Friday Kickoff: UCL, Henry, Mexico and more

ECF Season Kick Off 2016/17

The UEFA Champions League is set to undergo changes, while one of the federation’s legends has accepted an assistant coaching gig.

UEFA has agreed to Champions League changes that will see each of Europe’s top four leagues earn four guaranteed group stage berths. (REPORT)

Thierry Henry has joined Belgium’s national team as an assistant coach. (REPORT)

Andres Guardado and Miguel Layun headline Mexico’s squad to face El Salvador and Honduras, while Giovani dos Santos and Carlos Vela have been excluded. (REPORT)

Manchester United was matched with Fenerbahce to headline the Europa League draw. (REPORT)

Inter Milan is reportedly set to sign Brazil Under-23 forward Gabigol and Portuguese international Joao Mario. (REPORT)

Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish spoke out against Tottenham’s “ridiculous” bid for Wilfried Zaha. (REPORT)


SBI takes a look at DeAndre Yedlin’s decision to join Newcastle, which should be seen as a step forward, not backwards. (READ)

Barcelona was paired with Manchester City while Bayern Munich matched up with Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Champions League group stage draw. (READ)

Stoke City reportedly made a  €20 million for Christian Pulisic. (READ)

  • mike

    Will Vela and the Dos Santos brothers ever play for Mexico again? Stay tuned for the Next episode of Passion in Football.


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