A comprehensive record of recent events around the world
Thursday October 25
COSTA RICA: Herediano take a 2-0 lead from their home leg of the ConCaCaf League final against Motagua of Honduras.
EUROPA LEAGUE: Sevilla equal the competition’s record winning margin with a 6-0 victory over akhisar Belediyespor of Turkey, while arsenal, Chelsea, Dinamo Zagreb, Eintract frankfurt, Red Bull Salzburg and Zurich all make it nine points from three games.
Friday October 26
ENGLAND: Tottenham Hotspur admit they will play the rest of this year’s home games at Wembley.
ITALY: Zhang Kangyang, who is more commonly known as Steven Zhang, replaces Erick Thohir and becomes Internazionale’s youngest president at the age of 26.
ROMANIA: UEfa order Romania to play november’s home game against Lithuania in the nations League behind closed doors after “racist behaviour” in the crowd during a goalless draw against Serbia on october 14.
SPAIN: La Liga considers a legal challenge after fIfa rules it can’t stage matches in the USa.
Saturday October 27
ENGLAND: Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha is one of five people killed when his helicopter crashes in a car park outside the club’s stadium after the 1-1 draw with West Ham United.
IRAQ: air force Club become the first team to win three consecutive afC Cups, beating Turkmenistan’s altyn asyr 2-0 in the final.
PhILIPPINES: former England manager Sven Goran Eriksson will take charge of the Philippines at november’s aff Championship and next year’s asian Cup.
SOUTh AFRICA: orlando Pirates come from behind to beat Kaizer Chiefs 2-1 in the Soweto derby and remain in second place, behind Bidvest Wits.
SPAIN: Celta Vigo striker Iago aspas scores a hat-trick in the 4-0 victory over Eibar after spending the previous night on a sofa in hospital following the birth of his daughter.
URUGUAY: Maxi Rodriguez scores in injury time to seal the Clausura title with a game to spare as Penarol beat Progresso 1-0.
Sunday October 28
ITALY: The only Serie a side to have conceded in every game this season, Milan beat Sampdoria 3-2 but have now gone 15 matches without keeping a clean sheet for the first time since 1946. Dries Mertens scores a last-minute equaliser as napoli draw 1-1 at home to Roma in a game played without VaR for the first 12 minutes due to technical problems.
hOLLAND: feyenoord’s Jerry St Juste is sent off after six minutes in a 3-0 loss at ajax in the Klassieker.
PARAGUAY: Santiago Salcedo’s free-kick in Deportivo Capiata’s 4-1 loss at home to olimpia sees the 37-year-old become the Paraguayan top flight’s all-time top scorer with 128 goals.
SCOTLAND: In the League Cup semi-finals, Celtic beat Hearts 3-0 and aberdeen beat Rangers 1-0.
SPAIN: Luis Suarez scores a hattrick at Camp nou as Barcelona thrash Real Madrid 5-1.
TURKEY: fenerbahce sack Phillip Cocu after a 3-1 home defeat by ankaragucu leaves them just above the relegation zone in 15th place.
USA: La Galaxy lose 3-2 to Houston Dynamo and miss out on the MLS play-offs, while new York Red Bulls beat orlando City 1-0 and win the Supporters’ Shield for the best regular-season record.
Monday October 29
ENGLAND: Manchester City return to the top of the table with a 1-0 win away to Tottenham Hotspur.
ITALY: Mauro Icardi scores twice as Internazionale climb to second place with a 3-0 victory at Lazio.
SPAIN: ninth in La Liga after four defeats in their last five games, Real Madrid sack Julen Lopetegui and “provisionally replace” him with B-team coach Santiago Solari.
Tuesday October 30
ARGENTINA: Trailing 1-0 from their home leg and 1-0 down on the night in Brazil, River Plate hit
back with an 82nd-minute goal from Rafael Santos Borre and then a Gonzalo Martinez penalty in the fifth minute of injury time to beat Gremio on away goals and reach the Libertadores Cup Final.
CHINA: Marcello Lippi says he has turned down a four-year contract extension and will step down as China’s national coach after the upcoming Asian Cup.
ETHIOPIA: Defence Force beat Jimma Aba Jifar on penalties to win the Ethiopian Super Cup in the curtain raiser to the new season.
Wednesday October 31
ARGENTINA: Leading 2-0 from the first leg, Boca Juniors draw 2-2 with Palmeiras in Brazil to set up a
Superclasico Libertadores Cup Final against River Plate.
