May 21 – FIFA experts expect this summer’s Women’s World Cup in France to produce the fastest matches yet at the tournament as established powerhouses will square off with lightweights and debutants in the 24-team tournament.
May 21 – Significant new tweaks approved earlier this year by football’s lawmakers are will come into effect across the game from the start of next season, designed to reduce a number of grey areas.
May 21 – Steve Clarke has been named as the new Scotland manager on a three-year contract.
May 20 – The Netherlands resoundingly beat Italy 4-2 in the final of the U-17 European Championship in Ireland to retain their European crown after emphatically dominating the first half to take an unassailable 3-0 lead.
May 15 – Jose Mourinho, out of a job since being sacked by Manchester United just before Christmas following their worst start to a season for 28 years, has not been able to resist a dig at both Jurgen Klopp and Mauricio Pochettino, managers of Champions League finalists Liverpool and Tottenham.
May 10 – Whether or not it is healthy for the European game remains highly questionable but English clubs have made history by taking all four spots in the finals of UEFA’s two major competitions, the first time this has happened anywhere on the Continent.
By Andrew Warshaw
May 9 – Never in the modern era of European football’s greatest club competition have there been two back-to-back semi-finals quite like it.
By Andrew Warshaw
May 8 – Impossible, unthinkable, sensational, miraculous. The superlatives are still pouring out of every footballing corner of the world to describe arguably the greatest comeback in European football history as Liverpool beat mighty Barcelona 4-0 on Tuesday to overturn a three-goal first-leg deficit and advance to their second successive Champions League final.
May 7 – For the only eighth time in Premier League history, the title will be decided on the final day of the season on Sunday with Manchester City in pole position to retain their crown following one of the iconic goals in recent memory.
May 3 – Qatar Sports Investments, owners of Paris Saint-Germain, are reportedly running out of patience with the money-laden club’s lack of progress in the Champions League and considering their future commitment.
May 3 – It may be clutching at straws but Liverpool fans are drawing up a petition to have Lionel Messi banned from the second leg of the Champions League semi-final with Barcelona.
May 3 – Ballon d’Or winner Ada Hegerberg, who took a stand against what she describes as a lack of respect for female players in Norway, has been left out of the country’s World Cup squad for next month’s finals in France starting on June 7.
May 3 – Arsenal and Chelsea have taken a step closer to an all-London Europa League final in Baku after encouraging results in Thursday’s first leg semi-finals. Arsenal defeated Valencia 3-1 at home and Chelsea held Frankfurt to a 1-1 draw in Germany.
May 2 – Rarely if ever has a scoreline been so misleading. But then rarely if ever has a team had a player of the calibre of Lionel Messi.