Ljubljana – Olimpija Ljubljana, one of Slovenia’s biggest football clubs, has a new owner and president. Adam Delius, a relatively unknown German real estate businessman, has taken over from Milan Mandarić, the Serbian-American businessman who previously owned clubs like Porstmouth, Leicester City and Sheffield Wednesday, among others.
Beşiktaş, Turkey's sole representer in the European club football's showpiece event, launches its Champions League campaign on Sept. 15 at home against Borussia Dortmund.
Beşiktaş won the Turkish Süper Lig on goal difference last season, and the Istanbul club has started off its title defense with three wins and a draw from its opening four games.
The UEFA Champions League is the most prestigious club football tournament all over the world. Unlike other events, this one takes place once a year and includes the best football clubs. Some of them receive a direct invitation to the competition, whereas others have to go through several qualifiers.
Ο Γερμανός τεχνικός οδήγησε την Τσέλσι στην κατάκτηση του Champions League
Ludogorets was very close to the Champions League groups despite the 0:2 defeat in the first leg.
The Bulgarian champion beat Swedish Malmö 2:1 in the return leg of the playoffs of the most prestigious club tournament, but was eliminated with total results of 2:3 after the 0: 2 defeat a week ago in Sweden.
Moldova's Football Federation told BIRN on Friday that it was not aware of the situation with the Kosovar player for Croatian Dinamo Zagreb whose request for a Moldovan visa has been rejected.
"I don't know anything about any ban. It is the first time I hear about it. No one from Dinamo Zagreb contacted us in this regard," an official from the Moldovan Football Federation said.