November 18 – FIFA has issued a deadline of November 20 to Ghana to respond to the match-fixing allegations made by the South African Football Association (SAFA) following their controversial elimination from the 2022 World Cup qualifying competition.
November 18 – Canada took control of the Concacaf World Cup final qualifying in Edmonton with a win over Mexico putting them the top of the group. It was a night of drama that also saw the USA drop points and to third in the table as Panama forced themselves back into contention.
November 18 – With Canada have pushed themselves into the top qualifying slot for the 2002 World Cup in Edmonton, it was the city’s turn to stake its claim to be a host venue for 2026.
November 18 – Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy has appeared in court to face two further charges of rape.
November 18 – The Kenyan government says the disbanding of the country’s FA remains intact despite positive initial talks with FIFA over the crisis.
November 17 – French football authorities have ordered Marseille to play one home match behind closed doors as a result of crowd trouble in last month’s game against bitter rivals Paris St. Germain.
November 18 – The AFC Technical Committee has re-evaluated its commitment to raise the standards of Asian football with several new initiatives.
November 17 – Iran and Saudi Arabia cemented their positions at the top of their Qatar 2022 final qualifying groups with four games left in qualifying.
Iran beat Syria away from home with three unanswered goals to maintain a two point lead over second placed South Korea, but more importantly a 10 point lead over third place UAE.
The top two teams in each group qualify automatically for Qatar 2022 with third placed teams going into the inter-continental play-offs.
November 17 – Gary Hoffman is to resign as chairman of the English Premier League following a backlash from clubs relating to Newcastle United’s takeover by a Saudi Arabian-led consortium.
November 17 – FIFA will review South Africa’s appeal for a replay with Ghana in World Cup qualifying. The South Africans demanded an investigation after they lost a crunch qualifier in controversial fashion against Ghana 1-0, prompting Bafana officials to believe match-fixing was involved.
November 17 – David Aganzo (pictured), head of the Spanish footballers union AFE, has been elected president of world players union FIFPro, dashing once and for all speculation that the job might have gone to ex-UEFA chief Michel Platini.
November 17 – Cryptocurrency exchange Bybit has become the new global main sponsor of the Argentina’s national teams in a two-year deal.
November 17 – The first Women’s EURO 2022 ticket ballot window has closed with more than 200,000 applications, on top of the 162,000 tickets sold in pre-sale.
November 17 – The final of the AFC Champions League next week between Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal and Pohang Steelers from South Korea, can take place in front of a full capacity stadium following the AFC approval of covid safety protocols.
November 16 – Fans of English Premier League club West Ham United have been banned by UEFA from attending their Europa League clash away to Rapid Vienna following crowd trouble during a previous fixture at Genk earlier this month.