January 11 – Defending champions Thailand will face Vietnam in the final of the Asean Championship after the Thais defeated Malaysia 3-0 to overturn a first-leg defeat.
January 11 – Safety officers have joined the English FA in investigating claims of crushing and overcrowding in Newcastle’s FA Cup third round upset at Sheffield Wednesday last weekend.
January 11 – Cristiano Ronaldo’s new club Al Nassr have denied reports that his contract includes a commitment to back a Saudi Arabian bid to host the 2030 World Cup.
January 11 – Wales manager Rob Page wants Gareth Bale to stay involved in the international set-up after the superstar forward announced he was hanging up his boots.
January 11 – Former Barcelona and Brazil star Daniel Alves is under investigation over the allegation of sexual harassment of a woman at a Spanish nightclub, Catalonia’s Supreme Court has said.
January 8 – Sports apps have become a staple for sports fans looking to stay abreast of live scores and the latest news around favourite teams, players, and leagues. Several applications are now available that service the demand, delivering news, stats, and occasionally betting chances on various sporting events.
January 10 – Fresh from the delivery of the World Cup in Qatar and a month of football highs and geo-political lows, FIFA president Gianni Infantino is back in Switzerland today for a second interview with Swiss prosecutors looking into his own criminal case.
January 10 – Entering a new commercial rights phase, the South American confederation Conmebol has increased prize money across its club competitions to $300 million. The winner of the flagship club competition, the Copa Libertadores, can now earn as much as $28 million.
January 10 – LaLiga and OneFootball have stuck a deal that will see the Spanish league launch its official profile on the streaming platform.
January 10 – The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) has condemned the far-right supporters of Jair Bolsonaro, who stormed the capital in their thousands and rocked Brazil’s democracy on Sunday, for wearing the iconic yellow shirt of the national team.
By Andrew Warshaw
January 10 – Once the world’s most expensive footballer and a five-time Champions League winner with Real Madrid, Wales captain Gareth Bale has ended his playing career at the age of 33, he announced on Monday.
January 10 – English Premier League clubs Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur or Liverpool are the latest clubs being targeted by Qatar Sports Investments over a potential acquisition, according to a report by Bloomberg News that has been picked up across the footballing world.
January 10 – It didn’t take Roberto Martinez long to find a new role. The Spaniard has become the third foreign coach to lead Portugal, succeeding Fernando Santos.
January 10 – Cristiano Ronaldo’s first game in Saudi Arabia looks set to be against Paris Saint-Germain and a possible reunion with his career-long rival Lionel Messi.