September 1 – Ireland’s Football Association (FAI) has introduced equal pay for the men’s and women’s senior national teams who will receive the same match fees and bonuses on international duty.
August 31 – Robert Huygens will stay on president of the Belgian FA (KBVB) until June 2022. His mandate has been extended after he first succeeded Mehdi Bayat on an interim basis in May.
By Samindra Kunti
August 27 – Manchester City vs Paris Saint-Germain, FC Barcelona vs Bayern Munich, Inter Milan vs Real Madrid, Chelsea vs Juventus. The Champions League draw paired some of the continent’s biggest clubs in the first group round of the competition, reminding rebel clubs from the Super League that regular European competition is demanding enough.
August 27 – The French league has become the latest major European body to voice concern over FIFA’s World Cup qualifying plans in September. The Professional Football League (LFP) however has not expressly backed clubs who refuse to release players for the international window.
August 27 – Chelsea and Italy’s Jorginho has been voted UEFA Men’s Player of the Year 2020/21, while Barcelona and Spain’s Alexia Putellas was named Women’s Player of the Year.
August 27 – The tiny principality of Gibraltar has made history by getting to the group stage of a European competition for the first time after semi-professional club Lincoln Red Imps reached the third-tier Europa Conference League.
August 26 – England captain Harry Kane has decided to remain at Tottenham Hotspur, ending months of speculation over his future amidst persistent rumours of a big-money move to Manchester City.
August 26 – Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has indicated that he will leave the Premier League champions in 2023 when his contract expires, and wants to venture into international football in the future.
August 25 – Real Madrid launched a €160 million offer for the services of Kylian Mbappe, but it has been quickly rejected by Paris Saint-Germain.
August 25 – Football awards are generally reserved for players and officials, however the medics who saved the life of Denmark’s Christian Eriksen at EURO 2020 are to be recognised with the 2021 UEFA President’s Award, alongside Danish captain Simon Kjær.
August 24 – Authorities have ordered Nice to close one of their stands for four games following the ugly scenes that marred their Ligue 1 derby with Marseille at the weekend.
August 24 – Former Everton and Socceroos star Tim Cahill will serve as a board member of KAS Eupen, the Belgian club announced on Monday.
August 23 – Sunday’s high-profile top-flight French derby between Nice and Marseille had to be abandoned after home fans threw missiles and invaded the pitch.
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.