September 26 – US interest in policing world football’s governing body might not be over, despite two convictions of a media executive and rights company in the FIFAgate case having been reversed by US federal judge Pamela Chen earlier this month.
September 26 – FIFA and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) have extended their Memorandum of Understanding “to kick crime out of the game”.
September 25 – FIFA has opened voting for the 2023 Puskas Award, given to the scorer of the world’s best goal last season between December 19, 2022 and August 20, 2023.
September 21 – World champions Argentina remain top (1851 points) of the World Rankings after two wins from two in the opening round of CONMEBOL World Cup 2026 qualifiers, as the Albiceleste cruised past Ecuador and Bolivia without conceding a goal.
By Paul Nicholson
September 18 – The Spain, Portugal, and Morocco joint bid for the 2030 World Cup took another step forward over the weekend with the acting president of the Royal Spanish Football Federation, Pedro Rocha, hosting a meeting with his Portuguese and Moroccan counterparts.
September 18 – The draw to decide the five groups for the upcoming FIFA Under-17 World Cup 2023 in Indonesia took place on Friday.
September 15 – Nominees for The Best FIFA Awards 2023 have been revealed across men and women’s categories, as FIFA prepares to crown the world’s leading performers.
September 11 – FIFA has published its International Transfer Snapshot for the 2023 mid-year window showing an all-time high of $7.36 billion spent on transfer fees, and a record volume of transfers at more than 10,000.
September 11 – The FIFA Museum in Zurich has unveiled its latest exhibition, titled ‘Designing the Beautiful Game’, which seeks to give fans a new perspective on the game.
September 5 – The draw for the seven-team FIFA Club World Cup 2023 tournament – in 2025 the tournament moves to 32 teams and will be hosted in the US – has been held in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
August 6 – While EA FC, the FIFA video game without FIFA, has blasted its launch across the opening of the European season, FIFAe has announced it will hold its Continental Cup 2023 in Shanghai, China, the first time FIFAe has held an event in China.
September 4 – Two convictions of a media executive and rights company in FIFAgate have been vacated by US federal judge Pamela Chen citing a recent Supreme Court ruling.
September 1 – FIFA President Gianni Infantino says Luis Rubiales “spoiled” the Spanish team’s celebrations at the Women’s World Cup by kissing player Jenni Hermoso on the lips.
August 31 – UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has broken his silence over the infamous kiss by Luis Rubiales that has led to the Spanish FA boss being temporarily suspended.
By Andrew Warshaw
August 28 – One week after the most infamous kiss in football history during the Women’s World Cup awards ceremony, the reputation of Spanish FA president Luis Rubiales reputation is in tatters after FIFA temporarily banned him from the game.