September 18 – Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu is edging closer to being ousted after a group campaigning for his removal claim to have collected enough signatures to force a vote of no confidence.
By Paul Nicholson
September 18 – With the Trinidad and Tobago FA teetering on the brink of suspension by FIFA, the country’s displaced former ‘United TTFA’ board, their supporters and supporting media have continued their obsession with former president David John-Williams (pictured left).
September 18 – St Louis City, who debut in the MLS in 2023, have broken records for season ticket deposits with 50,000 registered in the first 24 hours of the offer going online.
September 18 – A German amateur team lost 37-0 to their local rivals after fielding only seven players who socially distanced throughout because of Covid-19.
September 17 – A week after European Club Association chair and Juventus boss Andrea Agnelli warned of a two year €4 billion Covid cash crisis for clubs, his own team have announced a third year of losses.
September 17 – Clubs in the English Football League will be allowed to welcome up to 1,000 fans for matches this weekend in a pilot preceding the planned return of spectators from October 1 in England.
September 17 – UEFA has pushed back women’s, futsal and youth competitions to November amid a calendar re-organisation that will also see a number of championship format changes.
September 17 – Paris St-Germain’s Brazilian superstar Neymar has been banned for two games for his part in the brawl at the end of the fiery Ligue 1 game against arch-rivals Marseille last weekend.
September 16 – Despite the coronavirus pandemic, Conmebol has maintained October’s World Cup qualifying fixtures following consultation with FIFA.
September 15 – Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has topped the Forbes list for highest-earning footballers in 2020, beating his eternal rival and Juventus player Cristiano Ronaldo.
September 15 – The Moroccan capital of Rabat has been confirmed as host of next year’s eagerly anticipated Confederation of African Football (CAF) presidential elections. What hasn’t is whether under-fire CAF current president Ahmad will stand again.
September 15 – Paris Saint-Germain say they “strongly support” Neymar after the Brazilian superstar claimed he was the victim of racist abuse following his red card in Sunday’s ill-tempered defeat to Marseille.
September 15 – The Copa Libertadores resumes on Tuesday with Colo Colo taking on Penarol and Jorge Wilstermann playing Athletico Paranaense in Group C in an elaborate exercise that will test Conmebol, the clubs and the players with three out of the continent’s ten domestic leagues still on hold.
September 15 – UEFA has today launched a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the acquisition of media rights for the Women’s Champions League 2021–25 cycle.
September 15 – Israel are happy to travel to fulfil their European Championship play-off against Scotland despite a national lockdown.