September 20 – Premier League Tottenham Hotspur has added an Australian leg to its global football development partnership programme with a hook-up with the University of Wollongong.
September 18 – Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund has continued its push into Asia, singing a strategic partnership with Xi’an Physical Education University that will see the club collaborate with the Chinese in football coaching and exchanges.
By Andrew Warshaw
September 13 – FIFA are to put a stop to elite clubs sending unlimited numbers of players out on loan, according to reports from Germany.
September 7 – The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has gathered together many of its top club coaches from across the region for its Third Elite Club Coaches Forum in Shanghai.
September 6 – Denmark’s bits-and-pieces team of lower-league players, drafted in because of a bitter pay dispute, went down fighting when they beaten 3-0 by Slovakia in a friendly on Wednesday.
September 5 – Yaya Touré is a football ‘legend’ but for the fans of Olympiacos he is now elevated to the ranks of the Immortals.
August 29 – Still banned over that infamous ‘disloyal payment’ from Sepp Blatter, former UEFA boss Michel Platini has entered the debate over video assistant referees saying the system has done next to nothing to help the game.
August 28 – Retired sprint legend Usain Bolt is set to make his footballing debut for Australian club side Central Coast Mariners saying he will be more nervous than during his illustrious track career when he won eight Olympic gold medals.
August 22 – UEFA, whose president Aleksander Ceferin has resisted video assistant referees in his club competitions, are considering a partial about-turn and could introduce VARs in the Champions League from the quarterfinal onwards, according to The Times newspaper.
August 21 – Spain and Japan reached their maiden U-20 Womens World Cup final after eliminating hosts France and England respectively. The tournament will culminate on Friday in Vannes with the final showdown.
August 21 – UEFA have unveiled the top three shortlists for the men’s and women’s player of the year awards. The winners will be announced August 30 at the Champions League group draw in Monaco.
August 20 – Cristiano Ronaldo didn’t score on his debut as Juventus edged past Chievo Verona 2-3, but the Portuguese superstar’s landing in Italy has firmly turned the spotlight on Serie A, with the league’s commercial appeal skyrocketing.
August 17 – Zenit St Petersburg produced one of the greatest comebacks in European history on Thursday – but there were no fans inside the stadium to see it.
August 16 – Is this the season where the red and white half of Madrid gets the better of their more globally successful, if not illustrious, rivals?