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UEFA has proposed tough sanctions against racism in soccer, including a minimum 10-match ban for players or officials found guilty of abuse.
Europe's top soccer clubs collectively lost more than $2 billion in 2010 and their debts keep rising ahead of plans to sanction clubs for overspending, according to UEFA research published Wednesday.
Europe's top soccer clubs collectively lost more than $2 billion in 2010 and their debt keeps rising ahead of plans to sanction clubs for overspending, according to UEFA research published Wednesday.
European governments are not the only ones with major debt problems: Top European soccer clubs lost more than euro1.6 billion ($2 billion) in 2010 and their debts are still rising despite facing new sanctions soon for overspending.
Poland and Ukraine held celebrations Wednesday marking exactly one year before they co-host the 2012 European Championship, unveiling giant clocks to count down to the start of the tournament that captivates all of Europe for weeks.
UEFA says Europe will retain the same format to decide which 13 nations qualify for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
UEFA General Secretary Gianni Infantino says details on the format of the Europa League will be announced to its congress on Friday, with the winners set to earn a place in the Champions League.
"We just felt it's time to send out a strong message," Infantino said.