June 16 – Reports that UEFA will complete the Champions League with a mini-tournament covering 11 days in a single city have been given further credence on the eve of a vital summit of its top brass.
June 16 – A total of 441 applications have been made to FIFA by players for financial aid through a $16 million scheme allowing them to claim wages unpaid by their clubs.
June 16 – Premier League clubs are giving supporters the chance to appear on a live video fan wall that will be streamed into stadiums when the season resumes with two games tomorrow.
June 16 – Fabled German club FC Kaiserslautern has filed for bankruptcy after a mounting debt and cash-flow crisis. The club have been crowned German champions four times.
June 16 – With the derby in the capital between Bröndby and FC Copenhagen taking place this weekend, Danish football fans will be allowed to return in greater numbers to stadiums.
June 16 – Move over Neymar Jr, Brazil’s hottest young talent Vinicius Jr has signed a big deal with a giant agency.
By Andrew Warshaw
June 15 – With the resumption of the Premier League 48 hours away, the £300 million takeover of Newcastle United by an investment consortium fronted by Saudi Arabia’s controversial Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman remains very much in the balance pending an imminent ruling on whether Saudi Arabia has been guilty of broadcast piracy.
By Andrew Warshaw
June 15 – Swiss prosecutors have reportedly launched yet another criminal investigation against former FIFA president Sepp Blatter, this time for suspected mismanagement of $1 million.
June 15 – Serie A has a second offer of private equity investment as the Italian league battles to find cashflow solutions to alleviate the drying up of broadcast and sponsorship revenue die to the coronavirus pandemic.
June 15 – Tanzania has become the first African country to resume the league season after an enforced coronavirus shutdown since March. Local authorities have imposed strict protocols to stage matches and allow fans in attendance.
June 15 – US president Donald Trump has vowed to give up watching football after the US Soccer Federation adopted a new policy that rescinds a requirement for players to stand during the national anthem.
June 15 – Matches may be severely lacking in atmosphere when the Premier League returns on Wednesday but playing behind closed doors could prove a great leveller in terms of significantly helping away sides.
June 15 – FIFA’s new chief of global football development has warned that Brexit could have a significant negative impact on the future financial and sporting clout of the Premier League.
June 15 – The Sport Integrity Global Alliance (SIGA) has launched a study into the criminal legislation worldwide as they relate to the battle against corruption in sport.
June 15 – La Liga are to launch criminal proceedings against a pitch invader during Barcelona’s match at Real Mallorca on Saturday that was supposed to be behind closed doors.