June 22 – Covid-19 has struck at the heart of the England and Scotland squads ahead of tonight’s Euro 2020 Group D finale, ruling out three players including Scotland’s key midfielder Billy Gilmour who will miss his country’s must-win game against Croatia just when they need him most.
By Samindra Kunti in St Petersburg
June 18 – Russia’s Euro 2020 host city has tightened restrictions to curb a third wave of Covid-19 as the Slovakia team reported two positive tests on the eve of their Group E game with Sweden.
June 10 – On the eve of Euro 2020, Spain has belatedly decided to vaccinate the national team following positive coronavirus tests of both team captain Sergio Busquets and Diego Llorente this week.
June 10 – Major sponsors Mastercard and Ambev have withdrawn their support for the Copa America following a last-minute switch of host venue to Covid-ravaged Brazil.
June 7 – Bruised and battered by a combination of the Covid crisis and political unrest, the Copa America has suffered another blow with Brazil’s star players lambasting the hosting of the tournament that starts June 13.
June 4 – A-League clubs Sydney FC, Melbourne City FC and Brisbane Roar have withdrawn from the Asian Champions League, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) confirmed today.
June 3 – Belgian head coach Roberto Martinez (pictured) has downplayed some of his players not taking a vaccine before the kick-off of Euro 2020, even though the ‘Red Devils’ were fast-tracked to get a first dose in time for the continental finals.
June 2 – Azerbaijan has lifted the requirement for fans attending Euro 2020 matches in Baku to quarantine on arrival.
May 14 – English fans attending the Champions League final in Porto between Manchester City and Chelsea will have to fly in and out of the country on the day of the match, the Portuguese government has insisted.
May 13 – Spanish authorities have green lighted the return of a limited number of fans to football matches, allowing supporters to witness a part of the nail-biting finale of La Liga.
May 5 – The Scottish FA has asked for government approval for up to 3,000 fans to attend the Scottish Cup final between Hibernian and St Johnstone on May 22.
May 11 – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed that up to 10,000 fans will be permitted at football matches from May 17 in England, bringing to an end a season, played mostly behind closed doors, on a high note.
April 30 – European governing body UEFA has said that the Champions League final in Istanbul will go ahead as planned at the end of May despite Turkey’s recent spike in coronavirus cases.
April 23 – The Belgian Pro League have called for the partial reopening of stadiums for the season-ending playoffs, but their requests look unlikely to be met.
April 19 – With the 2022 World Cup approaching rapidly and the Covid-19 pandemic still raging around the world, hosts Qatar are seeking coronavirus jabs for all visitors to next year’s global finals.