ECA Newsletter No. 4 - 2014/15

LEADING THE WAY FOR FOOTBALL CLUBS IN EUROPE | No. 4 - 2014/15

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With the end of the year around the corner, both the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League have delivered their verdicts with regards to the respective Group Stage. I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all clubs qualified for the Knock-Out Stage of both competitions, and also wish best of luck to Real Madrid CF for the final of the FIFA Club World Cup in Morocco. Off the pitch, the last weeks of 2014 have equally been filled with events. An ECA Subdivision Meeting was held in St. Petersburg, while the ECA Executive Board met in Madrid at the beginning of the month. As part of the EU Social Dialogue, bringing together the European Commission, UEFA, EPFL, FiFPro and ECA, fruitful country visits to Montenegro, FYR Macedonia, Lithuania and Estonia have been completed, and more will occur in the first months of 2015. At UEFA level, the Executive Committee gathered in Nyon and notably approved the format of the new UEFA Nations League tournament, while FIFA has recently confirmed that payments in relation to the 2014 FIFA World Cup club benefits were made to the National Associations, to be passed on to the respective clubs. Once the full list of clubs eligible to receive a share becomes available, ECA will inform every individual club about the respective amount due. In the meantime, I wish you all a joyful winter break and holiday season, and a happy and prosperous new year 2015!

ECA EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING HELD IN MADRID PAGE 2

2014 FIFA WORLD CUP BENEFITS FOR CLUBS PAGE 4

EU SOCIAL DIALOGUE PLENARY SESSION HELD IN BRUSSELS PAGE 4

NEWS OVERVIEW

ECA MEETINGS

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UEFA-RELATED MATTERS

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FIFA-RELATED MATTERS

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EU-RELATED MATTERS

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MISCELLANEOUS

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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Sincerely, Michele Centenaro ECA General Secretary

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