August 14 – Tottenham Hotspur have been forced to make a further delay to the opening of their new state-of-the-art stadium until at least the end of October because of “issues with the critical safety systems”.
August 14 – At least 10 fans of one of Ecuador’s most popular clubs Barcelona SC have been killed and 30 injured after the bus they were travelling in overturned.
August 14 – Premier League returners Fulham completed the signing of a new sleeve sponsor – ICM.com – as well five new players on the transfer window deadline day, in time for the start of the season last weekend. A start that saw them lose 2-0 at Craven Cottage to London neighbours Crystal Palace.
August 14 – Nottingham Forest and their key supporter groups have united to raise funds for those affected by the tragic wildfires in Greece that killed 93 as they spread around the Athens area.
August 13 – South America’s governing body CONMEBOL have denied that Alejandro Dominguez, the Paraguayan president of the organisation, is wanted to testify by investigators from the FIFAGate case. The denial follows a report by Argentinean newspaper Clarin.
August 13 – After months of conjecture, African football chief Ahmad Ahmad appears to have put an end to speculation that Cameroon could be stripped of hosting rights for the 2019 African Cup of Nations, the latest about-turn in a seemingly never ending saga that needs to be resolved once and for all soon.
August 13 – The future of FIFA is looking more and more digital. Electronic Arts, makers of the FIFA 18 video game, have revealed that there were more than 29 million views across online platforms during the three-day finals in event earlier this month.
August 13 – Premier League Arsenal have signed a three-year partnership with Egypt’s Banque du Caire, its second official Egyptian partner following an agreement with the country’s Hyde Park Developments.
August 13 – Unilever brand Sure has partnered with Premier League clubs Chelsea, Manchester City and Everton in a sponsorship that will see the brand attached to real-time social mdia content reacting to key moments in each team’s matches.
August 13 – Alex Miescher has been forced to quit as general secretary of the Swiss football federation as a result of controversial comments he made about Swiss players having dual nationality.
August 13 – FIFA has banned Zambia’s former federation chief Kalusha Bwalya for two years following an investigation into his links with disgraced ex-Asian football boss Mohammed Bin Hammam and fined him CHF100,000.
August 13 – UEFA have opened a disciplinary case after an assistant referee’s head was cut open by an object thrown by a fan in a Europa League tie.
By Andrew Warshaw
August 10 – The head of Turkey’s bid for the 2024 European Championship, Servet Yardimci, believes the recent racism row involving Mezut Ozil could work in Turkey’s favour when they take on the might of Germany next month in a two-horse race to land the tournament.
By Paul Nicholson and Andrew Warshaw
August 10 – The amount spent in the summer transfer window by English Premier League clubs has fallen for the first time in eight years. Clubs spent £1.23 billion in the window that closed yesterday, a drop of £200 million, but still £180 million up on the net expenditure record of £685 million in summer 2016, according to Deloitte figures.
By Paul Nicholson
August 10 – Qatar-owned sports broadcaster beIN SPORTS has renewed its exclusive Premier League broadcast rights deal for a further three years starting from the 2019/20 season. beIN’s rights will cover the Middle East and North Africa.