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 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.
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).
November 4 – Leeds United have lost their appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) and will have to pay a transfer fee to RB Leipzig for French striker Jean-Kévin Augustin.
By Andrew Warshaw
October 14 – Just weeks before leaving for the World Cup, Brazilian ace Neymar stands trial next week on fraud and corruption charges over his transfer to Barcelona from Santos in 2013.
October 12 – The bitter on-going litigation between Sportradar and Genius Sports has been resolved after the case was adjourned when it looked like the two sides could find an out-of-court settlement.
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 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 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.