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.
November 13 – UK biotech start-up, Proviris Solutions, has launched a £6 COVID-19 antigen rapid test that gives results in under 15 minutes and could be a key tool in allowing sports fans back into stadia.
November 12 – CAF president Ahmad Ahmad has been released from hospital after recovering from Covid-19.
November 12 – Professional women’s football has been severely damaged by the coronavirus pandemic with wages cuts and a lack of support. A survey by global players’ union FIFPro highlights the impact of the virus on women’s game that in many countries is still only in the early stages of development.
November 12 – The English Football Association is pleading with the government to grant a travel exemption to Iceland for their Nations League match at Wembley Stadium next Wednesday.
November 12 – Veteran Croatia captain Domagoj Vida played the first half of Wednesday’s 3-3 draw with Turkey in Istanbul before finding out he had tested positive for Covid-19.
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.