September 27 – Pussy Riot member Pyotr Verzilov, one of four protesters who staged a pitch invasion during the World Cup final and who is believed to have been subsequently poisoned, has laid the blame squarely on Russia’s intelligence services.
By Paul Nicholson
September 26 – Asian Football Confederation (AFC) President Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa has confirmed that he will run for re-election at the 29th AFC Congress on 6 April 2019.
By Andrew Warshaw in Nyon
September 26 – UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin faces one of the most challenging decisions of his two-year tenure tomorrow when UEFA votes on who will stage Euro 2024.
September 26 – Manchester City are the most exciting team in Europe if goal mouth activity is the measure. City have had a shot on goal every 4’02” so far this season. They are followed by Ronaldo-rejuvenated Juventus who have a shot every 4’33”.
September 26 – Although the victim of aggressive piracy of live sports rights in Saudi Arabia, beIN Sports has not slowed its commitment to football with the announcement of a new four-season deal through to the end of the 2021/22 season with the English Football League’s (EFL) three divisions and Cup competition.
September 26 – Chelsea’s Russian billionaire owner Roman Abramovich has been denied Swiss residency because police believed he could be a threat to public security, according to explosive previously confidential information.
September 26 – Watch out the likes of Chelsea, Manchester City and Juventus because FIFA have announced ground-breaking plans to limit the number of players a club can loan out each season to prevent top talent being hoarded.
September 26 – Premier League West Ham have reached agreement with Scope Markets to become the club’s official online trading partner. The club already have financial services firm Bassett & Gold as their sleeve sponsor.
September 26 – To mark the contribution of the Windrush Generation to the UK culture and economy, Jamaica’s Reggae Girlz will make their first ever official trip to Europe to play Nottingham Forest Ladies.
By Andrew Warshaw and Paul Nicholson
September 25 – The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has issued a stunning indictment of the conduct of former FIFA secretary-general Jerome Valcke in issuing its full written reasons for dismissing his appeal against a 10-year ban from football and a CHF100,000 fine.
By David Owen
September 25 – On the pitch, City were the better team, hands down; in financial terms, however, United retained Mancunian bragging rights last season, even if the gap is narrowing.
By Andrew Warshaw
September 25 – Luka Modric, who captained Croatia to the World Cup final, was crowned world footballer of the year at FIFA’s glittering best awards gala in London on Monday but there were more than a few anomalies and controversies at the lavish, star-studded globally televised ceremony.
September 25 – Germany’s Euro 2024 bid team have made a point during their campaign of stressing that the country’s entire fan base are behind hosting the event.
September 25 – UEFA has confirmed it is stepping up its investigation into Paris Saint-Germain’s potential breach of financial fair play rules, rekindling the threat of the Qatari-owned club being thrown out of Europe.
September 25 – Former Inter Milan president Erik Thohir looks to be back in club acquisition mode but on a smaller scale to his last club buy.