April 14 – New York Red Bulls forward Dante Vanzeir (pictured) has been suspended for six games and fined by Major League Soccer for using a racist remark during last Saturday’s match against the San Jose Earthquakes.
April 14 – On Saturday, Palmeiras kick off the 2023 Brazilian league season against Cuiaba. Alongside Rio giants Flamengo and Belo Horizonte behemoth Atletico Mineiro, they will be favourites to win the Serie A.
April 14 – The sale of Bulgaria’s Pirin Blagoevgrad has fallen through after US player agency CRD Sport pulled out after representatives of the company spent more than a week in Blagoevgrad where they negotiated with the local municipality.
April 14 – A ranking by the CIES Football Observatory of the percentage of minutes played by footballers who had not yet turned 20 in domestic league matches found Denmark’s Nordsjælland top with an astonishing 37% of minutes played.
April 14 – EA Sports has started the brand building for its EA SPORTS FC title that will launch at the end of the year, ending EA’s use of the FIFA brand after a 20-year association.
April 14 – Mongolia opened its Air Dome last week with its U-17 women’s national team playing Hong Kong in a friendly.
April 14 – With just two days to go to the start of the season the Canadian Premier League (CPL) has announced it has renewed its longstanding partnership with Volkswagen Canada through 2028.
April 13 – Premier League clubs have voted to ban gambling sponsors on the front of their shirts from the start of the 2026-27 season. The league said the clubs had taken the measure “voluntarily in order to reduce gambling advertising”.
April 13 – Finnish entrepreneur Thomas Zilliacus (pictured) has pulled out of the bidding for Manchester United, saying the decision by current owners the Glazer family to go to a third round of bidding is a “farce”.
April 13 – The Italian FA (FIGC) has completed its investigation into Juventus over alleged hidden payments to players, according to the club.
April 13 – A tap-in by Karim Benzema and a powerful strike by substitute Marco Asensio earned European champions Real Madrid a 2-0 win over 10-man Chelsea in their Champions League quarter-final, first leg on Wednesday.
April 13 – Paris Saint-Germain coach Christopher Galtier (pictured) has denied in “strongest possible terms” claims that he “moaned about having too many black and Muslim players” while in charge of Nice.
April 13 – Turkey is the only rival to the UK and Ireland candidacy to host the 2028 European Championship, UEFA confirmed in announcing the formal bids.
April 12 – FIFA sponsor Visa has unveiled the names of 33 women players who it will sponsor via its Team Visa programme up to and through the Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023.
April 21 – Olympique de Marseille have been named Best Professional Club in the 2022/23 UEFA Grassroots Awards for its creation and support of FC La Castellane, a grassroots community club in the north of the city.