August 18 – In the dark depths of the covid pandemic football clubs were forced to lock out their fans. But even without match day revenues, the European football market grew by 10% (€2.4billion) in 2020/21 to €27.6 billion.
August 17 – Beth Mead (England – Arsenal Women), Lena Oberdorf (Germany – VfL Wolfsburg), and Alexia Putellas (Spain – FC Barcelona) at the final three nominees in the running for the UEFA Women’s Player of the Year.
August 17 – German FA boss Bern Neuendorf has promised to raise the concerns of the LGBT community and their travelling supporters to organisers of the World Cup in Qatar, where same-sex relations remain a criminal offence.
August 17 – In the wake of India’s ban from the game, the country’s Supreme Court has adjourned the AIFF case to next week with the government and FIFA holding further talks as the Indians bid to retain the U-17 World Cup hosting rights.
August 17 – The suspended World Cup qualifier between Brazil and Argentina has finally been cancelled officially after Brazil argued the risks were too great ahead of the finals in Qatar.
August 17 – New Zealand’s Auckland City FC have booked a ticket for the Club World Cup after defeating Tahiti’s AS Venus 3-0 to clinch a 10th OFC Champions League.
August 17 – The embattled president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick – one of the most colourful and controversial figures in African football – has announced he will not seek re-election for a third term in office.
August 17 – The Official Emblem of the U-20 World Cup Indonesia 2023 has been launched, coinciding with the country’s independence day.
August 17 – Elon Musk, the world’s richest man, insists he was not serious after briefly electrifying the debate over the future of Manchester United by posting on Twitter that he is buying the club.
August 17 –Salvadoran football is in crisis with FIFA having appointed a normalisation committee to run the administration of the Salvadoran Football Association (FESFUT) after government intervention removed president Hugo Carillio and the entire FESFUT executive committee.
August 17 – Sports leisurewear brand JD Sports is taking its first sponsorship steps in Spanish football, becoming the sleeve sponsor of LaLiga’s Real Valladolid.
August 17 – Building on the signing of Japanese striker Takumi Minamino, AS Monaco have unveiled a regional partnership with Casino Secret, who become the club’s new Official Online Gaming Partner in Japan.
August 17 – Guatemala will host the finals of the 2023 Concacaf U-17 Championship, February 11 – 26 in Guatemala City and Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala.
August 16 – A UEFA report into the potential for the women’s club and league game in Europe finds there could be a six-fold increase in commercial value to €686 million by 2033.
August 16 – Premier League clubs have had a busy transfer window to date. Arsenal hit headlines after acquiring Gabriel Jesus from Man City who bulked up with the signing of Erling Haaland in July.