July 10 – With the World Cup kicking off on November 21, enforcing breaks on clubs and leagues worldwide, Premier League Everton and Scottish champions Celtic will be heading down under to play a tournament in Australia.
July 9 – Europe’s giant clubs have generally stayed clear of big betting deals, tending to run them as partnerships buried within their digital offerings. Paris-Saint-Germain are the second club to break the mould following Man City’s announcement of a partnership with 8XBet.
July 10 – Leeds United, who clung on to their Premier League status last season but have since lost star midfielder Kalvin Phillips to Manchester City in a £42 million deal, have signed Astonish as the club’s the Official Training Wear Partner for the 2022/23 campaign.
By Andrew Warshaw
July 8 – Despite both being banned from the game by FIFA and following an investigation lasting seven years, Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini, once the two most powerful officials in world football, were dramatically acquitted today of fraud, embezzlement and other corruption charges in a criminal case brought by Swiss judicial authorities that gripped world football politics.
July 8 – Will a Brazilian club go on to win the Copa Libertadores again this season? With both Boca Juniors and River Plate from Argentina eliminated and all of Flamengo, Corinthians, Palmeiras and Atletico Mineiro in the last eight, Brazil’s dominance in South America’s premier club competition is undeniable.
July 8 – Alcohol will not be served at World Cup venues in Qatar, according to agency reports.
July 8 – Italian train operator Trenitalia has renewed its title sponsorship of Serie A’s Coppa Italia for a further two season.
July 8 – Former Birmingham Women coach Marcus Bignot has been handed a seven-game touchline ban for homophobic comments. He has also been ordered to attend a face-to-face education course.
July 8 – With the deregulation of the online betting business state-to-state across the US, Major League Soccer (MLS) has appointed the bookmaker sales of IMG – IMG Arena – as its official data distribution in a deal that could net the US league $270 million, according to reports.
July 7 – UEFA president Aleksander Čeferin has hailed the start of the Women’s Euros, delayed for a year because of Covid, as changing the face of the women’s game.
July 7 – Bayern Munich’s chief executive Oliver Kahn has defended the club’s contentious sponsorship agreement with World Cup hosts Qatar.
July 7 – Manchester United have signed IT and consulting services provider DXC as the club’s sleeve sponsor. DXC will also manage the club’s digital presence.
July 7 – With England defeating Austria 1-0 in the curtain-raiser of Euro 2022 and the Concacaf Women’s Championship in full swing, the Copa America takes centre stage on Friday when Bolivia and Ecuador kick off the South American competition.
July 7 – England and Beth Mead kicked off their Euro 2022 party with a narrow 1-0 win against Austria in the tournament’s curtain-raiser in front of a record crowd for a Women’s Euro match of 68,871 fans at Old Trafford.
July 7 – Timed with the kick-off of the Women’s Euro, the United Nations has a new initiative – ‘Football for the Goals’ – with UEFA as an inaugural supporter.