September 9 – Afghan women’s football is set to be banned in the country, along with all other sports activity for women, according to the deputy head of the Taliban’s cultural commission, Ahmadullah Wasiq.
If anybody thought FIFA had changed since 2015, they need to get their heads checked.
September 9 – In the escalating club versus country row, Premier League clubs remain hopeful of selecting Brazilians for this weekend’s matches, despite a FIFA ban.
September 9 – Japan is considering withdrawing as hosts of the Club World Cup, according to media reports.
September 9 – Inter Milan will launch their $INTER Fan Token on the Socios.com fan engagement app tomorrow (Friday September 10).
September 9 – Spain’s new advertising laws may have restricted promotion by betting and gaming firms in football domestically, but Spanish clubs are still proving to be attractive to the online betting business.
By Andrew Warshaw
September 8 – Ajax chief executive Edwin van der Sar has warned that players will “take matters into their own hands” in the fight against racism if governing bodies don’t do enough to stamp it out.
September 8 – FIFA has confirmed it has opened disciplinary proceedings against Brazil’s and Argentina’s Football Associations following the farcical scenes that led to their eagerly anticipated World Cup qualifying clash being suspended after just five minutes when Brazilian health officials stormed the pitch to question the quarantine status of certain players.
September 8 – In a landmark move that could serve as a significant precedent elsewhere in Europe, two of this weekend’s top Spanish league games have been postponed because of players on prolonged international duty with their South American teams.
September 8 – Sweden have cancelled their annual training trip to Qatar next year after “unanimous” opposition from the Swedish top tier clubs.
September 8 – Iran, Australia and Saudi Arabia have taken early advantage in the last round of Asian Qualifying for Qatar 2022. All three won their opening two games and top Groups A and B in the 12 team qualifiers.
September 8 – The six English Premier League clubs who refused to release players for Brazil’s World Cup qualifiers should be told – and fast – if they will be suspended by FIFA, says European Clubs’ Association chief executive Charlie Marshall.
September 8 – More than 80 speakers have now been announced for Sport Integrity Week that opens next Monday September 13 with more than 60 virtual events.
September 8 – If you think you might need moral support then call up a group of your sycophantic and often well-paid ‘legends’ to get you over the trickier hurdles of public and industry opinion.