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UEFA

Union of European Football Associations (UEFA)
UEFA logo 2012.png
UEFA member associations map.svg
AbbreviationUEFA
Formation15 June 1954; 65 years ago (1954-06-15)
Founded atBasel, Switzerland
TypeFootball organisation
HeadquartersNyon, Switzerland
Coordinates46°22?16?N 6°13?52?E / 46.371009°N 6.23103°E / 46.371009; 6.23103
Region served
Europe
Membership
55 full member associations
Official languages
English
French
German
(other main but not official: Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish) [1]
Aleksander ?eferin[2]
First vice-president
Karl-Erik Nilsson
Vice-presidents
Sándor Csányi
Luis Rubiales
Fernando Gomes
Michele Uva
General secretary
Theodore Theodoridis
Main organ
UEFA Congress
Parent organization
FIFA
Websiteuefa.org

The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA yoo-AY-f?; French: Union des Associations Européennes de Football;[a]German: Vereinigung Europäischer Fußballverbände)[b] is the administrative body for association football, futsal and beach soccer in Europe, although several member states are primarily or entirely located in Asia. It is one of six continental confederations of world football's governing body FIFA. UEFA consists of 55 national association members.

UEFA represents the national football associations of Europe, runs nation and club competitions including the UEFA European Championship, UEFA Nations League, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, and UEFA Super Cup, and controls the prize money, regulations, and media rights to those competitions.

Henri Delaunay was the first general secretary and Ebbe Schwartz the first president. The current president is Aleksander ?eferin, a former Football Association of Slovenia president, who was elected as UEFA's seventh president at the 12th Extraordinary UEFA Congress in Athens in September 2016, and automatically became a vice-president of the world body FIFA.[3]

History and membership

UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland

UEFA was founded on 15 June 1954 in Basel, Switzerland after consultation between the Italian, French, and Belgian associations.[4] The European football union began with 25 members; that number doubled by the early 1990s as new associations were born out of the fragmentation of the Soviet Union, Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia into their constituent states. Until 1959 the main headquarters were located in Paris, and later in Bern. In 1995, UEFA headquarters were transferred to Nyon, Switzerland.

UEFA membership coincides for the most part with recognition as a sovereign country in Europe, although there are some exceptions. Some states (Monaco and Vatican City) are not members. Some UEFA members are not sovereign states, but form part of a larger recognised sovereign state in the context of international law. These include Northern Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales (countries of the United Kingdom), Gibraltar (British Overseas Territory), the Faroe Islands (autonomous territory within Denmark), and Kosovo (disputed territory and partially recognised state), however in the context of these countries government functions concerning sport tend to be carried at the territorial level coterminous with the UEFA member entity.

Some UEFA members are transcontinental states (Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Turkey and Russia) and others are considered part of Europe both culturally and politically (Armenia and Cyprus). Countries which had been members of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) were also admitted to the European football association, particularly Israel (because it had been banned from the AFC group in 1974) and Kazakhstan. Additionally some UEFA member associations allow teams from outside their association's main territory to take part in their "domestic" competition. AS Monaco, for example, takes part in the French League (though a separate sovereign entity); Welsh clubs Cardiff City, Swansea City and Newport County A.F.C. participate in the English League; Derry City, situated in Northern Ireland, plays in the Republic of Ireland-based League of Ireland and the 7 native Liechtensteinian teams play in the Swiss Leagues.

