March 8 – The Tackling Matchfixing conference in London’s Chelsea Harbour will see more over 25 specialists in the area address the key dangers to sport and how football and sports judiciary and integrity bodies are battling the matchfixing plague.
By Andrew Warshaw
March 8 – One week before bid books are due to be handed in to FIFA by the two rival contenders for the 2026 World Cup, Sunil Gulati has stepped down as the main man for the three-nation US-Canada-Mexico bid as part of a reshuffle.
March 8 – Former FIFA vice-president Jeffrey Webb has had his sentence in the FIFA-gate scandal pushed back for a seventh time after submissions in court were accepted earlier this week.
By Paul Nicholson
March 8 – CONCACAF have announced the structure and completed the first draw for their new tiered Nations League men’s national team competition that will ultimately include all 41 confederation members.
March 8 – Championing equality in all forms of life, workperson’s tools and security brand Stanley Black & Decker have announced they have extended their sponsorship of FC Barcelona, adding the club’s Women’s team to its sponsorship portfolio.
March 8 – The snow and cold weather that gripped England last week and into the weekend failed to have much impact in premier League attendances for Round 29 of the season.
March 8 – Gaetano Micciché will become the new temporary president of Italy’s Serie A following an announcement by Giovanni Malago, the Italian Olympic Committee president.
March 8 – The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has launched a campaign highlighting the women working in football across the Continent to mark this year’s AFC Women’s Football Day. The “It’s My Game” campaign celebrates women’s contribution to Asian football and their varied roles within the game.
March 8 – Colleagues of Sandro Rosell, once one of the most influential figures in European club football as the former president of Barcelona, have launched a social media campaign to request his release from jail after nine months of detention.
March 8 – UEFA’s decision to take no action into claims of racism towards Liverpool England Under-17 striker Rhian Brewster has caused an immediate backlash in the UK with footballing and anti-discrimination bodies slamming the ruling.
March 8 – The Europa League is widely regarded as the poorer sister of the Champions League but UEFA is taking every opportunity to promote its partnerships in the competition.
March 8 – At least 30 Brazilian fans were injured at a local derby between Sport and Santa Cruz on Wednesday after supporters were pepper sprayed by police, local media reported.
March 8 – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho will be a pundit for Russia Today (RT) during this summer’s World Cup. The international broadcast network is funded by the Kremlin and often perceived as a controversial mouthpiece of Vladimir Putin’s regime.
March 7 – Boris Johnson, the UK’s colourful foreign secretary with a reputation for outspoken – occasionally outlandish – comments, has caused something of a diplomatic storm by appearing to suggest that England could withdraw from the World Cup in retaliation for Russia’s suspected poisoning of a former double agent on British soil.
By Andrew Warshaw
March 7 – The humiliation of Vitaly Mutko, for years one of FIFA’s most influential administrators, is complete after it was confirmed that the once all-powerful Russian football supremo has been forced to relinquish his last remaining role with the World Cup this summer.