Soccer Writer's Style Guide

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North America's first and only soccer-specific style guide

International tournaments

Africa Cup of Nations, African Nations Cup

CONCACAF Champions League

  • Champions League is acceptable on first reference in all copy unless CONCACAF is needed for clarification.

CONCACAF Gold Cup

  • Gold Cup is acceptable on first reference in all copy unless CONCACAF is needed for clarification.

Copa Libertadores

UEFA Champions League

  • Champions League is acceptable on first reference in all copy unless UEFA is needed for clarification.

UEFA Europa League

  • Europa League is acceptable on first reference

UEFA European Championship, UEFA Euro

  • European Championship or Euro is acceptable on first reference in all copy unless UEFA is needed for clarification.
  • The Euros is also acceptable in casual writing.
  • Write the date after the the tournament name: Euro 2012; European Championship 2012

See also: FIFA tournaments, Foreign leagues, International federations, National teams

Filed under: International tournaments