November 15 – Still reluctant to personally condemn the actions of Russia, FIFA president Gianni Infantino has called for a one-month ceasefire in Ukraine during the World Cup.
November 15 – Just days before the start of the World Cup, German fans have stepped up their protest against Qatar staging the tournament.
November 15 – The Brazilian Confederation of Football (CBF) has expressed support for Gianni Infantino’s ‘shut-up-and-play’ policy at the World Cup in Qatar.
November 15 – US investors are turning their attention to Spain with reports that Chen Yansheng, president of RCD Espanyol, is sales talks with an investment fund.
November 15 – Manchester United have launched their first official non-fungible token (NFT) collection which will be given away to fans around the world.
November 15 – FIFA champions its World Cup as the most elite football competition in the world. However, only some elite players get to compete for the most coveted title in world football.
November 15 – Marcus Thuram has been handed the last spot in the France squad that will defend its World Cup title in Qatar while the uncapped Axel Disasi was also called up on Monday after Presnel Kimpembe had to pull out with injury.
November 15 – Concacaf has extended its partnership with Host Broadcast Services (HBS) for the next four years until December 2026 to provide broadcast coverage for its it major competitions including the Gold Cup, W Gold Cup, W Championship, Nations League Finals and Champion’s League.
November 15 – Never mind the reported 5,000+ dead bodies that have created the infrastructure for the Qatar 2022 World Cup, or the reported $385 million spent on Qatari espionage campaigns to discredit and/or buy influence, or the unwelcome LGBTQ folk (you can come but we’d rather you didn’t you poor mentally afflicted people), or even the gagging order on all you stupid players that might have the power of independent thought…(we own you even if we don’t pay for you).
November 14 – In an ironic twist, Byron Castillo, the player at the centre of the bitter, long-running dispute over his World Cup eligibility, has been left out of Ecuador’s squad for the finals tournament.
November 14 – Saudi Arabia has been forced to pull one of its leading World Cup players because of an ongoing doping case.
November 14 – Germany’s 2004 World Cup-winning captain Philipp Lahm (pictured) has re-iterated his stance that Qatar should never have been allowed to host the World Cup and is boycotting the tournament.
November 14 – Cristiano Ronaldo’s long relationship with Manchester United appears to be drawing to a close after the Portuguese superstar publicly accused the club of betrayal by not playing him.
November 14 – Australia’s Commonwealth Bank has signed as a Women’s World Cup 2023 Official Supporter. The tournament will be joint hosted by Australia and New Zealand next summer.