Football has survived in only a few countries around the world with matches from less glamorous leagues in Belarus, Nicaragua and Burundi helping action-starved fans to break their boredom.
The amended Olympic rule on Friday retains the “players born on or after Jan. 1, 1997” standard for the Tokyo Games following a one-year postponement agreed last week by the International Olympic Committee and Japanese authorities.
Hansi Flick has won 18 of his 21 games in charge of Bayern Munich, including a 3-0 win over Chelsea in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League last-16 fixture.
The league had given a return date of April 30 amid the coronavirus outbreak but now says the season "will only return when it is safe and appropriate to do so."
After two doctors claimed testing of a potential vaccine should be done in Africa, Didier Drogba called out the comments as "racist" and said that African people shouldn't be used "as guinea pigs".
The video campaign #FitWithIndianFootball will see players like Bhaichung Bhutia, Sunil Chhetri, Ashalata Devi, Dangmei Grace, and others explaining fans several footballing training regimes.
The correspondence, which was signed by the heads of UEFA and the ECA, was issued hours after the Belgian Pro League became the first major competition to recommend ending its season.
Barcelona recently announced it had come to a similar agreement with its players, with Lionel Messi announcing on social media that the players will take a 70 percent pay cut.
The president of Italian soccer club Brescia said Thursday he will forfeit his team’s remaining Serie A matches if the league resumes.
Players’ wages, with the game’s biggest stars paid far more per week than the average Briton earns in years, have become a hot topic after some clubs furloughed non-playing employees under a government job retention scheme.
Gianni Infantino believes that football will be "more inclusive, more social and more supportive, more global, less arrogant and more welcoming" after the world recovers from the pandemic.
Club Brugge had a runaway 15 point lead at the top of the standings with one round of matches left to play before the start of the post-season playoffs, involving the top six clubs.
Marcus Rashford, who said he depended on free meals as a child, issued a rallying cry and asked people to donate, working with charity organisation FareShare.
Son Heung-min was exempted from the obligation of serving in the military for two years before when he helped South Korea win the gold at the 2018 Asian Games.
While the union looks for a collective agreement, Bournemouth said on Wednesday that the club’s manager Eddie Howe and assistant manager Jason Tindall had taken "significant, voluntary pay cuts".
At the moment, Premier League is suspended until April 30, but with the National Health Service saying the UK would do well to keep the coronavirus death toll below 20,000, the future looks uncertain.
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The league said the money is enough to purchase 115 non-invasive respirators, 500,000 protective gloves, nearly 12,600 sterilized suits, and more than 430,000 masks.
UEFA also said all national team games scheduled for June have been postponed, including playoff matches for Euro 2020, which has been moved to 2021.
The duo are regarded as the game's greatest stars and only a thin line can separate the accolades fetched by the Portuguese and the Argentine.
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