UEFA in 2021: Part 2 – Full speed ahead | Within UEFA



Italy are crowned UEFA EURO 2020 champions thanks to a 3-2 penalty shootout victory over England in the final at Wembley Stadium in London, after both sides ended a deadlock at 1- 1 in 120 minutes.

As a memorable EURO draws to a close, UEFA President Aleksander ÄŒeferin hails an unforgettable tournament.

Members of the UEFA EURO 2020 tournament teamUefa

The UEFA EURO 2020 tournament squad, chosen by UEFA technical observers, includes five players from Italy, three from England and one from Belgium, Denmark and Spain.

The UEFA EURO 2020 referee and video assistant referee (VAR) teams are widely praised for their performances at the tournament.

UEFA’s comprehensive UEFA EURO 2020 anti-doping program is coming to an end with all urine and blood samples taken from players negative.

UEFA is reviewing measures against potential match-fixing at UEFA EURO 2020, with the organization also committing to increase resources in the fight against match manipulation.

Support vulnerable children through the UEFA Foundation for Children

Support vulnerable children through the UEFA Foundation for ChildrenUefa

The 2021 UEFA Foundation for Children Awards see 19 European organizations awarded with a share of € 1 million for their daily support to vulnerable children.

UEFA and the European Commission are committed to strengthening their long-term cooperation in promoting equality, diversity and inclusion across Europe.


Danish heroes - winners of the UEFA President's Award

Danish heroes – winners of the UEFA President‘s AwardUefa

Danish medics and Danish national team captain Simon Kjær receive the 2021 UEFA President’s Award for their role in saving the life of Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen when he suffered cardiac arrest during the EURO 2020 game against Finland.

Jorginho and Alexia Putellas - UEFA Player of the Year

Jorginho and Alexia Putellas – UEFA Player of the YearUefa

Chelsea FC midfielder Jorginho and FC Barcelona captain Alexia Putellas are named UEFA Player of the Year. Thomas Tuchel (Chelsea) and Lluís Cortés (Barcelona) win the 2020/21 UEFA Men’s Coach of the Year and 2020/21 respectively.

Four players are awarded position prizes in the UEFA Champions League: Edouard Mendy (Senegal, Chelsea), Rúben Dias (Portugal, Manchester City), N’Golo Kanté (France, Chelsea) and Erling Haaland (Norway, Borussia Dortmund) are named Goalkeeper, Defender, Midfielder and Forward of the Season respectively.

The UEFA Women’s Champions League positional awards see Sandra Paños (Spain, FC Barcelona), Irene Paredes (Spain, FC Barcelona), Alexia Putellas (Spain, FC Barcelona) and Jennifer Hermoso (Spain, FC Barcelona) respectively crowned goalkeeper , defender, midfielder and Forward of the season.

Villarreal forward Gerard Moreno is named UEFA Europa League Player of the 2020/21 Season.

Chelsea win the UEFA Super Cup

Chelsea win the UEFA Super CupGetty Images

Chelsea add the UEFA Super Cup to the UEFA Champions League title they won in May, beating UEFA Europa League winner Villarreal 6-5 on penalties after a 1-1 draw in 120 minutes in Belfast .

UEFA President Aleksander ÄŒeferin welcomes UEFA’s new club competition, the UEFA Europa Conference League, as an opportunity to give more players the chance to fulfill their dreams of playing football at the most. high level.

The UEFA Women's EURO Trophy

The UEFA Women’s EURO TrophyUEFA via Getty Images

Presale targets for UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 tickets have been exceeded, with more than 140,000 tickets already sold a year before the tournament kicks off in England.


UEFA and major European football stakeholders hold positive discussions on the Convention on the Future of European Football – starting a historic consultation process to unite European football and strengthen football for the future.

The Executive Committee issues a statement warning of the dangers associated with FIFA’s proposals to play the World Cup every four years instead of two.

The UEFA Executive Committee approves a substantial increase in the amount distributed to participating teams at UEFA Women’s EURO 2022, as well as a new distribution model.

UEFA and South American Continental Confederation CONMEBOL announce extension of existing cooperation, including match between UEFA EURO 2020 champions Italy and CONMEBOL Copa América 2021 winner Argentina in the summer of 2022.

