By Andrew Warshaw
April 3 – UEFA and Europe’s top leagues and clubs have agreed that abandoning the season because of Covid-19 should be the last resort amid hints that clubs may not be allowed into next season’s European club competitions if they don’t qualify in the usual way.
By Samindra Kunti
April 3 – In an unprecedented move Belgium has abandoned the rest of the season and crowned Club Brugge champions, despite UEFA issuing a warning against ending leagues early, and threatening expulsion from the Champions League and Europa League.
April 3 – Millionaire English Premier League stars must “share the financial burden” created by the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, says their union.
April 3 – The suspension of live football has opened up multiple opportunities for the football eSports business with Serie A being the latest to embrace the genre and UEFA’s eEuro 2020 taking centre stage.
April 3 – The Bundesliga is reportedly looking at private equity firms to raise finance of up to $330 million to help cashflow the league and its clubs through the Covid-19 crisis.
April 3 – Conmebol posted record revenue of $509 million in 2019, the South American governing body announced on Thursday during its 72nd Congress, which was staged by teleconference.
April 3 – FIFA president Gianni Infantino has said that “nobody knows” how football will have to change when it returns but that it is “going to be different”.
April 3 – The Sport Integrity Global Alliance (SIGA), led by SIGA America, has set up a task force with the aim of developing Universal Standards on Youth Development and Child Protection in Sport.
April 2 – The value of player transfer market will fall 28% if no more matches are played and no player contracts renewed until June 30, according to an analysis by the CIES Football Observatory.
April 2 – The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has extended the deadline for expression of interest to host the AFC Asian Cup 2027. The new deadline is June 30, 2020.
By Andrew Warshaw
April 2 – One of the UK’s youngest and most courageous club owners has laid bare exactly what it means for teams outside the country’s four professional divisions to have their seasons closed down and all results expunged.
April 2 – English football’s stakeholders have failed to reach agreement over across-the-board player pay cuts as talks continue to find ways of somehow salvaging the domestic season.
April 2 – The 2021 women’s European Championship in England is the latest tournament to be put back a year due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to unconfirmed reports
April 2 – The new president of the Namibia Football Association, Ranga Haikali, who vowed to rebuild trust and credibility when he took over in February, has revealed “damning findings” against the federation’s former leadership following a new financial audit reportedly ordered by FIFA.