UEFA president Ceferin promises bright future in new four-year term

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Aleksander Ceferin said that the danger of a Super League had been removed following "honest, direct and uncompromising" discussions between UEFA and the clubs.

Ceferin told UEFA's 55 member associations that "with unity restored" he was taking over with "fewer doubts and less scepticism than back then". We are going to have to think ahead and undertake some major developments.

Clarke beat David Martin, from Northern Ireland, by 37 votes to 18 in the election at Uefa's Congress in Rome and will take a seat on Fifa's Council.

"We will adapt the financial fair play rules to establish a new European balance in which everyone can find their rightful place", he said.

The spectre of Financial Fair Play and a possible second round of sanctions hovers over Manchester City following the Der Spiegel expose of hacked documents acquired by the controversial Football Leaks whistleblower site.

"What I can promise is that, during this next term of office, we will work together to ensure that European football remains united, that European football remains respectful, respectable and respected, and that European football continues to demonstrate solidarity and bring hope", he said.

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"As the media revealed in November, it seems that, shortly before and in the months following my election, a handful of big European clubs were considering a breakaway", continued Ceferin.

The row over FIFA's controversial plans for a new Club World Cup and global Nations League has intensified, after UEFA's president pulled no punches in a searing attack on the proposals in front of his counterpart.

European club competitions run in three-year cycles with the current one ending in 2021.

Speaking after UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin aimed strong words at him, Infantino said "it's not always easy" for him to work so that "the rest of the world can catch up a little bit" to European soccer.

Florence Hardouin was chosen as the women's football representative for the UEFA EXCO, whilst Nasser Al-Khelaifi was voted to represent European clubs on the committee.