July 13 – Those who bemoaned the premature ending of the French season will be even more frustrated by the fact that elite friendlies were allowed to return over the weekend – just at the time paradoxically when other European leagues are nearing the end of their domestic campaigns behind closed doors.
July 13 – Supporters of St Etienne, the club known as ‘les verts’ and one of the most iconic names in French football, have decided to boycott the French cup final against PSG.
July 10 – Nashville SC has become the second team after FC Dallas to be withdrawn from the MLS is Back Tournament due to a number of positive coronavirus tests.
July 10 – The four outstanding Champions League round of 16 second-leg ties, postponed because of COVID-19 in March, can be hosted by the scheduled home teams providing there are no travel restrictions.
July 10 – European clubs expect to lose a staggering €4 billion in revenue over the next year because of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a study by the European Club Association.
July 9 – South Africa’s FA (SAFA) has confirmed it will oversee all procedures relating to ‘return-to-play’ protocols after the country’s Sports Minister Nathi Mthethwa urged the federation and the Premier Soccer League to work together to pave the way for a resumption in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
July 8 – Belarus, the one country in Europe that insisted on carrying on playing regular football while others shut down earlier in the Covid-19 crisis, has announced the postponement of defending champion Dinamo Brest’s next game scheduled for this Friday.
July 7 – The MLS has pulled FC Dallas out of the MLS is Back Tournament in Florida following the high number of positive tests for the coronavirus within the club.
July 6 – Major League Soccer has postponed the match between Dallas and Vancouver, a fixture of its MLS Is Back tournament, to an undisclosed date due positive coronavirus tests in the Texan team.
July 6 – Former Chinese international Zhao Junzhe has asked the organisers of the Chinese Super League (CSL) to take steps to reduce players’ stress when the 2020 campaign finally gets under way behind closed doors later this month.
July 2 – UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin is confident that there will be “no need for a Plan B” for this season’s final eight of the Europa League which Germany will stage in August.
July 2 – Bulgarian football fans violated social distancing rules in the domestic cup final which Lokomotiv Plovdiv won for a second consecutive time by defeating CSKA Sofia from the penalty spot.
July 2 – The Danish Cup final was suspended for 15 minutes when fans refused to comply with the social distancing rules inside the stadium.
July 2 – Football will return resilient and stronger from the COVID-19 crisis, according to La Liga’s managing director for the Middle East and North Africa.
July 1 – Despite a spike in Covid-19 cases, Lisbon is still set to host the eagerly awaited finale of this season’s Champions League following talks between the relevant authorities.