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Pay-television broadcaster Arena Sport has acquired European Handball Federation club and national team events across the Balkan region in a new four-year deal

Uefa, football’s European governing body, has imposed sanctions on three clubs for breaching Financial Fair Play regulations.

The European Handball Federation has today (Wednesday) awarded hosting rights for the 2022 and 2024 editions of its European Championship, as well as the women’s tournament in 2022.

Eleven nations have submitted bids to host the European Handball Federation’s European Championships in 2022 and 2024, with several countries having teamed up on joint proposals.

Infront Sports & Media has reached an exclusive agreement with RTR State TV & Radio Broadcasting Company for the television and radio rights to the 2006 World Cup.

Infront Sports & Media has struck a deal with BK Telekom of Serbia and Montenegro and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, for broadcast rights to the 2006 World Cup.

Italy and Hungary are among the latest UEFA member associations to benefit from UEFA's HatTrick assistance programme.

UK public broadcaster the BBC has snapped up the TV rights to more of the England national soccer team's away fixtures in its 2004 European Championship qualifying campaign.

The broadcast rights to England's European Championship qualifing game in Turkey have been snapped up by pay-TV platform BSkyB.

Macedonia's premier league will be reduced from 14 teams to 12 next season in an attempt to improve the country's soccer, a national football union official said on Thursday.

Yugoslavia's three teams competing in the UEFA Cup will play their "home" matches in the Netherlands, Bulgaria and Macedonia.

Yugoslavia will be excluded from this year's UEFA Intertoto Cup starting on June 19 and Macedonia will take its place instead, the European soccer body UEFA has said.

Czech police have arrested the country's top soccer boss Frantisek Chvalovsky and charged him with credit fraud, the CTK news agency reported. Police suspect Chvalovsky, who heads the Czech-Moravian Football Association, of a 640 million crown ($17 million) fraud connected with debts of a company he leads, the agency said. Police were not available for comment.

Moldova has been given permission by UEFA to use their main stadium for international matches this season, the country's soccer chief said.

UEFA has ordered the Moldova soccer federation (MSF) to close down the main stadium in the capital of the tiny, impoverished ex-Soviet republic for safety reasons.

FIFA has given Azerbaijan a deadline of next Monday to settle its internal disputes or be banned from all international competition, a spokesman for the Azeri Soccer Federation (ASF) has said.