The latest coronavirus updates in football
According to 'dnoticias.pt', Cristiano Ronaldo left his home to train at the Madeira stadium. The Juventus player, who is in Funchal, is said to have gone to the stadium to train while the quarantine continues.
Southampton on Thursday became the first Premier League club to announce their players will defer several months of their salaries during the coronavirus pandemic.
A month after Serie A last saw a ball kicked football-mad Italy is torn over whether to return to action or scrap the season as the coronavirus crisis continues to keep the nation on lockdown.
Premier League players announced on Wednesday they had launched an initiative to generate funds for Britain's National Health Service (NHS) to help against the coronavirus pandemic.
Wednesday 8th April
Pierpaolo Marino, Udinese's sporting director, told 'SportItalia' that the Premier League will not resume. The Italian club is owned by Giampaolo Pozzo, whose son is the Watford owner. Scott Duxbury, the chairman of the English outfit, Scott Duxury, responded by saying his club wanted to complete the season.
Real Madrid have announced that they have reached an agreement with the footballers and coaches for them to take a 10% pay cut due to the coronavirus crisis. If the league does not resume, it will be 20%.
'La Gazzetta dello Sport' assures that both Paolo Maldini and his son Dani, the Milan player, have overcome the coronavirus. A few weeks ago it came to the fore that both of them had contracted the disease. They were reporting their condition to their followers.
It is still not official, but 'La Gazzetta dello Sport' reports that Napoli have temporarily dismissed 30 of their workers due to the coronavirus crisis. Later on, 'll Corriere dello Sport' said that the workers would receive 80% of their salary during the period of inactivity.
Wearing gloves for hygienic reasons and observing social distancing on the pitch are among the challenges facing Bundesliga footballers back in training this week amid hopes the league could resume next month.
The hotel association representing hotels in Tenerife, La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro, known as 'Ashotel', have sent a letter to Luis Rubiales, the president of the RFEF, and Javier Tebas, the La Liga head. The proposal is complete La Liga and Segunda in the Canary Islands.
Liverpool player, Saido Mané, assured in some declarations to 'Talksport' that he would understand if Liverpool were not champions due to a hypothetical cancellation of the Premier League. He was comprehensive with the situation but wants to play the remaining matches.
Tata Martino has not yet taken a wage cut as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, but the Mexico boss is ready to do so.
Footballers and clubs in France's top two leagues have reached a non-binding agreement over a "temporary" pay cut during the coronavirus crisis, the national players' union (UNFP) said Tuesday.
Tuesday 7th April
FIFA has made recommendations in a bid to help navigate football through the uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic.
Football Association chairman Greg Clarke warned on Tuesday the financial fall-out from the coronavirus pandemic could destroy English clubs and leagues unless the game's stakeholders are willing to "share the pain".
Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick expects to play for the foreseeable future in near-empty stadiums without fans due to the coronavirus pandemic, should football in Germany resume as hoped in early May.
Chinese Super League (CSL) players were under growing pressure Tuesday to take a pay cut in line with the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, as coronavirus hits football hard.
With the top clubs in the Bundesliga already back in training, envious rivals across Europe are watching to see whether the Germans gain an edge or pay a price when play resumes.
Monday 6th April
Spanish superclub Barcelona's colossal cash turnover is under the spotlight after the soccer lockdown slashed the earnings that enabled them to pay over 600 million euros ($647M) per year to staff.
Liverpool on Monday scrapped their controversial decision to furlough non-playing staff during the coronavirus pandemic after the Premier League leaders apologised for coming to the "wrong conclusion".
The President of the Spanish football federation Luis Rubiales spoke to the press, stating that he does not know when LaLiga will come back in play only when conditions are safe for everyone. "Losses are recovered, health is not."
England manager Gareth Southgate and the Football Association's top earners will take wage cuts of up to 30 per cent as the governing body deals with a potential Â£150 million ($170 million) financial fall-out from the coronavirus.
Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich resumed training Monday for the first time since the German league was suspended due to coronavirus but the players were put through their paces in small groups and maintained social distancing measures.
Pep Guardiola's 82-year-old mother has died after contracting coronavirus, Manchester City announced on Monday.
