By Paul Nicholson
August 3 – A reform proposal submitted by the Zambian FA for the restructuring of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) executive committee to make it both more representative of Africa’s nations and to save costs of at least $25 million appears to have been kicked into the long grass by CAF’s general secretary Veron Mosengo-Omba (pictured).
August 3 – In a move that seems likely to split public opinion, Premier League players have agreed to stop taking the knee routinely before every kick off during the new season that gets under way later this week, instead performing it ahead of specific games.
By Samindra Kunti
August 3 – It took about five years to put together, but on Tuesday South America finally launched their bid to stage the 2030 World Cup with an unprecedented coalition of Uruguay, Argentina, Paraguay and Chile vying to stage a celebratory, centenary global finals in the region.
August 3 – The Champions of Europe will play the Champions of Concacaf on October 7 at Wembley in what will unofficially be the decider of who is currently the best women’s team in the world currently.
August 23 – Spain’s LaLiga has unveiled EA Sports, and it’s renamed EA Sports FC video game title, as the naming rights partner for the league once the current deal with Santander expires at the end of the 2022/23 season.
August 3 – Following the underwhelming campaign at Euro 2022 and the exit of Martin Sjögren, Norway have appointed record international Hege Riise (pictured) as the new coach of their women’s national team.
August 3 – Four players from champions England and five from runners-up Germany were named in the women’s Euro 2022 team of the tournament announced by UEFA.
By Samindra Kunti in Leuven
Leuven – On a raucous night at Den Dreef, Belgium’s Union Saint-Gilloise upset Glasgow Rangers 2-0 in the third round of Champions League qualifying, with Teddy Teuma and Dante Vanzeir getting the goals either side of the half.
August 3 – England’s Premier League, and Spain’s LaLiga have both announced new deals in China suggesting that there may be a thawing in football relationships with the country that has pretty much closed its doors to outside football influence.
August 2 – The AFC has unveiled more detail of its new club competition calendar, taking effect in full from 2023, as it transitions away from its current Spring-Autumn calendar year season to following the Autumn-Spring calendar of the European season.
The AFC Champions League 2023/24 will open with the Preliminary Stage 1 on August 8, 2023, with the Group Stage being played from September 18 to December 13, 2023, and with a return to home and away fixtures rather than playing at the centralised venues.
August 2 – The English FA are planning contract talks with head coach Sarina Wiegman after she guided the country to Euro 2022 glory on Sunday in her first tournament in charge of the Lionesses.
August 2 – The captains of English Premier League teams are in talks with their teams over whether to continue taking the knee when the new season gets under way later this week.
August 2 – Former Arsenal star Cesc Fabregas will become a shareholder at Italian Serie B club Como following his move to Italy.
August 2 – UEFA has fined Slovan Bratislava €40,000 for the racist behaviour of its fans during the first leg of its Champions League qualifier at Ferencváros on July 20 – and has ruled that part of its stadium will be closed for its next game in any UEFA competition.