looking ahead to UAE 2019
offer from the Mexican Football Federation to extend his contract.
SOMALIA: Former national-team goalkeeper Ahmed Abdalla Moalim Mohamed dies after a protracted illness, aged 25.
Sunday July 29
ANGOLA: A 1-0 victory over South Africa sees Angola crowned COSAFA Under-17 champions.
EURO U19s: Portugal beat Italy 4-3 after extra-time in the Final to complete a unique under-17 and under-19 European double.
KUWAIT: Romeo Jozak agrees to coach Kuwait’s national and Olympic squads, with the Croatian signing a two-year contract.
TUNISIA: Faouzi Benzarti is named national coach for a fourth time.
USA: Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores a hat-trick to make it 15 goals in 17 games for LA Galaxy as they beat Orlando City 4-3.
Monday July 30
GERMANY: Bayern Munich chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge says the time has come to scrap Germany’s 50+1 rule as it is making the country’s club sides less competitive in terms of winning European trophies.
Tuesday July 31
ECUADOR: Hernan Dario Gomez, who was in charge of Panama at the World Cup, is appointed national coach of Ecuador.
IRAN: Yukiya Sugita will become the first Japanese to play in the Iran Pro League after the midfielder signs a deal with Tractor Sazi.
PERU: Chairman of the Peruvian Football Federation, Edwin Oviedo is under pressure to resign for offering illicit favours to a judge. Five members of the federation’s consulting committee left after the allegations were made.
RUSSIA: Manchester United’s chief scout Javier Ribalta agrees a deal to become Zenit’s sporting director.
Wednesday August 1
ENGLAND: The FA says it will start work to see if a bid is feasible to host the 2030 World Cup.
FRANCE: Ex-Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri has his ban for using a drip treatment at a Los Angeles clinic increased from six to 18 months. SOUTH KOREA: Tottenham agree a compromise to release Son Heung-min for August’s Asian Games in exchange for the striker missing South Korea’s first two games at January’s Asian Cup.