By Andrew Warshaw
July 30 – Qatar’s 2022 World Cup bid team have categorically denied new revelations claiming they ran a covert campaign designed to sabotage rival bidders, specifically the United States and Australia.
July 30 – Juan Carlos Osorio, who led Mexico to the last 16 of the World Cup, has quit after three years in charge.
July 30 – Liverpool have rebranded their women’s team from Liverpool Ladies to Liverpool FC Women in time for the start of the revamped Women’s Super League that kicks off September 8/9.
By Paul Nicholson
July 27 – SIGA (the Sport Integrity Global Alliance) opened its fourth Sport Integrity Forum at the United Nations Office in Geneva with a powerful call for sport to harness its power to make a difference to the social fabric of the world by Michael Møller, Director General of the United Nations Office in Geneva.
July 27 – English second-tier club Queens Park Rangers have agreed a settlement costing almost £42 million with the English Football League after an arbitration panel dismissed the club’s claims that Financial Fair Play rules are unlawful.
By Andrew Warshaw
July 27 – Jerome Valcke, for years Fifa’s charismatic go-to troubleshooter before being snared by ethics prosecutors and falling spectacularly from grace, has lost his appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport after seeking to overturn his 10-year ban from football.
July 27 – Spanish tax authorities have struck a deal with Cristiano Ronaldo whereby he will plead guilty to tax fraud and pay a fine of close to €19 million.
By Samindra Kunti
July 27 – The Premier Soccer League in South Africa will now get underway as scheduled next weekend after Ajax Cape Town dropped their bid to suspend the big kick-off in the South Gauteng High Court.
July 27 – German Football Association (DFB) chief Reinhard Grindel has broken his silence over the Mezut Ozil affair by admitting he should have taken a stronger stance in support of the midfielder who last weekend announced his retirement from international football on racism grounds.
July 27 – Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has spoken publicly for the first time since returning from hospital following emergency surgery for a brain haemorrhage in May.
July 27 – Real Madrid are going to the financial markets to raise between €400 million and €500 million for a remodeling of their Santiago Bernabéu stadium.
July 27 – Online sports betting operator 10Bet has added West Bromwich Albion to its EFL Championship sponsor portfolio in a one-year deal believed to be worth £1 million.
July 26 – The return of Amaju Pinnick as head of the Nigerian Football Federation will help save hundreds of jobs, according to his number two, General Secretary Muhammed Sanusi.
July 26 – Marseille face a one-year suspension from European competitions unless the behaviour of their fans improve, UEFA have warned.