November 24 – Up to 4,000 spectators will be allowed to attend outdoor ‘elite’ sport, including Premier League football, in the lowest-risk Covid areas of England when a month-long national lockdown is lifted on December 2.
By David Owen
November 24 – Tottenham Hotspur’s reign at the top of the Premier League profits table is over, with chairman Daniel Levy warning that a further £150 million of revenue could be lost irrecoverably in the present financial year if the club’s shiny new stadium remains closed to fans.
November 24 – The AFC has taken another significant step towards promoting gender equality in its region, appointing four women medical officers to the nine person medical and doping control team at the AFC Champions League (East) currently being played in Doha, Qatar.
November 24 – Two expert panels that advise football’s lawmaking body, the International Football Association Board (IFAB), have backed the idea of additional concussion substitutes plus a clarification of the handball law which has caused such angst throughout the season.
November 24 – As footballing miracles go, not many can match the romantic achievement of new Norwegian champions Bodø/Glimt who, as some reports put it, have “done a Leicester”.
November 24 – On January 30, South America will crown a new club champion with the final of the Copa Libertadores now confirmed for Rio de Janeiro’s Maracana stadium.
November 24 – Veteran Swedish star Zlatan Ibrahimovic has challenged the use of his ‘name’ and ‘face’ in the FIFA 21 video game, alleging Electronic Arts (EA) have used them both without his permission.
November 24 – The English FA have partnered with the Weetabix Food Company in a three-year deal that will begin in April 2021 and run through 2024 including the men’s Euro finals in 2021 and Women’s Euro in 2022 that will be hosted in England.
November 24 – German football is still reeling from their 6-0 defeat by Spain, with the German Football Association (DFB) announcing it will review the national team with team manager Oliver Bierhoff at the start of December.
November 24 – The ban on betting sponsors in Spain hasn’t stopped clubs selling their overseas inventory with Espanyol having closed a sponsorship agreement in Asia with KTO.
By Andrew Warshaw
November 23 – The head of African football, Ahmad Ahmad, has paid the ultimate price for a plethora of misdemeanours and indiscretions by being banned by FIFA for five years.
November 23 – China’s Beijing FC and Shanghai SIPG have both made perfect starts in their group stages of the Asian Champions League in Qatar, where the remaining 40 matches of the East Zone matches will be played.
November 23 – The longest unbeaten run in any of Europe’s top leagues was broken at the weekend when Olympique Lyon women suffered their first league loss in four years. Paris Saint-Germain inflicted a 1-0 defeat on the serial French champions.
November 23 – Ivorian FA boss Sidy Augustin Diallo has died of the coronavirus aged 61.
November 23 – Leeds United have partnered with Roc Nation to build their brand after returning to the Premier League this season under the guidance of cult coach Marcelo Bielsa.