Champions League

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Amazon and BBC break BT stranglehold on Champions League football
Amazon has broken BT’s stranglehold on live Champions League football in the UK, and highlights are set to air on the BBC for the first time in a new deal starting in 2024

Mark Sweney

01, Jul, 2022 @11:55 AM

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Amazon close to deal over Champions League rights in UK
US retailer and streaming giant set to split UK rights with BT Sport, while BBC to broadcast highlights in new Match of the Day edition

Mark Sweney

30, Jun, 2022 @3:18 PM

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French minister sorry for Champions League final’s ‘bad management’
Gérald Darmanin has apologised to ‘everyone who suffered from bad management’ at the Champions League final but fell short of saying sorry for blaming Liverpool fans

PA Media and Guardian sport

28, Jun, 2022 @12:15 PM

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Police ‘aggressive and provocative’ in Paris, Liverpool fans’ groups tell hearing
Paris police were aggressive, provocative and prejudiced against Liverpool supporters from the moment they arrived for the Champions League final in Paris last month, a French parliamentary commission was told on Tuesday

Kim Willsher in Paris

21, Jun, 2022 @5:51 PM

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For safety’s sake Champions League final chaos still needs a full investigation | David Conn
Reference to Hillsborough in pre-match intelligence points to negligence of French police in dealing with Liverpool fans

David Conn

17, Jun, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Champions League final chaos leaves French official with ‘many regrets’
The French government official investigating the chaos at the Champions League final has said the occasion was ‘an important failure that damages us’

Kim Willsher in Paris

16, Jun, 2022 @12:24 PM

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Outrage as report on Paris final policing links Hillsborough with hooliganism
The French authorities deployed riot police at the Champions League final in Paris apparently due to a misconceived association of the 1989 Hillsborough disaster with hooliganism, according to a report produced for France’s prime minister

Exclusive by David Conn

15, Jun, 2022 @8:26 PM

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Report highlights ‘multiple failures’ in handling of Champions League final
The French government’s 30-page report focused on the systemic failures that caused chaos before Liverpool faced Real Madrid at the Stade de France in May

PA Media and Guardian sport

10, Jun, 2022 @7:59 PM

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Top two Uefa executives went to playoff final day after Champions League chaos
Uefa has defended the decision of its two most senior executives to leave Paris early the day after the Champions League final descended into horror

Exclusive by David Conn

10, Jun, 2022 @12:06 PM

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Most senior Uefa security officials ‘not actively involved’ in Champions League final control room
The head of Uefa’s safety and security department and the senior safety official at the Champions League final were not actively involved in the control centre as the night descended into chaos, it has been claimed

Exclusive by David Conn

09, Jun, 2022 @6:18 PM

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Revealed: Uefa safety consultant quit and expressed concerns in February
Steve Frosdick left his role as a consultant to Uefa after becoming seriously unhappy with the direction of the safety and security department under Zeljko Pavlica

Exclusive by David Conn

07, Jun, 2022 @5:00 PM

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British and French sports ministers to meet over Champions League chaos
The British sports minister Nigel Huddleston will meet his French counterpart Amélie Oudéa-Castéra this week to discuss the chaos at the Champions League final at the Stade de France

Paul MacInnes

06, Jun, 2022 @7:55 PM

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