A comprehensive record of recent events around the world
Wednesday August 29
CONMEBOL: Ex-confederation president Juan Angel Napout is jailed for nine years for racketeering conspiracy and wire-fraud charges.
ITALY: Udinese midfielder Rolando Mandragora is suspended for one game after being caught by TV cameras making “blasphemous remarks” at the weekend after he had a shot saved by Sampdoria goalkeeper Emil Audero.
Thursday August 30
LUXEMBOURG: Dudelange beat Romanian champions CFR Cluj in the Europa League and become the first team from Luxembourg to reach the group stage of a major European competition.
Friday August 31
FRANCE: Patrick Vieira claims his first victory as Nice coach with a 1-0 triumph at Lyon. ITALY: Milan beat Roma 2-1 with a 95th-minute goal from sub Patrick Cutrone after both sides have a goal disallowed by VAR.
SERBIA: Red Star fans will be able to attend their opening Champions League group game, at home to Napoli, after UEFA reduces their two-game stadium ban on appeal.
Saturday September 1
ASIAN GAMES: South Korea beat Japan 2-1 in the men’s Final. FRANCE: Kylian Mbappe is sent off late on in Paris Saint-Germain’s 4-2 win at Nimes. HOLLAND: PSV maintain their perfect start in the Eredivisie with a 6-1 win over Willem II. USA: Zlatan Ibrahimovic and LA Galaxy are thrashed 6-2 away at Real Salt Lake.
Sunday September 2
BRAZIL: Following a 1-1 draw with Atletico Mineiro, a hostage is taken in the Corinthians club shop – and then abandoned – as three men try to rob the premises.
FRANCE: Marseille come from 2-1 down to beat Monaco 3-2 with a 90th-minute winner from Valere Germain.
ITALY: Carlo Ancelotti suffers a first defeat as Napoli coach as his side lose 3-0 at Sampdoria.
RUSSIA: Zenit’s perfect start to the season ends with a 0-0 draw at home to Spartak Moscow in a game that is interrupted when a drone crashes onto the pitch.
SCOTLAND: Steven Gerrard loses for the first time as a manager as Rangers go down 1-0 at Celtic.
SPAIN: La Liga newcomers Huesca take the lead at Barcelona before being thrashed 8-2. Real Betis beat city rivals Sevilla 1-0.
Monday September 3
ENGLAND: Tottenham Hotspur confirm their Champions League group games will be played at Wembley Stadium. IRAQ: Previously in charge of Slovenia (twice), Macedonia and United Arab Emirates, Srecko Katanec replaces Basim Qasim in charge of Iraq.
PARAGUAY: Former Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio will lead Paraguay in their qualifying campaign for the 2022 World Cup.
SCOTLAND: St Mirren, who are second-bottom of the Premiership sack manager Alan Stubbs after less than three months in charge.
SPAIN: Brazil’s former World Cup winner Ronaldo buys a 51 per cent controlling stake in Real Valladolid, who are 16th in La Liga and yet to win a game this season.
Tuesday September 4
AUSTRALIA: The country’s all-time top scorer Tim Cahill, who managed 50 goals in 107 games before announcing his international retirement at this summer’s World Cup, will make one last appearance for Australia when they meet Lebanon in Sydney in November.
COLOMBIA: Jose Pekerman steps down as Colombia coach after sixand-a-half years in charge, with Arturo Reyes taking charge of the side for the friendlies against Venezuela and Argentina.
DENMARK: Ex-Arsenal midfielder John Jensen, who was a Euro champion in 1992, will be in charge for the national side’s upcoming games against Slovakia and Wales after coach Age Hareide is stood down by the Danish FA amid a dispute with the players’ union over commercial rights.
HOLLAND: Ajax and Morocco
midfielder Hakim Ziyech wins the Dutch footballer of the year award.
Wednesday September 5
DENMARK: With the national team involved in a dispute with the Danish Football Association, and players from the country’s top two divisions and those based overseas making themselves unavailable, Denmark field a makeshift side against Slovakia and lose 3-0.
FRANCE: Eleven years after he was last in charge of Bordeaux, Brazilian coach Ricardo Gomes returns to replace Gus Poyet, who was sacked following a row with the board over the sale of striker Gaetan Laborde to Ligue 1 rivals Montpellier.
