May 18 – Is Calcio on the way back? Not just yet. Italian football’s return remains fraught with difficulties, a medical protocol the latest rule to thwart progression towards a restart, delaying collective training sessions.
May 18 – The fourth professional tier of English football has succumbed to the inevitable and has agreed to abandon the rest of its league season.
By Andrew Warshaw
May 15 – After a two-month suspension caused by Covid-19, top-flight European football is back this weekend – under vastly different circumstances, behind closed doors and only in one country, but nevertheless a significant boost for millions of sports-starved fans across the globe.
May 15 – An unusual corona-related football row has broken out in Austria with league leaders Linz accused by rivals of breaking Covid-19 rules by returning to full training too early. The club itself counters it has been the victim of industrial espionage.
May 15 – On Thursday, Cambuur Leeuwarden and De Graafschap Doetinchem had their dreams of promotion to the Eredivisie quashed by a Dutch judge, who dismissed their claim that they should go up.
By Samindra Kunti
May 15 – Belgian football’s deadlock has reached a boiling point. The Pro League is currently confronting a panoply of problems that require an urgent and transparent solution to prevent a further meltdown of the local game and not aggravate the plight of smaller clubs already hammered by the coronavirus crisis.
May 14 – Clubs in England’s second-tier Championship have been asked to push back a return to training until May 25 at the earliest amid stark warnings over a financial hole caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
May 14 – Serie A clubs have voted to resume their domestic season on June 13, pending approval from the Italian government.
May 14 – Tottenham and England midfielder Dele Alli has been robbed at knifepoint at his £2 million North London home, the assailants getting away with hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of valuables.
May 13 – In a classic example of what sports lawyers have warned could happen when leagues are stopped in the tracks and not completed because of the coronavirus pandemic, Amiens have started legal proceedings for their “unjust” relegation from France’s Ligue 1.
May 13 – Spanish clubs will have to live up to the fact that they will have to reduce salaries next season due to the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic, according to La Liga president Javier Tebas.
May 13 – Ukraine striker Artem Biesiedin has been banned for one year by UEFA after failing a doping test.
May 12 – The highest-ranking official in Ukrainian football is under fresh scrutiny regarding millions of dollars in development money paid to his national federation.
May 12 – The one country in Europe playing regular football despite Covid-19, has had to postpone two games because of the virus.
May 12 – Denmark is the latest country to name a date for resuming top-flight football with May 28 confirmed following a gap of more than two months.