July 25 – UEFA has confirmed the names of the three candidates vying to succeed Michel Platini as president of European football’s governing body as Slovenia’s Aleksander Ceferin, Duch FA boss Michael van Praag and controversial veteran Spaniard Angel Maria Villar who has been doing the job on an interim basis since Platini was banned in May.
July 25 – Russian sports minister Vitaly Mukto, barred from attending the Rio Olympics because of the country’s doping scandal, says he sees no reasons why the 2018 World Cup, which he is in charge of organising, should be switched.
By Paul Nicholson
July 25 – The pre-season game between Manchester United and Manchester City in China, the first ever meeting of the two clubs outside England, has been called off after heavy rain has left the famous Bird’s Nest stadium pitch in Beijing unplayable.
By Andrew Warshaw
July 25 – Disgraced former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner has agreed to pay $375,000 to a fellow Caribbean politician to end a long-running local feud unconnected with the widespread bribery allegations hanging over him.
July 25 – Greg Clarke (pictured) is poised to become the new chairman of the English Football Association after being nominated for the position by the organisation’s board in succession to the outspoken and often controversial Greg Dyke who has stepped down after three years.
July 25 – Swiss watchmaker TAG Heuer, official sponsor of Spain’s La Liga and England’s Premier League, has expanded its footprint announcing it is the Official Timekeeper and Global Partner of Manchester United.
By Paul Nicholson
July 22 – Tomorrow the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) will vote in what has become an increasingly politicised vote with the regional governing body CONCACAF and its new president Victor Montagliani having inserted themselves into the election hustings with funding for one of the candidates through an exclusive-invite Trinidad conference, and the leak of CFU financial information to the press in an attempt to discredit the current leadership.
July 22 – South Korean business executive Chung Mong-gyu, younger cousin of banned former FIFA Vice President Chung Mong-joon, has been re-elected unanimously as head of the South Korean FA after being the sole candidate.
July 22 – Wolverhampton Wanderers, one of the most evocative names in English football but for several seasons in the second tier of the domestic game, are the latest club to fall into the ambitious hands of Chinese ownership following the announcement they have been bought by Fosun International.
22 July – American owners of British football clubs have not always proved ideal bedfellows but Swansea City will hope for a different outcome after an American consortium completed the purchase of a controlling stake in the Premier League team.
July 22 – The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has signed a new main sponsor for its top 10 club and national team competitions for the next eight years. The new deal with French oil and gas company Total will begin with the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations finals in Gabon.
July 22 – FIFA ethics judges have opened a case against former Thai powerbroker Worawi Makudi, who faces a four-year ban for alleged election forgery and other misconduct.
July 22 – Brunei national team stars were on hand to help launch a series of social responsibility activities today in conjunction with the AFC U-14 Festival of Football 2016 for the ASEAN zone in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam.
By Andrew Warshaw
July 21 – Confirmation of Sam Allardyce as the new England manager is imminent but already his credentials for the job have split opinion perhaps more than any previous holder a role that is either the most coveted in football or a poisoned chalice depending on your point of view.