NIGERIA: Salisu Yusuf, who was assistant to Gernot Rohr at the World Cup, is banned for a year by the Nigeria Football Federation after being caught on camera taking cash from two men who
requested that he pick two players for this year’s African Nations Championship.
sPAIN: La Liga pushes ahead with its plan to take matches to the USA, with reports claiming the first game will be between Barcelona and Girona in Miami on January 27.
UsA: David Beckham’s MLS team will be called Club Internacional de Futbol Miami, or Inter Miami.
Thursday September 6
BRAZIl: National coach Tite scraps his rotation policy and announces that Neymar will be his side’s permanent captain.
FRANCE: Playing their first game since beating Croatia in the World Cup Final, Les Bleus are held to a goalless draw by Germany.
GEORGIA: Giorgi Chakvetadze scores the first-ever goal in the UEFA Nations League as Georgia win 2-0 away to Kazakhstan.
JAPAN: Friday’s home friendly against Chile is cancelled after an earthquake strikes the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido.
MEXICO: Second-tier side Dorados de Sinaloa appoint Diego Maradona as coach.
Friday September 7
ARGENTINA: Giovanni Simeone, the son of Diego Simeone, scores on his debut as Argentina beat Guatemala 3-0.
DENMARK: The Danish Football Association reaches a temporary agreement for the country’s senior players to return to the national team to face Wales on Sunday.
NORTHERN IRElAND: Oran Kearney leaves top-of-the-table Coleraine to take charge of Scottish Premiership strugglers St Mirren.
sCOTlAND: Alex McLeish’s side lose 4-0 to Belgium at Hampden Park – Scotland’s heaviest defeat at home for 45 years.
sERBIA: Red Star supporters are banned from attending their side’s Champions League games away to Paris Saint-Germain and Liverpool following the poor behaviour of fans in Austria at their qualifier against Red Bull Salzburg.
Saturday September 8
BURUNDI: Former England under-21 striker Saido Berahino scores on his debut for Burundi as they draw 1-1 with Gabon in an African Nations Cup qualifier.
EGYPT: Mohamed Salah misses two penalties but still manages to get on the scoresheet twice as Egypt beat Niger 6-0.
CAMEROON: Clarence Seedorf makes a disappointing debut as coach of Cameroon, who are held to a 1-1 draw by Comoros.
Sunday September 9
CANADA: An 8-0 victory over the US Virgin Islands in the CONCACAF Nations League is Canada’s biggestever win.
ECUADOR: Emelec beat Barcelona 2-0 in the Clasico del Astillero (“the shipyard derby”) and replace their Guayaquil neighbours at the top of the table.
FRANCE: Former Saint-Etienne defender William Gomis, 19, who was released this summer, is shot dead in the south of France.
GERMANY: Nico Schulz scores an 85th-minute winner on his debut as Germany come from behind to beat Peru 2-1 in a friendly.
JORDAN: Ex-Belgian international Vital Borkelmans replaces Lamal Abu Abed as national coach.
MADAGAsCAR: At least one person is killed and 37 injured in a stampede before Madagascar’s African Nations Cup game against Senegal. The game goes ahead as planned and finishes 2-2.
VIETNAM: Hoang Vu Samson scores both goals as Hanoi beat Song Lam Nghe An 2-0 to win a fourth V.League 1 title with five games to spare.
Monday September 10
CHINA: Guus Hiddink is appointed coach of China’s under-21 side.
HONG KONG: English coach Gary White, who has spent the last sixand-a-half years in Asia, leaves his post with Chinese Taipei to take charge of Hong Kong.
KOsOVO: Goals from Arber Zeneli and Atdhe Nuhiu give Kosovo a 2-0 victory over Faroe Islands in the UEFA Nations League – their first-ever competitive win.
QATAR: Despite political tensions in the region, Qatar will host next year’s Gulf Cup.
TURKEY: Emre Akbaba scores twice in the closing minutes as Turkey come from 2-0 down to beat Sweden 3-2 in Solna.
UsA: LA Galaxy coach Sigi Schmid steps down with six MLS games to go and is temporarily replaced by Dominic Kinnear.
Tuesday September 11
BOsNIA: Edin Dzeko surpasses Emir Spahic with his 95th appearance to become Bosnia’s most-capped player and marks the occasion with the only goal of the game against Austria.
