January 19 – Betting sponsorship of football in the barely regulated markets of South America is continuing to expand with Betsson announcing it is extending its partnership with the Peruvian Football Federation (FPF) for four years.
January 19 – FIFA has released a set of numbers and significant achievements/records that were generated by their World Cup month in Qatar. Top of those numbers is the claim that 5 billion people engaged with the tournament.
June 18 – News was released yesterday that a Swiss cantonal supreme court has ruled that FIFA’s firing of its former finance director and acting secretary-general Markus Kattner (pictured) in 2016 was “considered as unjustified”.
January 18 – Sir Jim Ratcliffe, the billionaire owner of petrochemicals firm Ineos and one of Britain’s richest men, has entered the bidding process to buy Manchester United, a spokesperson for the company has confirmed.
January 18 – Having stepped down from the French Football Federation (FFF), veteran football official Noel Le Graet is now the subject of an investigation over alleged moral and sexual harassment, the office of the Paris prosecutor said.
January 18 – MLS club Houston Dynamo have unveiled a new stadium naming rights deal ahead of the start of the 2023 MLS season.
January 17 – Liga Portugal and RealFevr have extended their digital collectibles partnership to include a two-season deal for the Allianz Cup (Portuguese League Cup) starting this season.
January 18 – More than 80 of the UK’s professional clubs have committed to take part in a ‘Green Football Weekend’ February 3-5 to highlight issues of climate change. Fans and clubs are being encouraged to get involved with initiatives that will make a positive impact.
January 18 – Fans looking to own the ultimate piece of memorabilia, the ball that was used to score a goal, will now have the opportunity to do so for tonight’s EA Sports Supercup between AC Milan and Inter Milan in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
January 18 – The English FA’s education arm, England Football Learning, has boosted its learning resources and courses via its learn.englandfootball.com website.
January 17 – Shakhtar Donetsk owner Rinat Akhmetov (pictured) has pledged to give $25 million to help the families of Ukrainian fighters who tried to defend the city of Mariupol when it was attacked by Russian forces in the spring of last year.
January 17 – Thailand have retained the AFF Cup with a 1-0 victory over Vietnam following a first-half strike from captain Theerathorn Bunmathan.
January 17 – The Nordic hosting bid for the UEFA Women’s Euro 2025 is gathering pace with some of the biggest names in football from Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden giving it their backing.
January 17 – Flamengo president Rodolfo Landim has said that his club will prioritise the Maracana as the club’s home venue though is not discarding a possible future move away from the iconic stadium.
January 17 – FIFA is reporting more than 500,000 tickets have been sold for the Women’s World Cup 2023 to be co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand in July and August.