‘I had to leave’: concerns raised over state of Uefa amid cronyism claims | Uefa

The Champions League final on 28 May between Liverpool and Real Madrid, hosted by Uefa at the Stade de France in Paris, promised to be a gleaming showcase for the heights of European football, culture and heritage. The final was the first held in a full stadium since the pandemic and since the elite competition was saved for Uefa – the confederation of Europe’s national football associations, including the English FA – from last year’s “super league” breakaway attempt by 12 top clubs.

But the near-disaster that enveloped the 75,000 attending the match instead exposed a…

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