Members

Code Association National teams Founded FIFA
affiliation
UEFA
affiliation
ALB  Albania 1930 1932 1954
AND  Andorra 1994 1996 1996
ARM  Armenia 1992 1992 1992
AUT  Austria 1904 1905 1954
AZE  Azerbaijan 1992 1994 1994
BLR  Belarus 1989 1992 1993
BEL  Belgium 1895 1904 1954
BIH  Bosnia and Herzegovina 1992 1996 1998
BUL  Bulgaria 1923 1924 1954
CRO  Croatia 1912 1992 1993
CYP  Cyprus 1934 1948 1962
CZE  Czech Republic 1901 1907 1954
DEN  Denmark 1889 1904 1954
ENG  England 1863 1905 1954
EST  Estonia 1921 1923 1992
FRO  Faroe Islands 1979 1988 1990
FIN  Finland 1907 1908 1954
FRA  France 1919[n 1] 1904[n 2] 1954
GEO  Georgia 1990 1992 1992
GER  Germany 1900 1904 1954
GIB  Gibraltar 1895 2016 2013
GRE  Greece 1926 1927 1954
HUN  Hungary 1901 1906 1954
ISL  Iceland 1947[n 3] 1947 1954
ISR  Israel[n 4] 1949 1949 1994[n 5]
ITA  Italy 1898 1905 1954
KAZ  Kazakhstan[n 6] 1994 1994 2002
KVX  Kosovo 1946 2016 2016
LVA  Latvia 1921 1922 1992
LIE  Liechtenstein 1934 1974 1974
LTU  Lithuania 1922 1923 1992
LUX  Luxembourg 1908 1910 1954
MLT  Malta 1900 1959 1960
MDA  Moldova 1990 1994 1993
MNE  Montenegro 1931 2007 2007
NED  Netherlands 1889 1904 1954
MKD  North Macedonia 1926 1994 1994
NIR  Northern Ireland 1880 1911 1954
NOR  Norway 1902 1908 1954
POL  Poland 1919[n 7] 1923 1954
POR  Portugal 1914 1923 1954
IRL  Republic of Ireland 1921 1923 1954
ROU  Romania 1909 1923 1954
RUS  Russia 1912 1912 1954
SMR  San Marino 1931 1988 1988
SCO  Scotland 1873 1910 1954
SRB  Serbia 1919 1923 1954
SVK  Slovakia 1938 1994 1993
SVN  Slovenia 1920 1992 1992
ESP  Spain 1909 1904 1954
SWE  Sweden 1904 1904 1954
SUI   Switzerland 1895 1904 1954
TUR  Turkey 1923 1923 1962
UKR  Ukraine 1991 1992 1992
WAL  Wales 1876 1910 1954
Notes
  1. ^ Founded as Comité Français Interfédéral in 1907, a predecessor to the current federation.
  2. ^ The current French FA, the French Football Federation (in its previous incarnation, the Comité Français Interfédéral), replaced the USFSA in 1907.
  3. ^ Icelandic top-flight club football dates back to 1912 or 35 years prior to founding of KSI, All titles pre-1947 are recognized by KSI
  4. ^ Former member of the Asian Football Confederation (1954-1974), joined UEFA as several AFC teams refused to play against them. See also Foreign relations of Israel and International recognition of Israel.
  5. ^ Israel had been an associated member of UEFA since 1992, therefore Israeli clubs were entitled to take part in the 1992-93 and 1993-94 UEFA club competitions despite Israel not being a full UEFA member.
  6. ^ Former member of the Asian Football Confederation (1994-2002), joined UEFA.
  7. ^ Founded as Zwi?zek Polski Pi?ki No?nej (part of the disintegrated Austrian Football Union) in 1911, a predecessor to the current federation.

Former members

Non-Members

There are five European states that have national teams that are not affiliated with UEFA or FIFA.

Competitions

UEFA runs official international competitions in Europe and some countries of Northern, Southwestern and Central Asia for national teams and professional clubs, known as UEFA competitions, some of which are regarded as the world's most prestigious tournaments.

International

The UEFA is the organiser of two of the most prestigious competitions in international football: The UEFA European Championship and the UEFA Nations League. The main competition for men's national teams is the UEFA European Championship, started in 1958, with the first finals in 1960, and known as the European Nations Cup until 1964. It is also called UEFA or the EURO. The UEFA Nations League is the second tournament of the UEFA and was introduced in 2018. The tournament largely replaced the international friendly matches previously played on the FIFA International Match Calendar. It will be played every two years.

UEFA also runs national competitions at Under-21, Under-19 and Under-17 levels. For women's national teams, UEFA operates the UEFA Women's Championship for senior national sides as well as Women's Under-19 and Women's Under-17 Championships.

UEFA also organised the UEFA-CAF Meridian Cup with CAF for youth teams in an effort to boost youth football. UEFA launched the UEFA Regions' Cup, for semi-professional teams representing their local region, in 1999. In futsal there is the UEFA Futsal Championship and UEFA Under-19 Futsal Championship. Despite the existence of UEFA's Futsal and Beach soccer committee, UEFA does not organise any beach soccer competitions. International and club beach soccer competitions for UEFA members are organised externally by Beach Soccer Worldwide.

