By Andrew Warshaw
May 8 – A “vast majority” of European clubs are against the idea of overhauling the Champions League and introducing a system of promotion and relegation.
May 8 – Nigerian FA chief Amaju Pinnick, a strong ally of FIFA president Gianni Infantino and a constant figure of controversy, has been charged along with four others by a federal court on allegations of corruption and suspended, according to local reports.
May 8 – Within days of being slapped with a $50,000 fine for their failure to honour an agreement to host this year’s edition of the COSAFA Cup, Zimbabwe have refused to say whether they will comply with an order to stage the next edition in 2020.
May 7 – Europe’s major leagues are set to meet with UEFA officials in Switzerland on Wednesday in the latest talks over radical plans to overhaul the format of the Champions League post-2024.
By Andrew Warshaw
May 6 – As European leagues began a two-day session in Madrid to address controversial plans to overhaul the Champions League, Barcelona’s president stepped up the rhetoric by insisting the likely changes could only benefit Europe’s showpiece club competition.
May 7 – World player union FIFPro has announced the start of 10-year study into the health of professional football players.
May 7 – Concacaf has added car lubricants brand Valvoline as an official partner of the expanded 2019 Gold Cup.
May 7 – The Zimbabwe FA have been slapped with a US$50,000 fine and a conditional suspension from the tournament for their failure to honour an agreement to host this year’s edition of the COSAFA Cup.
May 7 – Arsenal say they “utterly condemn” the behaviour of a group of Valencia fans who appeared to make Nazi salutes and monkey gestures during last Thursday’s Europa League semi-final first leg, the latest incident of racism plaguing European football.
May 3 – Mexican clubs have kept their grip on the Concacaf Champions League trophy for 14th consecutive season with Liga MX side Monterrey taking the title for the fourth time after the 1-1 draw in the second leg of the final against Tigres.
May 3 – English Football League clubs have voted to introduce separate deadlines for the summer transfer window for teams in the second-tier Championship and lower divisions.
May 3 – TV Bandeirantes and the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) have signed a deal to broadcast Brazil’s domestic women’s leagues, marking the return of the game on TV sets across Brazil for the first time since 2017.
May 3 – Henry Kasperczak has won his case against the Tunisian Football Federation after being dismissed for “malpractice” in April 2017.
By Samindra Kunti
May 2 – A Nigerian court has ordered the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to produce a copy of the charge sheet against NFF chairman Amaju Pinnick (pictured) in an alleged FIFA grant scandal.