November 5 – The aftermath of the tragic death of Argentine striker Emiliano Sala has taken a potentially pivotal twist with Cardiff City threatened with a three-window transfer ban by FIFA if they fail to make an initial payment of €6 million to Sala’s previous club Nantes.
By David Owen
November 5 – Norwich City, the chirpy East Anglian club controlled by celebrity chef Delia Smith and husband Michael Wynn Jones, racked up a hefty loss while securing their return to the Premier League last season.
By Samindra Kunti in Cariacica, Brazil
November 5 – On Tuesday, Angola and South Korea will kick off the knockout phase of the U-17 World Cup. Brazil, Nigeria and France have emerged from the group stages as favourites to lift the trophy.
November 5 – The trend of increasing numbers of non-domestic players in top division teams appears to have slowed with 41.8% of players in 31 European leagues now being expatriates. This is still an increase of 0.2% over last year but is less that the 1.2% average increase seen between 2014 and 2018.
November 5 – The Canadian Premier League (CPL), which completed its inaugural season last weekend with Forge FC taking the title, is considering expansion.
November 5 – The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) will hear Chelsea’s appeal against their two-window transfer ban on November 20.
November 5 – Australia’s women’s national team, The Matildas, are in the edge of securing a deal that will see them paid the same as their male counterparts, the Socceroos.
November 5 – Tottenham Hotspur have appealed against Heung-mon Son’s red card for the tackle which led to Andre Gomes’ horrific broken ankle in Sunday’s Premier League encounter against Everton.
By Andrew Warshaw
November 4 – The inconsistency of VAR in English top-flight football plummeted to new depths of confusion and misinterpretation on Sunday accompanied by one of the most bizarre red card decisions of recent years.
October 4 – In a move that could be interpreted in some circles as presenting a local regional challenge to China’s hopes of staging the 2034 World Cup – always a more likely scenario than 2030 – FIFA on Saturday signed a memorandum of understanding with the 12-strong Association of South East Asian Nations to use football to help boost social development in the region.
November 4 – As well as VAR making headlines after another weekend of top-flight action across Europe, racism was once again at the forefront of controversy – and yet again in Italy where striker Mario Balotelli kicked a ball into the stands and briefly walked off in protest at being targeted by Hellas Verona fans.
November 4 – On the back of sporting success Flamengo are enjoying record revenues of €142.8 million for the first nine months of 2019.
November 4 – The final play-off games of the MLS season have been breaking ratings record ahead of the Seattle Sounders vs Toronto FC final at Seattle’s CenturyLink Field this Sunday.
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.