June 18 – News was released yesterday that a Swiss cantonal supreme court has ruled that FIFA’s firing of its former finance director and acting secretary-general Markus Kattner (pictured) in 2016 was “considered as unjustified”.
January 16 – In a blow to Ukraine’s top club Shakhtar Donetsk, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has upheld FIFA’s decision to allow foreign players and coaches to leave Russian and Ukrainian clubs due to the ongoing war.
January 16 – Benjamin Mendy was found not guilty of seven of the nine rape and sexual assault charges against him at Chester Crown Court last Friday.
January 10 – Fresh from the delivery of the World Cup in Qatar and a month of football highs and geo-political lows, FIFA president Gianni Infantino is back in Switzerland today for a second interview with Swiss prosecutors looking into his own criminal case.
January 5 – Corsican businessman Pierre-Marie Geronimi (pictured), former president of SC Bastia, has been charged with fraud, bankruptcy and misuse of corporate assets as part of a judicial investigation into possible financial embezzlement before the club’s 2017 liquidation.
December 29 – LaLiga has won three rulings in Spanish courts in the fight against piracy and the protection of their broadcast copyright and license fee income.
December 29 – Leading sports integrity advocate Dr Franco Frattini, 65, died on Christmas Day, after a battle with cancer.
December 22 – Premier League Nottingham Forest is giving its front of shirt sponsorship position to UK for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency.
December 21 – Ukrainian club FC Shakhtar has said the suspension of international player contracts when Russia began its invasion of Ukraine has cost the club about €40 million, and was an “inappropriate and over-reaching measure” applied by FIFA.
December 20 – The FIFA World Cup will be in the US in 2026, but the Homeless World Cup will get there before it, with Sacramento in California hosting the event in July 2023.
December 15 – A joint investigation unit commissioned by the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) and their players association (NWSLPA) has found widespread, ongoing misconduct in the top-flight North American league, according to a report released on Wednesday.
December 12 – The Sport Integrity Global Alliance (SIGA), has announced the launch of a Sports Transparencey Index which will rank and compare base transparency levels between clubs, leagues, national associations and governing bodies.
December 4 – Coinciding with the UN International Anti-Corruption Day on December 9, the Sport Integrity Global Alliance (SIGA) is showcasing over the next five days work done by its members to tackle corruption, money laundering and criminal infiltration in sport.
By Andrew Warshaw
November 9 – World Cup organisers are breathing a sigh of relief after Chile’s protracted appeal to have Ecuador thrown out of the competition was rejected at the 11th hour by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).