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.
June 21 – Both RB Leipzig and Red Bull Salzburg have been given the go ahead to participate in the UEFA Champions League, having restructured their relationships with the Austrian Red Bull energy drinks company to overcome the regulatory prohibition on common ownership of clubs.
June 21 – European governing body UEFA has partnered with conference organiser Leaders for the Generation XX Series to promote dialogue and profile of the women’s game.
June 18 – The on-going confusion and controversy around Bulgaria CSKA-Sofia shows little sign of ending as the Court of Arbitration of Sport (CAS) rejected an urgent request to suspend UEFA from, potentially, ruling the club cannot compete in the upcoming Europa Cup.
June 16 – Brussels’ Eurostadium has suffered another setback after the province of Flemish Brabant refused to issue an environmental permit for the stadium. The due delivery date of the Euro 2020 stadium is now in doubt.
June 14 – UEFA has expanded its club competition players’ awards with the addition of five new categories. The awards will be presented the kick-off draw ceremonies for the Champions League and Europa League in Monaco at the end of August.
June 8 – Russian Premier League side Terek Grozny is to change its name to ‘Akhmat’ in honour of the father of Chechen strongman Ramzan Kadyrov.
June 8 – As part of a new get-tough policy, the English Football Association has for the first time handed lifetime bans from attending away games to two supporters following incidents during March’s friendly against Germany in Dortmund.
June 7 – UEFA have welcomed the new mood of co-operation with Europe’s major leagues but have made it clear that giving them a greater say in the decision-making process affecting European football must be rubber-stamped by the entire UEFA membership.
By Andrew Warshaw
June 6 – After months of thorny negotiations, Europe’s major leagues say they have ended their long-running dispute with UEFA after being promised a greater say in the decision-making process, not least when it comes to Champions League fixtures.
June 5 – The city of Turin is recovering not only from Juventus’ heartbreaking Champions League defeat on Saturday but also from a terrifying incident in the city centre where more than 1,500 people were injured after what appeared to be a firecracker – mistaken for an explosion – provoked a stampede.
By Samindra Kunti in Cardiff
June 2 – Amid heightened security, the Welsh capital hosts the 2017 final of the Champions League on Saturday as holders Real Madrid attempt to become the first club to retain the trophy under its current guise since the competition switched from the old European Cup format 24 years ago.
June 2 – UEFA are extending trials of allowing a fourth substitute to be used in extra time to a number of tournaments taking place this summer.
By Andrew Warshaw
May 31 – The head of the umbrella body for Europe’s top leagues has hinted that a long-running dispute with UEFA over controversial changes to the Champions League may be on the verge of being resolved.