February 18 – The 2020-21 edition of the UEFA Youth League – a youth version of the Champions League – has been cancelled due to the difficulties in staging the competition caused by Covid-19 travel restrictions.
February 17 – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola fears next month’s international break could reap Covid chaos on elite clubs but says he will not stop his players from travelling abroad.
February 15 – Tottenham Hotspur have become the latest English Premier League club to have its next European game moved to a neutral country because of Covid-19 travel restrictions.
February 10 – UEFA have been forced to move even more games to neutral ground as the chaos and confusion over Covid-related travel bans continue to take their toll, presenting a major head-ache to all concerned.
February 9 – A second successive Champions League last-16 game as been switched to neutral ground in Hungary due to Covid-19 travel restrictions in Germany.
February 5 – Covid restrictions have barred Liverpool from travelling to Germany next week for the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie against RB Leipzig, prompting a frantic search for a solution.
February 3 – The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) is to set up a Covid-19 Advisory Expert Group to advise on the development of the pandemic and make recommendations for the management and prevention of the infection.
February 2 – Footballers should not jump the queue and be vaccinated before key health workers according to FIFA president Gianni Infantino.
January 26 – The English Premier League has confirmed eight positive coronavirus cases were recorded in the latest batch of testing – half the number recorded last week.
By Andrew Warshaw
January 19 – The top two tiers of English non-league football, known as the National League and National League north and south, are in danger of being called off because of funding – or lack of it.
January 19 – The German Bundesliga, a league renowned for its fan culture, doesn’t expect to see supporters return to stadiums until the 2021/22 season.
January 18 – Barcelona’s eagerly awaited and intensely contested presidential election scheduled for January 24 has been postponed due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
January 15 – Another trip to the Gulf by British-based players, another Covid controversy. Following an apology by Scottish champions Celtic for having undertaken a warm-weather trip to Dubai that led to a spate of positive cases, the manager of the Arsenal Women’s team, Joe Montemurro , says the club will not tolerate coronavirus protocol breaches after confirming three players went to the United Arab Emirates during the Women’s Super League winter break.
January 14 – Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell has apologised to supporters after admitting that embarking on a warm-weather training camp in Dubai at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic was a mistake.