In the search for a calendar to end the season, Wednesday 5th August appears as the key date to play the final of the Copa del Rey, which is scheduled to take place at Cartuja, Seville.
England captain Harry Kane has urged people to keep calm and stay home during the coronavirus.
Premier League clubs are facing a fierce backlash after Liverpool became the latest club to tap into public funds during the coronavirus pandemic as players and bosses struggle to resolve a festering pay-cut row.
Luke Shaw is not clear that the Premier will be able to run its course once the health crisis is over. On the FIFA tournament 'Combat Corona' he gave an alternative: that everything starts from zero.
Bayern are aware of the importance of keeping the squad motivated during these difficult times. The mind is the most important during a confinement. That's why they have come up with things so that stars such as Robben and Schweinsteiger were present in the sessions.
According to a report from the newspaper 'Mirror', the Premier League are in conversations with the British government to try to return to playing in June, but behind closed doors.
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Sunday 5th April
Bernard Gonzalez, the club doctor for Stade de Reims, has taken his own life after getting coronavirus. 'Le Parisien' broke the news and then other media outlets and the club themselves later confirmed it.
Germán Pezzella and Patrick Cutrone were the first Fiorentina players to test positive for coronavirus. Shortly afterwards, Dusan Vlahovic was also known to have been infected. Almost a month later, the three have fully recovered from the disease.
Manchester City say they will not be furloughing employees at the taxpayer's expense after a number of Premier League clubs took advantage of the British government's scheme to fund non-playing staff during the coronavirus epidemic.
Kyle Walker is facing disciplinary action from Manchester City despite apologising after breaching coronavirus lockdown conditions even though he advised people to stay at home.
Al Ittihad's Serbian player was arrested in the last few hours after breaking the quarantine.
Manchester City player, Kyle Walker, organised a sex party alongside a friend and 2 prostitutes during quarantine. Furthermore, just 1 day later he asked fans to stay at home.
In Spain, like in some European federations, they now have a new hope: resume competitions on 5th June, although behind closed doors. According to a report from 'AS', this is the scenario which they are working on. UEFA are now working on the new calendar, which would be presented on 18th May.
Players from the Spanish top flight and 2nd tier sent a statement after the meetings held with the Spanish PFA about the coronavirus pandemic that is affecting the whole planet and which has provoked the suspension of practically all competitions.
Wayne Rooney has criticised the government and the Premier League for placing footballers in a "no-win situation" over proposed pay cuts after a warning from players' representatives that National Health Service coffers could suffer.
The Colombian player Alfredo Morelos continues to help his country however he can and will donate 75,000 pounds to the battle against COVID-19.
Saturday 4th April
The Swedish league was going to start this weekend, but the coronavirus postponed the start and clubs from the country fear a definitive shutdown.
According to the 'Daily Mail', Dundee are one of the teams that have placed their staff on the furlough scheme because of the health crisis. The club have promised, however, that they will pay their workers 100%.
Ex-players blasted Liverpool for their move to furlough non-playing staff during the coronavirus pandemic on Saturday.
UEFA president, Aleksander Ceferin, made it clear that all of football must be finished by 3rd August. That is the deadline when they can finish by which the Champions and Europa League. Although it isn't ruled out that they won't be played again...
Medical researcher Oriol Mitjà had an interview with 'RAC1' in which he made clear that, in his opinion, Barcelona should keep the Nou Camp closed until Autumn. The reason is to avoid coronavirus infections. The stadium has a 99,787 capacity.
The economic crisis as a result of COVID-19 is starting to also affect the Eastern European countries like Russia. The Russian league was one of the competitions which stopped the latest.
Real Madrid will not be able to host the Santiago Bernabeu Trophy for the second year in a row. The COVID-19 stoppage means there is no chance of the match being played.
A great gesture by the ex-Barca player and the current coach of Al Sadd of Qatar in the fight against the coronavirus.
International matches in June are poised to be postponed, following the decisions to reschedule Euro 2020 and Copa America.
The end of the competitions is in the air and, if it happens, it will leave very little room for transfers between the end of one league and the beginning of the next.
Barcelona's players agreed to cut their salaries by 70 percent to help the club get through the break, but it might not be enough. The Board is thinking of asking the players to take another pay cut, because the financial situation might require it.
