April 16 – With Concacaf rapidly moving from famine to feast in terms of international football competition, the confederation has announced the Empower Field at Mile High in Denver as the host of the inaugural Concacaf Nations League Finals.
By Paul Nicholson
April 16 – The embattled Trinidad and Tobago FA, currently ruled by a FIFA Normalisation Committee, could face the embarrassment of losing points from its recent World Cup qualifiers for playing an ineligible player.
By Andrew Warshaw
April 16 – The 10-game ban meted out by UEFA to Slavia Prague’s international defender Ondrej Kudela for racist abuse has prompted a remarkable intervention by the Czech government as one of the most high-profile recent cases of discrimination on the pitch continues to rumble on.
April 16 – The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has lodged a complaint with the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) against the Iranian club Persepolis for their social media behaviour, which the Indians called “unjustified aggression”.
April 16 – FIFA has announced total of 60 national teams will participate in the FIFAe Nations Series 2021 with the final to take place from August 20-22 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
April 16 – New Tottenham Hotspur sponsor Dulux were left red-faced, having to apologise for a series of social media posts mocking Tottenham after its new commercial partnership with the London club was announced.
April 16 – The ongoing saga over the aborted Saudi-led takeover of English Premier League club Newcastle United has taken a new twist with reports that Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman personally approached British prime minister Boris Johnson to intervene.
April 16 – The United States remain at the top of the FIFA Women’s World Ranking, cementing their dominance of the game further, with European champions the Netherlands moving into third position.
April 16 – Four days after UEFA ordered the Serbian FA (FSS) to investigate alleged match-fixing, two second-tier clubs have been fined and suffered a points deduction.
April 16 – A Russian referee has been suspended for 90 days during a UEFA investigation into a suspected match-fixing case.
By Andrew Warshaw
April 15 – One of the most contentious recent incidents of racist abuse in European football has been resolved with UEFA meting out a 10-match ban to Slavia Prague’s Czech international defender Ondřej Kúdela.
April 15 – The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has taken the next steps in outlining a club licensing pathway for women’s clubs, with a view to establishing a meet the requirements for participation in the AFC Women’s Champions League in 2023.
April 15 – The away-goals rule that has been in place for 56 years looks set to be significantly tweaked by UEFA, according to unconfirmed reports.
April 15 – KV Oostende and Mouscron have both had their club license applications for next season Belgian top flight rejected, the Belgian FA (KBVB) announced on Wednesday.
April 15 – US investors are not just looking for deals to buy clubs in Europe. Reports are that American money is positioning to take stakes in clubs in Mexico’s LigaMX and Australia’s A-League.