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 – 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 16 – Already facing a multi-pronged challenge to his power base, Ahmad Ahmad, President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), has temporarily handed over the reins to CAF first vice president Constant Omari while he completes his convalescence after contracting Covid-19.
November 16 – Norway will play Austria after all in their final Nations League group game on Wednesday after the team forfeited their match against Romania following a government travel ban due to a covid-19 case in the squad.
November 13 – EFL clubs have accepted a £50 million Premier League rescue package for League One and League Two.
November 13 – England’s Nations League match against Iceland next week is no longer under threat after the government staged a u-turn over its travel ban and granted special dispensation to the visitors.
November 13 – UK biotech start-up, Proviris Solutions, has launched a £6 COVID-19 antigen rapid test that gives results in under 15 minutes and could be a key tool in allowing sports fans back into stadia.
November 12 – CAF president Ahmad Ahmad has been released from hospital after recovering from Covid-19.
November 12 – Professional women’s football has been severely damaged by the coronavirus pandemic with wages cuts and a lack of support. A survey by global players’ union FIFPro highlights the impact of the virus on women’s game that in many countries is still only in the early stages of development.
November 12 – The English Football Association is pleading with the government to grant a travel exemption to Iceland for their Nations League match at Wembley Stadium next Wednesday.
November 12 – Veteran Croatia captain Domagoj Vida played the first half of Wednesday’s 3-3 draw with Turkey in Istanbul before finding out he had tested positive for Covid-19.
November 12 – Last night’s international friendly between Norway and Israel was the latest fixture to fall victim to Covid-19 with the game called off because of concerns about infection among the visiting team.
November 11 – The surge of the coronavirus in Denmark has forced the national federation to quarantine nine players and coach Kasper Hjulmand. All will miss Wednesday’s friendly against Scandinavian rivals Sweden, but may be able to rejoin the squad in time for two crucial Nations League fixtures.
November 10 – Premier League Chief Executive Richard Masters has defended the organisation’s Covid-19 bail-out offer for the three English Football League (EFL) divisions below the top flight, saying “scarce resources” is a reason for deadlock.
November 10 – England and Iceland could end up playing their Nations League clash on November 18 more than 1,000 miles away in Albania.