November 16 – Richard Scudamore , the departing Premier League executive chairman, will receive a £5m goodbye gift paid by Premier League club when he hands over the CEO’s reins at the league to incoming chief executive Suanna Dinnage in December.
By Andrew Warshaw
November 16 – Premier League clubs have finally decided to introduce video assistant referees from next season pending formal approval. In April, despite its use across Europe’s other major leagues, England’s elite voted against the system being implemented in this season’s domestic campaign.
November 16 – FIFA President Gianni Infantino says he has no idea why Switzerland’s lead investigator into corruption within the organization was suspended from his role.
By Paul Nicholson
November 16 – Manchester United have seen a dip in their first quarter revenue to 30 September 2018, in comparison to the previous year, though the club say they are still on track to achieve record revenues of £615-630 million by the year end.
November 16 – Amidst all the negative publicity over the past fortnight prompted by the series of Football Leaks revelations reported by Der Spiegel and other media organisations, Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante is one high-profile player to have emerged with his reputation enhanced.
November 16 – There are now just 50 days to go to the kick-off of the AFC’s blue riband Asian Cup in the United Arab Emirates.
November 16 – If the betting markets are a reflection of interest in a sports event then the Nations League that entered its final rounds this week is a success, with a significant increase in the total amount wagered on matches compared to comparable volumes on friendlies that would have been played previously.
By Andrew Warshaw
November 15 – FIFA is reported to be investigating five Premier League clubs over possible violations of rules covering the signing of foreign players under the age of 18.
By Samindra Kunti
November 15 – Belgian authorities, already investigating clubs and the league for match-fixing and money laundering crimes, have now raided the premises of top flight club Mouscron and arrested three people. The focus of the new police probe is Israeli super agent Pini Zahavi who is suspected of having had an illegal role and undue power at the club.
November 15 – European clubs have promised to stay unified with UEFA on the future of competitions such as the Champions League amid reports that a breakaway Super League could soon emerge.
November 15 – With Brexit deals for the formal separation of the UK from Europe in full debate, the English Football Association (FA) has entered the fray with a proposal to cut the number of foreign players in Premier League squads.
November 15 – Kenya’s Football authorities have provided further explanation as to why they have gone to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) over the decision to reinstate Equatorial Guinea into the upcoming Women’s Africa Cup of Nations which starts on Saturday.
November 15 – Scottish football has secured a second key TV rights deal following on from news last week that the SPFL was closing in on a £100 million three-year deal with Sky.
November 15 – The Netherlands sealed Europe’s last ticket for next year’s Women’s World Cup in France with a 1-1 draw away to Switzerland. The reigning European champions had won the first leg 4-2.