November 30 – UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin has become the latest high profile football personality to pledge 1% of his salary to the Common Goal movement.
By Samindra Kunti
November 27 – The marriage between the German Football Association (DFB) and China’s U-20 team has hit a rough patch. Pro-Tibet protests derailed the development experiment that saw China’s U-20s competing against teams in Germany’s fourth professional tier.
November 27 – Olympiacos and Nottingham Forest owner Evangelos Marinakis has picked up another trophy. He has been voted as Lloyd’s List’s ‘Greek Shipping Personality of the Year’ for 2017.
November 27 – The UEFA Foundation for Children have allocated funds to 28 new projects in support of vulnerable children around the world.
November 24 – English football authorities have commissioned a report into whether former footballers are more likely to have suffered from dementia later in life than the general public because of repeatedly heading the ball.
November 24 – The English Football League (EFL), has opened a tender process for its official charity partner. It’s current charity partner is Prostate Cancer UK which has raised more than £2 million to support research into finding better ways of diagnosing and treating prostate cancer.
November 23 – Germany’s Bundesliga is proud of its reputation for fair play when it comes to ticket prices so it was no surprise when Bayern Munich fans who travelled to Belgium for Wednesday’s Champions League game against Anderlecht vented their fury after being charged €100.
By Andrew Warshaw
November 21 – It isn’t every day that the head of a federation resigns as well as the coach following the failure of the national team. But then Italy is not just any team.
November 16 – In a bid to make the women’s game more sustainable and accelerate the growth of the game, UEFA is unbundling commercial rights for its women’s competitions and appoint a sales agency specifically for women’s football sponsorship.
November 13 – The career of former France captain Patrice Evra has been plunged into disgrace with the veteran defender thrown out of European competition by UEFA until the end of June next year for his infamous kick on one of his own Marseille fans in a Europa League tie at Guimaraes earlier this month.
By Lefteris Charalambopoulos
November 9 – An irreversible decision issued by the Council of Appeals Court Judges in Athens, Greece, charging 28 individuals of match-fixing, drops four charges against Evangelos Marinakis and puts an end to speculation and some wild allegations against the shipping magnate and owner of Olympiakos. It also raises questions about the depth of the malaise and infighting that plagues Greek football.
November 8 – England and Germany will wear black armbands bearing poppies for their friendly international at Wembley on Friday in remembrance of members of the armed forces, past and present.
By Andrew Warshaw
November 7 – The official in charge of video replays in the Bundesliga has been stripped of his role as opposition mounts against a system FIFA president Gianni Infantino is determined to use at the World Cup next year.
By Andrew Warshaw
November 7 – Gianni Infantino’s recent observation that FIFA will be examining all its competitions to see how they best fit into the international calendar has taken an interesting twist with the disclosure that the new Nations League tournament could be expanded beyond Europe and be turned into an ambitious global event.