ENGlAND: Marcus Rashford gets
the only goal of the game as England beat Switzerland to avoid an unwanted national record of four consecutive defeats.
JAPAN: Hajime Moriyasu makes a winning start as Japan coach with a 3-0 victory over Costa Rica.
NORTHERN IRELAND: One hundred and six seconds after appearing as a sub to make his international debut, Gavin Whyte scores with his first touch as Northern Ireland beat Israel 3-0.
SCOTLAND: The Scottish FA decides to remain at Hampden Park and agrees to buy the stadium from Queen’s Park when their existing lease expires in 2020.
UEFA: European Club Association president Andrea Agnelli claims that a third European club competition will start in 2021. The Europa League group stage will also be reduced from 48 teams to 32.
Wednesday September 12
GABON: Sports minister Alain Claude Bilie By-Nze announces that Spanish coach Jose Antonio Camacho’s contract will not be renewed at the end of November. Thursday September 13
FIFA: A ruling to limit the number of players that one club can lend out is under consideration by FIFA.
ITALY: Chievo are docked three points for accounting irregularities, leaving them adrift at the bottom of Serie A on minus two points.
Friday September 14
ENGLAND: Former Manchester United keeper Tim Howard, who now plays for MLS side Colorado Rapids, is part of a consortium that buys a majority stake in non-league Dagenham & Redbridge, who are managed by one-time England caretaker boss Peter Taylor.
Saturday September 15
ANGOLA: Five people are killed and seven injured in a stampede after Primeiro de Agosto’s 0-0 draw with DR Congo’s TP Mazembe in the African Champions League.
HOLLAND: PSV win 7-0 at Den Haag to make it 13 goals scored in their last two Eredivisie games.
ITALY: Three years after going bankrupt, Parma win in Serie A again, beating Internazionale 1-0 with a goal from Federico Dimarco – who is on loan from Inter.
MALDIVES: Despite losing to holders India in their group game, and only advancing to the knockout stage on a coin toss, Maldives beat the defending champions 2-0
in the SAFF Championship Final.
SPAIN: Real Madrid drop their first points of the season with a 1-1 draw at Athletic Bilbao. Teenage sub Borja Garces scores a 94th-minute equaliser on his debut as Atletico Madrid draw 1-1 with Eibar.
TUNISIA: Esperance beat Etoile Sahel 2-1 in the home leg of their all-Tunisian CAF Champions League quarter-final.
USA: Zlatan Ibrahimovic joins Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo as the only active players with 500 or more senior club and international goals by scoring in LA Galaxy’s 5-3 defeat by Toronto.
Sunday September 16
ENGLAND: Former England and Ipswich Town defender Kevin Beattie dies of a suspected heart attack at the age of 64.
ITALY: Cristiano Ronaldo scores his first two goals for Juventus as they beat Sassuolo 2-1.
Monday September 17
GHANA: Six more referees are banned for life by the Referees’ Association of Ghana, and a further 47 for 10 years each, in the wake of an investigation into bribery.
RWANDA: Francois Regis Uwayezu and Eric Ruhamiriza of the Rwandese Association Football Federation are arrested over allegations that they tried to bribe Namibian referee Jackson Pavaza who took charge of their 2-1 loss to Ivory Coast in an African Nations Cup qualifier on September 9.
USA: Assistant coach Steve Ralston will guide San Jose Earthquakes in their last six MLS games after Mikael Stahre is sacked.
Tuesday September 18
BRAZIL: Next year’s Copa America Final will be staged at the Maracana in Rio, with the opening match at the Morumbi in Sao Paulo. Games will also be played in Porto Alegre, Belo Horizonte and Salvador.
ITALY: Ivan Gazidis is to leave his post as chief executive at Arsenal and take up a similar position with Milan on December 1.
SPAIN: Lionel Messi scores a record eighth Champions League hat-trick as Barcelona beat PSV 4-0, putting him one ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo.
Wednesday September 19
ARGENTINA: Boca Juniors beat Brazil’s Cruzeiro 2-0 in the home leg of their Libertadores Cup quarter-final, while River Plate draw 0-0 away at Independiente in an
CROATIA: Six months after Luka Modric was charged with the same offence, Dejan Lovren is accused in court of giving false statements in the trial of former Dinamo Zagreb chief executive Zdravko Mamic.