Friday 3rd April
Tottenham is preparing for a busy summer. With the health crisis, Spurs' plans have changed considerably and, according to the 'Daily Mail', Mourinho will not have a large budget to make the signings that he had first set eyes on.
On February 26, with northern Italy beginning to suffer from the coronavirus, Juventus went to Lyon to play the first leg of the Champions League round of 16, a match that perhaps should not have been played, and which some point to as the entry point of the COVID-19 in France.
Neymar has donated $1 million to fight the impact of the new coronavirus in his native Brazil, according to TV network SBT.
For Casemiro, winning the fight against the coronavirus is much more important than any League or Champions League title. The Real Madrid player made this clear with his latest statements.
Before the Premier League starts up it must ensure all clubs resume training on the same day, Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti told French newspaper L'Equipe in an interview published on Friday.
Premier League clubs will ask players to take a combination of pay cuts and deferrals amounting to 30 percent of their annual salary due to the financial crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the league said in a statement on Friday.
Germany's biggest football stadium, Borussia Dortmund's Signal-Iduna-Park, is to be partially transformed into a medical centre to help treat patients during the coronavirus pandemic, the German Bundesliga club announced Friday.
Crystal Palace's Andros Townsend has accused the British government's Health Secretary of "deflecting blame" onto footballers after Matt Hancock said they should take a pay cut during the coronavirus crisis.
UEFA and Europe's top clubs have stated their determination that the current football season should be played to a conclusion and threatened that teams may be excluded from the next Champions League if their domestic competitions are ended prematurely.
The 'Daily Record' includes two key measures in the Scottish Premiership due to the coronavirus crisis. Celtic are planning to place some staff on the furlough scheme- not players-; Rangers will sell season tickets for next season.
Through a communication provided to the agency 'DPA', Alexander Ceferin assured that the body's intention is for the Euros in 2021 to keep the same dates and hosts that were programmed for this summer.
Highly-paid Premier League players are coming under pressure to follow the example of some of their fellow professionals at the biggest clubs in Europe and take a cut in salary during the coronavirus pandemic.
Paulo Dybala's partner, Oriana Sabatini, confirmed that she has tested positive for the coronavirus again. For now, the player hasn't said that he has it.
A conversation between two French doctors on a television show referring to the possibility of doing experiments in Africa to combat the coronavirus aroused the outrage of guys like Samuel Eto'o, Didier Drogba or Demba Ba, who censored it and even insulted it severely.
The Premier League is looking at different scenarios to finish the competition. One of them would be to play all the games until the end of the season in China, where the COVID-19 infection is gradually decreasing.
When their side played promotion rivals Arminia Bielefeld in the German second division on March 9, Stuttgart fans did not realise that it would be the last game before the coronavirus lockdown.
Uruguay star Luis Suarez complained on Thursday that he has been "hurt" by criticism of him and fellow millionaire Barcelona players for the time it took to agree to pay cuts to help out other club employees.
Gianni Infantino acknowledged there will be changes when football is eventually allowed to return.
Thursday 2nd April
The crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic will stop the "unhealthy" inflation of player wages and transfer fees in football, Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge wrote in an editorial published on Thursday.
Tottenham Hotspur's South Korean striker Son Heung-min will report to a marines boot camp later this month to fulfil military service duties, a report said Thursday.
'AS' state that the government are concerned about the rebound effect that opening stadiums can have in relation to the coronavirus.
'Le Parisien' presumes that the illegal meeting of fans outside the stadium to support the French side in the Champions League was the trigger for the increase of cases in the capital and in the country.
The Asian Football Confederation extended the deadline for preliminary bids for the 2027 Asian Cup on Thursday after the coronavirus pandemic caused major problems for football administrations.
Football has ground to a halt due to the coronavirus pandemic, and the immediate concern is the simple survival of many clubs because of the financial impact, but there is hope that the global game could ultimately emerge better from this crisis.
Wednesday 1st April
Juventus forward Paulo Dybala and girlfriend Oriana have been ill with coronavirus, but both are on the mend after self-isolating.
Italian press reports a juicy offer from Barcelona for Lautaro Martinez. Seven million euros per season and a five-year contract to convince the Argentinian to leave Inter.
LaLiga has already sent a draft to the clubs, consisting of 19 pages and three important phases, in order to gradually return to the rhythm of competition. At the moment, there is no official date for the return and UEFA has set a deadline.
Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has vowed to play for an extra two years at the end of his career to make up for the time lost due to the coronavirus.
Coincidences exist, but the likelihood of you having a traffic accident just when you're skipping quarantine and having your team find out are slim. Yet, this is what happened to Jerome Boateng. And, predictably, Bayern Munich fined him.
Blaise Matuidi will have to remain in isolation for a further 14 days, as his second tests for coronavirus have come out positive, meaning he can still pass on the infection to other people.
Bournemouth's Eddie Howe became the first Premier League manager to take a voluntary pay cut due to the coronavirus on Wednesday.
The ten players and members of Valencia's coaching staff who tested positive for the coronavirus in the past have all undergone a second test and have all tested negative, according to newspaper 'AS'. The club can therefore officially be declared free of coronavirus, but relapses or new cases remain possible.
UEFA have officially announced that all their competitions, involving clubs and countries in both men's and women's football, have been suspended until further notice. The news came after a video conference with all 55 European associations.
The FA and the Premier League issued a statement saying they have no answers to the question of when or how English football will return.
The Manchester City player Kevin de Bruyne spoke on social media about the decision he has taken after the lockdown which the coronavirus has caused: delay his retirement by a couple of years.
Tuesday 31st March
Norwich became on Tuesday the latest Premier League club to furlough non-playing staff in response to financial concerns caused by the coronavirus.
The Premier League is planning to return in May. But the players are a bit concerned. According to the 'Daily Mail', they would not be insured should their careers be affected by COVID-19 as it is not considered a "critical illness".
According to the Italian agency 'ANSA', Inter are now planning to reduce people's salaries due to the coronavirus crisis.
The coronavirus is forcing organisations to take measures. The UEFA European Under-21 Championships due to take place in summer 2021 will be put back to June 2022, according to 'Cadena SER'.
FIFA have got a plan to help clubs through the damaging financial consequences of the coronavirus crisis. Gianni Infantino's plan is to give the clubs up to five billion euros.
Scotland boss Steve Clarke and Scottish Football Association (SFA) chief executive Ian Maxwell have taken a 10 percent cut in salary due to the financial crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
In Turkey they are saying that the ex-Barca man's condition has got worse and he has gone from a serious to a critical condition after being taken into hospital with coronavirus.
The Bundesliga suspension has been extended. Despite the fact the German League was initially suspended until 2nd April, the German League decided in their latest meeting to extend it until 30th April.
Monday 30th March
Josep Maria Bartomeu, president of FC Barcelona, spoke to the newspaper 'Sport' to highlight the commitment of the captains in the coronavirus crisis and praise their willingness at all times to accept the wage measures to mitigate the crisis.
The financial crisis facing football as a result of the coronavirus pandemic has been laid bare in France, where a decision to withhold payments due as part of a broadcast deal for Ligue 1 matches is set to leave clubs reeling.
Despite losing star striker Josef Martinez to a season-ending knee injury in the opening game, Atlanta United plans on a fast start when Major League Soccer returns from a coronavirus hiatus.
UEFA will hold a videoconference on Wednesday this week with its 55 member federations as part of discussions on the potential rescheduling of matches postponed due to the coronavirus crisis, European football's governing body announced on Monday.
Cristiano Ronaldo has once again made his presence felt on social media to continue calling for responsibility amidst the situation caused by the spread of the coronavirus. The Portuguese has already agreed to reduce his salary to help Juventus in this break.
The hospital where the Galatasaray manager was treated has had positive reports after the latest tests and Fatih Terim has been discharged. His daughter wrote some touching words on social media.
It may be a while before real fans can return to Bundesliga stadiums, but Borussia Moenchengladbach supporters are planning to fill the stands with the next best thing: 50,000 cardboard cut-outs of themselves.
After Monday's meeting between Primera and Segunda División clubs, La Liga has again made clear that the rest of the season will be played. According to 'El Partidazo de COPE', Tebas is not ruling out playing the rest of the season in the summer and behind closed doors.
Leo Messi, the Barcelona captain, took to social media to talk about the club's situation as a result of COVID-19. The Argentine made clear that the team will reduce their salaries and do everything possible to make sure all the club's employees continue to get 100% of their wages.
