GENEVA -- In another European summer of lavish transfer deals, it can seem that UEFA has given up trying to curb clubs' excessive spending.
Skeptics question AC Milan's €200 million ($240m) spree and how Paris Saint-Germain could squeeze a €220m ($258m) pursuit of Barcelona's Neymar by the UEFA rules.
Don't believe it, says the "Financial Fair Play" project leader monitoring hundreds of clubs' accounts since 2011.
"Certainly FFP is not dead and we will, for sure, reinforce the rules...
Celtic have been fined just over £20,000 by UEFA for crowd offences in their home Champions League qualifier against Linfield.
The Scottish champions were fined €23,000 (£20,616) over "illicit banner'' and "blocked stairways'' charges.
UEFA said the first charge related to a banner portraying a person in a paramilitary uniform.
Celtic had already taken action themselves following their 4-0 win on July 19, condemning the banner display and closing a 900-capacity area of the safe-standing...
Africa's players were among the key protagonists in midweek during the Champions League third qualifying round first leg.
For this round, 20 league champions and 10 non-league champions are pitted against each other for the chance to move one step closer to the lucrative group stage.
There was significant attention on OGC Nice this week, after the French side - who finished third in Ligue 1 last season - were drawn against Dutch heavyweights Ajax in their first Champions League outing.
It was a...
Mario Balotelli's first-half goal was only enough for Nice to earn a 1-1 draw against Ajax in the first leg of their Champions League third qualifying round match on Wednesday.
Balotelli, the former Manchester City, AC Milan and Liverpool forward, tapped home into an empty net in the 32nd minute from Jean Seri's pass across goal after a surging run.
Four-time European champions Ajax levelled with Donny van de Beek's goal in the 49t minute to gain a slim away goals advantage ahead of the return game...