What happened in football today: May 7, 2021

Super League: Real Madrid, Juventus and Barcelona risk UEFA sanctions

Real Madrid, Juventus and Barcelona have been referred to UEFA disciplinary bodies for their refusal to drop out of the Super League.

On Friday, UEFA announced that nine of the Super League’s 12 other ‘founding members’ – including the Premier League’s Big Six – had signed a ‘club statement of commitment’, where they would be fined 100 million euros for participating in a similar breakaway project. in addition to losing 5% of their income from UEFA club competitions for a season.

Last month, 12 clubs announced they would break away from existing European competition and create their own 20-team Super League. After significant opposition, the plan was dropped two days later.

Glaziers open to the property in part fan

Joel Glazer has revealed he is open to partial ownership from Manchester United fans following the protests that marred their game against Liverpool last week.

Thousands of fans descended on Old Trafford, a number of whom burst onto the pitch. The team were unable to leave their hotel as supporters gathered outside. The match was eventually postponed, with the game now set to take place next week.

Executive co-chairman Glazer has now penned a letter in response to United fans and suggested he wanted to speed up talks about the club being partly owned by supporters.

Athleticism understands that Glazer is now planning to attend a fan forum, which, in theory, would allow fans to ask him questions directly rather than through prepared statements.

The FA in talks with UEFA to host the Champions League final in the UK

The Champions League final between Chelsea and Manchester City has been thrown into chaos after Turkey was added to the government’s ‘red list’ for travel – with Transport Secretary Grant Shapps revealing talks are in progress course for the match to be transferred to the United Kingdom.

Istanbul is set to host the match, which is scheduled for May 29. But on Friday it was announced that Turkey had been placed under the most restrictive guidelines when it comes to travel from the UK. These restrictions will apply from May 17.

But Shapps revealed: “The FA are in discussions with UEFA over this. We are very open to hosting the final.

Clubs provide ticketing updates for final home games of season

Fulham have confirmed they will only be able to host 2,000 fans for their final home game of the season against Newcastle United on May 23 – with tickets priced at £40 for adults and £20 for concessions and juniors .

Football stadiums will be allowed to operate at 25% capacity or hold 10,000 supporters (whichever is lower) from May 17, in line with stage three of the government’s roadmap out of lockdown.

Burnley have also confirmed they will mark the return of fans to Turf Moor by allowing up to 3,500 supporters to attend their final home game of the season for free.

QPR’s Kane suspended for seven matches

Todd Kane has been banned for seven matches after admitting to using ‘abusive and insulting language’ during a game – an aggravated breach of FA Rule E3.

The 27-year-old’s punishment also includes a £6,000 fine and attendance at a compulsory education session.

The incident happened during Queens Park Rangers’ league game against Brentford on February 17.

Birmingham City Women deducted a point after breaking the rules

Birmingham City Women were deducted a point ahead of their final game of the season.

The club were punished for fielding an ineligible player in their game against Reading last month.

The points deduction put Birmingham at a higher risk of being relegated to the Championship on Sunday as they sit two points above the relegation point.

Using data to spot Tottenham’s next manager

Appointing the right manager is one of the hardest things for a club to do.

Athleticism Tom Worville has used data to analyze the best picks for Tottenham next season.

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