December 3 – As well as re-iterating their opposition to a biennial World Cup, Europe’s top clubs are seeking urgent talks with FIFA over the safety of players at next month’s Africa Cup of Nations.
December 3 – At the last minute, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao have presented an alternative solution to LaLiga’s planned $2.3 billion investment from CVC.
December 3 – Bundesliga matches will once again be played out in front of capacity-reduced crowds following the reintroduction of Covid-19 restrictions in Germany.
December 3 – Italian prosecutors have ordered a new search of Juventus offices as part of an ongoing probe into the Serie A club as they also examine the financial terms of the sale of Cristiano Ronaldo to Manchester United.
December 3 – Atletico Mineiro clinched the Brazilian crown for the first time in 50 years after coming from behind to beat Bahia 3-2 and consolidate an unassailable lead at the top of the table.
December 3 – China have replaced former Everton midfielder Li Tie as their national men’s coach after weeks of intense media pressure, with their hopes of reaching the 2022 World Cup all but over.
December 3 – Celtic top a world ranking of most passes made and the distance the ball covers while in their possession.
December 3 – FIFA is testing its new game analytics tool at the Arab Cup with a view to making the performance data available to all national teams free of charge. The plan is to offer the insights to all teams free of charge during the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
December 3 – Michael Carrick has left Manchester United following a brief stint as caretaker manager since the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on November 21.
December 3 – AS Monaco has agreed a two-year partnership with software game developer Strikerz Inc, to make its soon-to-launch online football game UFL, the club’s Official Football Gaming Supplier.
December 2 – FIFA has released the match schedule for the 2023 Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, with Auckland staging the opening game and Sydney hosting the final.
December 2 – In a new blow to FIFA’s biennial World Cup proposal, broadcaster beIN Sports has opposed the plans, warning that you can have ‘too much of a good thing’.
December 2 – Leeds United CEO Angus Kinnear (pictured) has compared calls for a transfer levy and an independent regulator in English football to Maoism and the Great Chinese Famine, arguing it would not make the game any fairer.
December 2 – The board of the European Club Association (ECA) is meeting today with FIFA’s plans for a biennial World Cup and the ongoing attempts by the three rebels clubs to create a breakaway European Super League.
December 2 – Holland’s Eredivisie is partnering with esports operator DreamHack Sports Games (DHSG) to create an esports gaming festival that will be hosted Sports in Maastricht.