The Italian, German, Spanish, French and Russian[7] men's national teams are the sole teams to have won the European football championship in all categories.

Club

UEFA member countries by club competition entry entitlements, 2009/10

The top-ranked UEFA competition is the UEFA Champions League, which started in the 1992/93 season and gathers the top 1-4 teams of each country's league (the number of teams depend on that country's ranking and can be upgraded or downgraded); this competition was re-structured from a previous one that only gathered the top team of each country (held from 1955 to 1992 and known as the European Champion Clubs' Cup or simply the European Cup).

A second, lower-ranked competition is the UEFA Europa League. This competition, for national knockout cup winners and high-placed league teams, was launched by UEFA in 1971 as a successor of both the former UEFA Cup and the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup (also begun in 1955). A third competition, the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, which had started in 1960, was absorbed into the UEFA Cup (now UEFA Europa League) in 1999.

In December 2018, UEFA announced the creation of a third club competition, with a working title of Europa League 2 (UEL2) (The name was later decided as UEFA Europa Conference League) . The competition would feature 32 teams directly in 8 groups of 4, with a knockout round between the second placed teams in UEFA Europa Conference League and the third placed teams in the Europa League, leading to a final 16 knockout stage featuring the eight group winners. UEFA announced that the first edition of the competition begins in 2021 [8].

In women's football UEFA also conducts the UEFA Women's Champions League for club teams. The competition was first held in 2001, and known as the UEFA Women's Cup until 2009.

The UEFA Super Cup pits the winners of the Champions League against the winners of the Europa League (previously the winners of the Cup Winners' Cup), and came into being in 1973.[9][10][11]

The UEFA Intertoto Cup was a summer competition, previously operated by several Central European football associations, which was relaunched and recognised as official UEFA club competition by UEFA in 1995.[12] The last Intertoto Cup took place in 2008.

The European/South American Cup was jointly organised with CONMEBOL between the Champions League and the Copa Libertadores winners.[13]

Only five teams[14][15] (Juventus, Ajax, Manchester United, Bayern Munich and Chelsea[16]) have won each of the three main competitions (European Cup/UEFA Champions League, European Cup Winners' Cup/UEFA Cup Winners' Cup and UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League),[17] a feat that is no longer possible for any team that did not win the Cup Winners' Cup. There are currently eight teams throughout Europe that have won two of the three trophies; all but one have won the Cup Winners' Cup, four require a win in the Champions League and four require a UEFA Europa League win.

Juventus of Italy was the first team in Europe--remaining the only one to date (2019)--to win all UEFA's official championships and cups[18] and, in commemoration of achieving that feat, have received The UEFA Plaque by the Union of European Football Associations on 12 July 1988.[19][20]

UEFA's premier futsal competition is the UEFA Futsal Cup, a tournament started in 2001 which replaced the former Futsal European Clubs Championship. This event, despite enjoying a long and well-established tradition in the European futsal community, dating back to 1984, was never recognised as official by UEFA.

UEFA competitions

Title holders

Titles by nation

Nation Men Women Futsal Total
Euro League U21 U19 U17 Euro U19 U17 Men's Women's
 Spain 3 - 5 11 9 - 3 4 7 1 43
 Germany[A] 3 - 2 6 3 8 6 7 - - 35
 France 2 - 1 8 2 - 5 - - - 18
 England - - 2 10 2 - 1 - - - 15
 Russia[B] 1 - 2 6 3 - 1 - 1 - 14
 Italy 1 - 5 3 1 - 1 - 2 - 13
 Portugal 1 1 - 4 6 - - - 1 - 13
 Netherlands 1 - 2 - 4 1 1 - - - 9
 Sweden - - 1 - - 1 3 - - - 5
 Czech Republic[C] 1 - 1 1 1 - - - - - 4
 Serbia[D] - - 1 3 - - - - - - 4
 Bulgaria - - - 3 - - - - - - 3
 Hungary - - - 3 - - - - - - 3
 Poland - - - 1 1 - - 1 - - 3
 Turkey - - - 1 2 - - - - - 3
 Austria - - - 2 - - - - - - 2
 Denmark 1 - - - - - 1 - - - 2
 Norway - - - - - 2 - - - - 2
 Republic of Ireland - - - 1 1 - - - - - 2
 Belgium - - - 1 - - - - - - 1
 Greece 1 - - - - - - - - - 1
 Romania - - - 1 - - - - - - 1
 Scotland - - - 1 - - - - - - 1
 Ukraine - - - 1 - - - - - - 1
  1. ^ Including East Germany and West Germany.
  2. ^ Including the Soviet Union.
  3. ^ Including Czechoslovakia.
  4. ^ Including Yugoslavia.

