The Europa evolution and the danger of quantity over quality

WITH THE Europa League about to undergo drastic change, culminating in the creation of the  Europa Conference League, UEFA’s lesser competitions may continue to lead an uncomfortable existence. The Champions League, for all its excitement and glamour, has already eradicated the European Cup-Winners Cup and devalued the Europa League. It is difficult not to feel there […]

Soccer City: Frankfurt – aiming to be Fußballplatz

EINTRACHT FRANKFURT reached their first UEFA semi-final since 1980 when they overturned a two-goal deficit to beat Portugal’s Benfica on away goals in the last eight of the Europa League. Eintracht may not be regular European contenders these days, but the club played its part in one of the most famous matches of all time, […]

Zeitgeist! Atlantic League and another blow to European unity

WE’VE seen the world over what happens when people feel marginalised in any way: Brexit and Trump are just two examples of how a breakdown in the spirit of inclusion can have devastating results. We may be on the verge of seeing it in the football world. The suggestion being partly driven by ambitious FC Copenhagen […]