November 21 – Players in the Netherlands’ top two divisions will not play the first minute of all matches this weekend, standing still in silence to draw attention to racism, the first country to take such action.
November 21 – SIGA, who today lead an Expert Summit session on match-fixing at the Soccerex convention in Miami, have announced two new initiatives taking place in December, both timed to coincide with ‘International Anti-Corruption Day’.
November 20 – Gaetano Miccichè has sensationally resigned as president of Serie A with immediate effect following an investigation into his election last year.
November 18 – Manchester City have lost their appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to halt UEFA’s investigation into alleged financial fair play irregularities.
November 15 – LaLiga’s attempts to get interim permission to play a league fixture in Miami this December have been knocked back by Madrid’s Mercantile Court No. 12.
November 15 – The criticism of the Spanish FA’s (RFEF) decision to move its Super Cup to Saudi Arabia in a €130 million deal is now alienating broadcast partners with state broadcaster RTVE saying it will not bid for the TV rights due to human rights concerns.
November 14 – The Spanish Football Federation’s (RFEF) who are controversially taking their Super Cup to Saudi in January for the first season of a €120 million three-year deal, have now fallen foul of Spain’s competition authorities over its invitation to tender for rights to the competition.
November 14 – The new head of English football’s anti-discrimination organisation Kick It Out, Sanjay Bhandari, has outlined plans to improve the situation following a worrying resurgence of racism across the domestic game that has fuelled demands for more action from the governing bodies.
November 14 – Manchester City’s Portuguese midfielder Bernardo Silva has been suspended for one match – the key Premier League clash with Chelsea – over a tweet he sent to team-mate Benjamin Mendy, and fined £50,000.
By Andrew Warshaw
November 12 – Just over a year after being hammered by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), Jerome Valcke, the forgotten man of world football mismanagement, is refusing to give up and is reported to be going to the European Court of Human Rights in a final attempt to have his 10-year ban from the game overturned and clear his name.
November 25 – Napoli chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis is reported to be prepared to take the almost unheard-of step of slashing player wages by 25% as a result of the club’s indifferent start to the season.
November 12 – The equal pay lawsuit in the US between the United States women’s national team (USWNT) and US Soccer has taken a turn in favour of the women’s case in California.
November 11 – A Brazilian midfielder playing in Ukraine for leading club Shakhtar Donesk was sent off at the weekend and reduced to tears for reacting to alleged racist abuse.
By Andrew Warshaw
November 8 – In a move that is bound to incur the wrath of beIN Sports and will also have alarmed UEFA, Serie A have confirmed that the Italian SuperCup will be held in Saudi Arabia for the second consecutive year.
By David Owen
November 8 – The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) formally elected the Pole, Witold Bańka, as its next president. He will succeed Scotland’s Sir Craig Reedie at the start of next year.