August 23 – Chievo Verona is no more. Having been demoted to Serie D following an inability to meet Serie B financial solvency criteria, the club failed to find an investor to enable it to continue and will now fold.
August 23 – The Euro 2020 final between England and Italy was a ‘superspreader’ event due to the level of COVID-19 infection found in or around London’s Wembley Stadium on the day, according to official data.
August 23 – Three Premier League players make up the shortlist for the UEFA Men’s player of the year awards, while three Barcelona players make up the Women’s shortlist.
By Samindra Kunti
August 19 – UEFA is planning a €6 billion relief fund to help leading European clubs survive the global health crisis that has ravaged the football industry.
August 18 – Cristiano Ronaldo insists he is going nowhere despite reports linking him with a move away from Juventus.
August 18 – UEFA are reportedly considering ditching the controversial plan to award two Champions League places based on historical success following criticism from leagues across the continent.
August 17 – Maurice Watkins, the man credited with bringing Sir Alex Ferguson to the club in 1986, and a legend in sports law and British sports administration, has died aged 79.
August 17 – Players of SK Brann held a raunchy late-night party at their stadium, but were caught on security cameras, leaving the club red faced.
By Paul Nicholson
August 16 – The European Club Association (ECA), has agreed that nine of the 12 European Super League (ESL) breakaway clubs can remain as members following their requests to withdraw their resignations from the club body.
August 16 – Famed West Germany striker Gerd Mueller, nicknamed ‘Der Bomber’ because of his goalscoring prowess, has died at the age of 75.
August 16 – Donata Hopfen will become the new CEO of the Deutsche Fußball Liga (DFL) in January, succeeding Christian Seifert who will step aside early, the league body has announced.
August 13 – No sooner had Jack Grealish become the most expensive English Premier League transfer during the summer window after his £100 million move to Manchester city than Romelu Lukuka has followed just behind for very nearly the same amount.
August 12 – Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has insisted that his club are complying with Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations after signing Lionel Messi.
August 12 – Redemption comes in many forms. The 119th-minute substitute goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga led Chelsea to victory in the European Super Cup with two saves in the penalty shout-out to see off Villarreal following an entertaining 1-1 draw.
By Samindra Kunti
August 11 – Real Madrid will take legal action against La Liga and investment fund CVC to block a proposed deal between the two parties, which would see the equity firm invest €2.7 billion in the Spanish professional game.