December 4 – Fans returning to English Premier League games this weekend will have to wear face masks at all times and have been banned from over-excessive singing or chanting to avoid Covid-19 transmission.
December 2 – After 266 long days, a tiny number of fans return to English league football tonight with clubs in certain areas of the country finally opening their turnstiles.
December 1 – Newcastle United’s entire first-team squad have been forced to self-isolate as the Premier League club closed its training ground amid a growing Covid-19 outbreak.
December 1 – This season’s entire Coupe de France is in danger of being called off, according to French federation president Noël Le Graët.
November 27 – Top-flight English clubs will be split down the middle when it comes to welcoming back fans for the first time in more than eight months after the current national lockdown ends next week.
November 27 – LaLiga President Javier Tebas has said he hopes to have fans back in Spanish stadiums in January or February 2021.
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.
November 18 – Plans to allow a limited number of supporters back into English professional games, possibly before the end of the year, are reportedly being considered by the government.
November 18 – The effect of Covid-19 on international football in Europe reached a new low on Tuesday when Ukraine’s Nations League game against Switzerland was called off just hours before kick-off after six Ukrainian players and one member of the coaching staff tested positive.
November 17 – Premier League bosses have announced 16 new positive Covid-19 cases – a record weekly high and a serious threat to clubs losing key players immediately after the international break.
November 17 – European clubs with Norwegian players, who had been ordered to quarantine for ten days by their government, will seemingly defy that self-isolation rule in favour of their own regulation.
November 16 – Already facing a multi-pronged challenge to his power base, Ahmad Ahmad, President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), has temporarily handed over the reins to CAF first vice president Constant Omari while he completes his convalescence after contracting Covid-19.
November 16 – Norway will play Austria after all in their final Nations League group game on Wednesday after the team forfeited their match against Romania following a government travel ban due to a covid-19 case in the squad.
November 13 – EFL clubs have accepted a £50 million Premier League rescue package for League One and League Two.
November 13 – England’s Nations League match against Iceland next week is no longer under threat after the government staged a u-turn over its travel ban and granted special dispensation to the visitors.