Earlier this year, the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) announced controversial plans to change the format of the Supercopa de España for the 2019/20 season. With the competition’s first game fast approaching, FSE spoke to the General Secretary of national supporters’ organisation Federación de Accionistas y Socios del Fútbol Español (FASFE), Emilio Abejón, about this development and the potential for fans to have their voices heard.
Football fans face several challenges when travelling to watch their team play in European competitions, from late fixtures and visa requirements to high tickets prices and aggressive policing. In order to improve this situation, Football Supporters Europe (FSE) will continue to monitor conditions in away sectors for the third consecutive season.
Fans, fans’ groups, and other stakeholders from across the continent convened at the London Stadium, home of West Ham United, last weekend for the first strategic network meeting of OUT!, a Football Supporters Europe-led (FSE) initiative aimed at tackling homophobia in football.
The recent return of football behind closed doors has demonstrated that fans are the lifeblood of the game. Their presence in the stands has been sorely missed, and the spectacle we are accustomed to has been absent without them. It is therefore more important now than ever for supporters to be included in discussions that will determine the immediate and long-term future of the game.Continue reading “FANS’ ORGANISATIONS FROM ACROSS EUROPE CALL FOR INVOLVEMENT IN THE FUTURE OF FOOTBALL”
In a recent letter addressed to UEFA, Football Supporters Europe and the Feyenoord Rotterdam supporters’ umbrella organisation FSV De Feijenoorder expressed their concern about the organisation of the UEFA Europa League qualifying fixture between FC Dinamo Tbilisi and Feyenoord Rotterdam, which took place at the Boris Paichadze Stadium on the evening of 15th August, 2019.