September 25 – A Chinese businessman who owns controlling stakes in LaLiga’s Granada, and Serie A’s Parma, as well as Portuguese club Tondela is facing bankruptcy proceedings in Hong Kong over a mountain of unpaid bills and debt.
September 25 – The verdict in the high-profile trial involving former FIFA number two Jerome Valcke and Paris Saint-Germain president and beIN Media supremo Nasser Al-Khelaifi regarding alleged corruption in the allocation of World Cup TV rights will be released on October 30.
September 25 – Burnley could become the latest American-owned Premier League club with ALK Capital reportedly in talks to buy the club.
September 25 – UEFA are to adopt the five substitutes rule in their competitions for the rest of the season in line with many domestic leagues in order to cope with a congested calendar created by the coronavirus pandemic.
September 25 – Champions League winners Bayern Munich are celebrating a remarkable quadruple after clinching the Super Cup with a 2-1 extra time win over Europa League victors Sevilla on Thursday. But just as importantly for UEFA, the game passed off smoothly as a trial run in front of a live audience – the first major European club game to allow fans into stadiums amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
September 25 – A survey into the lasting effect the pandemic will have on grassroots football has highlighted a number of trends within clubs and national federations that provide both an opportunity and a reset for this key area of the sport global.
By Paul Nicholson
September 24 – FIFA’s patience with the former leadership of the Trinidad and Tobago FA (TTFA) has inevitably run out. The world governing body tonight suspended the TTFA “with immediate effect and until further notice”.
September 25 – English football’s National League, just below the fourth division in the professional pyramid, are in talks with the government and Football Association over a “critical financial support package” as clubs risk even more losses because of Covid-19.
September 25 – Premier League Everton who replaced online bookmaker SportPesa with online car sales site Cazoo as their shirt sponsor earlier this year, have now signed a new gaming sponsorship with Parimatch who become the club’s Official Betting Partner.
September 25 – Footballer’s are well known for their attention to their hair. Losing it is doubtless traumatic. Manchester City have found the solution for all those fearful Samsons partnering with HWT Clinic who will become the Club’s Official Hair Clinic Partner in Europe.
September 24 – The pressure on FIFA president Gianni Infantino was ratcheted up a level this week as accusations were made in the Swiss parliament that FIFA was unduly attempting to influence the process.
By Andrew Warshaw
September 24 – With just hours to go before kick-off at tonight’s showpiece Super Cup fixture between Bayern Munich and Sevilla in Budapest, UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin launched a strong defence of the decision to allow fans into the game despite the worry of Covid-19, saying his organisation wasn’t doing it for political reasons or badly needed revenues, only for the good of football.
By Paul Nicholson
September 24 – The ‘United TTFA’ missed the FIFA deadline by minutes to apply to withdraw their case against the world governing, but the rogue former TTFA officials look to have deliberately sabotaged the chances of getting a withdrawal by submitting within the affidavit by William Wallace statements that they have been “pressured” and “coerced” to withdraw.
September 24 – Expressing concern over the Covid-19 pandemic in South America, the world players union FIFPro says would favour giving players decision-making power over their participation in October’s World Cup qualifiers in the region.
September 24 – Defending champions Al Hilal have been booted out of the Asian Champions League for naming only 11 players for their final group game with Shabab Al Ahli Dubai after a massive Covid-19 outbreak struck at the heart of the playing staff.