January 10 – Last month’s unprecedented violent pitch invasion that shamed the sport in Australia has led to Melbourne Victory being fined a total of A$450,000 ($310,410) and handed a suspended 10-point deduction.
January 1 – Under the title Vision 2047, India has launched a new roadmap to develop the domestic game with six four-year strategic plans and with the aim of making India an Asian powerhouse.
January 9 – Holders Liverpool were held to a 2-2 home draw by Wolverhampton Wanderers on a weekend when no fewer than eight of the 20 Premier League sides were dumped out of the FA Cup, the world’s oldest domestic knockout competition, at the first time of asking.
January 9 – The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has unveiled a three-round competition structure to qualify two women’s teams for the 2024 Paris Olympics.
January 9 – French coach Didier Deschamps is to stay until the 2026 World Cup after leading his country to the final of the last two editions of the tournament.
January 9 – FIFA’s new agent regulations have come into force with a new legal framework governing agents’ activity and the licensing of agents central to the reforms.
January 9 – T-Mobile US has become an official sponsor of Liga MX in the US in a deal brokered by Spanish-language media giant TelevisaUnivision which will also see the telecoms operator broadcast live matches under its Metro by T-Mobile brand.
January 9 – Not for the first time, French football has been hit by an internal war of words, this time over controversial comments made by French football federation (FFF) president Noel Le Graet about national icon Zinedine Zidane (pictured).
January 9 – Former Cameroon and Paris St Germain midfielder Modeste M’Bami has died aged just 40 after suffering a heart attack.
January 9 – FIFA’s Referees Committee has announced the 33 referees, 55 assistant referees and 19 video match officials for the Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023.
January 9 – Brazil is once again mourning the passing of a footballing great. Following the funeral of Pele, Vasco da Gama legend Roberto Dinamite died on Sunday, also following a battle with colon cancer, aged 68.
January 6 – UEFA president Aleksander Čeferin looks set for a third term as UEFA president after the deadline passed yesterday for any challengers to come forward for the April 5 election at the UEFA congress in Lisbon, Portugal.
January 6 – The 25th Arabian Gulf Cup kicks off today in Iraq, the first time the eight-team competition has been played since 2019 and the first time it has been hosted in Iraq since 1979.
January 6 – The football world has lost yet another iconic and hugely popular figure with tributes pouring in following the death at just 58 of former Italian great Gianluca Vialli.
January 6 – Jude Bellingham is the hottest property in world football going into the January transfer window, with an estimated transfer value of €208 million.