Uefa president Čeferin re-elected for four-year term

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Aleksander Ceferin has been re-elected unopposed as UEFA president for a four-year term at the governing body's annual congress in Rome.

UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin delivers his speech during the 43rd UEFA congress in Rome, Thursday, Feb. 7.

Luis Rubiales has been elected to the UEFA Executive Committee with 47 votes out of a possible 55, and the president of the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) can feel the overwhelming support of European football.

The Slovenian football official succeeded Frenchman Michel Platini, who resigned in early 2016 after he had been suspended from all football related activities for four years.

As part of his manifesto, Ceferin also vowed to deliver a successful Nations League Finals, hold an "exciting" European Championships in 2020 and look to bring the 2030 World Cup to Europe. We must continue to develop.

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European football's governing body have since launched their own investigation into the allegations and there is a possibility that the Premier League champions could be hit with a sporting sanction, such as a ban from the Champions League.

"For me it's not only a lack of respect for (UEFA's head of refereeing) Roberto Rosetti and his team but the influence of managers is huge and if they complain about referees they should at least come see what the experts say about VAR", he said. "My answer is no", said Ceferin.

Labeled Together for the Future of Football, UEFA's 2019-2024 strategy is based on four pillars - football, trust, competitiveness and prosperity - and has been drawn up in consultation with European national associations, leagues, clubs and players' representative groups.

"As the media revealed in November, it seems that, shortly before and in the months following my election, a handful of big European clubs were considering a breakaway", continued Ceferin.

"Not only because of the record (of PSG) in terms of Financial Fair Play, but also because (Al-Khelaifi) is president of beIN Sports, one of the main holders of television rights of UEFA", added the president of La Liga.

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