Messi, Busquets, Piqué and Sergi Roberto are keeping silent and have not shown their support for the pay cuts proposed by Barcelona during the coronavirus pandemic. Their relationship with Bartomeu is even weaker.
The financial consequences of the coronavirus will hit Manchester United hard. They will not get the 16 million pounds they usually get for travelling to Asia during pre-season.
Sunday 29th March
The May semi-finals and finals of the two annual African club competitions are likely to fall victim to the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the continent.
The UEFA president, Aleksander Ceferin, gave an interview to the Italian paper 'La Repubblica' and defended himself from the criticism which came about as a result of the Champions League match between Atalanta and Valencia.
The Barcelona central defender took part in a live stream during the 'LaLiga Santander Fest' this Saturday and he wanted to join the campaign Rafa Nadal and Marc Gasol have begun in the fight against the coronavirus.
Saturday 28th March
Juventus have said in a statement that their players and coaching staff, of their own volition, have taken a pay cut until June.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Qatari league took the decision to extend the suspension until 14th April. The competition should have resumed on Sunday 29th March.
Newcastle Jets have confirmed this Saturday in an official statement that a player in the squad has tested positive for coronavirus. It is not known which player it is.
West Ham have eight players in self-isolation after showing mild symptoms of the coronavirus, according to the club's vice-chairwoman Karren Brady.
Friday 27th March
Juventus star Paulo Dybala revealed Friday how he "struggled to breathe" after contracting coronavirus which has killed over 9,000 people in Italy.
Jürgen Klopp, the Liverpool manager, gave an exclusive interview to the club's website from his home and talked about his side's Champions League elimination at the hands of Atletico Madrid.
Manchester United will refund supporters if they have to play their remaining home games of the season behind closed doors or if they are scrapped due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Tuesday 24th March
The Bundesliga does not know when it will be able to the resume, but the DFL president has confirmed that it will not begin before 30th April.
Carlo Ancelotti surprised an Everton fan with motor neurone disease while Jose Mourinho helped deliver care packages as Premier League managers joined in the battle against the coronavirus crisis.
The Olympic Games will not take place in August 2020 in Tokyo. The International Olympic Committee has decided to postpone the Olympic Games due to the coronavirus crisis.
Callum Hudson-Odoi, the first Premier League player to test positive for coronavirus, has now recovered from the symptoms. Chelsea have announced it and added that the footballer is fully fit to train at home.
A ban on all gatherings in Holland has called into question the possibility of the Eredivisie resuming and finishing in a credible manner.
Monday 23rd March
UEFA have announced this Monday in an official statement that the Champions League and Europa League finals have been postponed because of the coronavirus crisis.
Fernando Martin, the former Real Madrid president, has been taken to hospital with coronavirus symptoms. He was the interim president after Florentino Perez's resignation in 2006. He is 72 years old.
Samu Castillejo, the AC Milan player, has spoken again about how he is going through these tough days at the moment in Italy because of the coronavirus. The player stayed in Italy so that he did not put his family at unnecessary risk.
The first Bundesliga player to test positive for coronavirus said on Monday he had been "really scared" as he suffered from the illness.
The Spanish FA (RFEF) has announced this Monday that both La Liga and the Federation's competitions have been suspended indefinitely until the health authorities can guarantee everyone's safety. This is as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Sunday 22nd March
Wayne Rooney backed Liverpool as deserving Premier League winners and said the season must be completed - even at the expense of 2020-21.
The International Olympic Committee, in a statement released on Sunday, specified that they will take four weeks to decide whether the Olympic Games will continue or be postponed.
Roberto Mancini said the 2020 European Championship would have been a welcome distraction for Italians during the "hell" of coronavirus.
The head of an Italian football club based at the heart of the coronavirus pandemic in Brescia said it was time to cancel the Serie A season because of "the plague".
Toby Alderweireld wants to ensure vulnerable people have the chance to video chat with their families amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
The station 'COPE' informed that the Olympic Games, which were due to take place between 24th July and 9th August this year, will be postponed. The source added that the decision will be made official this evening by the ICC.
Any Serie A side planning on returning to training is acting purely in self-interest, says Torino chief Urbano Cairo.
