UEFA Takes $1.7M From English TV Money Pot For Scheduling Games On CL Nights
UEFA has "taken more than a million pounds from the English clubs' pot of Champions League television money for scheduling domestic matches against the competition," according to the London DAILY MAIL. The €1.3M ($1.7M) fine "was imposed after UEFA's disciplinary panel found 'clashes relating to the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 seasons.'" UEFA said that the money "will be spread among clubs in other countries, with the majority of it to be spent on youth training." The FA has also been fined €50,000 ($65,000) for its involvement. English officials "are said to have been repeatedly warned about league and cup matches clashing with the Champions League" (DAILY MAIL, 4/26).