June 25 – Slavia Prague secured a record twentieth league title on Wednesday after a 1-0 victory against Viktoria Plzen, establishing an insurmountable lead at the top of the table.
June 25 – The Burnley fan responsible for the provocative “white lives matter, Burnley” banner flown as a stunt over Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium at the start of the fixture between the teams on Monday has been dismissed from his job as a welder at a local engineering firm, according to British reports.
June 25 – Promotion-chasing English Championship club Leeds United have removed a cardboard cut-out of former al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden from the stands at its stadium.
June 25 – Electronic Arts and LaLiga have extended their partnership in a 10-year deal that will keep EA Sports’ FIFA title as the league’s official and exclusive video games partner.
June 24 – A third private equity firm has expressed an interest in bidding for a stake in Serie A, ironically at a time when the league looks on the verge of losing its biggest international rights buyers.
June 24 – Concacaf has postponed the start of its 2020 Scotiabank Concacaf League, which was scheduled to begin on July 28.
The 22-team competition is the second tier of the confederation’s club competitions but qualifies six teams for the Concacaf Champions League.
June 24 – Fluminense and Botafogo will return to action this weekend after accepting the decision of a local sports tribunal to reschedule the clubs’ matches to Sunday.
June 24 – An off-the-field incident when a plane carrying a banner provocatively declaring ‘White Lives Matter Burnley’ flew over Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium at the start of the fixture between the teams on Monday was not a criminal offence, police have declared.
June 24 – The US women’s national team has lost yet another round in their battle for equal pay when a federal judge denied their request for an immediate appeal of the ruling last month to throw out their case.
June 24 – Dutch football is looking at the return of football fans at matches in September with the government expected to give the go ahead to allow spectators into stadia this week.
June 24 – Russia’s football authorities have meted out a token fine to CSKA Moscow after its fans racially abused Zenit St. Petersburg winger Malcom in the clubs’ first game back since the domestic league restarted.
June 24 – French football authorities have defied a court ruling not to relegate Amiens and Toulouse in voting to maintain a 20-team Ligue 1 next season, ending any chance of expanding the league.
By Paul Nicholson
June 23 – The comedy of corruption and financial malpractice that has been, with few exceptions, the Trinidad and Tobago FA’s overriding contribution to Caribbean and world football, has continued with more information of yet another monster contract paid by the TTFA to yet another associate of disgraced former Concacaf president Jack Warner.
June 23 – Spain’s crackdown on tax evasion in football has snared yet another alleged culprit – Everton’s much-travelled manager Carlo Ancelotti.