September 12 – The knock-on effect of FIFA ordering a replay of the South Africa-Senegal World Cup qualifier because of corrupt officiating has taken another twist with group leader Burkina Faso criticising the move as unconstitutional.
By Mark Baber
September 12 – The Control and Disciplinary Committee of the Football Federation of Ukraine (FFU) has awarded a technical victory to Mariupol after Dynamo Kiev refused to travel to the eastern port city to fulfil their August 25 away fixture.
September 12 – A stunning nine out of 10 Premier League teams reported home stadium capacities of more than 95% at the weekend with West Ham topping the table with just 23 seats unfilled for their Monday night first win of the season against Huddersfield.
September 12 – After two postponements in a matter of days, an eight-person delegation from the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has finally arrived in Kenya for the final inspection of facilities earmarked to stage the African Nations Championship (CHAN) in January next year.
September 12 – For the first time in more than 30 years, thousands of fans have watched a symbolic floodlit evening game in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, one of the world’s most dangerous cities.
September 12 – A calculation of transfer fees spent on forming teams in the Big 5 leagues has found that Manchester City, with a spend of €853 million, has the most expensively assembled squad in football history.
By Andrew Warshaw
September 11 – Will this be the moment that exposes key ethical questions about Gianni Infantino’s conduct as FIFA president amid his claims that he is persuing meaningful reform?
By Paul Nicholson
September 11 – With the first round of Champions League fixtures kicking off this week, Japan’s motor company Nissan has confirmed a three-year extension to its global sponsorship, taking it through to the end of the 2020/21 season.
September 11 – South Africa’s Football Association (SAFA) are holding an emergency committee today “to discuss the way forward” following FIFA’s decision to order a replay of the World Cup qualifier against Senegal over “match manipulation” by the referee.
September 11 – Not for the first time, English champions Chelsea are under the spotlight for anti-semitic chanting that continues to undermine the reputation of their fans.
September 11 – Gus Poyet has resigned as coach of Shanghai Shenhua after a fourth straight defeat, this time 2-1 to Henan Jianye, left the big-spending club languishing in 12th place in the Chinese Super League.
September 11 – Footballing history was written on Sunday when Bibiana Steinhaus became the first ever female referee to take charge of a top flight match in Germany or any of Europe’s five major leagues.
September 11 – There has been a significant shift in the balance of power in Mexican club football with telecoms billionaire Carlos Slim announcing through his América Móvil that he is selling his 30% stakes first division clubs Pachuca and Club León.
September 11 – Chinese sponsorship of its Super League clubs is showing signs of growth beyond its traditional single benefactor status, where the main sponsor is generally the business owning the club and often has the company name branded into the club’s identity.
September 9 – Indian tyre brand MRF has signed a hat-trick of sleeve sponsorships in the Premier League signing Newcastle United, West Ham United, and West Bromwich Albion in one-season deals taking them through to May 2018.