By Samindra Kunti in Odense, Denmark
June 28 – The Danish Football Association (DBU) and its president Jesper Moller have remained circumspect over backing a repeated call from Human Rights Watch (HRW) for FIFA and Qatar to compensate the families of workers who died in Qatar in the build-up to the World Cup.
By Samindra Kunti
June 28 – The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has extended the deadline for bids to stage the 2023 Asian Cup from end June to mid-July, following the withdrawal of China from hosting the tournament because of the country’s Covid-19 policy.
June 28 – Fouzi Lekjaa has been re-elected unopposed as president of the Moroccan FA for a third four-year term.
June 28 – In the latest protest against World Cup host Qatar’s human rights record, English tier-2 club Watford have cancelled a friendly match against the Qatar national team.
June 28 – Premier League Aston Villa has launched a plan to expand the capacity of its Villa Park stadium to more than 50,000 by 2025.
June 28 – Barcelona are reportedly on the verge of signing a €200 million sell off of 10% of their TV rights to US investment firm Sixth Street.
June 28 – Bournemouth, back in the Premier League after two seasons in the Championship, have unveiled online bookmaker Dafabet as the club’s principal partner and front-of-shirt sponsor.
June 27 – Just weeks after American businessman Chris Kirchner pulled out of a deal to buy the club, local property developer David Clowes has had his bid to purchase former English champions Derby County accepted, bringing to an end months of uncertainty and turmoil.
June 27 – Former FIFA number two Jerome Valcke is to appeal against his conviction for accepting bribes in a case involving World Cup media rights, his legal team said today.
June 27 – Danny Jordaan has retained the presidency of the South African Football Association (SAFA) for a third and final term after a very contentious election defeating former SAFA vice-president Ria Ledwaba, who could have become the first woman to lead the game in the country.
June 27 – With the summer transfer window in full swing, Gareth Bale, not so long ago the world’s most expensive footballer, has ended months of speculation by surprising almost every football pundit by choosing the MLS as his next destination.
June 27 – With the ink barely dry on Erling Haaland’s €60 million switch to Manchester City, the club’s owners are on the brink of snapping up former Serie A club Palermo for what could prove to be a bargain €13 million.
June 27 – Confederation of African Football (CAF) president Patrice Motsepe has suggested that the Motsepe Foundation could pay for Pitso Mosimane to become the new boss of Bafana Bafana.
June 27 – A sponsorship report looking at partnerships across the Big 5 European leagues has tracked more than 7,000 brands and 9,000 deals over the 2021-22 season with construction sector being the most active sponsorship category for the third consecutive season.