National team rankings

Highest Ranked UEFA member
in the men's FIFA World Rankings

  • Last updates:
    • Men's national teams - 24 October 2019[21]
    • Women's national teams - 12 July 2019[22]
Top men's national teams
Rankings are calculated by FIFA.
-- Top women's national teams
Rankings are calculated by FIFA.
UEFA FIFA Nation Points +/- UEFA FIFA Nation Points +/-
1 1  Belgium 1755 Steady 1 2  Germany 2059 Steady
2 2  France 1726 Steady 2 3  Netherlands 2037 Increase 5
3 4  England 1651 Steady 3 4  France 2029 Steady
4 6  Portugal 1632 Decrease 1 4 5  England 2027 Decrease 2
5 7  Croatia 1631 Increase 1 5 6  Sweden 2021 Increase 3
6 8  Spain 1625 Decrease 1 6 12  Norway 1917 Steady
7 12  Netherlands 1602 Increase 1 7 13  Spain 1899 Steady
8 13   Switzerland 1601 Decrease 2 8 14  Italy 1891 Increase 1
9 14  Denmark 1599 Steady 9 15  Denmark 1839 Increase 2
10 15  Italy 1593 Increase 1 10 17  Iceland 1822 Increase 5
11 16  Germany 1586 Decrease 1 11 18   Switzerland 1815 Steady
12 18  Sweden 1563 Steady 12 19  Belgium 1813 Increase 1
13 21  Poland 1544 Increase 1 13 21  Austria 1793 Increase 2
14 22  Ukraine 1536 Increase 3 14 22  Scotland 1791 Decrease 2
15 24  Wales 1524 Decrease 1 15 24  Ukraine 1708 Steady
16 25  Austria 1520 Increase 2 16 25  Russia 1704 Steady
17 29  Romania 1495 Increase 2 17 28  Czech Republic 1679 Increase 1
18 31  Slovakia 1493 Decrease 2 18 29  Poland 1675
19 32  Turkey 1490 Increase 4 19 30  Portugal 1671 Steady
20 33  Serbia 1485 Increase 2 20 31  Finland 1668 Increase 1
21 34  Northern Ireland 1483 Decrease 1 21 32  Wales 1667 Increase 1
22 36  Republic of Ireland 1480 Decrease 8 22 33  Republic of Ireland 1666 Decrease 2
23 37  Russia 1474 Increase 5 23 42  Romania 1548 Decrease 1
24 40  Iceland 1460 Increase 1 24 43  Serbia 1546 Steady
25 43  Czech Republic 1454 Increase 1 25 45  Hungary 1525 Steady
26 45  Norway 1441 Increase 2 26 47  Slovakia 1500 Decrease 1
27 48  Bosnia and Herzegovina 1435 Decrease 2 27 51  Slovenia 1453 Increase 1
28 50  Hungary 1429 Steady 28 54  Belarus 1446 Increase 1
29 53  Scotland 1406 Decrease 1 29 55  Croatia 1440 Increase 1
30 55  Finland 1395 Decrease 1 30 59  Northern Ireland 1420 Steady
31 58  Greece 1388 Increase 2 31 62  Turkey 1412 Decrease 1
32 61  Bulgaria 1371 Increase 1 32 64  Israel 1392 Decrease 1
32 61  Montenegro 1371 Decrease 2 33 65  Greece 1376 Increase 2
34 65  Albania 1367 Decrease 1 34 67  Bosnia and Herzegovina 1371 Increase 1
34 65  Slovenia 1367 Decrease 7 35 73  Kazakhstan 1349 Decrease 1
36 68  North Macedonia 1344 Increase 1 36 77  Azerbaijan 1345 Steady
37 86  Belarus 1286 Decrease 4 37 78  Albania 1326 Decrease 1
38 89  Israel 1278 Decrease 3 38 79  Bulgaria 1303 Decrease 1
39 90  Georgia 1274 Increase 1 39 85  Faroe Islands 1272 Decrease 2
40 93  Cyprus 1263 Decrease 1 40 93  Latvia 1228 Steady
41 96  Luxembourg 1248 Decrease 3 41 96  Moldova 1219 Decrease 1
42 99  Armenia 1226 Decrease 3 42 98  Montenegro 1217 Decrease 1
43 104  Estonia 1209 Decrease 2 43 99  Estonia 1212 Steady
44 110  Faroe Islands 1192 Decrease 1 44 102  Malta 1192 Decrease 1
44 111  Azerbaijan 1189 Decrease 2 45 106  Lithuania 1172 Increase 1
46 114  Kosovo 1184 Increase 5 46 112  Georgia 1143 Steady
47 121  Kazakhstan 1157 Decrease 5 47 113  Luxembourg 1134 Steady
48 132  Lithuania 1086 Decrease 1 48 117  Cyprus 1123 Decrease 2
49 136  Andorra 1080 Increase 3 49 126  Kosovo 1059 Decrease 3
49 143  Latvia 1063 Decrease 4 50 127  North Macedonia 1053 Decrease 3
51 175  Moldova 963 Decrease 3 51 156  Andorra 749 Decrease 3
52 181  Liechtenstein 933 Increase 1
53 182  Malta 924 Decrease 3
54 196  Gibraltar 882 Increase 1
55 209  San Marino 831 Increase 1
  • * - Inactive for more than 18 months and therefore not ranked.