ITALY: A 2006 World Cup winner, Vincenzo Iaquinta is sentenced to two years in prison for the illegal possession of firearms. His father, Giuseppe, is found guilty of
affiliation to the ’Ndrangheta – an organised crime group in Calabria – and will serve 19 years in prison.
SOUTH KOREA: Ulsan Hyundai will meet Daegu in December’s Korea FA Cup Final after both win 2-1 in their semi-finals, against Suwon Bluewings and Jeonnam Dragons respectively.
SPAIN: Real Sociedad’s 23-yearold midfielder Luca Sangalli is hospitalised after suffering a stroke.
VENEZUELA: Zulia beat Aragua 3-1 on aggregate to win the Venezuelan Cup for a second time.
Thursday November 1
COLOMBIA: Atletico Nacional win the Colombia Cup for the fourth time in seven years, beating Once Caldas 4-3 on aggregate.
COSTA RICA: Herediano win the CONCACAF League Final, beating Motagua of Honduras 3-2 on aggregate to qualify for next year’s CONCACAF Champions League.
SOUTH KOREA: Jang Hyun-soo, a 27-year-old defender who has won 58 caps, is banned from playing for the national team for life after faking community service records in order to avoid military service.
USA: Wayne Rooney misses his spot-kick as DC United are knocked out of the MLS play-offs on penalties by Columbus Crew.
Friday November 2
AUSTRALIA: Central Coast Mariners announce that Usain Bolt’s trial has come to an end and Jamaica’s eight-time Olympic sprint champion will not be offered a playing contract.
DENMARK: International striker Nicklas Bendtner, who plays for Rosenborg in Norway, is sentenced to 50 days in jail for assaulting a taxi driver in Copenhagen. He is later released on appeal until a second hearing.
EGYPT: Al Ahly beat Tunisian side Esperance 3-1 in their home leg of the CAF Champions League Final.
FRANCE: Paris Saint-Germain beat Lille 2-1 to become the first team to win all 12 of their opening games in one of Europe’s top five leagues.
TURKEY: Galatasaray’s Badou Ndiaye and Fenerbahce’s Roberto Soldado and Jailson are sent off after the final whistle following a 30-man brawl involving players and staff from both sides as the Istanbul derby ends in a 2-2 draw.
Saturday November 3
ENGLAND: Liverpool draw 1-1 at Arsenal with a 50th Premier League goal from James Milner, who is yet to be on the losing side in the competition when he scores.
GREECE: PAOK drop their first points of the season with a 1-1 draw at second-placed Atromitos, while Panathinaikos and AEK draw 0-0 in the Athens derby.
JAPAN: Goals from Leo Silva and Serginho give Kashima Antlers a 2-0 lead over Persepolis of Iran after their home leg of the AFC Champions League Final.
SCOTLAND: League leaders Hearts lose 5-0 at Celtic.
Sunday November 4
PARAGUAY: A week after making his debut, 14-year-old Fernando Ovelar scores Cerro Porteno’s opening goal in a 2-2 draw against Olimpia in the Superclasico.
SAUDI ARABIA: A 2-1 victory over South Korea sees Saudi Arabia win the AFC Under-19 title for a third time. Both finalists, along with semi-finalists Qatar and Japan, qualify for next year’s Under-20 World Cup in Poland.
Monday November 5
ENGLAND: Liverpool omit Xherdan Shaqiri – an ethnic Albanian from Kosovo – from their squad to face Serbian side Red Star Belgrade in the Champions League on Tuesday to “avoid any distractions” that may be caused by the Switzerland international’s heritage.
Tuesday November 6
FRANCE: Bottom of the league, Guingamp sack Antoine Kombouare and put Sylvain Didot and Vincent Rautureau in temporary control. US investment fund GACP completes a € 100million takeover of Bordeaux.
ITALY: Empoli appoint Giuseppe Iachini as coach, the day after sacking Aurelio Andreazzoli on his 65th birthday. Marek Hamsik makes a record 512th appearance for Napoli as they draw 1-1 with Paris Saint-Germain.
SERBIA: Red Star beat Liverpool 2-0 in Belgrade to become the first Serbian side to win a Champions League group game.
SPAIN: Barcelona draw 1-1 away to Internazionale and are the first team to reach the knockout stage of the Champions League.
Wednesday November 7
CHINA: Shanghai SIPG beat Beijing Renhe 2-1 to win their first title and end Guangzhou Evergrande’s run of seven successive Chinese Super League championships.
