February 22 – Former Brazilian international Dani Alves, one of the most decorated footballers in history, has been sentenced to four and a half years in jail after being found guilty of sexually assaulting a woman in an Barcelona nightclub on New Years Eve in 2022.
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February 22 – The Canadian Soccer Players’ Association, which represents the national women’s team, has filed a $40 million lawsuit against 15 current and former board members of Canada Soccer alleging “negligence and breach of fiduciary duty.”
February 22 – Chelsea FC are the biggest money movers in world football, according to the latest data report from the CIES Football Observatory.
February 22 – New Manchester United co-owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe says he wants to build a new stadium to replace Old Trafford where the club have played since 1910 – and make it a national venue.
February 22 – The Football Federation of Kosovo (FFK) have unveiled a four-year strategy for the development of Kosovar football. Titled ‘Foundations of the future’, the strategy will be implemented for the 2024-28 period.
February 22 – U.S. Soccer have partnered up with New York Life on a multi-year deal that will make it the federation’s official life insurance partner.
February 22 – The Swiss Football League has announced a strategic partnership with the French sports consultancy agency LaSource to develop the league’s Digital Vision 2027 project – a five-year strategy aiming to use technology t o innovate across the league’s operations and fan engagement.
February 22 – Arsenal slumped to a 1-0 defeat away to Porto, conceding an injury-time strike from Wenderson Galeno to complicate their round-of-15 life in the Champions League.
February 22 – Ex-England Goalkeeper Joe Hart will retire from football at the end of the season, the player has told his current club Celtic.
February 22 – The US women’s team, undergoing a regeneration of their squad as they work out who make selection for the Olympics this summer, still have the oldest team competing at the W Gold Cup.
February 22 – Brazil stuttered to a 1-0 win over Puerto Rico to open their W Gold Cup campaign on what for them was a chilly evening for the Snapdragon Stadium in San Diego, but for lovers of the beautiful game a heart warming reminder of why this is truly the world’s game.
February 22 – In the last late afternoon sun at the Snapdragon Stadium in San Diego Colombia wasted no time establishing their credentials for a serious Gold Cup challenge with a statement 6-0 win against Panama.
February 21 – British billionaire Jim Ratcliffe expressed his desire to lift Manchester United “to the top of English, European and world football” after completing his purchase of a minority stake in the iconic club on Tuesday.
February 21 – DC United supporters plan protests after their franchise’s pre-season training camp in Saudi Arabia.
February 21 – The MLS Players Association have urged a quick resolution to the lockout of the league’s referees and cautioned that the use of replacement officials during the ongoing labour dispute could jeopardise the health of players.