October 1 – Europe’s football leagues have joined forces with the international players’ union body FIFPro to try and improve the way concussion cases are managed, potentially including independent doctors being on site.
October 1 – Manchester City were handed a difficult tie against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League’s round of 16, but English champions Arsenal were given a favorable draw against Slavia Prague.
By Andrew Warshaw
September 30 – John Delaney is under growing pressure to resign from his reported €160,000-a-year UEFA executive committee post after stepping down as Executive Vice President of the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) with immediate effect, finally severing links with his federation after a colourful and controversial career.
September 30 – Lyon fans expressed their dismay at a Saturday lunchtime kick-off aimed at the Chinese market by creating a giant tifo representing the Tibetan flag behind one of the goals.
September 27 – Barcelona have been handed a fine of just €300 by the Spanish Football Federation, the RFEF, for “a minor infringement” in handling the transfer of Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid.
September 27 – AC Milan and Internazionale have unveiled two shortlisted designs for a new 60,000-seat stadium next to their iconic San Siro home.
September 27 – The demise of Bury is complete. A proposal for the expelled English League One club to be readmitted a division lower next season has been rejected by the English Football League’s 71 member clubs.
By Andrew Warshaw
September 25 – UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has urged European nations and clubs to boycott playing in countries where women are forbidden from attending men’s matches.
September 25 – Two separate initiatives, one targeting match-fixing, the other pirate broadcasting, are being launched by UEFA.
September 26 – UEFA has confirmed a reshuffle in the format of the second Nations League, offering a reprieve to Germany, Croatia, Poland and Iceland who would have been relegated from the top tier of the competition for its second edition in 2020.
September 25 – UEFA has unveiled further details of its third tier club competition, the UEFA Conference League, which will be introduced in the 2021/22 season.
September 24 – Governing body UEFA is considering a shakeup of the Nations League by expanding the top tier of the competition.
September 24 – Hundreds of fans are awaiting news on whether packages for upcoming games will be valid following the collapse this week of the Thomas Cook travel company.
September 24 – Clearly having lost patience with the scourge of racism throughout European football, UEFA has hit Romania, Hungary and Slovakia with stadium bans that could have serious consequences for their Euro 2020 qualification hopes.
September 24 – Two people who illegally accessed CCTV footage of Argentine footballer Emiliano Sala’s post-mortem examination and who were “driven by morbid curiosity” have been jailed.