Twitter lit up when plazadeportiva.com and a since-removed Twitter account reported that Sevilla, Valencia and Everton would be handed CL places after Ukraine's clubs were withdrawn but there is no truth to the story.
The Liverpool Echo's chief Everton reporter, Greg O'Keeffe contacted UEFA directly to find out if there was any truth to the speculation as was told that European football's governing body had no plans to sanction any of Ukraine's clubs at this time:
Also UEFA also confirmed that there are currently no sanctions and or plans to sanction Ukrainian clubs and prevent them participating #EFC— Greg O'Keeffe (@GregOK) May 26, 2014
Original Source: plazadeportiva.com
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047 Posted 26/05/2014 at 18:31:23
050 Posted 26/05/2014 at 18:42:23
052 Posted 26/05/2014 at 18:46:46
069 Posted 26/05/2014 at 20:12:03
076 Posted 26/05/2014 at 20:26:43
077 Posted 26/05/2014 at 20:34:43
I can just picture that fecker with all the badges waving flags now.
080 Posted 26/05/2014 at 20:27:39
Not saying I disagree by the way, but there is something very Private Godfrey about us/Everton.
Teams who finish above us throw hundreds of millions at the title and the CL. (A billion in City's case, resulting in a fine of £50m for breaching Financial Fair Play rules). But we want to do things 'the right way'.
By the way, I wonder if we'll get a couple of million of that fine???
081 Posted 26/05/2014 at 20:40:49
I can't think of who you are referring to but I could have a good guess – very funny image: Khaki clad Kopites pretending to be something they're not, switching reasons for their actions at the drop of a hat. Yes, it definitely fits.
082 Posted 26/05/2014 at 20:43:59
083 Posted 26/05/2014 at 20:45:13
38 will be returned if they stick to the conditions UEFA laid down
084 Posted 26/05/2014 at 20:49:43
094 Posted 26/05/2014 at 22:05:02
119 Posted 27/05/2014 at 06:56:03
Uefa have informed Man City they can only have the same wage bill as last season.
Seeing as their wage bill was already the biggest in world football how will that hurt them?
On top of that Uefa have told them that they can pay unlimited bonus payments to the players. So City can easily manipulate paying players what they want to.
Also they "punished" City by restricting their CL squad to 21 players for this years CL.
Guess how many players Man City used in this years CL...
124 Posted 27/05/2014 at 07:27:35
131 Posted 27/05/2014 at 08:06:51
183 Posted 27/05/2014 at 11:38:25
196 Posted 27/05/2014 at 12:29:30
It is sad what has happened. I've stayed in the hotel in Kiev that forms the backdrop to some of pictures (I think it was full of western journalists). To think the lobby was being used as a temporary morgue is just wrong.
On the same trip, I went to Belarus, and was walking by the national stadium when I saw a gate was open. I asked the guard if it was okay to walk in and take a photo, and he said the Russian equivalent of "Fill yer boots, comrade". Or at least that's what I assumed he said. I walked in and within seconds was stood on the pitch.
They're mad for their football, and as long as they're not playing your team, they'll talk to you for hours about it. I did nearly go to watch Zenith play AC Milan in a friendly once, cos, you know, was bored. The barman of the place we were in told us "Not a good idea, they'll assume you're Italian and kick the fuck out of you. I've had you on 'local' rates all day (about 1/6 of the price as it turned out), so stay here and watch on TV".
Turned out to be sage advice indeed.
231 Posted 27/05/2014 at 14:33:17
They might have to play their games, say in Russia, but there's no way they will be played in the Ukraine, not even in Kiev.
Like Derek said, the former Yugoslavia was kicked out of the euros for being in a similar situation and I can't see even Mr Toady aka Platini allowing teams to play in such a volatile region.
233 Posted 27/05/2014 at 14:45:14
You're not even being slightly ironic there, are you?
234 Posted 27/05/2014 at 14:47:58
235 Posted 27/05/2014 at 14:52:12
237 Posted 27/05/2014 at 14:51:52
317 Posted 27/05/2014 at 19:20:52
I havent seen anyththing on the web that disproves the rumour.
324 Posted 27/05/2014 at 19:37:31
480 Posted 28/05/2014 at 16:38:13
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