National team in World Cups

Legend

  • 1st - Champions
  • 2nd - Runners-up
  •  3rd  - Third place[wc 1]
  • 4th - Fourth place
  • QF - Quarterfinals
  • R16 - Round of 16 (since 1986: knockout round of 16)
  • R2 - Second round (for the 1974, 1978, and 1982 tournaments, which had two group stages)
  • R1 - Group stage (in the 1950, 1974, 1978, and 1982 tournaments, which had two group stages, this refers to the first group stage)
  • 1S - First Knockout Stage (1934-1938 Single-elimination tournament)
  •  o  - Did not qualify
  •  ×  - Did not enter / Withdrew / Banned
  •     - Hosts

Men

Team 1930
(13)
1934
(16)
1938
(15)
1950
(13)
1954
(16)
1958
(16)
1962
(16)
1966
(16)
1970
(16)
1974
(16)
1978
(16)
1982
(24)
1986
(24)
1990
(24)
1994
(24)
1998
(32)
2002
(32)
2006
(32)
2010
(32)
2014
(32)
2018
(32)
 Austria × 4th ×[wc 2] × 3rd R1
15th
× o o o R2
7th
R2
8th
o R1
T-18th
o R1
23rd
o o o o o
 Belgium R1
11th
R1
15th
R1
13th
× R1
12th
o o o R1
T-10th
o o R2
10th
4th R16
11th
R16
11th
R1
19th
R16
14th
o o QF
6th
3rd
 Bosnia and Herzegovina Part of Yugoslavia × o o o o R1
20th
o
 Bulgaria × o o × o o R1
15th
R1
15th
R1
13th
R1
12th
o o R16
15th
o 4th R1
29th
o o o o o
 Croatia Part of Yugoslavia × 3rd R1
23rd
R1
22nd
o R1
19th
2nd
 Czech Republic[wc 3] × 2nd QF
5th
× R1
14th
R1
9th
2nd o R1
15th
o o R1
19th
o QF
6th
o o o R1
20th
o o o
 Denmark × × × × × o × o o o o o R16
9th
o o QF
8th
R16
10th
o R1
24th
o R16
11th
 East Germany[wc 3] Part of Germany × × o o o o R2
6th
o o o o Part of Germany
 England × × × R1
8th
QF
6th
R1
11th
QF
8th
1st QF
8th
o o R2
6th
QF
8th
4th o R16
9th
QF
6th
QF
7th
R16
13th
R1
26th
4th
 France R1
7th
R1
T-9th
QF
6th
o R1
11th
3rd o R1
T-13th
o o R1
12th
4th 3rd o o 1st R1
28th
2nd R1
29th
QF
7th
1st
 Germany[wc 3] × 3rd R1
10th
× 1st 4th QF
7th
2nd 3rd 1st R2
6th
2nd 2nd 1st QF
5th
QF
7th
2nd 3rd 3rd 1st R1
22nd
 Greece × o o × o o o o o o o o o o R1
24th
o o o R1
25th
R16
13th
o
 Hungary × QF
6th
2nd × 2nd R1
10th
QF
5th
QF
6th
o o R1
15th
R1
14th
R1
18th
o o o o o o o o
 Iceland × × × × × o × × × o o o o o o o o o o o R1
28th
 Israel[wc 4] × o o o o o o o R1
12th
o o o o o o o o o o o o
 Italy × 1st 1st R1
7th
R1
10th
o R1
9th
R1
9th
2nd R1
10th
4th 1st R16
12th
3rd 2nd QF
5th
R16
15th
1st R1
26th
R1
22nd
o
 Netherlands × R1
T-9th
R1
14th
× × o o o o 2nd 2nd o o R16
15th
QF
7th
4th o R16
11th
2nd 3rd o
 Northern Ireland × × × o o QF
8th
o o o o o R2
9th
R1
21st
o o o o o o o o
 Norway × × R1
12th
× o o o o o o o o o o R1
17th
R16
15th
o o o o o
 Poland × o R1
11th
× × o o o o 3rd R2
5th
3rd R16
14th
o o o R1
25th
R1
21st
o o R1
25th
 Portugal × o o o o o o 3rd o o o o R1
