October 6 – Diego Maradona has tested negative for Covid-19 amid fears he had contracted the virus after hugging a colleague.
October 5 – One of the biggest games in European domestic league football was plunged into chaos on Sunday when visitors Napoli failed to turn up for their Serie A showdown with Juventus after their squad was placed in isolation following positive coronavirus tests.
October 5 – English football’s National League – immediately below the four main divisions – returned at the weekend thanks to a £10 million rescue package from the government which allowed the delayed season to finally kick off behind closed doors.
October 2 – Building on the success of the recent Super Cup, UEFA have made the landmark decision to allow limited numbers of spectators back into all its international and club fixtures.
October 2 – As widely anticipated, Saturday’s Serie A game between Genoa and Torino has been postponed after 15 positive Covid-19 tests among the Genovese staff and players as the virus continues to disrupt a spate of clubs across the Continent.
September 30 – Liverpool’s recently signed midfielder Thiago Alcantara has become the latest top-flight footballer to test positive for coronavirus.
September 29 – As the Premier League meets to discuss how to end the domestic season if it is cut short by a resurgence of Covid-19, 10 new positive cases have been confirmed in the latest round of testing – ominously the highest number since the new league campaign began.
September 29 – Fourteen players and staff members of Serie A side Genoa have tested positive for Covid-19 as the virus continues to disrupt a spate of clubs across the Continent.
September 29 – After allowing limited numbers of fans into grounds, the Dutch government has re-imposed a ban on spectators for all sporting events to slow a second wave of Covid-19 infections.
By Samindra Kunti
September 28 – Flamengo became the villains in their own pantomime on Sunday when a federal court forced the club to play their top-flight game against Palmeiras after it had obtained a suspension due to the risk of coronavirus infection from a lower court.
September 28 – Italian football fans won’t be returning to grounds in large numbers anytime soon after the Italian government shot down a proposal to allow for more supporters at sporting events.
September 24 – Expressing concern over the Covid-19 pandemic in South America, the world players union FIFPro says would favour giving players decision-making power over their participation in October’s World Cup qualifiers in the region.
September 24 – Hungarian authorities insist it is safe for fans to attend tonight’s Super Cup between Bayern Munich and Sevilla despite opposition parties claiming they will be “experimental rabbits”.
September 24 – English Football League chairman Rick Parry has questioned the government’s decision to maintain a ban on fans from entering stadiums as a result of an increase in Covid-19.