November 4 – Football moves in mysterious ways. Just one month after wowing the whole of Europe with their sensational 7-2 win at Tottenham in the Champions League, Bayern Munich have sacked Niko Kovac as manager following Saturday’s 5-1 defeat at Eintracht Frankfurt in the Bundesliga – their heaviest defeat in a decade.
November 4 – The two Milan clubs have been given approval to go-ahead with development of a new stadium but it will not be at the expense of knocking down the San Siro.
November 4 – With a year to go before India hosts the U-17 Women’s World Cup in 2020, the organisers unveiled the tournament’s official emblem at Bollywood-style event at the iconic Gateway of India in Mumbai.
November 1 – Manchester United are offering free travel to fans who had booked travel through Thomas Cook for their Europa League tie away to Astana in Kazakhstan on November 28.
November 1 – FIFA’s esports division has unveiled its qualification process for the returning eNations Cup and eClub World Cup as well as the pathway to the eWorld Cup 2020.
November 1 – The fight against illegal streaming of English Premier League games has achieved a significant victory after a Singapore-based firm and its director were convicted of infringing copyright by providing pirated content via Android TV boxes
November 1 – Figures from FIFA’s International Transfer Match System show 184 international transfers were made in October with $3.8 million spent on fees.
November 1 – English Championship club Queens Park Rangers have accused both FIFA and UEFA of brushing a racism complaint under the carpet as they wait to hear whether action will be taken over an incident that prompted their under-18 team to abandon a game in Spain.
November 1 – Almost 18 months after Argentina called off a World Cup warm-up game with Israel after coming under pressure over Israel’s treatment of Palestinians, they have agreed to play South Americans rivals Uruguay on Israeli soil on November 18 in a prestige friendly.
November 1 – Goals Soccer Centres, operators of five-a-side football venues, has been sold to a newly formed company Northwind 5s, owned by rival operator Soccerworld and private equity firm Inflexion.
November 1 – Tottenham Hotspur have handed indefinite bans to 48 fans who sold tickets on to Red Star Belgrade supporters for last week’s Champions League match.
November 1 – Granit Xhaka said he had reached “boiling point” after receiving social media abuse, explaining his angry reaction to Arsenl supporters against Crystal Palace last weekend.
November 1 – Manchester United have said they are “cooperating fully” with a review into historical sex abuse by the English FA after allegations against former club employee Billy Watts, who died in 2009.
By Andrew Warshaw
October 31 – The murky business of World Cup bidding has been thrust back into the spotlight by leaked emails which claim to offer a blueprint of how Russia could bribe FIFA’s most senior officials to vote for them to stage the 2018 tournament.