UEFA's vision for European football

For the first time in its history UEFA has made public its official policy on a number of key issues relating to the future of European soccer. Vision Europe (sounds copied from the Asian Football Confederation's 'Vision' initiative) is described by the European governing body as "a detailed and comprehensive review of the state of the European game and the way ahead".

The document contains UEFA's views and approach to all the big issues facing European football, including:

• Clubs releasing players to national teams
• Youth development and homegrown players
• Corruption
• Doping
• Racism
• Agents
• Competition structures
• Multi-club control
• Fan ownership of clubs
• Political intervention and co-operation

Sports Business points out that Vision Europe reflects official UEFA policy since April 2005 but is available to read and download (pdf format) via the official website, uefa.com.

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