June 16 – Move over Neymar Jr, Brazil’s hottest young talent Vinicius Jr has signed a big deal with a giant agency.
By Andrew Warshaw
June 15 – With the resumption of the Premier League 48 hours away, the £300 million takeover of Newcastle United by an investment consortium fronted by Saudi Arabia’s controversial Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman remains very much in the balance pending an imminent ruling on whether Saudi Arabia has been guilty of broadcast piracy.
By Andrew Warshaw
June 15 – Swiss prosecutors have reportedly launched yet another criminal investigation against former FIFA president Sepp Blatter, this time for suspected mismanagement of $1 million.
June 15 – Serie A has a second offer of private equity investment as the Italian league battles to find cashflow solutions to alleviate the drying up of broadcast and sponsorship revenue die to the coronavirus pandemic.
June 15 – Tanzania has become the first African country to resume the league season after an enforced coronavirus shutdown since March. Local authorities have imposed strict protocols to stage matches and allow fans in attendance.
June 15 – US president Donald Trump has vowed to give up watching football after the US Soccer Federation adopted a new policy that rescinds a requirement for players to stand during the national anthem.
June 15 – Matches may be severely lacking in atmosphere when the Premier League returns on Wednesday but playing behind closed doors could prove a great leveller in terms of significantly helping away sides.
June 15 – FIFA’s new chief of global football development has warned that Brexit could have a significant negative impact on the future financial and sporting clout of the Premier League.
June 15 – The Sport Integrity Global Alliance (SIGA) has launched a study into the criminal legislation worldwide as they relate to the battle against corruption in sport.
June 15 – La Liga are to launch criminal proceedings against a pitch invader during Barcelona’s match at Real Mallorca on Saturday that was supposed to be behind closed doors.
June 12 – Swiss parliamentarians have called for an extraordinary federal prosecutor to examine three criminal complaints against under-fire attorney general Michael Lauber who is somehow still clinging to his position.
June 12 – FIFA have given official permission for football leagues across the world to be allowed to open transfer windows before their current seasons are over.
June 12 – German football has been rocked by a damning tv expose which claims players, both professional and amateur, suffer from a culture of over-reliance on painkillers as they race to recover from injury.
June 12 – The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has issued an RFP (request for proposals) covering broadcast rights for 10 Middle Eastern territories.