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COVID-19 ‘Game Zero’: Why a Champions League match turned into a ‘biological bomb’ in Italy

April 1, 2020 3:17:02 pm

More than 40,000 fans gathered on a historic night for Atalanta and Valencia at the iconic San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy.

Italy set to extend ban on sports as fight against virus carries on

March 29, 2020 6:48:50 pm

Italy's nationwide lockdown is due to expire on Friday but Italian health experts have said the need to try to contain COVID-19 will likely last weeks beyond that.

Asmir Begovic asks for help for 67-year-old woman stuck in Goa

March 30, 2020 5:43:36 pm

Begovic, most famously remembered by Premier League fans for having scored a goal from inside his own penalty box, has tweeted about the mother of a friend stuck in Goa who is finding it hard to source food and water.

Football clubs sell community, now their time to pay it back

March 29, 2020 3:19:42 pm

There have been countless gestures like Watford’s in the last two weeks, glimmers of kindness and empathy and care for society at large from a sport that is often accused of existing in a bubble of complacency and self-importance.

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Juventus, Cristiano Ronaldo agree to forgo 90 million euros in wages

March 29, 2020 6:22:56 pm

The first agreement of its kind in Serie A since play was halted three weeks ago means Ronaldo, the highest-paid player in the Italian league, will give up 10 million euros (more than $11 million).

UEFA president admits that current season may not finish

March 29, 2020 10:04:54 am

UEFA President said that the current season could be “lost” if it is unable to re-start by the end of June, although he did not rule out extending it into the next season.

La Liga footballer who played in India ditches boots, joins front line of virus battle

March 28, 2020 7:28:50 pm

Toni Dovale, a footballer who has played in the La Liga as well as Indian clubs Bengaluru FC and East Bengal, has discarded his football boots for now and joined the frontlines of the battle against the coronavirus pandemic.

Mohun Bagan, East Bengal join the fight against COVID-19 with donations

March 31, 2020 6:58:32 pm

As many sports personalities, organisation and clubs have come forward to join in the fight against COVID-19, another Kolkata club Aryan have chipped in with Rs 2 lakh to the state relief fund.

EPL says ‘difficult decisions’ ahead

March 28, 2020 1:24:19 pm

The Premier League released a statement after talks with the English Football League and Professional Footballers' Association, saying they also agreed to work together to arrive at shared solutions. 

CONMEBOL: Infantino comments on crisis are ‘ill-timed’

March 28, 2020 12:55:00 pm

Gianni Infantino's suggested changes to competition formats to try and avoid a financial crisis were 'ill-timed,' the president of South American soccer's governing body said.

Paulo Dybala says coronavirus left him struggling for breath

March 28, 2020 9:12:27 am

Paulo Dybala is one of three players at Juventus who have tested positive for the virus alongside defender Daniele Rugani and midfielder Blaise Matuidi, a World Cup winner with France in 2018.

Manchester United to refund tickets if season abandoned or finished without fans

March 28, 2020 1:34:05 am

The coronavirus outbreak has brought sport around the world to a virtual standstill, with the Premier League suspended until at least April 30.

Jurgen Klopp left emotional after healthcare staff sing Liverpool anthem ‘You’ll never walk alone’

March 27, 2020 8:53:14 pm

In his first interview after the Premier League's suspension, Klopp said discussing problems such as when football would resume or if Liverpool would win the title would be 'embarrassing' at such a time.

Can it still be ‘Euro 2020’ in 2021? Sponsors hope so

March 27, 2020 3:00:32 pm

When UEFA announced last week that it was postponing the tournament, which was set to start June 12, by a year, it raised an important question for sponsors and commercial partners: Would it still be called Euro 2020, even in 2021?

Ajax player Abdelhak Nouri recovers from coma after 2 years, 9 months

March 28, 2020 9:41:51 am

Ajax star Abdelhak Nouri, who collapsed during a friendly against Werder Bremen almost three years ago, recovered from coma.

FIFA races toward a plan to help football clubs survive shutdown

FIFA races toward a plan to help football clubs survive shutdown

March 28, 2020 7:21:49 am

Lawyers at FIFA’s Zurich headquarters have huddled (virtually) with representatives from leagues, clubs and players’ unions to provide a framework to deal with the cascading issues created by the pandemic.

Kaka and Cannavaro to take control of FIFA’s Twitter accounts

March 27, 2020 9:34:29 am

Kaka and Fabio Cannavaro will be among the former players to take control of FIFA’s Twitter account over the next few weeks as the global soccer body seeks to reach out to fans stuck at home because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Mikel Arteta feared infecting Arsenal team during coronavirus scare

March 27, 2020 9:19:20 am

Arsenal announced Arteta’s positive test a fortnight ago on March 12, which ultimately led to the halt in the season as his side prepared to face Manchester City.

Barcelona to cut player wages due to coronavirus

March 27, 2020 9:11:19 am

All professional players at Barcelona, including six-times world player of the year Lionel Messi, as well as non-playing staff, will face a compulsory wage reduction during the period of lockdown, the club’s directors decided at a board meeting held via video conference.

Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabeu stadium to store coronavirus donations

March 26, 2020 10:34:08 pm

Spain is second only to Italy in numbers of deaths due to the virus, with the toll passing 4000 on Thursday. Over 56,000 people have so far tested positive for the coronavirus in the country.

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