What's trending: Filipe Luis says Barca are 'protected,' UEFA raid
Here are the latest stories from Wednesday.
FIFA: UEFA has confirmed it has been raided by the Swiss Federal Police in relation to the contract between it and Cross Trading.
- Newly elected FIFA president Gianni Infantino denied wrongdoing on Tuesday after he was linked to two businessman who were among those indicted by U.S. authorities last year.
- Michel Platini has denied any wrongdoing stemming from the Panama Papers, saying Switzerland officials have all his information.
- Fernando Torres said he endured "among the worst" days in his career after he was sent off in a 2-1 defeat to Barcelona in the Champions League on Tuesday.
BARCELONA: The Argentine Football Association (AFA) has backed Lionel Messi after the Barcelona star was named in reporting of the "Panama Papers" leaks concerning offshore financial dealings by the rich and famous.
- The Barcelona court has moved the date of the Lionel Messi tax fraud trial from May 31 to June 7 at the request of the lawyers, Spanish daily El Mundo reported on Tuesday.
- Franck Ribery has recovered after an injury-plagued season and is ready to lead Bayern Munich's UCL bid. He talks exclusively to Raph Honigstein.
- Bayern Munich fans have protested against plans to introduce a European Super League, which has been backed by club CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge in recent months.
WOLFSBURG: Wolfsburg coach Dieter Hecking hopes to prove his doubters wrong and provide one of the "biggest sensations" in football by defeating Real Madrid in the Champions League.
- Wolfsburg have said they were forced to release former Arsenal attacker Nicklas Bendtner from training because he posed a "threat" to the team.
- Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has called on his team to continue to work their hardest as they face into Wednesday's Champions League quarterfinal first leg at Wolfsburg.
- Real Madrid left-back Marcelo has denied that he ever told Brazil coach Dunga that he didn't want to represent his country after being left off the team last month for World Cup qualifying matches.
- Maxwell has warned his teammates that they must stop Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero on Wednesday.
- Paris Saint-Germain's Lucas Moura has said he still wants to become recognised as the best player in the world.
- Goalkeeper Joe Hart is set to return for Manchester City's Champions League clash with Paris Saint-Germain after recovering from a calf injury.
- Manchester City defender Martin Demichelis will not contest a Football Association charge over alleged betting offences, according to a Press Association Sport report.
- Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek has said everyone at the club will be playing to impress the new manager in the final weeks of the season.
- Conte should be handed a six-month suspended prison sentence in a hearing into sports fraud, according to the Cremona public prosecutor Roberto Di Martino.
- The criticism over Wayne Rooney's position for Manchester United and England has been dismissed as "rubbish" by club great Paddy Crerand.
TOTTENHAM: Ledley King has told ESPN FC he is confident that Tottenham's title challenge will not collapse, saying Mauricio Pochettino's young team is "made of sterner stuff" than Harry Redknapp's swashbuckling side.
NORWICH: Norwich City striker Dieumerci Mbokani has retired from international football after the Democratic Republic of Congo threatened him with sanctions when he missed a match after narrowly escaping the Brussels terror attacks.
NEWCASTLE: Newcastle have announced a rise in profits to £32.4 million in their annual accounts, although managing director Lee Charnley said results on the pitch were more important at the moment.
RANGERS: Boss Mark Warburton wants Rangers to finish the Scottish Championship campaign in style after clinching the title and promotion to the top flight with a 1-0 win over Dumbarton at Ibrox.
MLS: United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann said Jordan Morris is going through a learning curve as he adjusts to playing at the professional level, but that the Seattle Sounders forward is definitely in the plans for the senior national team in the future.
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