Soccer Roundup: Boca brawl, PSG’s new kit, charitable Bayern-Schalke and more stories you may have missed

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UEFA Euro 2020 might be over, but the transfer window is in full swing while the transfer market continues to tick over with business.

After a brief hiatus, this weekly notebook of under the radar stories is back to ensure that you do not miss anything from the world of European soccer and beyond.

This week, Paris Saint-Germain turned heads with new kit releases while Bayern Munich and Schalke 04 will show their charitable sides and Premier League COVID-19 vaccinations step up a gear.

Here is our look at some stories that you might have initially missed.

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PSG pay tribute to Greater Paris

The French giants rarely fail when it comes to new kit launches and their collaboration with Nike has once again proven to be a winning combination.

With shades of Palermo with the pink, black and white combination, PSG have unveiled their latest away kit which is made from recycled polyester.

“The daring and innovative pieces feature the club’s classic themes — logo, stripe down the middle, lily flower — and pay tribute to Greater Paris,” read the release statement. “Which is symbolized with references to postmodern architecture from the early 1970s, the Ile-de-France postcodes, and the use of ‘Paname’ slang which is used in Paris and its suburbs.”

PSG fans did not have to wait for long to see the new kit in action with Mauricio Pochettino’s men wearing it in a 2-1 friendly win over Augsburg on Wednesday.

Premier League Players need double jab

All Premier League players and staff must be double vaccinated against COVID-19 with a pass needed from the start of October to attend matches in England as part of the government’s plan to combat any potential disruption.

Clubs like Arsenal have already seen their preseason plans impacted by the pandemic while fellow Premier League outfit Everton are currently in the U.S. for a two-team Florida Cup with Millionarios after Inter Milan also pulled out.

There are also fears over a spike in positive cases as players return from their post-Euro 2020 holidays.

Boca brawl fallout

Boca Juniors have had six players and officials charged after they clashed with Brazilian police after Atletico Mineiro knocked them out of the Copa Libertadores.

Boca went out on penalties after two goalless draws and two disallowed goals via VAR over both legs with ugly clashes in the tunnel and dressing rooms.

Two Boca members have been charged with property damage while four others have been charged for bodily harm and must now appear before a judge.

Bayern Munich and Schalke show charitable side

Bayern Munich and Schalke 04 have come together to provide $1.3 million for flood victims from North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate as the Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 giants will soon play a charity match in response to the recent crisis.

Karim Benzema tests positive for COVID-19

Real Madrid have confirmed that Karim Benzema has tested positive for COVID-19 after returning from holiday as cases continue to spike in France and Spain.

“Real Madrid announce that our player Karim Benzema has tested positive for Covid-19,” read a brief statement.

Carlo Ancelotti will have to do without the Frenchman for a little bit longer as a depleted Real squad gears up for the new La Liga season.

Spezia to face transfer ban

Serie A outfit Spezia will be under a transfer ban from the start of 2022 after being found guilty of irregularities over their signing of underage players. Although the Italian club will appeal the decision, new boss Thiago Motta will be working towards the new campaign knowing that mid-term squad changes might not be possible.