ENGLAND: Trailing 1-0 with four minutes remaining, Manchester
United win 2-1 at Juventus in the Champions League. Gabriel Jesus gets a hat-trick as Manchester City beat Shakhtar Donetsk 6-0.
GERMANY: Robert Lewandowski marks his 100th game in UEFA club competition with both goals as Bayern Munich beat AEK 2-0.
LITHUANIA: Suduva retain their league title with a 6-0 victory at home to Atlantas.
Thursday November 8
AFF CHAMPIONSHIP: Malaysia get the tournament underway with a 1-0 victory over Cambodia. EUROPA LEAGUE: Arsenal, Bayer Leverkusen, Chelsea, Dinamo Zagreb, Eintracht Frankfurt, Lazio and Zurich all qualify for the round of 32 with two games to spare.
FRANCE: Guingamp announce Jocelyn Gourvennec will return to the club as coach, having left to take charge of Bordeaux in 2016.
TURKEY: Fenerbahce’s Jailson and Roberto Soldado are given eightand six-match bans respectively following a brawl in last Friday’s Istanbul derby, while Galatasaray’s Ryan Donk gets six games, with team-mates Badou Ndiaye and Garry Rodrigues given five and three-game suspensions. Gala boss Faith Terim is handed a sevenmatch ban while his assistant Hasan Sas gets eight games.
USA: Louisville City beat Phoenix Rising, who include co-owner Didier Drogba in their side, 1-0 in the United Soccer League Cup Final.
Friday November 9
TUNISIA: Trailing 3-1 from the first leg in Egypt, Esperance beat Al Ahly 3-0 to clinch their third CAF Champions League crown.
Saturday November 10
ESTONIA: League leaders Flora lose 2-1 at Levadia, which allows
Nomme Kalju to leapfrog them and win the league with a 4-1 victory over Trans.
GERMANY: Borussia Dortmund twice come from behind in Der Klassiker to beat defending champions Bayern Munich 3-2 and remain top of the Bundesliga.
HOLLAND: PSV make it 12 wins from 12 league games with a 4-1 victory away to De Graafschap.
JAPAN: Kashima Antlers draw 0-0 with Persepolis in Iran to win 2-0 on aggregate and claim their first AFC Champions League title. In the J.League, Kawasaki Frontale retain their title despite losing 2-1 to
Cerezo Osaka as their closest challengers Sanfrecce Hiroshima go down 1-0 to Vegalta Sendai.
Sunday November 11
ARGENTINA: Postponed for 24 hours after heavy rain, River Plate twice come from behind to draw 2-2 at Boca Juniors in the first leg of the Libertadores Cup Final.
ENGLAND: Manchester City win 3-1 at home to Manchester United and top the table.
FRANCE: Edinson Cavani gets a hat-trick as Paris Saint-Germain win 4-0 at Monaco to move 13 points clear at the top of Ligue 1.
ITALY: On-loan Gonzalo Higuain misses a penalty and is sent off against his parent club as Milan lose 2-0 at home to Juventus.
RUSSIA: CSKA beat Zenit for the first time since March 2014, winning 2-0 against the league leaders.
SPAIN: Barcelona lose at home in La Liga for the first time in two years, beaten 4-3 by Real Betis.
SWEDEN: AIK are crowned league champions for the first time since 2009 with a 1-0 win over Kalmar.
Monday November 12
SPAIN: Celta Vigo sack coach Antonio Mohamed and replace him with Miguel Cardoso after a poor start to the season.
SWEDEN: Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof is named Sweden’s player of the year.
Tuesday November 13
ENGLAND: Championship club Brentford announce that their technical director, Robert Rowan, has died at the age of just 28.
ITALY: Chievo accept coach Giampiero Ventura’s resignation and re-appoint former boss Domenico Di Carlo. Davide Nicola replaces Julio Velazquez at Udinese.
SPAIN: Having won all four games as caretaker coach, Real Madrid hand Santiago Solari a two-anda-half-year permanent deal.
USA: Tampa Bay Rowdies’ former England midfielder Joe Cole announces his retirement at 37.
Wednesday November 14
CECAFA: The Council for East and Central Africa Football Associations cancels its CECAFA Cup, which was scheduled to start later in the month, after Zanzibar and then Kenya withdrew as the host nation.
ENGLAND: Currently bottom of the Premier League, Fulham sack Slavisa Jokanovic and appoint
Claudio Ranieri as manager.
