April 21 – German midfielder Mezut Ozil, who has long divided opinion on the field, is reported to be one of three Arsenal players to have rejected taking a pay-cut after the club became the first to agree a virtual across-the-board wage reduction as a result of Covid-19.
April 20 – The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has postponed its two major clubs finals in May because of the coronavirus pandemic.
April 20 – Kolkata giants Mohun Bagan will be declared Indian champions if the national federation confirms a recommendation by the I-League committee to cancel the remainder of the season in light of India’s nationwide lockdown.
April 20 – Relegation from the Premier League will probably be scrapped if the season ends with no more play because of the coronavirus outbreak, according to Brighton and Hove Albion owner Tony Bloom.
April 20 – A Danish club has come up with an ingenious way of letting fans watch games live when the league there eventually resumes: Drive-in football.
April 17 – English Premier League clubs say they still remain committed to finishing the current season but have stopped short of imposing a June 30 deadline for a resumption while lockdown restrictions remain in place because of Covid-19.
April 17 – French amateur football won’t return this season, the French Football Federation (FFF) announced on Thursday. The fate of both Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 and the women’s top flight continue to remain in doubt.
April 17 – UEFA is holding a pivotal meeting of its executive committee next week which could finally decide how to conclude this season’s Champions League and Europa League with reports suggesting the two finals could take place at the end of August at their scheduled venues, Istanbul and Gdansk.
By Samindra Kunti
April 17 – World players’ union FIFPro has warned that the women’s game faces an “existential threat” as football’s global shutdown due to the coronavirus will upend the sport’s finances.
April 17 – Clubs from England’s Football League (EFL), the three divisions below the Premier League, have been told that all matches will probably be played behind closed doors when fixtures resume – but, crucially, that they should be broadcast live.
By Paul Nicholson
April 16 – Concacaf president Victor Montagliani has said that the confederation is committed to completing the Final 4 play-offs to decide its first Nations League champions, but that it will likely have to rethink the qualification process for its 2022 World Cup qualifiers.
April 16 – English Premier League clubs are to meet tomorrow (Friday) to discuss, among other things, placing a June 30 deadline on the 2019-20 season because of the thorny issue of player contracts.
April 16 – Arsenal’s entire executive team have agreed to waive more than a third of their salary as a result of Covid-19 with the club warning it is facing “one of the most challenging periods” in its 134-year history.
April 16 – Belarus, the only country in Europe where men’s professional football is still being played before spectators, has announced it is postponing the start of its women’s Premier League amid fears that several players have been exposed to Covid-19.
April 16 – The second, third and fourth tiers of Scottish football have all ended their seasons with Dundee United, Raith Rovers and Cove Rangers declared champions.