August 6 – South Africa’s hastily assembled squad has been dumped out of the African Nations Championship qualifiers after a 3-0 defeat to Lesotho on Sunday saw them lose 6-2 on aggregate.
August 2 – The health of elite footballers is being put at risk by an increasingly overcrowded international calendar that gives them no chance to recover in time, according to their global union, FIFPRO.
July 31 – Jill Ellis is to step down as head coach of the US women’s football team after leading the country to back-to-back World Cup titles.
July 31 – Lionel Scaloni has extended his contract with Argentina until the end of the qualifying campaign for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, the Argentine Football Association (AFA) has announced.
By Andrew Warshaw
July 30 – Not so long ago he was the world’s most expensive footballer, now Gareth Bale could face the ludicrous situation of sitting on the Real Madrid bench for large chunks of the forthcoming season unless he is somehow snapped up before the summer transfer window closes at various times throughout Europe over the coming weeks.
July 30 – Inter Milan has added a new country to its Inter Academy outreach, opening up in Uruguay’s capital city Montevideo. The opening coincides with the arrival of central defender Diego Godin at the club from Atletico Madrid.
July 26 – Experienced Swedish coach Pia Sundhage will replace Vadao as the head coach of the Brazilian national women’s team, the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) announced.
July 25 – The now completed confederation championships for CAF, Concacaf and Conmebol have brought change to the FIFA men’s rankings.
July 24 – Brazil have parted ways with their women’s coach Vadao just weeks after the World Cup. In France, the hosts eliminated Vadao’s team in the round of 16.
July 23 – Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has denied showing disrespect to Gareth Bale, who commanded a world record fee when he joined Real Madrid in 2013 but who has been out of favour despite winning four Champions Leagues with the club.
July 23 – With the transfer window open in West Asia one of its star players, Omar Abdulrahman, is looking for a new club.
July 19 – Have you ever heard of Connah’s Quay Nomads? Thought not
July 18 – An early goal from Odion Ighalo gave Nigeria a 1-0 win over Tunisia in their third-place playoff at the Africa Cup of Nations.
July 17 – Clarence Seedorf looks to be on the verge of being dismissed as coach of Cameroon after a disappointing Africa Cup of Nations campaign with the Indomitable Lions ended in the round of 16 against West African rivals Nigeria.