Brian Homewood

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16 Jan 2019 | 10:08 AM

New Pro League designed to raise hockey's profile

LAUSANNE (Reuters) - Hockey hopes to begin a new era on Saturday when Spain and Belgium kick off its ambitious annual Pro League, a new competition which aims to transform the sport and reduce its dependence on the Olympic Games for exposure.

18 Dec 2018 | 10:22 AM

Yearender - One-horse races dominate club football as financial gap grows

ZURICH (Reuters) - Club football played second fiddle to the World Cup in 2018 and that was probably just as well given its utter predictability.

18 Dec 2018 | 10:11 AM

UEFA urged to give bigger share of cake to unlucky 600

ZURICH (Reuters) - For the 80 teams who qualify for the group stages of European club football, the season starts with a glitzy party at the draw ceremony in Monaco and ends with millions of extra euros in the bank.

17 Dec 2018 | 8:42 PM

Bayern Munich to face Liverpool, PSG meet Man Utd

NYON, Switzerland (Reuters) - Bayern Munich and Liverpool, both five-times European champions, will meet in one of three England-Germany clashes in the Champions League round of sixteen following the draw made at UEFA headquarters on Monday.

13 Dec 2018 | 7:22 AM

Young Boys stun Juventus with Hoarau brace

BERN (Reuters) - Two goals from striker Guillaume Hoarau led Young Boys to a shock 2-1 Champions League win over already-qualified Juventus on Wednesday to hand the Serie A side their first away defeat in a competitive match for over a year.

7 Dec 2018 | 10:48 PM

Quality coaching is secret to Croatia's success

GENEVA (Reuters) - A small country with a modest footballing infrastructure, Croatia has consistently churned out world class players and performed well at the top level.

21 Nov 2018 | 10:27 PM

Ingenious format and even games equals Nations League success

ZURICH (Reuters) - UEFA's new Nations League competition has proved an instant success thanks to the apparently simple, but often forgotten, combination of an ingenious format and evenly-matched teams.

19 Nov 2018 | 8:09 PM

Seferovic hat-trick latest episode in roller-coaster career

ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland striker Haris Seferovic's hat-trick in the remarkable 5-2 win over Belgium on Sunday was the latest episode in the career of a player who has experienced the highs and lows of football.

15 Nov 2018 | 6:07 AM

European clubs 'committed' to working with UEFA

NYON, Switzerland (Reuters) - European clubs are committed to working with UEFA on the future of competitions such as the Champions League, the European soccer body said on Wednesday in the wake of reports that a breakaway Super League was back on the agenda.

14 Nov 2018 | 12:46 AM

Players union says survival of smaller clubs and leagues at risk

ZURICH (Reuters) - Global footballers' union FIFPro has warned that the survival of smaller clubs and leagues is at risk, potentially affecting thousands of jobs, due to the increased concentration of wealth in the sport.