November 18 – Brazil defeated Uruguay 2-0 in Montevideo courtesy of goals from Arthur and Richarlison to maintain a perfect record and top spot in South American World Cup qualifying. In Quito, Ecuador steamrollered Colombia 6-1.
November 18 – Concacaf has cancelled its U17 Women’s championship and welcomed FIFA’s decision to keep the next edition of the U20 Women’s World Cup in Costa Rica.
November 18 – The effect of Covid-19 on international football in Europe reached a new low on Tuesday when Ukraine’s Nations League game against Switzerland was called off just hours before kick-off after six Ukrainian players and one member of the coaching staff tested positive.
November 18 – Shell-shocked German head coach Joachim Loew was at a loss to explain his country’s biggest ever defeat in competitive football after they were thrashed 6-0 by Spain in the Nations League.
November 18 – Outspoken La Liga boss Javier Tebas has launched another verbal assault over the way Manchester City does business, alleging the Abu Dhabi-funded English club “competes outside the rules”.
November 18 – French giants Paris Saint Germain has signed foreign exchange and commodities broker HotForex as an Official Partner for the 2020-21 season.
November 18 – The English Football Association insists it holds a “clear and unwavering commitment” in the battle against dementia after the family of former England World Cup winner Nobby Stiles hit out at a failure to address the “scandal” of the illness.
November 17 – England have scrambled to retain a seat at the top table of European football with David Gill reportedly having agreed to continue for another four-year term on UEFA’s executive committee.
November 17 – Premier League bosses have announced 16 new positive Covid-19 cases – a record weekly high and a serious threat to clubs losing key players immediately after the international break.
November 17 – A ranking of the leading European club defenders by aerial defensive duels has been topped by Chelsea centre-back Kurt Zouma (pictured) who has won 26 aerial duels out of 27 (96.3%).
November 17 – Algeria became the second nation to qualify for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon after a 2-2 draw with Zimbabwe in Harare.
November 17 – European clubs with Norwegian players, who had been ordered to quarantine for ten days by their government, will seemingly defy that self-isolation rule in favour of their own regulation.
November 17 – One of the most unusual takeovers in club football is to go ahead after Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds (pictured left) and Rob McElhenney (pictured right) won approval from supporters to buy Wrexham AFC, the oldest professional club in Wales and the third oldest in the world.
November 17 – Arsenal have become the first English Premier League club to make a commitment to climate change after signing the United Nations Sports for Climate Action Framework.
November 17 – Barcelona have been given the green light by the local Catalan authorities to hold their presidential election on January 24 following the recent resignation of Josep Maria Bartomeu.