October 26 – England’s women’s team have cancelled a friendly against Germany in Wiesbaden this week because of the coronavirus pandemic. A member of the English back room staff tested positive.
October 26 – Portuguese top-flight club Vitoria Guimaraes has been fined €55,000 and ordered to play three matches behind closed doors because of racist abuse by fans towards Porto’s Malian international Moussa Marega.
October 26 – The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) completed its rearranged 2020 schedule reporting record breaking broadcast numbers with its new CBS TV deal.
October 26 – Barcelona’s 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid in Saturday’s El Classico could shortly result in the entire board resigning according to Spanish reports.
October 26 – Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling is set to become the second England international footballer to use his influence to tackle social issues by founding a charity to help children from disadvantaged families.
October 26 – UEFA have opened disciplinary proceedings against Rennes for breaking strict Covid-19 guidelines at last week’s Champions League game against Russian side Krasnodar.
By Samindra Kunti
October 23 – Africa’s football electorate has given the strongest signal yet that it will support CAF president Ahmad for a second term at the helm after 46 FA bosses signed a letter of support.
October 23 – Players and officials from Azeri club Qarabag have been reprimanded by UEFA for performing a military salute during their Europa League qualifying match away to Legia Warsaw on October 1.
October 23 – Belgium has become the latest country to ban fans from attending live football matches after a huge spike in coronavirus infections.
October 23 – The draw for the European section of 2022 World Cup qualifying will take place in Zurich on December 7.
October 23 – The second leg of the African Champions League semi-final between Egypt’s Zamalek and Raja Casablanca has been postponed for a week after eight players in the Moroccan club’s squad tested positive for Covid-19.
October 23 – Nigeria midfielder John Ogu is the latest footballer to denounce the police brutality going on in his country and has called for a boycott of all upcoming games.
October 23 – Australia have joined New Zealand in pulling out of planned national team events in Europe due to the Europe-wide spike in coronavirus cases and increasing international travel restrictions.
October 23 – Chinese smartphone manufacturer vivo has committed to a four-year official partnership for Euro 2020 and Euro 2024.
October 23 – Arsenal have agreed an official partnership with global aluminium packaging company Ball Corporation in a co-operation designed to help the club and its fans reduce their impact on the environment.