17th
o o o R1
21st
4th R16
11th
R1
18th
R16
13th
 Republic of Ireland[wc 5] × o o o o o o o o o o o o QF
8th
R16
16th
o R16
12th
o o o o
 Romania R1
8th
R1
12th
R1
9th
× o o o o R1
T-10th
o o o o R16
12th
QF
6th
R16
11th
o o o o o
 Russia[wc 6] × × × × × QF
7th
QF
6th
4th QF
5th
o o R2
7th
R16
10th
R1
17th
R1
18th
o R1
22nd
o o R1
24th
QF
8th
 Scotland × × × oo R1
15th
R1
14th
o o o R1
9th
R1
11th
R1
15th
R1
19th
R1
T-18th
o R1
27th
o o o o o
 Serbia[wc 3] 4th[wc 7] o o R1
5th
QF
7th
QF
5th
4th o o R2
7th
o R1
16th
o QF
5th
× R16
10th
o R1
32nd
R1
23rd
o R1
23rd
 Slovakia Part of Czechoslovakia o o o R16
16th
o o
 Slovenia Part of Yugoslavia × o R1
30th
o R1
18th
o o
 Spain × QF
5th
× 4th o o R1
12th
R1
10th
o o R1
10th
R2
12th
QF
7th
R16
10th
QF
8th
R1
17th
QF
5th
R16
9th
1st R1
23rd
R16
10th
 Sweden × QF
8th
4th 3rd o 2nd o o R1
9th
R2
5th
R1
13th
o o R1
21st
3rd o R16
13th
R16
14th
o o QF
7th
  Switzerland × QF
7th
QF
7th
R1
6th
QF
8th
o R1
16th
R1
16th
o o o o o o R16
15th
o o R16
10th
R1
19th
R16
11th
R16
14th
 Turkey × × × oo R1
9th
× o o o o o o o o o o 3rd o o o o
 Ukraine[wc 6] Part of Soviet Union × o o QF
8th
o o o
 Wales × × × o o QF
6th
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Total 4 12 13 6 12 12 10 10 9 9 10 14 14 14 13 15 15 14 13 13 14

Notes

  1. ^ There was no Third Place match in 1930; The United States and Yugoslavia lost in the semi-finals. FIFA recognizes the United States as the third-placed team and Yugoslavia as the fourth-placed team using the overall records of the teams in the 1930 FIFA World Cup.
  2. ^ Austria qualified in 1938, but withdrew to play as part of Germany after being annexed.
  3. ^ a b c d FIFA considers that the national team of Russia succeeds the USSR, the national team of Serbia succeeds Yugoslavia/Serbia and Montenegro, the national team of Czech Republic succeeds Czechoslovakia, and the national team of Germany succeeds West Germany and East Germany.
  4. ^ Israel competed as Eretz Yisrael (Land of Israel) in 1934 and in 1938, with a team consisting exclusively of Jewish and British footballers from the Palestine Mandate.
  5. ^ Republic of Ireland competed as the Irish Free State in 1934 and then as Ireland in 1938 and 1950.
  6. ^ a b Russia's best result is quarter-finals in 2018. However, FIFA considers Russia as the successor team of the USSR.
  7. ^ There was no official World Cup Third Place match in 1930; The USA and Yugoslavia lost in the semi-finals. Currently, FIFA recognizes USA as the third-placed team and Yugoslavia as the fourth-placed team, using the overall records of the teams in the 1930 FIFA World Cup.

