June 29 – Italy’s Serie A in future will be decided by a play-off game rather than the club records against each other, and then goal difference, according to a new ruling passed the league.
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 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 – UEFA have blocked Sheriff Tiraspol from hosting European competition games in its breakaway home region in Moldova in the latest football-related fallout from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
June 23 – Transgender and non-binary footballers can play for a women’s or men’s team, the German Football Association (DFB) said today, a decision that goes against the trend of banning transgenders from the women’s game.Transgender, intersex and non-binary players can decide for themselves on which team they want to compete.
June 23 – Russian football’s appeal against the decision to ban their clubs and national teams from international competition because of the country’s invasion of Ukraine is set to be heard in early July by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
By Samindra Kunti
June 22 – European governing body UEFA has doubled down on blaming Liverpool fans over the Stade de France fiasco at the Champions League final in June, but following testimonies from both Liverpool and Real Madrid fans the French senate is considering launching a full investigation into the scenes of dangerous chaos outside the Paris venue.
June 22 – Spanish giants Barcelona will leave their gigantic Camp Nou stadium for the 2023/24 season while major construction work is being undertaken in the £1.3 billion renovation of the stadium and its surrounding area – the Espai Barca project.
June 22 – Paul Van den Bulck has been elected the new chairman of the Belgian FA (KBVB). A lawyer, he becomes the first black and independent chairman of the governing body.
June 21 – Four-time African footballer of the year Samuel Eto’o (pictured) has been handed a 22-month suspended sentence after pleading guilty to a €3.9 million tax fraud relating to his image rights while playing for Barcelona.
June 21 – A Polish international defender is being omitted from his country’s World Cup squad as punishment for joining Russian club Spartak Moscow.
June 21 – The German FA (DFB) has thrown its weight behind the re-election of Slovenian Aleksander Ceferin as UEFA boss, citing his leadership during the Covid-19 pandemic as well as Nyon’s opposition against plans for a European Super League.
June 21 – Ryan Giggs has formally quit as coach of the Welsh national team even though he has been on the sidelines for several months.
June 21 – Alongside the the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), UEFA is staging a new European tournament for refugees, the UNITY EURO Cup.