“If we look at an unforgettable year for UEFA and the European football community, it is difficult to celebrate our greatest achievement.”
According to Report, this was stated by UEFA President Alexander Chafer in a statement on the official website of the European Football Association on the results of 2021.
The Slovenian official said that football had even secured a sports victory over the pandemic: “We have proved this both by holding many matches throughout the year against the backdrop of ever-changing health rules and by demonstrating that fans can return safely to stadiums. “Members – national associations, players, national leagues, clubs, coaches, match officials, fans, partners and the media – have made significant contributions to this remarkable success.”
According to Chaferin, EURO 2020 revenues of 775.5 million euros will support a number of projects at all levels of the football pyramid – from training coaches in men’s and women’s football to supporting local teams and training young players who want to one day participate in the European Championship. The principle of open competition, based on the European sports model, became a key factor in the creation of the Conference League. All 55 national associations, which are already members of the organization, are guaranteed to be represented in at least one UEFA competition each season. “
UEFA presidents of England’s Manchester United, Manchester City, Tottenham, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal, Spain’s Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid, as well as Italy’s Milan. “Inter and Juventus co-founded the European Super League tournament:” Attempts to create a closed tournament in April to finance the bank accounts of only a few clubs have jeopardized the values at the heart of the European sporting model and UEFA’s mission. “The collapse of the Super League, which has caused political and social condemnation across the continent, was our most important victory in 2021.”