The draw took place at the headquarters of the European football governing body in Nyon, Switzerland.
He beat Norway’s UEFA player of the year and treble winner Erling Haaland of Manchester City to the prestigious prize.
“After a thorough evaluation of the current safety and security situation in the whole territory of Israel, the UEFA executive committee decided that no UEFA competition matches shall be played in Israel until further notice,” the statement read.
Stadiums across Europe will light up again on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, as the the big boys take to the field on match day two of this season’s UEFA Champions League. All the action will be live on DStv and GOtv Super +.
This was after the English clubside owned up to “incomplete financial reporting” under the Roman Abramovich regime.
Barcelona FC were fined 500,000 euros for wrongly reporting “profits on disposal of intangible assets” in 2022.
The 2023 tournament was staged at a time when many of the top leagues around the world had already started.
Mourinho’s decision followed his four-match European ban over his abuse of referee Anthony Taylor following Roma’s defeat to Sevilla in the Europa League final.
Their win came as the race for France’s places in the 2023/2024 UEFA Champions League intensified.
The explosive tie, with first leg ending 2-2, will be broadcast on SuperSport La Liga (GOtv Ch 62) at 7:55pm on Thursday.
The CAF has officially endorsed Morocco’s candidacy after staging an online meeting where all members of the continental body pledged their support.
The United Kingdom and Ireland, represented by the Football Associations of England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, are aiming for the 2028 edition.
UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said on Wednesday that the issue was discussed by the executive committee the previous day.
Court documents showed that the Catalan outfit paid €7.3 million (£6.4m) between 2001 and 2018 to two companies which were owned by Jose Maria Enriquez Negreira.
He was the referee in the 2019/2020 UEFA Champions League final match between both sides, which the German side won 1-0 in Lisbon that year to claim their sixth title.
French media reports on Thursday indicated that the FFF was working on a plan with Platini, while French President Emmanuel Macron had asked whether he was interested in the job.
European football’s governing body made the announcement on Thursday, hours before the two sides met in the return group fixture in the Netherlands.
Media reports emerged this week suggesting UEFA’s executive committee were exploring options to stage marquee group stage encounters in neutral territory such as the US, China and Middle East.
It is understood that 20 clubs across Europe have been identified for the year 2021-22 by UEFA, one of which is the Gunners.
“The winner will be named – along with the UEFA Men’s Coach of the Year and Women’s Player and Coach of the Year – during the 2022/23 UEFA Champions League group stage draw ceremony in Istanbul on Thursday 25 August,” UEFA said in a statement.