In association football, the Major League Soccer (MLS) fines Los Angeles FC $100,000 and suspended supporter group 3252 for engaging in misconduct including the lighting of illegal flares during the team match in the conference finals.
In association football, Manchester City beat rivals Manchester United 2–1 in the FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium in London to win their seventh FA Cup title. İlkay Gündoğan breaks the record for the fastest goal in an FA Cup final, scoring after just 12 seconds.
Karim Benzema wins the Ballon d'Or for the first time in his career after winning the 2021–22 La Liga and the 2021–22 UEFA Champions League with Real Madrid as well as the 2020–21 UEFA Nations League with France.
In association football, Villarreal win their first Europa League title and first major trophy in the club's 98-year history, after defeating Manchester United on penalties in the final at the Stadion Miejski in Gdańsk, Poland, which ended in a 1–1 draw after extra time.
FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi is widely hailed as the best footballer in the world after scoring four goals for the first time in his career in one UEFA Champions League game, including his fourth hat-trick of 2010.