November 21 – Manchester United, who last week blamed a shortened pre-season tour as a reason for missing their first quarter revenue target, have moved swiftly in planning their Tour 2019 pre-season, announcing they will play Perth Glory and Leeds United in Australia.
By Andrew Warshaw
November 20 – Without mentioning Gianni Infantino by name, UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin today issued a veiled attack on what he described as “secret” deals orchestrated by his opposite number at FIFA as the row over an alleged plan to sell off FIFA’s World Cup rights as part of a $25 billion deal with a consortium linked to Saudi Arabia escalated.
By Andrew Warshaw
November 20 – The possibility of a multi-candidate battle to stage the 2030 World Cup has been stepped up with Spanish prime minister Pedro Sanchez (pictured left) saying his country would definitely like to join forces with Portugal and Morocco.
November 20 – UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has made his most categoric statement to date against the idea of a European Super League.
November 20 – More than 30 close-season friendly games in Cyprus during 2016, 2017, and 2018 were allegedly fixed, according to local reports citing a probe by a Romanian member of the European Investigative Collaborations (EIC), a widespread media network.
November 20 – The deadline set by the English Football League (EFL) for its dissident Championship clubs to come up with an alternative TV deal beating the £595 million offer from Sky Sports passed yesterday.
November 20 – French champions Paris Saint-Germain have agreed a new two-season regional partnership with Asian online betting operator LoveBet.
November 20 – Online security specialist NordVPN has become Premier League Liverpool’s Official Cyber Security Partner.
November 20 – The Scottish Professional Football League has officially confirmed a series of broadcast deals following an auction process which sees Sky Sports become the lead broadcaster of the SPL from 2020 and Premier Sports the Betfred Cup.
November 20 – No Germany, no Spain – and now no France. It may be premature to suggest that the power in European football is shifting but few would have predicted the four finalists of the inaugural Nations League competition.
By Paul Nicholson
November 19 – FIFA President Gianni Infantino’s plan to sell off the rights to two new FIFA competitions for $25 billion has been revealed as being just a stepping stone for a movement of all FIFA’s competition rights, including the World Cup and its archive, into a newly created Swiss company that he would chair.
By Andrew Warshaw
November 19 – A prominent FIFA council member is urging Gianni Infantino to come clean over his alleged landscape-changing plan to sell off FIFA’s World Cup rights as part of a $25 billion deal with a consortium linked to Saudi Arabia.
November 19 – England, Switzerland and Portugal emerged as the big winners at the weekend as the new Nations League competition, initially derided by many as being unwieldy and over-complicated, took centre stage.
November 19 – The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has unveiled the nominees for its annual awards with Japan dominating the nomination lists after what has been an outstanding year at club and international level for the county.
November 19 – A Swiss federal prosecutor cleared of wrongdoing after being suspended amid questions about his conduct during investigations into suspected corruption surrounding FIFA will not be getting his job back.