UEFA Youth League kicks of this this season (2013-2014) http://www.uefa.com/uefa/footballfirst/footballdevelopment/eliteyouth/news/newsid=1905481.html . In the meantime the U19 NextGen competition will be skipped this season due to lack of funds, which argument is hard to believe in a world where a million euro transfers seems to be a bargain for the clubs involved in the NextGen series. Nevertheless I'm looking forward to the Youth League. I expect a fairer competition than is possible at the big bucks dominated level of their big brothers in the Champions League. Have fun!
The CAS DISMISSES THE APPEALS OF FC NANTES, ISMAEL BANGOURA AND AL NASR SPORTS CLUB; 'Pursuant to the FIFA decision, the player, jointly with FC Nantes, must pay a compensation of EUR 4,500.000 to
Al Nasr Sports Club for unilateral termination of the contract without just cause during a protected period. Fur thermore, the player was suspended for a period of 4 months and FC Nantes was banned from registering any new players for the two next entire registration periods following the notification of the FIFA decision.' - http://www.tas-cas.org/d2wfiles/document/6792/5048/0/Media20Release2030912003.06.13.pdf
During the summer of 2012 (following a change of ownership in Lokomotiv Plovdiv) Venkov signed a contract with CSKA Sofia, but was initially unable to play in official matches for the team due to a transfer prohibition imposed on the "redmen".The ban was lifted in mid September 2012 and Venkov made his official debut on 22 September, in the 0–1 away loss against Ludogorets Razgrad He scored his first goal for CSKA from a header against Slavia Sofia in 0–2 away win.Venkov made his first appearance in The Eternal Derby on 20 October 2012, playing the full 90 minutes of the 1–0 win over Levski Sofia.