February 26 – One of the two candidates reportedly backed by FIFA president Gianni Infantino for the top job in African football is at the centre of a transfer scandal that threatens to undermine his credibility to contest the election on March 12.
February 26 – The SheBelieves Cup in the US completed earlier this week with a resounding 6-0 win over for the hosts over Argentina, two goals for Megan Rapinoe, and record viewing figures.
February 26 – Costa Rica will host the 2021 Concacaf Beach Soccer Championship. May 17-23, in Alajuela. The tournament will be part of the federation’s 100 year anniversary celebrations.
February 26 – Blockchain-driven Fan Tokens – football’s version of cryptocurrency – saw AC Milan the latest club to launch with their $ACM Fan Token debuting on Binance, the world’s biggest cryptocurrency exchange, and raising more than $6 million in new digital revenue in a matter of hours.
By Samindra Kunti
February 25 – CAF presidential candidate Patrice Motsepe and his team have expressed confidence that they will obtain 35+ votes on the way to claiming the throne in African football.
February 25 – The delayed Euro 2020 will definitely go ahead in June and fans could yet be allowed to attend according to UEFA’s top medical official.
February 25 – After weeks of uncertainty, the non-league game in England below the top two levels has been curtailed for the second successive season.
February 25 – Shanghai SIPG have formally been awarded China’s fourth qualification slot for the 2021 Asian Champions League following the removal of Shandong Luneng from the competition.
February 25 – Norway will play its first ‘home’ World Cup qualifier on neutral venue in Spain next month because of travel restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic.
February 25 – The German Football League (DFL) is to invite investment bids for a minority stake in its overseas media rights business, according Bloomberg.
February 25 – It isn’t quite the coffee-ground eco shirt of Forest Green Rovers, but Premier League Tottenham Hotspur have announced a new partnership with a London battery technology company as part of the club’s plans to become carbon neutral.
February 25 – Scotland national manager Scotland manager Steve Clarke and former Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe are reported to have emerged as early favourites to replace Neil Lennon, who resigned on Tuesday as Celtic manager after a disastrous season in charge.
February 25 – A study of four top tier Latin American leagues shows the covid pandemic has led to an increase in clubs playing home grown players, a drop in the recruitment of players from overseas and a trend towards a decrease in the average age of players being fielded.
By Andrew Warshaw
February 24 – The role of Gianni Infantino in whoever gets over the line to land the top job in African football appears to be gaining more significance by the week.