November 28 – The globalisation of football is illustrated by new research that shows that almost two thirds of footballers likely to play at the Russia 2018 World Cup are currently playing for clubs outside of the association they represent.
November 28 – BBVA Continental, a leading Peruvian bank, has become an official sponsor of the Peruvian Football Federation with a focus on the development of the lower divisions of Peruvian football and young talent in the country.
November 29 – Gambia’s authorities are on a collision course with FIFA after the country’s National Sports Council (NSC) refused to rescind its decision to suspend the executive committee of the national federation.
November 28 – The last of the visual imagery for the 2018 Russia World Cup, the official poster, has been unveiled in Moscow Metro. The poster features legendary Soviet goalkeeper Lev Yashin as a central figure.
November 29 – After months of speculation, Lionel Messi has signed a new contract keeping him at Barcelona until 1920-21, saying he had moved closer to his “dream” of finishing his career at his boyhood club.
November 28 – Dutch giants Ajax Amsterdam have struck a five-year partnership with Chinese top flight club Guangzhou R&F FC.
November 28 – West Ham, Newcastle United and Manchester United all reported attendances at more than 99% of the capacity of their stadia. Only Spurs reported a figure below 93% for round 13 of Premier League fixtures.
By Andrew Warshaw
November 27 – Could former Brazilian strongman Ricardo Teixeira, one of those indicted by US justice authorities as part of the FIFAGate corruption scandal, be edging ever closer to facing justice?
By Samindra Kunti
November 27 – The marriage between the German Football Association (DFB) and China’s U-20 team has hit a rough patch. Pro-Tibet protests derailed the development experiment that saw China’s U-20s competing against teams in Germany’s fourth professional tier.
November 27 – Everton may not be able to lock-in a new manager but they have secured a lease for the dockside land where they will build their new stadium.
November 27 – International football focus is warming up for the World Cup Final Draw which will take place this Friday in Moscow’s State Kremlin Palace.
November 27 – The crisis on and off the field at AC Milan has intensified with Vincenzo Montella sacked as manager and former club legend Gennaro Gattuso placed in charge.
November 27 – Still badly flawed or desperately overdue? The debate over the need for video technology rages on, this time after Barcelona were denied a perfectly good goal in the top-of-the-table clash at Valencia at the weekend.
November 27 – Olympiacos and Nottingham Forest owner Evangelos Marinakis has picked up another trophy. He has been voted as Lloyd’s List’s ‘Greek Shipping Personality of the Year’ for 2017.
November 27 – The UEFA Foundation for Children have allocated funds to 28 new projects in support of vulnerable children around the world.