September 22 – With the number of cases of Coronavirus spiking across the UK, three new positive Covid-19 cases have been confirmed following the latest round of English Premier League testing.
September 22 – The Premier League has the lowest percentage of minutes by players aged 21 or younger in Europe’s Big 5 leagues and the third lowest across the whole of Europe, according to the latest report from the CIES Football Observatory.
September 21 – Gareth Bale could stay at Tottenham Hotspur for longer than the one season loan the club have agreed with Real Madrid, according to his agent.
September 2022 – The first regional sponsor for the Qatar 2022 World Cup has been announced with GWC named as the tournament’s Official Logistics Provider.
September 21 – New eligibility rules easing restrictions on switching nationality have been introduced by FIFA with African players, in particular, likely to benefit.
September 21 – FIFA president Gianni Infantino has blamed the slowdown in the FIFA-led reforms of the African Confederation of Football (CAF) on the coronavirus pandemic.
September 21 – Concacaf has scheduled its first ever Gold Cup draw for Monday 28 September. AFC Champions Qatar, who will guest in the competition, will be in the fourth pot with the winning three teams from the preliminary qualifiers which will be played the week before the finals start in July 2021.
September 21 – Flamengo vs Athletico Paranaense on October 4 will be the first game with fans at the Maracana after Rio de Janeiro’s mayor Marcelo Crivella greenlighted the return of supporters.
September 21 – Italy, where the coronavirus pandemic was once at its most virulent in Europe but where it now appears to have largely avoided a second spike, has agreed to allow up to 1,000 supporters to attend top-flight matches.
By Andrew Warshaw
September 21 – He’s 31 and is carrying an injury but seven years after leaving for Real Madrid for a then world-record fee, Gareth Bale has turned the clock back by sensationally returning to Tottenham Hotspur in a bid to reignite his career.
September 21 – The manager of an unheralded Welsh club beaten in the Europa League has stoked health concerns by suggesting his club deliberately ignored signs of Covid-19.
September 20 – Aston Villa open their season tonight against Manchester City with a new sleeve sponsor, online gaming brand LT who take over from another betting brand BR88 in a one-year deal. Villa have also announced online FX and CFD trading platform Skilling as a new club partner.
September 21 – While top-flight clubs continue their summer transfer window spending, at the other end of the scale, 146-year-old Macclesfield Town has been wound up over debts totalling more than £500,000.
September 21 – Leicester City have signed Landsail Tyres as their new Official Tyre Partner in a three-year deal.
By Paul Nicholson
September 18 – FIFA president Gianni Infantino, hosting the 70th FIFA Congress and the first virtually, today gave an unconvincing defence and partial explanation of the Swiss investigation into his own conduct and his secret meetings with disgraced Swiss Attorney General Michael Lauber.