August 18 – Thirty-four cities in the United States, seven in Canada and three in Mexico, in all encompassing 49 stadia, are on a list of proposed venues to host the 2026 World Cup, the United Bid Committee for the three prospective joint hosts has announced.
By Andrew Warshaw
August 18 – Cameroon will learn on September 23 whether it can go ahead and stage the first expanded African Nations Cup finals in 2019 or whether it will have to step down through lack of facilities.
August 18 – Premier League Tottenham Hotspur have unveiled China-based smart phone and technology provider LEAGOO as the club’s Official Mobile Phone Partner in a five-year deal that starts with the 2017/2018 season.
By Samindra Kunti
August 18 – Paris Saint-Germain have confirmed the return of former player and coach Luis Fernandez to the club, this time in the role of the youth academy’s sporting director as the club seek a further reboot.
August 18 – Waterlogged pitches often lead to matches being halted. So, sadly on occasions, does hooliganism. But surely this is one of the most “egg-straordinary” reasons ever.
August 18 – Ladbrokes, one of the UK’s leading High Street and online bookmakers, has announced two new partnerships with Premier League clubs Burnley and Leicester City for the 2017/18 season.
By Paul Nicholson
August 17 – Manchester City owners City Football Group (CFG) look poised to complete the acquisition of their sixth club. La Liga’s Girona, promoted to Spain’s top flight this season, are currently hosting Man City and their management in a four-day training camp that ends today.
The open proceedings in Spain regarding the tax cases of Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar Jr., are too often believed to be the same, or at least, very similar cases. Alexander Guede in this column clarifies the different cases and their implications for the individuals and Spanish football.
By Mark Baber
August 17 – Nigerian international Qgenyi Onazi (pictured) has seen his transfer to Birmingham City from Trabzonspor scuppered after he failed to meet the requirements for governing body endorsement and an FA Exceptions Panel failed to rule in his favour.
By Samindra Kunti
August 17 – The president of the Bolivian Football Federation (FBF) Marco Peredo resigned on Wednesday, citing “the carnival” that persists in Bolivian football and the resistance to his presidency as his motives.
August 17 – After losing his appeal against a five-match ban for pushing a referee during Sunday night’s Spanish Super Cup 3-1 first-leg victory over Barcelona, Cristiano Ronaldo, used his Instagram account to claim “This is what you call persecution.”
August 17 – French Ligue 1 side OGC Nice has dipped into its investor pool and pulled out a shirt sleeve sponsor. Chinese hotel brand 7 Days will take the position on the shirt for the start of the Ligue 1 season this weekend.
August 17 – Argentine FA President Claudio Tapia has told the press that it won’t just be him speaking to them in future but that the that national team players will return to doing media interviews and end their boycott.
August 17 – Online bookmaker Betway has signed a three-year deal to become the official betting partner of German Bundesliga club Werder Bremen.
By Mark Baber
August 16 – After analysing transfer activity at Europe’s top 20 clubs, global accountancy network price Waterhouse Cooper (PwC) has forecast transfer fees for individual players could surpass £100 million on a regular basis by 2025, with Neymar’s record fee of £198 million coming 5-7 years before trends would have suggested.