July 6 – English Premier League grounds will be able to operate at full capacity next season after the British government announced it was sweeping away a raft of coronavirus restrictions in England from July 19 despite increasingly high levels of infection.
July 5 – The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has switched the format of the Asian Champions League knockout phase to single leg ties because of the coronavirus pandemic.
July 2 – Nearly 1,300 Scotland fans who travelled to London to watch their team play England on June 18 in Euro 2020 later tested positive for coronavirus – including almost 400 inside Wembley for the match.
July 2 – The World Health Organization (WHO) has voiced concerns over Euro 2020, warning that the continental finals could act as a “super-spreader”.
June 28 – Belgian football clubs can welcome back fans to their grounds with a third of stadium capacity freed to allow supporters in, the Belgian Pro League has announced.
June 22 – Covid-19 has struck at the heart of the England and Scotland squads ahead of tonight’s Euro 2020 Group D finale, ruling out three players including Scotland’s key midfielder Billy Gilmour who will miss his country’s must-win game against Croatia just when they need him most.
By Samindra Kunti in St Petersburg
June 18 – Russia’s Euro 2020 host city has tightened restrictions to curb a third wave of Covid-19 as the Slovakia team reported two positive tests on the eve of their Group E game with Sweden.
June 10 – On the eve of Euro 2020, Spain has belatedly decided to vaccinate the national team following positive coronavirus tests of both team captain Sergio Busquets and Diego Llorente this week.
June 10 – Major sponsors Mastercard and Ambev have withdrawn their support for the Copa America following a last-minute switch of host venue to Covid-ravaged Brazil.
June 7 – Bruised and battered by a combination of the Covid crisis and political unrest, the Copa America has suffered another blow with Brazil’s star players lambasting the hosting of the tournament that starts June 13.
June 4 – A-League clubs Sydney FC, Melbourne City FC and Brisbane Roar have withdrawn from the Asian Champions League, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) confirmed today.
June 3 – Belgian head coach Roberto Martinez (pictured) has downplayed some of his players not taking a vaccine before the kick-off of Euro 2020, even though the ‘Red Devils’ were fast-tracked to get a first dose in time for the continental finals.
June 2 – Azerbaijan has lifted the requirement for fans attending Euro 2020 matches in Baku to quarantine on arrival.
May 14 – English fans attending the Champions League final in Porto between Manchester City and Chelsea will have to fly in and out of the country on the day of the match, the Portuguese government has insisted.
May 13 – Spanish authorities have green lighted the return of a limited number of fans to football matches, allowing supporters to witness a part of the nail-biting finale of La Liga.