November 13 – Manuel Burga, the Conmebol bigwig acquitted in the United States two years ago for his alleged role in the FifaGate scandal, has been banned for life by FIFA for taking bribes.
By Samindra Kunti in Sao Paulo
November 12 – Brazil have set up a mouth-watering semi-final with France following a 2-0 win over Italy in the last eight of the U-17 World Cup. The French demolished Spain 6-1 in their semi.
By Andrew Warshaw
November 12 – Just over a year after being hammered by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), Jerome Valcke, the forgotten man of world football mismanagement, is refusing to give up and is reported to be going to the European Court of Human Rights in a final attempt to have his 10-year ban from the game overturned and clear his name.
November 11 – The Nigerian FA says it is favourite to land Africa’s first ever Under-20 Women’s World Cup next year following a visit by a FIFA inspection team back in August.
November 11 – Yet another African footballing figure has found himself out guilty of corruption and kicked out, with former Tanzanian FA chief Jamal Emil Malinzi banned for 10 years by FIFA.
By Samindra Kunti in Cariacica
November 8 – Brazil and Italy will headline the quarter-finals of the U17 World Cup. In the round of 16, all the African teams were eliminated, including record-champions Nigeria.
November 8 – FIFA and the World Leagues Forum, the body representing professional leagues at worldwide level, have signed a cooperation agreement to work together on the development of the game despite previous disagreement over Gianni Infantino’s plans to revamp the international calendar.
November 7 – Regular readers will know that Insideworldfootball is fond of corny headlines and the odd game of word association football, so you can imagine our delight at the press release from adidas and UEFA revealing that official ball for Euro 2020 will be called Uniforia.
November 5 – The aftermath of the tragic death of Argentine striker Emiliano Sala has taken a potentially pivotal twist with Cardiff City threatened with a three-window transfer ban by FIFA if they fail to make an initial payment of €6 million to Sala’s previous club Nantes.
By Samindra Kunti in Cariacica, Brazil
November 5 – On Tuesday, Angola and South Korea will kick off the knockout phase of the U-17 World Cup. Brazil, Nigeria and France have emerged from the group stages as favourites to lift the trophy.
November 5 – The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) will hear Chelsea’s appeal against their two-window transfer ban on November 20.
November 4 – With a year to go before India hosts the U-17 Women’s World Cup in 2020, the organisers unveiled the tournament’s official emblem at Bollywood-style event at the iconic Gateway of India in Mumbai.
November 1 – FIFA’s esports division has unveiled its qualification process for the returning eNations Cup and eClub World Cup as well as the pathway to the eWorld Cup 2020.
November 1 – Figures from FIFA’s International Transfer Match System show 184 international transfers were made in October with $3.8 million spent on fees.
By Andrew Warshaw
October 31 – The murky business of World Cup bidding has been thrust back into the spotlight by leaked emails which claim to offer a blueprint of how Russia could bribe FIFA’s most senior officials to vote for them to stage the 2018 tournament.