Main football news 20 Dec: in the Premier League will be 12 teams, team Ukraine finished the year 2018, the top 30 FIFA rankings

“Football 24” is a digest of the main news for December 20.


In Kiev held the vote, the subject of which was the expansion of the Premier League to 16 teams. However, the decision was not supported, so in the top division of the championship of Ukraine will continue to play 12 teams. By the way, for the increase in the number of participants voted only Dynamo, Karpaty and Chernomorets.

The President of UPL Thomas Grimm acknowledged that it is premature to talk about expanding the Premier League. Also clubs not yet supported the proposal of Andriy Shevchenko to move the 22nd round of the Premier League because of the match of Ukraine national team against Portugal.

The coach of Olympic Ruslan rotan may lead youth team of Ukraine – the President of the club Vladyslav helzin has commented on this information.


Dinamo got a rival for the striker Bayo. Slovak Danube, which acts as the player has estimated it at 3.5 million euros. The General Director of Dynamo, said that Viktor Tsygankov will remain in Kiev until the summer. Meanwhile the captain of Shakhtar Tyson was interested in inter.

Barcelona made the first winter transfer. The ranks of the Catalans joined the centre-back of Valencia Jason Murillo, who joined on loan. It is interesting that in 2014, Barcelona have already spent more than 100 million euros only for defenders.

Revolutionary transfer service prepares Bavaria – Bayern are willing to break multiple records.

Other top events

UEFA called the most beautiful goal of the group stage of the Champions League 2018/19 – its author was the Barcelona player Ivan Rakitic.

The Ukrainian coach Viktor Skripnik became the best coach of the year in Latvia. We will remind, the Riga under the leadership of the Ukrainian won the Cup and became the champion.

Team Ukraine finished the year 2018 in the top 30 in the FIFA ranking. Wards of Andrey Shevchenko is a 28 place.

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