discusses the latest from Europe’s major leagues, with Sid Lowe, Archie Rhind-Tutt and Nicky Bandini

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UEFA’s executive committee may look at substitutes in European club competition The amendment to the law was proposed by the sport’s world governing body FIFA and approved by lawmakers the International Football Association ... when he was asked about it at the European Club Association’s general ...

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Former Manchester United Player Named 'One Of The Greatest Talents In Europe'

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could have had the player in his side now but instead they left for free last season to play elsewhere.

De Bruyne, Lewandowski, Neuer on UEFA player of the year shortlist

Kevin De Bruyne, Robert Lewandowski and Manuel Neuer have been short-listed for the UEFA men's Player of the Year award, European football's governing body said on Wednesday.

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Mario Gotze 'takes a call from Bayern Munich boss Hansi Flick' as European champions weigh up an incredible return for World Cup winner who left Borussia Dortmund (again!) this ...

The 28-year-old, who scored Germany's winning goal in the 2014 World Cup final, is a free agent after his contract with Dortmund expired earlier this summer after another frustrating campaign.

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Ex-Man Utd man hailed as ‘one of the greatest talents in Europe’

Former Man Utd youngster Angel Gomes has been hailed as "one of the greatest talents in Europe" by Lille director of football Luis Campos.

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Meet Fabrizio Romano: The King Of Football Transfer News

Fabrizio Romano was just 18 years of age when he broke his first bit of transfer news. After spending six months writing for a small website in his native Italy, an agent called him from Barcelona with some inside information.

International Football Live: England v Wales

England meet Wales for the first time since that dramatic group match at the European Championship four years ago, when Daniel Sturridge's late goal secured a 2-1 victory for Roy Hodgson's side. Four years on Gareth Southgate will expect an improved showing from his team after underwhelming performances against Iceland and Denmark last month in the Nations League.

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'Angel Gomes is one of the greatest talents in Europe' - Ex-Man Utd starlet tipped to reach the top by Lille director

The man behind the English midfielder's summer move to Stade Pierre Mauroy is confident he will prove his worth on loan at Boavista

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Leeds United's treble chasing season remembered in football fan's first novel

People who remember that season have told me they’ve really enjoyed reliving those times, even if it didn’t end well. That was not just a great Leeds team, but

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Government pauses planned return of football fans to stadiums

The planned return of spectators to sports venues in England from October 1 could be on hold for six months due to fears over a second wave of coronavirus infections.

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Premier League chief provides update on Burnley target as European giants 'grow confident' of signing Tottenham star

Transfer speculation continues to surround Burnley and their Premier League rivals ahead of the window slamming shut.

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Scottish football faces 'catastrophic' collapse in WEEKS as fan KO leaves panicked clubs praying for Holyrood bailout

Scottish football could be weeks away from a “catastrophic” collapse ... Clubs bank a minimum £2.5m for reaching the lucrative group stage of Europe’s second tier competition and Robinson would love to land a windfall like that.

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FA cuts to hit grassroots football and futsal hard, leaked documents show

Grassroots football, long underfunded and hobbled by an alarming dearth ... called “Fast Forward with Futsal”, pledged to create a women’s team for the Uefa Women’s 2021 European Championship. The decision to scrap the men’s senior futsal team ...

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Steven Gerrard on Rangers transfer boost European football brings as he talks famous Ibrox nights

The Rangers boss says he's not prepared to prioritise the domestic campaign over European football this season

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European football faces €3.6bn shortfall as pandemic leads to ‘cash crisis’

Europe’s leading football clubs are facing a €3.6bn shortfall in revenues due to the coronavirus pandemic, with the sport confronting an unprecedented “cash crisis” as it heads into a new season, one of the industry’s top executives has warned.

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Scott Wright eager to make his mark in Europe with Aberdeen

Scott Wright is too young to have witnessed the era of the Gothenburg Greats but he is old enough to remember more recent moments to be treasured.

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Transfer fees dropping by a third as Covid-19 prompts financial hit among European football

More than £520million in prize money will be lost across European competition as Uefa provides a half a billion rebate to TV companies

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Football League facing financial apocalypse with £20m lost per MONTH after Boris Johnson’s latest Covid-19 ban on fans

“This is already evident in other European leagues.” It continued: “Football is not the same without attending fans and the football economy is unsustainable without them. “Last season, Premier League clubs suffered £700m in losses and at ...

