September 20 – Paul Pogba’s brother Mathias has been detained and placed under formal investigation over an alleged plot to extort money from his sibling and belonging to a criminal gang, according to French reports.
September 14 – Manchester Crown Court has made a significant anti-piracy statement, handing down a big fine and further prison sentence to an illegal decider supplier that gave access to Sky Sports pay TV coverage and in particular live Premier League matches.
September 15 – The Global Guide on the Security of Major Sporting Events has been translated into the five official languages of the UN from the English language original.
September 14 – Manchester City player Benjamin Mendy has had one of the eight rape charges against him dropped during his on-going trial at Chester Crown Court.
September 13 – Online gambling sites have rapidly increased in number to over 600 worldwide – the bulk of them focussed on football wagering. As the sites penetrate deeper into everyday football consumption there are few protections for new users.
By Paul Nicholson in Geneva
September 9 – Not enough is being done to combat human trafficking in football and this “needs to be urgently addressed,” said Michel Veuthey, Ambassador of the Sovereign Order of Malta to monitor and combat trafficking in persons.
September 9 – SIGA’s Sport Integrity Week 2022 starts Monday and will run for four days (12 to 16 September) in Cascais, Portugal.
September 8 – UEFA has released its Circular Economy Guidelines in conjunction with Zero Waste Week and which are part of UEFA’s Football Sustainability Strategy 2030.
September 5 – Mission98 and the SiNAFE Project are hosting a round table in Lausanne (September 7-8) to address the issues of human trafficking in sport and in particular the social inclusion of African migrant athletes in the EU.
September 1 – The jury in the trial of former Wales manager and Manchester United icon Ryan Giggs was discharged on Wednesday after failing to reach verdicts on domestic violence charges.
By Andrew Warshaw
August 30 – The unsavoury dispute over who was liable for Emiliano Sala’s €17 million transfer fee from Nantes to Cardiff City appears to have finally reached its conclusion after Cardiff lost their appeal against a ruling by FIFA to pay the first instalment of €6 million to the French club.
August 29 – SIGA have released further speaker details for Sport Integrity Week 2022 including former French and English Premier League star Louis Saha, Hani Balan, CEO, Qatar Stars League and Diego Dabrio, Senior Anti-Piracy Expert, UEFA.
August 16 – The proposed $24 million equal pay settlement between the US women’s national team players and the US Soccer Federation has been given a preliminary thumbs up by a federal judge, who scheduled a December 5 hearing for final approval.
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 15 – The trial of Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy began today (Monday) over rape allegations, with the prosecutor arguing that the French player considered his victims “disposable”.