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Earlier today RB Salzburg defeated Benfica 2-1 in the final of the U19 UEFA Youth League. Watch the full match via the link above. The UEFA youth league is an interesting league not dominated yet by Big Money but where the quality of the academies is measured.
The UEFA Youth League final between Benfica and Salzburg on Monday will be televised and/or streamed on UEFA.com – find out who will be showing the match where you live.
The percentage of minutes played by club-trained footballers in the English Premier League reached a new record low during the current season (6.1%), Despite all the money spent there seems to be something horribly wrong with the academies.
In the latest episode we compare the business performance of this year's UEFA Champions League quarter-finalists. https://www.footballbenchmark.com/home
Hosts Croatia face Italy and former winners Spain and Turkey in a mouth-watering Group A after the UEFA European Under-17 Championship finals draw was made.
A US District Court has dimissed a class action lawsuit filed by 3 youth clubs against the MLS Players Union and the players Michael Bradley, Clint Dempsey, and DeAndre Yedlin. FIFA's solidarity fee and training compensation systems are not mplemented in the USA because these systems violate the US anti-trust law. 'The Mag' reports that Crossfire Premier, the Chicago Sockers, and the Dallas Texans who saw their class action lawsuit fail have submitted a claim with the FIFA DRC. This however appears to be a hopeless case since the DRC is not competent in domestic disputes.
The Independent reports today that 24 old Kenyan national team player Clifton Miheso was forced to sign a termination contract with South African club Golden Arrows at gunpoint. Unfortunately anyone working a bit longer in football knows that this would not be a one time incident. Forcing players to sign contracts is not uncommon in regions where there is no solid rule of law. Ps there are an awfull lot of these regions (countries).
FIFA announced today that it has completed an internal corruption investigation. “FIFA committed to conducting a thorough and comprehensive investigation of the facts so we could hold wrongdoers within football accountable and cooperate with the authorities,” said FIFA President Gianni Infantino. “We have now completed that investigation and handed the evidence over to the authorities, who will continue to pursue those who enriched themselves and abused their positions of trust in football. FIFA will now return its focus to the game, for fans and players throughout the world.” The 1300 page report has been shared with the Swiss authorities. In the meantime criminal investigation by the Swiss and American authorities are still ongoing.
All the latest news regard Football Governance.
Liverpool is under investigation by the Premier League over allegations it breached rules governing the transfer of youth players in a failed attempt to recruit a schoolboy from Stoke City, according to reports in the British media. If the allegations, which were first reported by the Daily Telegraph