November 11 – A Brazilian midfielder playing in Ukraine for leading club Shakhtar Donesk was sent off at the weekend and reduced to tears for reacting to alleged racist abuse.
By David Owen
November 11 – Hertha Berlin of the Bundesliga erected a wall in front of supporters ahead of their home match against RB Leipzig at the Olympic Stadium on Saturday.
November 8 – UEFA has launched its ‘Football Federations of the Future’ programme, an extension of the UEFA GROW initiative, which aims to give national federations the shared expertise and services to develop both commercially and in participation levels.
November 8 – A police constable has been charged with murdering Dalian Atkinson who died following a taser incident.
November 7 – Having just completed his ban from football, Michel Platini is back in the media spotlight with a series of interviews giving his account on the current ills of the game and where he stands.
November 7 – Serie A have asked football’s lawmakers for the right to allow them to use five substitutes per match instead of three.
November 6 – Liverpool will field two different teams in as many days as in an attempt to navigate the English League Cup quarterfinal and FIFA Club World Cup commitments with the space of 24 hours in December, a situation that had been questioned by club coach Jurgen Klopp.
November 6 – The head of Hellas Verona’s ultras group has been banned by the club for 11 years relating to the racist abuse aimed at Bescia striker Mario Balotelli last weekend.
November 4 – As well as VAR making headlines after another weekend of top-flight action across Europe, racism was once again at the forefront of controversy – and yet again in Italy where striker Mario Balotelli kicked a ball into the stands and briefly walked off in protest at being targeted by Hellas Verona fans.
November 4 – The two Milan clubs have been given approval to go-ahead with development of a new stadium but it will not be at the expense of knocking down the San Siro.
November 1 – Manchester United are offering free travel to fans who had booked travel through Thomas Cook for their Europa League tie away to Astana in Kazakhstan on November 28.
November 1 – Tottenham Hotspur have handed indefinite bans to 48 fans who sold tickets on to Red Star Belgrade supporters for last week’s Champions League match.
November 1 – Granit Xhaka said he had reached “boiling point” after receiving social media abuse, explaining his angry reaction to Arsenl supporters against Crystal Palace last weekend.
October 31 – Celtic and Lazio have been charged by UEFA after fans participated in “illicit chanting” during the Europa League group clash between the two teams last week.