Category: World Football
September 24 – LaLiga’s plans to play one game per season in the United States has suffered a further setback with Real Madrid president Florentino Perez (pictured) saying his club would never agree to playing a league match overseas.
By Andrew Warshaw
September 21 – With just under a week to go until the battle to stage the 2024 Euros reaches its denouement, head-to-head rivals Germany and Turkey are stepping up the rhetoric to try and get over the line in what promises to be a result every bit as close the Turks’ bid for 2016 when they lost by one vote eight years ago.
September 21 – Nigeria’s Amaju Pinnick, recently elected vice-president of the African Football Confederation, achieved a widely expected landslide victory in the race for the presidency of his national federation, securing a second term after crushing his opponents.
September 21 – In a clear sign that it still supports beleaguered Sierra Leone FA president Isha Johansen despite a bitter power struggle at home, FIFA have warned the country it risks an international ban following a move to overturn the leadership of the federation.
September 21 – The fierce debate over controversial plans to play a top-flight La Liga game in the United States has taken a significant twist with the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) blocking the idea, putting them in direct conflict with the league.
September 20 – Liverpool’s Croatian World Cup defender Dejan Lovren has been charged with perjury in the trial of ex-officials of Dinamo Zagreb, his former club.
September 20 – New Liberian FA president Musatapha Raji has suspended Liberia Football Association Competition Director Mathew Diggs and re-assogned former Montserrado County sub Association chairman Josiah Toe pending an investigation into the alleged theft of registration fees.
September 20 – French club Lyon say they will ban for life a fan who appeared to give a Nazi salute during the team’s surprise Champions League win at Manchester City on Wednesday.
September 19 – The chaotic start to Italian Serie B was thrown into further confusion following a court ruling that (disputedly) suspended the league until October 9.
September 19 – Sierra Leone and its beleaguered federation president Isha Johansen have been plunged back into the spotlight after the country’s Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) raided the federation’s offices.
September 19 – Major League Soccer has named Orlando as the host for the 2019 MLS All-Star Game played between a selection of the league’s top players and an international club.
September 18 – After a protracted summer courtship, it has now been confirmed that Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis is joining AC Milan, following manager Arsene Wenger out of the north London club and marking the end of an era.
September 18 – Ghana has meted out bans to dozens’ more officials in the wake of the country’s damaging matchfixing scandal.
September 18 – FIFA president Gianni Infantino has stepped into the row over LaLiga’s plans to schedule a top-flight match in the United States by saying home games should “not be played in a foreign country.”