August 8 – The Confederation of African Football (CAF) have condemned the comments of Napoli chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis (pictured) over the signing of African players and has asked UEFA to open a disciplinary investigation against him.
August 5 – Bayern Munich kick off their Bundesliga title defence against Europa League winners Eintracht Frankfurt tonight hoping that a close-season spending spree, notably including Sadio Mane from Liverpool, will offset the loss of star striker Robert Lewandowski.
August 3 – England’s Lionesses have written an open letter to the next Prime Minister of the United Kingdom – Rishi Sunak or Liz Truss – calling for more girls’ football in schools, but there are fears that the new government will neglect the legacy of the new European champions.
August 3 – In the latest attempt to improve marginal VAR decisions and improve accuracy, UEFA has announced that for the first time it will use semi-automated offside technology (SAOT) to detect when players are offside in the Champions League this season.
August 3 – The controversial and notoriously outspoken president of Italian top-flight club Napoli, Aurelio de Laurentiis, has hit out at the timing of the African Cup of Nations and says the club will stop signing any more African players unless they agree not to play in the tournament.
August 3 – The impact of England’s women’s Euro 2022 success has been followed by a surge in ticket interest in the country’s Women’s Super League.
August 3 – Los Angeles’ spectacular SoFi Stadium, a venue for the 2026 World Cup and potentially the final, hosted its first football match last night, in fact two of them, to a full house.
By Paul Nicholson
August 3 – A reform proposal submitted by the Zambian FA for the restructuring of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) executive committee to make it both more representative of Africa’s nations and to save costs of at least $25 million appears to have been kicked into the long grass by CAF’s general secretary Veron Mosengo-Omba (pictured).
By Samindra Kunti in Leuven
Leuven – On a raucous night at Den Dreef, Belgium’s Union Saint-Gilloise upset Glasgow Rangers 2-0 in the third round of Champions League qualifying, with Teddy Teuma and Dante Vanzeir getting the goals either side of the half.
August 2 – Former Arsenal star Cesc Fabregas will become a shareholder at Italian Serie B club Como following his move to Italy.
August 2 – UEFA has fined Slovan Bratislava €40,000 for the racist behaviour of its fans during the first leg of its Champions League qualifier at Ferencváros on July 20 – and has ruled that part of its stadium will be closed for its next game in any UEFA competition.
August 2 – On the sidelines of Euro 2022, UEFA and the European Commission have strengthened their ties to promote equality, diversity and inclusion.
August 1 – The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has agreed to delay upcoming qualifying matches for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations in order to help African teams prepare for the upcoming World Cup.
August 1 – Brazil have retained their continental crown, defeating hosts Colombia 1-0 in Bucaramanga in the final of the Women’s Copa America with a penalty kick from Debinha.
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.