October 29 – German fans have had their gradual but brief return to watching matches in stadia ended following a new ban on attending Bundesliga matches ordered by the German government who are imposing a lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
October 27 – Just as sports authorities in some badly Covid-hit European countries like England continue to campaign for the ban on fans at top-flight games to be softened, so Italy’s Serie A has gone back behind closed doors for at least a month following a spike in cases.
October 27 – With the match calendar more congested than ever, FIFPRO and their chief medical officer Vincent Gouttebarge have argued for the need to limit international football for the time being.
October 26 – England’s women’s team have cancelled a friendly against Germany in Wiesbaden this week because of the coronavirus pandemic. A member of the English back room staff tested positive.
October 26 – UEFA have opened disciplinary proceedings against Rennes for breaking strict Covid-19 guidelines at last week’s Champions League game against Russian side Krasnodar.
October 23 – Belgium has become the latest country to ban fans from attending live football matches after a huge spike in coronavirus infections.
October 23 – The second leg of the African Champions League semi-final between Egypt’s Zamalek and Raja Casablanca has been postponed for a week after eight players in the Moroccan club’s squad tested positive for Covid-19.
October 23 – Australia have joined New Zealand in pulling out of planned national team events in Europe due to the Europe-wide spike in coronavirus cases and increasing international travel restrictions.
October 22 – Top-flight Swiss side FC Sion have put their entire squad and medical staff into quarantine and have asked for their next two games to be postponed following the club’s latest coronavirus tests, though results were not revealed.
October 21 – UEFA has cancelled its U-19 European Championship because of the coronavirus pandemic and issues around international travel.
October 21 – Dutch club AZ Alkmaar have been hit by no fewer than 13 positive Covid-19 cases but their Europa League clash with Napoli on Thursday is still going ahead despite the number of infections.
October 21 – Greece has dropped plans to allow fans back at sporting events and football matches, the country’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Tuesday. The measure forms parts of new tougher restrictions in Greece to combat and contain the coronavirus.
October 21 – Concacaf, in the throes of starting its club competitions, has had to postpone one of the first matches of its second club competition, the Concacaf League, after four players and four staff from Belize’s Verdes FC tested positive for covid.
October 16 – The French League (LFP) has formally demanded that Spanish media rights agency Mediapro pay €172 million due as part of its Ligue 1 broadcast deal.