November 12 – The annual player demographic census by the CIES Football Observatory shows the immediate impact the coronavirus pandemic has had in slowing down the movement of players and “strengthening” the gaps between the elite clubs and league and the rest.
November 12 – England manager Gareth Southgate says Greg Clarke had no alternative but to resign as the Football Association’s chairman but that he tried to support racial harmony during his time in charge.
November 12 – The English Football Association is pleading with the government to grant a travel exemption to Iceland for their Nations League match at Wembley Stadium next Wednesday.
November 12 – Napoli’s appeal against Juventus being awarded a 3-0 win for their unplayed fixture last month has been predictably rejected by the Court of Arbitration for sport.
November 12 – Veteran Croatia captain Domagoj Vida played the first half of Wednesday’s 3-3 draw with Turkey in Istanbul before finding out he had tested positive for Covid-19.
November 12 – Last night’s international friendly between Norway and Israel was the latest fixture to fall victim to Covid-19 with the game called off because of concerns about infection among the visiting team.
November 11 – Police in Portugal have raided the offices of three top-flight clubs – Benfica, Sporting and Santa Clara – as part of a corruption and money laundering investigation linked to player transfers.
November 11 – Orlando’s Exploria Stadium will host the final stages of the Concacaf Champions League in December, with the final to be played December 22.
November 11 – UEFA is opening up a tender process for what it is calling its ‘sports category’ for its women’s competitions 2021-25. The category includes official match ball, sports equipment and apparel.
By Samindra Kunti
November 10 – The race for the leadership of African football is picking up with Mauritania’s Ahmed Yahya becoming the fourth candidate to announce his intentions to run in the presidential elections for the Confederation of African Football (CAF) in March 2021. On Monday, Ivory Coast’s Jacques Anouma and South African mining magnate Patrice Motsepe announced their candidacy.
By Andrew Warshaw
November 10 – Patrice Motsepe’s challenge for the presidency of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) needs to be supported because there is gaping hole in terms of leadership, according to the head of Sierra Leone football.
November 10 – England and Iceland could end up playing their Nations League clash on November 18 more than 1,000 miles away in Albania.
By Andrew Warshaw
November 9 – Under-fire African football supremo Ahmad Ahmad’s already tenuous grip on power has come under further threat with not one but two dramatic and unexpected challenges to his leadership of the Continent.
November 9 – Teams that are unable to travel to Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon 2021 Qualifiers this month will not be given the opportunity to reschedule but will record 2-0 losses.