Spain were denied a winning start by Portugal in the Nations League on Thursday as Alvaro Morata’s first-half finish was cancelled out by a late equaliser from Ricardo Horta.
Thomas Tuchel has slammed the Chelsea fans who chanted Roman Abramovich’s name during a minute’s applause for war-torn Ukraine before Saturday’s 4-0 win against Burnley.
Premier League chief executive Richard Masters welcomed Roman Abramovich’s decision to put Chelsea up for sale on Thursday as fans thanked the Russian for the club’s “unparalleled success” under his ownership.
“Your input and passion made it possible,” Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel told Roman Abramovich as the pair celebrated a 19th trophy of the Russian billionaire’s reign as owner at the Club World Cup earlier this month.
Russia has been expelled from the World Cup after being suspended from all international competitions “until further notice”, Fifa and Uefa announced in a joint statement on Monday, while European football’s governing body also ended its partnership with Russian energy giant Gazprom.
Russia’s future in the World Cup is teetering on a knife-edge after Fifa’s plan to allow them to play on neutral territory were dismissed as “unacceptable” by rivals, plunging the qualifying process for football’s showpiece event into chaos.
Chelsea’s Russian owner Roman Abramovich said Saturday he was handing over the “stewardship and care” of the Premier League club to the trustees of its charitable foundation.
Paris will host this season’s Champions League final after Saint Petersburg was stripped of the match due to Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine, Uefa announced on Friday.
Four-time champions Germany became the first country to join hosts Qatar in booking a spot at the 2022 Fifa World Cup with a 4-0 thrashing of North Macedonia in Skopje on Monday.
Jose Gaya snatched a 95th-minute equaliser as Spain escaped Stuttgart with a 1-1 draw against Germany, who are still looking for their first Uefa Nations League win.