FA warns of ‘huge impact’ of coronavirus restrictions on football

The Football Association has welcomed the Government’s commitment to provide financial support to clubs but warned of the “huge” impact the new coronavirus restrictions are set to have on the game. A plan to bring fans back into sports venues on a socially-distanced basis from October 1 has been scrapped because of fears over a second wave of coronavirus infections,

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Wright eager to make his make in Europe with Aberdeen

The European games are always exciting and there’s a wee spark ... He said: “It’s good for Scottish football that teams are progressing but we just want to make sure we focus on ourselves at the minute and get through the tie.”

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Coronavirus: Premier League claim having fans back at football is 'safer' than shops and pubs

This is already evident in other European leagues.' The Premier League emphasised the financial repercussions of fans not being allowed to attend games, with clubs and local communities suffering. 'Football is not the same without attending fans and the ...

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Romain Saiss driven on by Wolves' lack of European football

Romain Saiss insists Wolves’ disappointing end to last season is driving them on to ‘finish as high as possible’ this time around.

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European Club Football Season Kick-Off moved from Athens to Nyon

Following a series of talks with the Greek authorities, UEFA today announced its decision to relocate the upcoming European Club Football Season Kick-Off from Athens, Greece, to Nyon, Switzerland, on 1 and 2 October 2020.

Football’s financial crisis: game is ‘unsustainable’ without fans

Clubs from all levels of the English football pyramid are facing a financial crisis after the government postponed its plan for fans to return to sports stadiums in October. It had previously been hoped that a limited number of supporters would be allowed back into grounds next month as part of a pilot scheme.

Airdrie European signings learning Scottish football 'hustle and bustle' says Josh Kerr

Defender Josh Kerr reckons Airdrieonians’ new glamour signings are handling the steep Scottish football learning curve well. The Diamonds caught the eye when they snapped up Tho

Rangers striker Jermain Defoe hopes Scottish football can reap the rewards of European exposure

JERMAIN DEFOE hopes Rangers and Scottish football can continue to reap the rewards of their exposure to European action this term.

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Sixty-five years of European club football

The first-ever match in the inaugural European Champion Clubs’ Cup, which evolved into the UEFA Champions League, took place on 4 September 1955.

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Wolves sign full-back Nelson Semedo from Barcelona in deal that could rise to £36.5m

I hope I can help them to succeed too. "I chose Wolves because it's a very good team that plays very good football. Last year they did a very good season and it's a very important team in England, in also Europe. I hope this year we can do very good things."

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Man City star Kevin De Bruyne on three-man shortlist to be named best player in Europe

De Bruyne has already been named player of the year by both the Premier League and the Professional Footballers Association, while he was beaten to the football writers’ award by Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson. Lewandowski is favourite to win the Uefa ...

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Some of European giants’ squad discussing loan move for Chelsea attacker

Bayern Munich are interested in a season-long loan swoop for out-of-form Chelsea starlet Callum Hudson-Odoi. The Telegraph report that some of Bayern’s squad have already talked about a move for the winger,

FIFA and European Commission working together to take action against racism

EU Anti-Racism Action Plan 2020-2025launched by European Commission in Brussels; FIFA supports the European Commission together with other sports stakeholders; FIFA Legend Mbo Mpe

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Football Match Today: Thiago Silva Could Make Chelsea Debut, Arsenal and Leicester Lock Horns

A look at what's happening around European soccer on Wednesday: ENGLAND Thiago Silva's last competitive game was for Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League final loss to Bayern Munich. A month later, the defender could make his debut for Chelsea in a ...

Top 5 football teams with the most league titles in Europe

Juventus and Real Madrid won their 36th and 34th league titles respectively last season. Though these are formidable numbers, they are not among the five best in the continent. Juventus and Bayern Munich have been the two most dominant football teams in Europe's top five leagues in the last decade.

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Lionel Messi asks to leave Barcelona: European paper round-up as football world rocked by transfer request

Lionel Messi's transfer request at Barcelona has rocked the world of football, dominating the front and back pages across Europe. The world's best player wants to leave Camp Nou after almost two decades at the club,

English football has won me over, says Chelsea’s Thiago Silva

But then again, Silva has made a career out of being the exception. Centre backs who are only 6ft tall are not supposed to reach the elite of the elite; but he did. Players who go from Brazil to Europe and back again are not supposed to make it at the

GVC Europe Launches Inspired's Virtuals Across Its Online Platform

("Inspired" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: INSE) today announced a new contract with GVC (LSE: GVC), one of the world's largest sports betting and gaming groups, to bring Inspired's Virtuals to ten websites across GVC's recognized online brands.

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Northern Ireland protocol makes NI Europe’s pawn – DUP

Northern Ireland could become Europe’s “pawn” if the Northern Ireland protocol is introduced, a senior Democratic Unionist has said.The protocol is designed to keep the