Luke Jovic went to Serbia ignoring health warnings at the height of the coronavirus crisis. The players' dad, Milan Jovic, spoke with 'Puls' about his reasons for doing it and said that, if he has to go to jail for it, he first must be proven guilty.
Paulo Dybala confirmed he has tested positive for coronavirus and received support from Juventus team-mate Blaise Matuidi.
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 psychology.
With football having ground to a halt because of the coronavirus pandemic, the usual transfer rumour mill has fallen silent and nobody cares much where Neymar or Paul Pogba might be playing next season.
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Barcelona will speak to the big teams in Europe and will consider lowering all the player's salaries evenly.
Footballer Marouane Fellaini has tested positive for the coronavirus, his club Shandong Luneng said Sunday, the former Manchester United player becoming the first known case in the Chinese Super League (CSL).
Predrag Mijatovic won LaLiga and the Champions League during Lorenzo Sanz's tenure as president in the Spanish capital.
Javier Pastore has serious doubts over the conclusion of the 2019-20 Serie A campaign due to COVID-19.
Football might have ground to a halt across the world, but not in Australia where they are soldiering on, with a handful of fans turning up to cheer on their teams outside shuttered grounds this weekend.
Martin Semmens of Southampton warned there could be "legal challenges" to face if the Premier League season is not over by June 30.
Former Real Madrid president Lorenzo Sanz, who was hospitalised with coronavirus, died on Saturday at the age of 76, his son announced.
Saturday 21st March
Milan icon Paolo Maldini and his son Daniel, who plays as a forward for the Serie A club, have both tested positive for COVID-19.
Bayern Munich's players have raised €2million euros to fight coronavirus following donations from Robert Lewandowski and Joshua Kimmich.
Juan Mata said he is "coping okay" with the Manchester United training plan that he is carrying out at home during the coronavirus pandemic.
Mexican football league president Enrique Bonilla has tested positive for the coronavirus that has forced the competition to shut down, he announced.
Juventus confirmed the 3rd case of coronavirus in the squad. It is Argentine striker Paulo Dybala, who joins Daniele Rugani and Blaise Matuidi as the players with the illness.
Portsmouth confirmed that James Bolton, Andy Cannon, Sean Raggett, and Haji Mnoga tested positive for the coronavirus. The League 1 side were one of Arsenal's FA Cup opponents.
Cristiano Ronaldo again addressed his supporters in the midst of the coronavirus quarantine. On this occasion, it was to tell them to stay at home, alluding to the vital importance of doing so. "Play for the world," the Portuguese said.
Brahim Díaz was interviewed by 'Sports&LifeatHome' and revealed what Real Madrid have asked them to face the quarantine. The club want them to keep training, and above all, to keep their spirits up.
Espanyol has reported that four of the six positive for coronavirus have been discharged. Without a doubt, this is fantastic news for the Catalan team.
Barca have offered the club's facilities to the Catalan government (Generalitat) to combat the coronavirus, which has one of its important focal points in Barcelona.
The English competition will not put fans at risk and will end the season (if they can) behind closed doors and with the minimum personnel necessary.
Manchester United and Manchester City have joined forces to donate a combined £100,000 ($117,000) to help local foodbanks affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Chinese Federation confirmed the positive case, one of the players that was rumoured to have contracted the virus when Espanyol spoke about 6 positive cases.
After breaching self-isolation measures, Real Madrid's Luka Jovic said he would accept any punishment.
Forced into lockdown by the coronavirus, English teams outside the lucrative Premier League are facing an unprecedented period of financial uncertainty.
Damiano Tommasi's words of warning will not prevent Napoli from returning to training next week.
UEFA were forced into an embarrassing about-turn Friday after they mistakenly tweeted that Euro 2020 would keep its original title despite being pushed back to 2021 as a result of the coronavirus.
Friday 20th March
Wilfried Zaha has urged NHS staff to "reach out" if they need a place to stay, as he co-owns a business with apartments in London.
It may have been postponed by a year, but Euro 2020 will retain its name, UEFA has said.
Bayern Munich players Leon Goretzka and Joshua Kimmich on Friday announced that they had launched a programme to help fight the coronavirus and had put in the first 1 million euro.
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IOC president Thomas Bach admitted different scenarios for the Olympics are being reviewed, but can