June 9 – French FA (FFF) president Noel Le Graet has criticisbnbnbed the congested calendar with the current four-match Nations League window drawing the last bit of physical strength from Europe’s elite players.
June 7 – The winners of this summer’s Women’s Euro 2022 in England will face the winners of July’s Copa America Femenina in Colombia in a women’s Finalissima.
June 6 – French President Emmanuel Macron has waded into the debate over the Champions League final debacle by insisting that ticket holders who were denied entry to the Stade de France by security personnel should be compensated “as soon as possible”.
June 6 – The Ukrainian Premier League is planning on resuming from August despite the ongoing war with Russia following approval by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
June 6 – England manager Gareth Southgate has expressed his dismay after a crowd made up almost entirely of schoolchildren booed the England team for taking the knee before Saturday’s Nations League game against Hungary in Budapest.
June 6 – Managers normally quit clubs either to move on to bigger and better or because they are sacked.
By Paul Nicholson
June 4 – In stark contrast to the French authorities who refuse to accept any blame for the shameful scenes that occurred before and after the Champions League final in Paris, UEFA has issued an apology to fans and reiterated that it has commissioned an independent review of the incident and that the findings will be published in full.
By Samindra Kunti
June 3 – In a three-hour debate in the French senate, French interior minister Gérald Darmanin and sports minister Amélie Oudéa-Castéa shied away from taking any responsibility for the dangerous chaos at the Champions League final on Saturday in Paris, repeating the bizarre claim that 50%-70% of tickets were counterfeit.
June 1 – In a shift from blaming late fan arrivals to fake tickets, the French FA (FFF) has said that 35,000 supporters coming to the Stade de France for Saturday’s chaotic Champions League final in Paris had no tickets or counterfeit tickets, echoing what French authorities claimed on Monday, but with a slightly different number.
June 1 – Italy and Argentina meet at a sold-out Wembley Stadium tonight pitting the European and South American champions in a new showpiece fixture dubbed ‘Finalissima’.
June 1 – England’s game against Hungary in Budapest on Saturday, which was scheduled to be played behind closed doors, will now have a crowd in excess of 30,000, according to UK media reports.
June 1 – Mouscron has filed for bankruptcy, bringing to an end last-minute rescue attempts by the club and the city to find a new investor.
By Andrew Warshaw
May 31 – European football’s governing body have bowed to public pressure by ordering an independent inquiry into the disgraceful scenes that that marred Saturday’s Champions League final in Paris.
By Samindra Kunti
May 31 – Under pressure for the dangerous disorder at the Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid in Paris, French authorities shifted the blame for the chaos to Liverpool fans with fake tickets, which were in circulation because of a “massive, industrial and organised fraud” according to French interior minister Gérald Darmanin.
May 31 – The disturbing scenes in Paris at the Champions League Final bring shame on the French organisers and UEFA. The subsequent blame-game by the French is almost as distasteful.