June 2 – In an unexpected development, the head of the Italian football federation (FIGC) Gabriele Gravina says limited numbers of fans could be allowed back into Serie A grounds as early as July – even though the league hasn’t even resumed yet.
June 2 – The Dutch FA have asked FIFA for flexibility over their transfer window which won’t align with the majority of European player markets this summer.
June 2 – Borussia Dortmund’s England international winger Jadon Sancho was not booked for his ‘Justice for George Floyd’ protest but because he removed his shirt, the German Football Association (DFB) has clarified.
June 2 – Weeks after announcing a novel scheme for allowing fans to watch games, Danish Superliga leaders FC Midtjylland stuck to their word and organised a movie-style Drive-In to compensate for fixtures played behind closed doors as a result of Covid-19.
June 1 – England international Jadon Sancho was among a number of players adding their voice at the weekend to protest against the death of George Floyd, the unarmed African-American whose death in Minneapolis when a police officer kneeled on his neck for more than eight minutes sparked nationwide rioting.
June 1 – Major League Soccer (MLS) is considering a June tournament in Orlando after the Major League Soccer Players Association (MLSPA) agreed to sweeping concessions to the current Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA).
June 1 – The head of the body representing top-flight players in France says it is highly unlikely the government will change its mind and allow the domestic season to resume despite fierce protests from clubs and fans like.
June 1 – Barcelona will resume their bid to defend the Spanish title on Saturday June 13 at Real Mallorca when La Liga gets under way again after a three-month pause due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
May 29 – Reports in Africa suggest next year’s African Cup of Nations may be in jeopardy because of the Covid-19 outbreak, a further blow to hosts Cameroon.
By Samindra Kunti
May 29 – Anderlecht have reshuffled their boardroom yet again in a bid to halt the club’s dramatic, recent slide. Wouter Vandenhaute steps in as Anderlecht’s new chairman and with former Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany becoming an investor in the club.
May 29 – Scotland’s 42 senior clubs are in discussions about a temporary revamp that envisages three enlarged divisions of 14 clubs each for the next two years to replace the current 12-10-10-10 version.
By Abdelaziz Abuhamar
May 29 – Zamalek’s controversial president Murtada Mansour has proclaimed his club as ‘African club of the century’, 20 years after Al-Ahly were officially given the moniker by African governing body CAF.
May 29 – Paraguay has become the first South American country to announce an imminent return of the game with the Paraguayan Football Association (APF) releasing a schedule for the opening of the Paraguayan Championship ‘Apertura’ on July 17 and training sessions allowed from as early as June 10.
May 29 – Italy’s Serie A will return on June 29 in the country hit hardest in Europe in the early weeks of the Covid-19 outbreak.
May 29 – With Europe’s major leagues all stepping up plans to restart their seasons in the coming weeks, the exception is France which has not been lost on the country’s influential daily sports paper l’Equipe.