By Samindra Kunti in Brussels
November 20 – Belgium will be a top seed in the Euro 2024 draw after Romelu Lukaku’s four goals propelled his team to a routine 5-0 win against ten-man Azerbaijan in European qualifying.
November 20 – Football Australia and Nike have agreed a ten-year contract extension that will keep the sportswear company as the official apparel partner for all Australian national teams, including the Subway Socceroos, CommBank Matildas, Junior, and Youth men’s and women’s squads, as well as the CommBank Pararoos, and CommBank ParaMatildas.
November 20 – The Football Association of Ireland (FAI) have reduced their debts and loans from €63.5 million to €50.8 million in 2022, but fell short on generating commercial revenue and hence remained dependent on state funding.
November 20 – The Turkish Football Federation (TFF) and have agreed a national team sponsorship with Istanbul airport’s iGA PASS which provides services for travellers through the airport.
November 17 – In the biggest sanction in Premier League history over financial fair play, Everton have been docked a staggering 10 points after being found to have breached profit and sustainability rules.
November 17 – UEFA has extended its partnership with Disney until 2027, allowing the continuation of the UEFA Playmakers project which aims to use Disney storytelling to provide unique opportunities to girls as a safe, fun and engaging entry pathway into football.
November 17 – Former Dutch international Marc Overmars has been banned from football in his homeland for a year after admitting to sending inappropriate messages to female colleagues “over a period of time”.
November 17 – UEFA has relocated the upcoming UEFA Europa League and Europa Conference League matches featuring Israeli sides Maccabi Haifa and Maccabi Tel Aviv to Belgrade, Serbia.
November 17 – Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has been charged by the English Football Association (FA) over an explosive VAR rant following his side’s controversial defeat against Newcastle.
November 17 – AC Milan’s international defender Alessandro Florenzi has reportedly become the latest Italian player to be investigated by authorities over alleged illegal gambling activities.
November 17 – Battle scenes accompanied the Euro 2024 qualifier between Bulgaria and Hungary, which was played in front of empty stands in Sofia as thousands of fans from dozens of Bulgarian clubs gathered to protest in front of the Vasil Levski national stadium.
November 16 – Online travel and accommodation platform Booking.com as agreed a sponsorship with UEFA for both the men’s Euro 2024 in Germany and Women’s Euro 2025 in Switzerland.
November 16 – AC Milan has launched its first academy project in the US in partnership with Black&Red Pumas LLC. The academy will be based in Fairfax, Virginia, and the club said it will be the first steps of a number as it builds the club brand in the US.
November 16 – Manchester United have unveiled a multi-year global partnership with WOW Hydrate. The sports and fitness drink becomes the club’s official sports hydration partner.