August 23 – The Football Federation of Kosovo (FFK) has signed a sponsorship deal with the travel agency Bon Voyage who will become the naming rights sponsor of the newly formed Kosovo U21 Football Championship – the newly named Bon Voyage Superleague U21.
August 24 – Italian giants AC Milan have announced a multi-year partnership with real estate portal idealista starting with the 2023/24 season.
August 23 – Mali’s sports ministry has asked FIFA to investigate the electoral process of the country’s football federation, Femafoot, warning of potential “disturbances to public order”.
August 23 – Spain’s acting prime minister says it is “unacceptable” that Spanish FA president Luis Rubiales planted an unsolicited kiss on the lips of World Cup winner Jennifer Hermoso without her consent as pressure builds on Rubiales to resign.
August 23 – Despite the absence of Luton Town’s Kenilworth Road in this week’s attendance figures due to its ongoing development, the second match-day of the Premier League recorded an average of 97.38% capacity as 303,936 fans took their seats to watch the weekend’s action unfold.
August 23 – Liverpool have had a €30 million bid for 22-year-old Brazil international midfielder Andre rejected by Fluminense, who want to keep the player until the end of the Brazilian Serie A season in December.
August 23 – West Ham United midfielder Lucas Paquetá is being investigated by the English Football Association (FA) over potential breaches of betting rules.
August 23 – German telecoms giant Deutsche Telekom will provide the digital infrastructure for Euro 2024, as well as becoming a national partner and a media rights and broadcast partner.
August 23 – Adidas has unveiled the match balls for the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Women’s Champions League ahead of the beginning of the 2023/24 campaign next month.
August 23 – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has undergone emergency back surgery and will be out of action for up to a month, the club said.
August 23 – The U.S. Soccer federation has agreed a global, long-term partnership with Sportradar for the collection and distribution of the federation’s betting data and content.
August 23 – Leicester City, relegated from the Premier League last season but now joint top of the Championship, have extended their partnership with online sports betting and casino brand Parimatch, managed by Gibraltar-based online gambling operator BVGroup.
August 22 – Spain began their reign as Women’s World Cup champions by arriving home to a victory parade on the streets of Madrid.
By Paul Nicholson
August 23 – Football Australia chief executive James Johnson, speaking at the conclusion of the Women’s World Cup co-hosted with neighbours New Zealand, said that the event over the past month has “demonstrated a concrete, real, legacy for the women’s game in Australia, New Zealand and around the world. The women’s game has changed.”
August 22 – Belgium international and Stade Rennais winger Jeremy Doku is on the verge of completing a €60 million transfer to Manchester City, as talks have reached their conclusion after rumbling on for the past week.