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UEFA fine Olympiakos €60,000 after fans approach Lionel Messi

Shaka Hislop and Alexis Nunes talk Barcelona's transfer strategy heading into the January window after president Josep Bartomeu mentioned the club might be looking to buy.

UEFA has fined Olympiakos €60,000 after fans twice approached Barcelona's Lionel Messi on the field during a Champions League game last month.

Greek champions Olympiakos were found guilty of "field invasions by supporters" among a range of charges relating to the Oct. 31 game.

Messi was hugged and kissed by a male fan near the corner flag, and he was approached by a fan for a selfie photograph late in the 0-0 draw in Piraeus.

The UEFA-imposed fine also included charges for "illicit chants"...

 By PA Sport

UEFA won't punish Roma over alleged monkey chants at Antonio Rudiger

Antonio Rudiger joined Chelsea from Roma last summer.

UEFA has closed disciplinary proceedings against Roma after some of their supporters allegedly directed monkey chants at Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger during October's Champions League clash at Stamford Bridge.

In a statement, UEFA announced its control, ethics and disciplinary body "has decided to close the disciplinary proceedings."

Press Association Sport reported there was insufficient evidence to proceed.

Germany defender Rudiger left Roma for Chelsea last summer, having previously expressed...

FIFA confederations to consider new 'Global Nations League' over friendlies

With the playoff teams set in Europe, the FC crew assess which unseeded side has the best chance of reaching the World Cup.

More worldwide football tournaments involving potentially all national teams could be coming to every odd-numbered year, under a new proposal.

The UEFA-led Global Nations League could replace many often-meaningless friendly matches, officials briefed on the project told The Associated Press.

The plan would invite all 223 members of FIFA's six continental confederations and take place every two years. The format expands on the UEFA Nations League, which kicks off next September in Europe.

"UEFA can...

 By Ian Holyman

Paris Saint-Germain 'are cheating economically' - La Liga's Javier Tebas

Craig Burley joins SportsCenter to discuss Neymar's latest antics at PSG, which include reports of him wanting Cavani gone.

La Liga president Javier Tebas has accused Paris Saint-Germain of "cheating economically" and urged UEFA to expel them from the Champions League if they are found to have infringed financial fair play (FFP) rules.

In August, PSG broke the world transfer record by signing Neymar from Barcelona for €222 million and committed another €180m plus bonuses on the arrival of Kylian Mbappe from Monaco, initially on a season-long loan.

UEFA opened an investigation into PSG's dealings...

 By PA Sport

Former Portugal international Luis Figo joins UEFA as football advisor

Portuguese icon Luis Figo has announced he's joined UEFA as a football advisor.

Former Portugal midfielder Luis Figo has joined UEFA as a football advisor.

The 44-year-old, who won more than 20 trophies during a playing career at Sporting Lisbon, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Inter Milan, will work with president Aleksander Ceferin across a variety of technical and legal matters as well as continuing to be an ambassador for the game.

Figo's appointment is part of Ceferin's plan to get more former players involved in the decision-making process over how football is run.

He said:...

Bayern CEO wants playing licence, points penalties for FFP breachers

Shaka Hislop believes Jupp Heynckes is the right choice for Bayern in the short term as he returns for his fourth spell.

Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has called for stronger measures for those clubs in breach of financial fair play (FFP) regulations.

Amid UEFA's ongoing formal investigation into Paris Saint-Germain's big spending this summer, there have been calls from German football in recent weeks to hit those in breach of FFP with harsher punishments than a fine.

Speaking at a Bundesliga summit, Rummenigge suggested the Qatar Sports Investments-financed PSG as well as Manchester City, who are controlled...