August 23 – A Qatar 2022 news item and with all the concerns around accommodation, at a quick glance and it could almost read Airbnb. It isn’t, in fact it is Arhbo, the new single from the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ Official Soundtrack.
August 22 – Brazil, Spain, Japan and the Netherlands have all booked their spots for the semi-finals of the U-20 Women’s World Cup in Costa Rica after dramatic and often tense last-eight encounters.
August 22 – Seen alongside Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud, FIFA president Gianni Infantino attended the heavyweight boxing fight between Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua in Jeddah, at the weekend, further reinforcing ties between the FIFA President and Saudi Arabia.
August 19 – Brazil and Spain have progressed to the last eight of the U-20 Women’s World Cup, but tournament favourites Germany and USA exited the competition in the group phase.
August 17 – In the wake of India’s ban from the game, the country’s Supreme Court has adjourned the AIFF case to next week with the government and FIFA holding further talks as the Indians bid to retain the U-17 World Cup hosting rights.
August 17 – The Official Emblem of the U-20 World Cup Indonesia 2023 has been launched, coinciding with the country’s independence day.
August 17 –Salvadoran football is in crisis with FIFA having appointed a normalisation committee to run the administration of the Salvadoran Football Association (FESFUT) after government intervention removed president Hugo Carillio and the entire FESFUT executive committee.
By Samindra Kunti
August 16 – FIFA has banned India from the game with immediate effect over third-party interference, stripping the country of the hosting rights for October’s U-17 Women’s World Cup.
August 16 – FIFA has meted out four-year doping bans to two international players who tested positive for banned substances during qualifying for this year’s World Cup.
August 11 – The FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup 2022 opened in Costa Rica yesterday with wins for Colombia over Germany and Australia over the hosts. The tournament marks the first significant live test of the recently launched FIFA+ broadcast service.
August 10 – With the Pacific Islands Forum Leaders having declared a climate change emergency in the Pacific in July, the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS) and FIFA have increased the pace of their agreement to help tackle the issues.
August 5 – July 2022 will likely go down in women’s football history as the month the women’s international game changed forever.
August 1 – Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and Paraguay have met to finalise their official bid for the 2030 World Cup, the centenary edition of the competition.
August 1 – Brazil ended three weeks of FIFA esports competition winning the FIFAe Nations Cup 2022 at the Bella Arena in Copenhagen, Denmark.
July 25 – Juventus is returning to EA Sports’ FIFA games for the FIFA 23 edition, leaving rival Konami’s Pro Evolution Soccer video game where the club has been exclusive for the past three years.