January 25 – A Portuguese man arrested in Hungary on suspicion of extortion and secrecy violations provided hacked documents to the Football Leaks website because he was “outraged” by criminality in the sport, his lawyers say.
January 25 – The Sport Integrity Global Alliance (SIGA) has announced the New York Athletic Club, New York as the venue for the fifth edition of its Sports Integrity Forum.
By Andrew Warshaw
January 22 – Paris St-Germain have been fined what many might view as a token €100,000 fine over alleged racism within its scouting system.
January 21 – The outcry over the treatment of Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly intensified over the weekend when Napoli slammed the decision by Italian football authorities to reject his appeal against being sent off despite widespread recognition that he suffered racial abuse.
January 17 – The preventive detention of Sandro Rosell, the former Barcelona strongman who is accused of money laundering related to television rights and sponsorship of the Brazilian national football team, is the longest in Spanish judicial history for an alleged economic crime according to local reports.
January 15 – Italian match officials will be told to follow international guidelines in dealing with racist behaviour from fans following the outcry over the treatment of Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly.
January 15 – Banned Afghan football boss Keramuddin Karim has lost the first crucial stage in his effort to clear his name over allegations of sexual abuse.
January 15 – The trial of two men facing allegations related to the 1989 Hillsborough stadium tragedy got under way today including that of the officer in command of the match, now retired chief superintendent David Duckenfield, on a criminal charge of gross negligence manslaughter.
January 13 – In a case dubbed ‘spygate’ by the British media, Leeds United have reminded head coach Marcelo Bielsa (pictured) about “integrity and honesty” after the Argentine admitted sending one of his coaching staff to spy on Derby County ahead of their high-profile Championship match last Friday.
By David Owen
January 13 – New FIFA anti-doping regulations come into force tomorrow (Monday), with the AFC Asia Cup in full progress.
January 11 – Las Vegas police investigating a rape allegation against Cristiano Ronaldo have reportedly sent a warrant to authorities in Italy, where the Portuguese star plays for Juventus, requesting a DNA sample.
January 8 – Former Barcelona, Inter Milan and Chelsea star Samuel Eto’o says black coaches are seen as “second-class citizens” around the world and don’t get the trust they deserve.
January 7 – The World Jewish Congress and the Board of Deputies of British Jews have condemned the use of the word ‘Yid’ to describe Tottenham Hotspur supporters, a club whose own fans historically use the word but as a badge of honour.
January 7 – Former England captain Wayne Rooney, who has played for D.C. United in the United States since last year, was arrested in mid-December on a minor charge of public intoxication and had to pay a token fine of $25 with $91 in costs, it was revealed over the weekend.
January 4 – The Football Association is asking anyone with information to come forward after an unnamed England international was reported to have been “kicked out of a nightclub for taking cocaine”.