ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE PLAYERS MAY BE TOLD TO STOP TRAINING AMID UNCERTAINTY OVER RESTART
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ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE PLAYERS MAY BE TOLD TO STOP TRAINING AMID UNCERTAINTY OVER RESTART

The English Premier League is ready to accept the inevitable over the coronavirus pandemic and tell its footballers to take a break from training, as doubts increase over…

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UEFA MAY DECLARE CURRENT SEASON IN EUROPE ‘INCONCLUSIVE’
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UEFA MAY DECLARE CURRENT SEASON IN EUROPE ‘INCONCLUSIVE’

The head of European soccer’s governing body said that the current season could be “lost” if it is unable to re-start by the end of June, although he…

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RONALDO AND CO AGREE PAY CUT DUE TO CORONAVIRUS
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RONALDO AND CO AGREE PAY CUT DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

Juventus players and coach Maurizio Sarri have reached an agreement over a wage reduction that will save the Italian champions €90 million (S$140 million) in the 2019/2020 financial…

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FIFA REINSTATES KENYAN FOOTBALL EXECUTIVES SACKED BY GOVERNMENT
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FIFA REINSTATES KENYAN FOOTBALL EXECUTIVES SACKED BY GOVERNMENT

BY MICHAEL HOUSTON FIFA have reinstated the current members of the Kenyan Football Federation (FKF), overruling a decision made by the nation’s Sports Disputes Tribunal (SDT). Last week,…

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CORONAVIRUS: TEAMS IN CHINA’S TOP FOOTBALL LEAGUE RETURN TO TRAINING
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CORONAVIRUS: TEAMS IN CHINA’S TOP FOOTBALL LEAGUE RETURN TO TRAINING

BY DANIEL ETCHELLS Teams in the highest tier of professional football in China have resumed training this week as the coronavirus outbreak in the country eases. As reported…

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AUSTRALIA WANT U24 FOOTBALLERS AT TOKYO OLYMPICS IN 2021
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AUSTRALIA WANT U24 FOOTBALLERS AT TOKYO OLYMPICS IN 2021

BY DANIEL ETCHELLS Football Federation Australia (FFA) chief executive James Johnson says the national governing body would like to open up discussion with FIFA and the Asian Football…

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FRANCE’S EURO 84-WINNING COACH MICHEL HIDALGO DIES AGED 87
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FRANCE’S EURO 84-WINNING COACH MICHEL HIDALGO DIES AGED 87

Michel Hidalgo, the coach of the great France team that won the 1984 European Championship, has died at the age of 87, the French players union and the…

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SALARY WORRIES ENGULF ENGLISH FOOTBALL UNION
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SALARY WORRIES ENGULF ENGLISH FOOTBALL UNION

The Professional Footballers’ Association called on Wednesday (March 25) for urgent talks with the Premier League and the English Football League (EFL) over the financial impact of the…

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RONALDO IS WORLD’S BEST FOOTBALLER, AHEAD OF MESSI, SAYS PELE, KING OF FOOTBALL
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RONALDO IS WORLD’S BEST FOOTBALLER, AHEAD OF MESSI, SAYS PELE, KING OF FOOTBALL

Brazilian football great Pele has described Cristiano Ronaldo as the world’s best contemporary footballer, rating the Juventus forward ahead of Barcelona’s Lionel Messi. But the 79-year-old believes neither…

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OBAFEMI MARTINS SET TO REPLACE IGHALO AT SHANGHAI
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OBAFEMI MARTINS SET TO REPLACE IGHALO AT SHANGHAI

Nigerian striker Obafemi Martins is on the verge of a return to Shanghai Shenhua, Chinese media have reported, increasing the likelihood Odion Ighalo will make his stay at…

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SPANISH FOOTBALL FEDERATION OFFERS CLUBS INTEREST-FREE LOANS TO PAY BILLS
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SPANISH FOOTBALL FEDERATION OFFERS CLUBS INTEREST-FREE LOANS TO PAY BILLS

Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) president Luis Rubiales on Wednesday (March 25) announced lines of credit for lower-level clubs in difficulty because of the coronavirus pandemic and repeated…

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EUROPEAN FINALS PUT OFF BY UEFA
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EUROPEAN FINALS PUT OFF BY UEFA

This season’s Champions League, Europa League and women’s Champions League finals that were originally scheduled for May have been formally postponed because of the global coronavirus pandemic, UEFA…

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MESSI, GUARDIOLA DONATE A MILLION EUROS EACH TO CORONAVIRUS BATTLE
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MESSI, GUARDIOLA DONATE A MILLION EUROS EACH TO CORONAVIRUS BATTLE

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi and Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola have each donated one million euros (S$1.4 million) towards the fight against coronavirus. Argentina international Messi’s donation will be…

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BAYERN MUNICH, OTHER GERMAN BUNDESLIGA CLUBS, TAKE PAY CUT
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BAYERN MUNICH, OTHER GERMAN BUNDESLIGA CLUBS, TAKE PAY CUT

Footballers at Germany’s top teams including Bayern Munich have agreed to take pay cuts to help clubs survive the economic impact of the coronavirus, media reports said on…

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THREE AFRICANS, NO NIGERIAN, AS FIFA ROLL OUT ANTI-CORONAVIRUS VIDEO CAMPAIGN
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THREE AFRICANS, NO NIGERIAN, AS FIFA ROLL OUT ANTI-CORONAVIRUS VIDEO CAMPAIGN

There are three African legends, but no Nigerian as FIFA and the World Health Organization (WHO) teamed up to combat the coronavirus (COVID-19) by launching a new awareness…

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RONALDO, AGENT DONATE £1M TO COMBAT CORONAVIRUS
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RONALDO, AGENT DONATE £1M TO COMBAT CORONAVIRUS

Cristiano Ronaldo and his agent Jorge Mendes will finance three intensive care units for patients suffering from coronavirus  at hospitals in Lisbon and Porto – with the donation worth…

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ENGLISH PREMIERSHIP PLAYERS ACCEPT GAMES BEHIND CLOSED DOORS
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ENGLISH PREMIERSHIP PLAYERS ACCEPT GAMES BEHIND CLOSED DOORS

English Premiership players have accepted that playing games in closed stadiums might be the only way to complete the English domestic league season, Bobby Barnes, deputy chief executive…

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RONALDINHO CELEBRATES 40TH BIRTHDAY WITH BIG BARBECUE IN PRISON
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RONALDINHO CELEBRATES 40TH BIRTHDAY WITH BIG BARBECUE IN PRISON

Look, no-one likes to see one of the game’s greatest ever entertainers spending a landmark birthday behind bars.  But if anyone can spend six months in detention in…

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CORONAVIRUS CLAIMS ANOTHER SPORTING EVENT AS UEFA POSTPONE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE & EUROPA LEAGUE
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CORONAVIRUS CLAIMS ANOTHER SPORTING EVENT AS UEFA POSTPONE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE & EUROPA LEAGUE

UEFA has announced its decision to postpone both the men and women’s Champions League finals, as well as the Europa League showpiece, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.…

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FITNESS, FOCUS, FRUSTRATION: LIFE IN LOCKDOWN FOR EUROPE’S FOOTBALLERS
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FITNESS, FOCUS, FRUSTRATION: LIFE IN LOCKDOWN FOR EUROPE’S FOOTBALLERS

Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira is learning to play the piano, La Liga clubs are facing off on playstation and Atalanta’s Robin Gosens has been revising for exams in…

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ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE MAY RESUME JUNE 1 AND PLAYED FOR SIX WEEKS BEFORE NEW SEASON
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ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE MAY RESUME JUNE 1 AND PLAYED FOR SIX WEEKS BEFORE NEW SEASON

The Premier League is formulating a new contingency plan to finish the season, which reportedly involves fixtures resuming from June 1 and all matches being played within a timeframe of…

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