Aleksander Ceferin re-elected as UEFA president for four-year term

Infantino is unopposed

Infantino is unopposed

Speaking at the 43rd UEFA Congress in Rome on Thursday morning, UEFA chief Aleksander Ceferin stood up to FIFA's Gianni Infantino, asserting he was not a "yes-man".

Concerns have been raised over funding for the Club World Cup.

"By telling FIFA that we disagree with their current proposals on the Global Nations League and the Club World Cup, we show them respect and we show respect to football, the game we love and the game we must protect". "It's not always easy". Infantino said a decision could be postponed.

The strengthening of the ties between UEFA and ECA can also be interpreted as a reinforced alliance against, and a signal towards, Federation Internationale de Football Association and its president Infantino, whose plans of pushing through with a $25 billion Softbank-backed investment to buy out some of FIFA's competitions and rights to revamp the Club World Cup and introduce a Global Nations League have been met with great scepticism in Europe. "It is a fact".

Nevertheless, the Slovenian has sought to champion the rights of clubs from smaller countries, and he must look for ways to restore competitive balance, something he recently said was his "greatest challenge" going forward. European soccer officials fear that would devalue the Champions League and widen a wealth gap which can unbalance domestic leagues.

Ceferin says letters UEFA received from former lawmakers and NGOs in Ukraine were "without any concrete proof" or evidence of ongoing court proceedings.

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The lawyer from Slovenia said he had moments of doubt and made mistakes since taking office 2½ years ago.

Ceferin says "a leader without doubts is a delusional and unsafe leader".

Reforms to the Champions League which mean the continent's leading four leagues - Spain, England, Germany and Italy - now all get four automatic qualifying spots in the group stage were initially proposed by Platini but brought in under Ceferin's presidency.

The PSG president will represent the ECA on the UEFA Executive Committee along with Italian Agnelli.

- UEFA will launch its own over-the-top (OTT) online streaming platform to broadcast games within six months.

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