September 7 – FIFA has released plans for its new-look World Cup fan park – FIFA Fan Festival – that will rolled at Qatar 2022 in Al Bidda Park, Doha, and in 2023 at venues across Australia and New Zealand.
September 7 – Beer and alcohol at the World Cup in Qatar remains a delicate issue in the Muslim-majority country as the Middle East welcomes the World Cup for the first time, but organisers have said that beer will be available before and after matches around stadiums as well as at a fan festival in downtown Doha in the evenings.
September 7 – Paris Saint-Germain coach Christophe Galtier (pictured) has expressed his regret for what he called “a joke in bad taste” after ridiculing a question about PSG’s private jet travels and the impact on the climate.
September 7 – The Champions League kicked off last night with a number of the biggest names in action. And if Football Benchmark are correct, then it will be the biggest names that dominate the competition.
September 7 – The Asian Football Federation (AFC) has reiterated its commitment to ensuring that all its members follow the principles of good governance.
September 6 – Spain’s LaLiga has agreed a pathway to a 15-year joint venture with Dubai-based Galaxy Racer (GXR),that is aimed to accelerate presence across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and Indian subcontinent, targeting €3 billion in revenue over the period.
September 6 – UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has backed Spain and Portugal to land the 2030 World Cup hosting rights.
September 6 – Months after Real Madrid completed an improbable run of matches to win a 14th European Cup against Liverpool amid dramatic scenes at the Stade de France, the Champions League returns with the usual suspects eyeing glory in Istanbul next June in what will be the competition’s penultimate season in the current format.
By David Owen
September 6 – The International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s head of marketing is leaving for the high-octane world of Premier League football.
September 6 – Australia has withdrawn from the race to host the 2023 Asian Cup, leaving South Korea and Qatar as the frontrunners to stage the next edition of the continental finals.
September 6 – With 75 days left until the World Cup kicks off, Carlos Queiroz has returned to coach Iran for a second spell, spelling the end of Dragan Skocic’s tenure, according to Iranian state media.
September 6 – UEFA sponsor Mastercard has launched a new fundraising campaign supporting Save the Children, with support from the UEFA Foundation for Children.
September 6 – Over the past ten years, the English Premier League clubs have accumulated a transfer deficit of -€9.5 billion, dwarfing the next highest deficit of a Big 5 league, Italy’s Serie A, of 1.4 billion. In contrast France’s Ligue 1 clubs have a positive balance of €350 million – despite PSG’s negative balance of €868 million.
September 6 – After the stunning success of the Women’s Euros in England in July, it is the turn of the Barclays Women’s Super League to report record breaking numbers.