April 8 – World Champions Argentina, with wins over Panama and Curacao in the last international window, have returned to the top of the FIFA rankings, replacing Brazil who slipped to third behind France.
April 6 – While the men’s World Ranking has seen Argentina take over at the top, the women’s ranking, with teams deep into their April international window, sees the USA still dominant in top position, one they have held since 2017.
April 4 – Liverpool’s German manager Jurgen Klopp has bemoaned the rate at which Premier League managers are losing their jobs and says he’s only still at his club because of past successes.
By Andrew Warshaw
April 3 – The number of Premier League managers who lost their jobs in the same season stretched to a record 12 on Sunday after Chelsea parted company with Graham Potter and Leicester off-loaded Brendan Rodgers.
April 3 – Lionel Messi’s name was met by whistles from his own Paris St-Germain fans on Sunday before they fell to a seventh defeat of 2023 at home to Lyon.
March 31 – Iceland’s FA have parted company with head coach Arnar Vidarsson (pictured) after an underwhelming start to their Euro 2024 qualifying campaign.
March 24 – Julian Nagelsmann has been left stunned by Bayern Munich’s decision to sack him while still in contention to win three trophies, according to German reports.
March 22 – Spanish club Sevilla have dismissed their coach Jorge Sampaoli (pictured) following their 2-0 defeat to Getafe at the weekend. He will be succeeded by Jose Mendilibar.
March 21 – Almost 10% of players in clubs across 75 leagues worldwide are on loan. Arsenal top the ranking of those clubs with most players on loan – 25.
March 21 – Fulham’s Serbian striker Aleksandar Mitrovic faces being ruled out for the rest of the season following his sending off at Manchester United at the weekend when he pushed the referee.
March 21 – Roy Hodgson is back in the manager’s hot seat. The veteran coach has been taken on the role at Crystal Palace until the end of the season, succeeding Patrick Vieira who was sacked last week.
March 17 – With FIFA Congress dominating news, it is sometimes useful to remember that this is still about football which has produced a large number of actual who have transformed the game and excited people worldwide.
March 15 – For most football fans focus this week has been on the big European ties, like Chelsea vs Borussia Dortmund, Man City vs RB Leipzig and tonight’s Real Madrid vs Liverpool. But if you drop down a tier, there are plenty of mouth-watering matchups in both the Europa League and the Europa Conference League.
March 13 – Mental health has become a critical issue in today’s footballing landscape with the growing recognition across the game that it is as important as physical health. This is still relatively new, following decades of an unhealthy emphasis on bottling up emotions. It is a habit that is gradually being deconstructed with England’s top flight clubs increasingly at the forefront of a revision of attitudes.
March 9 – The wait goes on for the most star-studded side in Europe. Paris St Germain’s hopes of lifting the Champions League for the first time are over for another season as they crashed out of the competition in the last 16 with a 2-0 defeat at Bayern Munich (3-0 on aggregate).