July 28 – England laboured to victory over Portugal at the women’s Euro 2017 in the final group games on Thursday, setting up an intriguing quarter-final against rivals France. Hosts the Netherlands and favourites Germany also progressed to the last eight.
July 24 – Javier Tebas, controversial head of the Spanish League who has fought an often acrimonious war of words with Federation President Angel Maria Villar, has welcomed the arrest of FIFA’s number two official saying Villar is now “history” after he was jailed without bail pending an investigation into corruption allegations.
July 24 – The world players union FIFPro is demanding a response from UEFA after a player with Serbian club FK Vojvodina was allegedly attacked in the dressing room by his team’s own fans following a Europa League tie.
July 18 – Rangers have been fined €7,000 by UEFA for throwing balls of paper on to the pitch during their Europa League tie against Luxembourg minnows Progres Niederkorn.
By Andrew Warshaw
July 18 – Who says the crisis at FIFA is over? Angel Maria Villar, FIFA’s senior vice-president and one of the last surviving members of the organisation’s old guard, has been sensationally arrested in his native Spain along with his son in an anti-corruption raid carried out by Spanish authorities.
July 17 – In a commendable show of support, hundreds of Ajax fans staged an emotional rally at the weekend outside the family home of Abdelhak Nouri, the midfielder who tragically suffered brain damage after collapsing in a friendly match.
July 14 – A lighthearted example of sport and politics mixing saw Britain’s opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn bringing an unusual gift to the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier when the pair met for talks this week.
July 14 – The Ajax midfielder Abdelhak Nouri, who collapsed during a recent pre-season friendly, has suffered serious and permanent brain damage, the club have announced.
July 12 – French club Bastia have failed in their appeal against relegation to the French third division, having already been demoted once on financial grounds after finishing bottom of Ligue 1.
By Andrew Warshaw
July 11 – Three high-ranking Portuguese politicians have resigned “to avoid harming the government” amid an investigation into allegations that they took all-expenses-paid trips to Euro 2016 from sponsors of the national team.
July 10 – Ajax midfielder Abdelhak Nouri is “out of danger” but remains in intensive care after collapsing during a pre-season friendly against Werder Bremen, the latest case highlighting the dangers of cardiac arrest amongst professional footballers.
July 4 – An independent study commissioned by UEFA and Football Supporters Europe has highlighted the health and safety risks of letting off flares and other pyrotechnics in stadiums.
July 3 – Disciplinary proceedings have been opened against Scotland’s Glasgow Rangers after objects were allegedly thrown during their return to European football after a six-year absence.
June 27 – Gérard Linard (pictured), the new chairman of the Belgian Football Association (KBVB), wasted no time criticising his predecessor Francois De Keersmaecker, saying that the federation needs to end its current malaise and modernise.
By Samindra Kunti
June 23 – In perhaps the biggest European-focussed step by China’s football sector to date, next season could see China’s national U20’s team play in the German fourth division.