ENGLAND: Beaten 2-1 at home by Lyon, Manchester City are the first English side to lose four Champions League games in a row.
ITALY: Cristiano Ronaldo is sent off as Juventus beat Valencia 2-0.
SOLOmON ISLANDS: A 3-1 win over Fiji in the OFC Under-16 semi-finals sees Solomon Islands qualify for next year’s Under-17 World Cup – their first 11-a-side FIFA tournament finals.
Thursday September 20
BRAZIL: Bruno Henrique and Dudu give Palmeiras a 2-0 win away to Chile’s Colo Colo in the first leg of their Libertadores Cup quarter-final.
EUROPA LEAGUE: Arsenal, Chelsea, Milan and Sevilla all get off to winning starts in the group stage, but Marseille are beaten 3-2 at home by Eintracht Frankfurt.
Friday September 21
URUGUAY: Oscar Tabarez signs a new four-year contract to remain in charge of the national side. He will keep assistants Celso Otero, Mario Rebollo and Jose Herrera, who have worked with him since he began his second spell as coach in 2006.
Saturday September 22
GERmANY: Schalke are still without a point this season as they lose 2-0 at home to league leaders Bayern Munich.
Sunday September 23
ARGENTINA: River Plate win 2-0 away to arch-rivals Boca Juniors.
HOLLAND: PSV go five points clear of second-place Ajax at the top of the table with a 3-0 victory.
ITALY: Juventus maintain their 100 per cent start to Serie A with a 2-0 win at Frosinone.
SCOTLAND: Celtic lose 2-1 at Kilmarnock and slip to sixth in the Premiership with their worst start to a league season for 20 years.
SERBIA: Red Star draw 1-1 at Partizan and remain two points above their Belgrade neighbours, who are third on goal difference.
Monday September 24
FIFA: Luka Modric is named the world’s top male player at the Best FIFA Football Awards in London. Marta of Brazil wins the best female player award and France’s Didier Deschamps is the best coach.
PORTUGAL: Sporting lose in the league for the first time this season, going down 1-0 at Braga, who go second in the table behind Benfica on goal difference.
TURKEY: Fenerbahce draw 1-1 at home to Besiktas in the season’s first Istanbul derby.
Tuesday September 25
ENGLAND: After taking exams at school earlier in the day, Harvey Elliott appears as a substitute for Fulham in their 3-1 League Cup win at Millwall to become the club’s youngest-ever player at 15 years and 174 days.
GABON: Initially appointed as the joint-boss of Gabon, Daniel Cousin is named sole coach as PierreFrancois Aubameyang, who is the father of Arsenal striker PierreEmerick Aubameyang, is too ill to accept the job.
GERmANY: Bayern Munich drop their first points of the season with a 1-1 draw at home to Augsburg.
INDONESIA: Liga 1 is suspended after the death of a Persija fan in clashes with Persib supporters before their game on Sunday.
Wednesday September 26
GERmANY: Borussia Dortmund beat Nuremberg 7-0 to equal the club’s second-biggest win of all time in the Bundesliga.
ITALY: Daniele De Rossi makes his 600th appearance for Roma as they beat Frosinone.
SPAIN: Barcelona lose 2-1 away to bottom-of-the-table Leganes while Real Madrid are beaten 3-0 at Sevilla – the first time the pair have both lost in La Liga on the same day since January 4, 2015.
USA: New York City book their place in the MLS play-offs with a 2-0 victory over Chicago Fire.
ZAmBIA: ZESCO United beat Nchanga Rangers 4-0 to retain the title with two games to spare.
Thursday September 27
GERmANY: Euro 2024 will be staged in Germany after Turkey’s bid is beaten in a vote.
SCOTLAND: Scottish League Cup semi-finals Aberdeen v Rangers and Hearts v Celtic will be played at Hampden Park on October 28. It will be the first time Celtic and Rangers have played in Glasgow on the same day since 1983.
UEFA: VAR will be used from the play-off stage of next season’s Champions League and in the 2019 UEFA Super Cup in Istanbul, as well as at Euro 2020.
Golden...South Korea celebrate beating Japan in the Final of the men’s football tournament at the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia
Old Firm...Celtic’s Olivier Ntcham (left) and Alfredo Morelos of Rangers
Caught...Salisu Yusuf has been banned