November 12 – Last night’s international friendly between Norway and Israel was the latest fixture to fall victim to Covid-19 with the game called off because of concerns about infection among the visiting team.
November 11 – The surge of the coronavirus in Denmark has forced the national federation to quarantine nine players and coach Kasper Hjulmand. All will miss Wednesday’s friendly against Scandinavian rivals Sweden, but may be able to rejoin the squad in time for two crucial Nations League fixtures.
November 10 – Premier League Chief Executive Richard Masters has defended the organisation’s Covid-19 bail-out offer for the three English Football League (EFL) divisions below the top flight, saying “scarce resources” is a reason for deadlock.
November 10 – England and Iceland could end up playing their Nations League clash on November 18 more than 1,000 miles away in Albania.
November 9 – Teams that are unable to travel to Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon 2021 Qualifiers this month will not be given the opportunity to reschedule but will record 2-0 losses.
November 9 – FIFPro has warned that the current congested calendar and demands being placed on players could lead to both poor performances at Euro 2020 and the 2022 World Cup.
November 9 – England’s Nations League match against Iceland next week has been plunged into doubt because of the UK government’s travel ban which has now been extended to Denmark.
November 6 – UEFA says it has overseen 61,859 Covid-19 tests since August, allowing more than 500 European matches to be played and making football one of the safest environments in the world.
November 6 – Covid-19 continues to play havoc with the Belgian Pro League schedule with Mouscron vs OH Leuven being postponed because of infections at the Walloon club. It’s the third Mouscron game that will require rescheduling.
November 4 – More than 100,000 people have so far signed a petition calling for grassroots football to be allowed to continue during the English national lockdown.
November 4 – Italy’s football federation FIGC has launched an investigation into Serie A club Lazio over potential violations of coronavirus health protocols in recent weeks.
November 3 – Ajax, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, and Dynamo Kiev have all been hit by coronavirus infections ahead of their Champions League matches this week.
November 3 – Concacaf is to centralise the final rounds of its Champions League with a final now schedule for December 22. The venue for the matches, which will be in the US, will be announced in the coming weeks.
By Andrew Warshaw
November 2 – While so-called “elite” football, deemed as the first six levels of the English game from the Premier League downwards, will still be able to continue during the upcoming second national lockdown caused by Covid-19 – albeit behind closed doors – those further down the pyramid face being cast into limbo, not for the first time.