Women

Team China
1991
(12)
Sweden
1995
(12)
United States
1999
(16)
United States
2003
(16)
China
2007
(16)
Germany
2011
(16)
Canada
2015
(24)
France
2019
(24)
 Denmark QF
7th
QF
7th
R2
15th
o R2
12th
o o o
 England o QF
6th
o o QF
7th
QF
7th
3rd 4th
 France o o o R2
9th
o 4th QF
5th
QF
 Germany 4th 2nd QF
8th
1st 1st QF
6th
4th QF
 Italy QF
6th
o R2
9th
o o o o QF
 Netherlands o o o o o o R2
13th
2nd
 Norway 2nd 1st 4th QF
7th
4th R2
10th
R2
10th
QF
 Russia × o QF
5th
QF
8th
o o o o
 Scotland o o o o o o o R1
 Spain o o o o o o R1
20th
R2
 Sweden 3rd QF
5th
QF
6th
2nd R2
10-11
3rd R2
16th
3rd
  Switzerland o o o o o o R2
15th
o

Sanctions

Against associations

  • Lithuania Lithuania, in 1990 sanctions were imposed due to secession of Lithuanian Football Federation from the Football Federation of Soviet Union
  • Federal Republic of Yugoslavia FR Yugoslavia, in 1992-1998 sanctions were imposed due to the Bosnian War (as part of Yugoslav Wars)

Against clubs

  • Albania Albania, in 1967 special sanctions were imposed against 1966-67 Albanian Superliga due to its political background
  • England England, in 1985-1991 sanctions were imposed against English association football clubs due to the Heysel Stadium disaster by suspending their participation in continental competitions for five years
  • Italy Italy, in 1974-1975 sanctions were imposed against SS Lazio due to its fans, Italy was restricted from the European Cup to which Lazio qualified
  • Netherlands Netherlands, in 1991-1992 sanctions were imposed against AFC Ajax due to its fans, the Netherlands were restricted from the European Cup to which Ajax qualified

Corruption and controversy

Dissatisfied fans across Europe have referred to the organisation as UEFA mafia, including in Russia's top league,[23] in Bulgaria's top league,[24] and in a Champions League group stage match held in Sweden.[25] The term has also been covered for its use outside of stadiums, for example during a protest in Kosovo outside an EU building following the Serbia v Albania (UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying) match.[26]

Following the 2015 FIFA corruption case, the current president of UEFA, Michel Platini, was also involved himself in the case. Swiss prosecutors accuse FIFA president Sepp Blatter of making a "disloyal payment" of $2m (£1.6m) to Mr Platini. Swiss attorney general, Michael Lauber, stated: "We didn't interview Mr Platini as a witness, that's not true. We investigated against him in between as a witness and an accused person".[27][28] Both Platini and Sepp Blatter are currently under formal investigation by FIFA's independent ethics committee.[] On 8 October 2015, Platini was provisionally suspended for 90 days from any football-related activity.[29]

In 2019 UEFA's decision to host Europa League Cup final in Baku, Azerbaijan left one of the finalists, Arsenal, with a decision to withdraw their Armenian player Henrikh Mkhitaryan out of the competition due to safety concerns.[30]

Executive Committee

Sponsors

UEFA Champions League

Note: The UEFA Champions League sponsors are also sponsors of the UEFA Super Cup, UEFA Women's Champions League and the UEFA Youth League (excluding Heineken, which is replaced by EA Sports´s FIFA).

UEFA Europa League
UEFA national team competitions

See also

Resolutions

Financial fair play

UEFA coefficient

UEFA presidents

Related links

Previous logo (1995-2012)

Notes

References

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