May 11 – The €1 billion redevelopment proposal for the Milan’s San Siro stadium and the surrounding area took another step forward at the end of last week with a preparatory document for the feasibility project being submitted to Municipality of Milan at the end of last week.
May 11 – Five players in the top two tiers of professional football in Spain have tested positive for Covid-19 ahead of a possible resumption of the season.
May 7 – Concerns that the resumption of Bundesliga season may have to be put back a week have been dismissed, with May 16 confirmed today for the eagerly-awaited restart, the first of the Big Five leagues to kick off again and a huge morale boost for others planning to go the same way, albeit slightly later.
May 7 – Barcelona players are being tested for Covid-19 at the club’s training ground before resuming individual work “in the coming days” following the easing of some restrictions by the government in Spain.
May 7 – Brazilian clubs and the country’s president Jair Bolsonaro have been advocating a quick return of the domestic game, but those plans received a reality check on Wednesday when Flamengo announced 38 out of 293 tests for the coronavirus it had conducted came back positive.
May 6 – The return of the Bundesliga to top-flight action has suffered a setback after Chancellor Angela Merkel insisted on a two-week quarantine period for players meaning games cannot resume until May 22 at the earliest.
By Samindra Kunti
May 6 – The list of seasons that won’t be completed is growing. In Africa, Congo, Ethiopia, Burkina Faso and Niger have all cancelled the remainder of their seasons because of the coronavirus pandemic.
May 6 – The England and Scotland national sides have made substantial donations to Britain’s National Health Service as both countries continue the fight against coronavirus.
May 6 – Competing stakeholders in Kenyan football have clashed over the decision to wind up the league because of the coronavirus.
May 6 – The European Clubs Association (ECA) is supporting a new initiative to coincide with International Missing Children’s Day.
By Paul Nicholson
May 5 – English Football League chairman Rick Parry painted the picture of a £200 million financial hole for the league and its 72 clubs by September, on top of an already existing wage issue that sees Championship club owners putting in on average £16 million of their own money to reach the Premier League.
By David Owen
May 5 – These are massively challenging times for clubs not at the apogee of the football pyramid, so it is heartening to be able to report on the helping hand that has been extended to Partick Thistle, one of the best-loved clubs in Scotland, by diehard fans.
May 5 – In the latest example of the furious reaction and potentially legally complex situation that can occur when leagues are wound up prematurely because of Covid-19, Amiens SC have launched an online petition calling on France’s Professional Football League (LFP) to review its decision to relegate the club.
May 5 – La Liga has confirmed that Spain’s footballers will go back to training this week with a view to resuming fixtures in June.
May 5 – Israeli football will return at the start of June, the country’s sports minister Miri Regev announced on Monday. In Hungary, the domestic cup semi-finals will mark a return of the game on May 23.