June 17 – Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes and Harry Maguire top a ranking of players who have played the most minutes of football since 16 May 2020 going into the Euro 2020 championships.
June 17 – Finland simply cannot get past their big neighbours, not even with a round of 16 spot at Euro 2020 at stake. A Bergkamp-esque strike from Aleksei Miranchuk on the stroke of half-time was enough for the dominant hosts to sink their opponents 1-0 and maintain a fighting chance in Group B.
By Samindra Kunti in Saint Petersburg
June 14 – Slovakia provided the first significant upset of Euro 2020, beating ten-man Poland 2-1 with a second-half winner from Milan Skriniar to take the lead in Group E and leave their opponents’ chances hanging by a thread.
June 14 – A feud between strikers Kylian Mbappé and Oliver Giroud is threatening to disrupt morale in the French camp ahead of the upcoming heavyweight Euro 2020 clash against Germany.
June 4 – Follow the stats and France will win the Euro 2020 championships. Second favourites are Germany, followed by Spain and England.
By Andrew Warshaw
June 2 – England manager Gareth Southgate has named a controversial squad of 26 for this month’s delayed European Championship as the country once again bids to win a major trophy for the first time since the 1966 World Cup.
June 2 – In the latest move in the post-season managerial merry-go-round, Carlo Ancelotti has unexpectedly quit Everton after just 18 months to become head coach of Real Madrid for a second time.
By Samindra Kunti
May 30 – In a dramatic Champions League final, one of the best European Cup finals for a number of seasons, Chelsea, N’Golo Kante and Kai Havertz out-manoeuvred and outperformed Manchester City and Pep Guardiola’s experimental tactics to win 1-0 and clinch the continent’s premier club competition for a second time.
May 28 – In the age of super clubs, Chelsea and Manchester City will decide who reigns supreme over Europe on Saturday in an all-English Champions League final that will be played in front of 16,500 fans in Porto, Portugal.
May 28 – With only one international match played since FIFA last published its rankings, the calendar is about move from famine to feast with an explosion of activity including Gold Cup and Euro 2020 and Copa America, as well as World Cup qualifiers.
May 28 – Two more high-profile managers are back in the market for new jobs after Antonio Conte left Inter Milan after winning Serie A and Zinedine Zidane resigned from Real Madrid after two and half years.
May 26 – Just two days after steering Lille to their first top-flight title since 2011, Christophe Galtier has stepped down as head coach saying four years at one club is “long enough and I just feel I have done my time here.”
May 26 – England boss Gareth Southgate has named an extended 33-man provisional squad for Euro 2020, with the Three Lions boss sweating over injury concerns and the all-English Champions League final on Saturday in a selection process he has called “more complicated than any other country”.
May 26 – The German FA has officially named Bayern Munich’s departing manager Hansi Flick as the country’s new head coach when Joachim Low steps down following this summer’s European Championship.
May 26 – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer can win his first trophy as Manchester United boss in Wednesday’s Europe League final in Poland’s Gdansk, but his side will have to overcome the competition’s ultimate expert Unai Emery and his Villareal, and lingering injury concerns over Harry Maguire.