Thursday November 15
ENGLAND: Premier League clubs agree in principle to VAR being used as of next season. Wayne Rooney wins his 120th and final cap in a 3-0 victory over the USA, in which Callum Wilson scores on his debut, as Lewis Dunk and Alex McCarthy also win their first caps.
ITALY: Croatia defender Ivan Strinic, who hasn’t played since joining Milan from Sampdoria in July, is cleared to start training after three months out with a heart problem.
UEFA NATIONS LEAGUE: Bosnia secure promotion from League B with a goalless draw in Austria – a result that relegates Northern Ireland. Finland lose 1-0 away to Greece but are still promoted from League C, while Estonia lose 2-0 in Hungary and are demoted to League D.
Friday November 16
BRAZIL: Napoli midfielder Allan makes his debut in a 1-0 friendly win against Uruguay but remains eligible for both Italy and Portugal.
BULGARIA: Georgi Petkov plays in the 0-0 Nations League draw with Cyprus at the age of 42 years, eight months and two days – nine years after his previous cap for the national side. UEFA NATIONS LEAGUE: In League A, Holland beat France 2-0 to relegate Germany, who will be replaced by Denmark, whose 2-1 win in Wales relegates Republic of Ireland. In League C, Slovenia are relegated with a 1-1 draw at home to Norway.
Saturday November 17
CHILE: Forty years after they last won the Chilean Cup, Palestino lift the trophy again, beating Audax Italiano 4-2 on aggregate.
UEFA NATIONS LEAGUE: Portugal draw 0-0 with Italy and become the first team to qualify for the semi-finals. Turkey are relegated from League B, Albania and Lithuania go down from League C.
Sunday November 18
HONDURAS: Oscar Munguia, a goalkeeper with top-flight side CD Vida, is shot dead following an argument at a hotel in the city of La Ceiba. MAURITANIA: Ismael Diakite scores the winner as Mauritania beat Botswana 2-1 to qualify for the African Nations Cup finals for the first time.
SPAIN: Celta Vigo midfielder
Brais Mendez makes his debut as a sub and scores the only goal in a friendly win over Bosnia.
UEFA NATIONS LEAGUE: England and Switzerland both come from behind, against Croatia and Belgium respectively, to reach the semifinals. Croatia drop down to League B, while Belarus are promoted to League C with a 2-0 victory away to San Marino.
VENEZUELA: Deportivo La Guaira draw 0-0 away to Deportivo Lara in the first leg of the Clausura Final.
Monday November 19
AUSTRALIA: Chris Nikou replaces Steven Lowy as Football Federation Australia chairman.
UEFA NATIONS LEAGUE: Holland score twice in the last five minutes to draw 2-2 in Germany and claim a semi-final spot ahead of France. Czech Republic relegate Slovakia from League B, while Norway earn promotion to League B and Macedonia go up to League C.
USA: Oscar Pareja agrees to part company with Dallas after five seasons as coach.
Tuesday November 20
AUSTRALIA: Tim Cahill comes on as an 82nd-minute sub and wins his 108th cap as Australia beat Lebanon 3-0 in Sydney.
UEFA NATIONS LEAGUE: Sweden beat Russia 2-0 to seal promotion to League A. Scotland and Serbia go up from League C, while Kosovo move up from League D. Cyprus are demoted to the fourth tier.
WALES: Chris Gunter plays a record 93rd game for Wales as they lose 1-0 to Albania in a friendly.
Wednesday November 21
CHINA: Players in China will be required to sign new contracts next year that must comply with an as yet undecided salary cap.
DENMARK: International striker Nicklas Bendtner drops his appeal against a 50-day jail term for assaulting a taxi driver and will serve the sentence under “intensive surveillance” with an electronic tag.
ITALY: The company dealing with the sale of Palermo confirm that Maurizio Zamparini has sold 100 per cent of the Serie B club.
REPUBLIC OF IRELAND: Martin O’Neill resigns as national coach, along with his assistant Roy Keane, after one win in 11 games.
USA: A 2-0 win over Mexico sees the USA retain the CONCACAF Under-20 title. The finalists will be joined by Honduras and Panama at the 2019 Under-19 World Cup.
Late show...Penarol’s Maxi Rodriguez celebrates scoring the goal that wins the Uruguayan Clausura
hat-trick...Luis Suarez scores Barcelona’s fourth goal against Real Madrid
Semi-final...Boca Juniors’ Cristian Pavon (left) and Felipe Melo of Palmeiras