September 24 – Arsene Wenger, the former Arsenal manager now working as FIFA’s head of football development and the leading proponent of a biennial World Cup, has defended his stance by insisting the benefits outweigh the disadvantages.
September 24 – FIFA has completed its first round of visits to 2026 World Cup host city candidates, with inspections of Boston, Nashville, Atlanta, Orlando, Washington DC, Baltimore, New York/New Jersey, Philadelphia and Miami.
September 24 – Mexican clubs are set to retain their grip on the Concacaf Champions League for a remarkable thirteenth consecutive season, with LigaMX sides Club America and Monterrey now scheduled to play off in the final at the BBVA Stadium in Monterrey on October 28.
September 24 – 2026 World Cup host bidder Houston has announced a $6 million campaign to support Houston 2026’s Grow the Game initiative which aims at providing underserved communities access to football. The initiative launches as FIFA’s host city bid inspections gather pace in the US.
September 24 – Sevilla FC and Bengaluru United have teamed up in a five-year deal to strengthen the Spanish club’s presence in India.
September 24 – Manchester City, Inter Milan, Bayern Munich and PSG will all retain their domestic league titles this season, according to data forecasts from the CIES Football Observatory. Real Madrid will take the Spanish title off Atlético.
September 24 – Premier League Southampton are the latest club to tap into the promotional money in the cryptocurrency world with learncrypto.com becoming the club’s training kit partner.
September 24 – Genoa, Italy’s oldest professional football club, has become the sixth team in Serie A to come under US ownership. Two other clubs in Serie A have foreign ownership.
By Andrew Warshaw
September 23 – UEFA’s opposition to the idea of a biennial World Cup has moved into overdrive with a hard-hitting demand to FIFA to stop publicising the controversial idea before engaging in “genuine consultation”.
By Samindra Kunti
September 23 – Atletico Madrid CEO Miguel Angel Gil Marin has slammed global governing body FIFA’s plans for a biennial World Cup, with the current row in the game causing “irreversible damage” in his view.
September 23 – Fans are going to be allowed to stand at selected Premier League and Championship stadiums later this season for the first time in more than 25 years as part of a pilot scheme.
September 23 – The second and last of North America’s Leagues Cup in its current format – an eight-team competition between the top MLS and LigaMX clubs – was played out last night in the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.
September 23 – Concacaf have launched a probe into Suriname vice-president Ronnie Brunswijk’s eventful cameo for his club Inter Moengotapoe in a Concacaf League match against Honduran side CD Olimpia.
September 23 – While FIFA president Gianni Infantino has been walking the halls of the UN and the financial district of New York, meeting with heads of state and financiers, FIFA’s general secretary Fatma Samoura has been treading the path of women’s football in Africa.
September 23 – UEFA’s Executive Committee has doubled the prize money for the Women’s Euro 2022 championships as well as revamping its solidarity payments for the men’s club game.