EURO 2020 is making its mark in audience history and breaking live streaming records along the way, impressive with 5.2 billion cumulative global live audiences.

Football greats Luís Figo (center) and Nadine Kessler (right) playing at the base event in Chişinău

Football greats Luís Figo (center) and Nadine Kessler (right) playing at the base event in ChişinăuUEFA via Getty Images

A school football festival in Moldova featuring football legends kicks off UEFA Grassroots Week – the annual celebration of grassroots football by UEFA and national associations.


France triumphs in the UEFA Nations League

France triumphs in the UEFA Nations LeagueUEFA via Getty Images

France claim the 2020/21 UEFA Nations League title, coming from behind to beat Spain 2-1 in the final in Milan.

The UEFA EURO 2024 logo is unveiled with a spectacular light show at the Olympiastadion in Berlin.

Watch the full EURO 2024 logo launch light show

Watch the full EURO 2024 logo launch light show

… And UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin predicts a “unifying and sustainable” EURO tournament in Germany.

The road to UEFA EURO 2028 begins with the application process for potential tournament hosts.

As the draw for the final tournament takes place in Manchester, UEFA is committed to ensuring that next year’s Women’s EURO 2022 in England will raise the bar for women’s football.

Watch a replay of the women's EURO 2022 draw

Watch a replay of the women’s EURO 2022 draw

A joint statement from UEFA, ECA and several of Europe’s top women’s leagues describes their problems with FIFA’s proposals to host men’s and women’s World Cups every two years.

UEFA and the European Commission (EC) launch #EveryTrickCounts – a new public awareness campaign in which football stars and freestylers take action against climate change.


Following vocal support from the European Parliament and the European Commission for the European sport model, UEFA’s governance model is reinforced by a resolution of EU sports ministers supporting organized, values-based sport in Europe , as well as protection against threats such as closed competitions. .

European Parliament adopts resolution on EU sports policy and calls for action to protect European sport from the threat of escaped competitions. He also opposes proposals to hold the World Cup every two years, calling for respect for the current frequency of major international sporting events.

Looking forward to the UEFA Women's EURO

Looking forward to the UEFA Women’s EUROUEFA via Getty Images

UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 is set to set a new attendance record after unprecedented demand for tickets – more than 268,000 tickets were requested by 118 countries in the public voting window.

Record interest is being shown in hosting the Women’s EURO in 2025 – with five potential candidates initially in the frame.


UEFA President Aleksander ÄŒeferin calls for protection of key football values

UEFA President Aleksander ÄŒeferin calls for protection of key football valuesUefa

UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin looks back on an eventful year for UEFA and European football and underlines that the key values ​​that are at the very heart of the game must be preserved and protected for the future.

UEFA and CONMEBOL sign a renewed memorandum of understanding extended until 30 June 2028. Italy, winner of UEFA EURO 2020, will face Argentina, winner of CONMEBOL’s 2021 Copa América in ‘a “Finalissima” in June 2022.

UEFA is launching a call for tenders to host the final tournament of UEFA EURO 2032. The process must run at the same time as the bids to host EURO 2028.

Independent study commissioned by UEFA on impact of biennial World Cup reveals negative economic effects for football and fans, while UEFA highlights significant sports and player health issues to the holding of final tournaments each year.

UEFA's new long-term strategy for the sustainable development of football

UEFA’s new long-term strategy for the sustainable development of footballUefa

UEFA Executive Committee approves new 2030 football sustainable development strategy – ‘Strength through unity‘- a long-term commitment from UEFA allowing the body to inspire, activate and accelerate collective action on socially responsible and environmentally friendly practices in the context of European football.

The Executive Committee is informed of the European Club Football Recovery Plan – which aims to use the income from UEFA club competitions as collateral to enable European clubs to access liquidity in the years to come.

UEFA #EqualGame Prize

UEFA #EqualGame PrizeUefa

Khalida Popal, Juan Mata and the German Football Association (DFB) are honored by UEFA with the #EqualGame Awards to celebrate outstanding work in promoting inclusion and diversity in football.

UEFA is launching a health and wellness campaign which aims to mobilize the European coaching community to educate young people on nutrition, physical activity, mental health and drug addiction.

UEFA Foundation for Children announces support for 67 new humanitarian projects around the world – give even more children in need the promise of a better life.

The European football calendar 2022


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