June 28 – Premier League Leicester City have signed a two-year sponsorship with online gaming site W88 who will become the club’s Official Betting Partner for the 2018/19 and 2019/20 Premier League seasons.
June 28 – Former Ghana Football Association chairman Nana Sam Brew-Butler has pulled out of crisis talks with FIFA over the future of the game in the African country.
June 27 – With AC Milan expecting to hear their fate this week over whether UEFA will sanction them with a ban from European football for breaking financial fair play rules, the club’s Chinese owner Yonghong Li appears to have walked away from a deal with US billionaire Rocco Commisso.
June 27 – Mexico are leading the social media World Cup with more than 9 million interactions since the start, according to social media marketing platform Socialbakers. That is a whopping 2.5 million interactions ahead of second place Germany.
June 27 – The fallout over the ban of disgraced Ghanaian football boss Kwesi Nyantakyi has intensified with FIFA reportedly inviting four members of the Ghanaian FA for crisis talks even though the federation has been dissolved by the government.
June 27 – Striker Aleksandar Mitrovic has warned Brazil that Serbia will be coming out all guns blazing in their crunch Group E World Cup clash in Moscow tonight.
June 27 – Russian police say they have received multiple bomb threats in the World Cup host city of Rostov-on-Don, causing bars and restaurants to be evacuated across the city.
June 27 – Argentina legend Diego Maradona said he was “fine” after being treated by paramedics following his country’s dramatic 2-1 victory over Nigeria at the World Cup.
June 27 – Internazionale have launched their first Inter Academy project in Australia in Brisbane in partnership with Fullshare Holdings and Sparrow Early Learning, as the Club’s Official Education Partner.
June 27 – UEFA is lifting its alcohol ban during Champions League and Europa League matches “within the limits permitted under national and local law”.
By Andrew Warshaw
June 26 – You win some, you lose some and it’s all about interpretation. That seems to be the upshot so far of VAR’s introduction at the World Cup that reached new levels of confusion on Monday evening and continues to throw up more questions than answers.
June 26 – Spain’s La Liga has sold its 2019-2022 television rights for €980 million ($1.15 billion) per season to Telefonica, an increase of 15% on the last three seasons.
By Andrew Warshaw
June 26 – FIFA is to consider tightening up its concussion protocol following the World Cup in order discourage teams and players from taking unilateral decisions in defiance of strict guidelines.
June 26 – Switzerland’s Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri have escaped a ban following their controversial goal celebrations in the 2-1 win over Serbia last week.