September 25 – UEFA are to adopt the five substitutes rule in their competitions for the rest of the season in line with many domestic leagues in order to cope with a congested calendar created by the coronavirus pandemic.
September 25 – Champions League winners Bayern Munich are celebrating a remarkable quadruple after clinching the Super Cup with a 2-1 extra time win over Europa League victors Sevilla on Thursday. But just as importantly for UEFA, the game passed off smoothly as a trial run in front of a live audience – the first major European club game to allow fans into stadiums amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
By Paul Nicholson
September 24 – FIFA’s patience with the former leadership of the Trinidad and Tobago FA (TTFA) has inevitably run out. The world governing body tonight suspended the TTFA “with immediate effect and until further notice”.
By Andrew Warshaw
September 24 – With just hours to go before kick-off at tonight’s showpiece Super Cup fixture between Bayern Munich and Sevilla in Budapest, UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin launched a strong defence of the decision to allow fans into the game despite the worry of Covid-19, saying his organisation wasn’t doing it for political reasons or badly needed revenues, only for the good of football.
By Paul Nicholson
September 24 – The ‘United TTFA’ missed the FIFA deadline by minutes to apply to withdraw their case against the world governing, but the rogue former TTFA officials look to have deliberately sabotaged the chances of getting a withdrawal by submitting within the affidavit by William Wallace statements that they have been “pressured” and “coerced” to withdraw.
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 – Paris St-Germain forward Angel di Maria has been banned for four matches for his role in the ill-tempered Ligue 1 defeat by Marseille on September 13.
September 23 – The ousted Trinidad and Tobago Football Association former board members who looked set to land the nation’s football community with a FIFA suspension, have backed down in the face of pressure from the wider football community and agreed to withdraw their High Court proceedings against FIFA.
September 23 – Premier League clubs are considering ways of allowing season ticket holders access matches not due to be broadcast live on television following the British government’s controversial decision to scrap the idea of a phased return of fans into stadiums from October 1 due to a resurgence of Covid-19.
September 23 – Concacaf have shifted the inaugural finals of their Nations League competition from March 2021 to June 2021 to give space in the calendar to get the first round of the federation’s World Cup qualifiers underway.
September 23 – Brazilian champions Flamengo wrapped up a dramatic week in the Copa Libertadores with a hard-fought 1-2 win against Barcelona in a game that had long been in doubt after local authorities in Ecuador closed the stadium.
September 23 – The American men’s national team won’t play or train during October’s international window because of the coronavirus pandemic.
September 23 – Serie A club Roma have been penalised with a 3-0 defeat following an administrative error in the make-up of their matchday squad in Saturday’s 0-0 draw against Hellas Verona.
September 22 – Outspoken Nigerian football boss Amaju Pinnick says he hasn’t ruled out taking on present incumbent Ahmad for the leadership of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) when elections take place next March.