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Gareth Bale is “not ecstatic” at Real Madrid, admits his agent Jonathan Barnett, but the Wales international has “never asked to leave” the La Liga giants.

Gareth Bale faults critics of golf hobby

In spite of winning four Champions League titles with Real, and scoring crucial goals in three finals, Bale still divides opinion in Spain due to a perceived lack of commitment as well as poor injury record, which the Spanish media have often blamed on his passion for playing golf in his spare time.
UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin can see “no way” that Liverpool could finish the season without the Premier League title.

Football with fans will be back soon – UEFA chief

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin is confident “good old football with fans will come back very soon” despite the chaos caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Manchester United have priority access to re-signing Memphis Depay, Lyon sporting director Juninho has confirmed.

Memphis Depay: I’d like a music career after football

Netherlands star Memphis Depay says once his footballing career is over, he would like to move into the music industry.
Next summer's European Championships will still be known as Euro 2020 despite being contested a year later than originally planned.

UEFA: No name change for Euro 2020 despite postponement to 2021

Next summer's European Championships will still be known as Euro 2020 despite being contested a year later than originally planned.
Earlier this month, UEFA indefinitely suspended the Champions League, Europa League and the European Championship playoffs amid the ongoing concerns due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

UEFA to decide football’s post-lockdown landscape

UEFA meets on Thursday to put the seal on plans that will shape football’s post-lockdown landscape and pave the way for the 2019-20 season to finally be drawn to a conclusion.
Aleksander Ceferin, the Uefa president, says a European Super League is ‘a fiction or a dream’. Thanassis Stavrakis-AP

UEFA: Leagues across Europe ready to play behind closed doors

UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin on Monday disclosed that leagues across Europe were ready to return to action behind closed doors in a bid to limit the damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino during the UEFA Congress REUTERS-Yves Herman-File Photo

FIFA chief warns against re-starting football too early

FIFA president Gianni Infantino has warned against re-starting football too early amid the coronavirus pandemic, telling FIFA’s 211 member associations on Friday that such behaviour would be irresponsible.
Former Republic of Ireland internationals Damien Duff and ​John O'Shea have joined their country's coaching staff following the ​appointment of Stephen Kenny as manager on Sunday.

Damien Duff, John O’Shea join Republic of Ireland coaching staff following Kenny appointment

Former Republic of Ireland internationals Damien Duff and ​John O'Shea have joined their country's coaching staff following the ​appointment of Stephen Kenny as manager on Sunday.
Barcelona have reportedly pinpointed Marcus Rashford and Harry Kane as two potential targets as the club looks to locate a replacement for Luis Suarez next summer.

Marcus Rashford cleared to step up rehabilitation

Manchester United have cleared striker Marcus Rashford to step up his rehabilitation from a back injury that has kept him out of action since January.
“Re-starting matches ... is unrealistic. Tomorrow I will propose to extend the ban on all sports competitions, of all levels and types, to the whole of April,” Vincenzo Spadafora told daily la Repubblica in an interview.

Italian minister to propose extending sports ban to whole of April – paper

Italy’s sports minister said he will propose extending the ban on all competitions to the whole of April in an effort to contain the coronavirus.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Wednesday that “the preparations for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 are continuing as planned.”

Tokyo Olympic Games to be postponed until 2021

Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the International Olympic Committee had agreed to the delay.
Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger has insisted that football has no priority right now amid the ongoing efforts to combat the coronavirus outbreak.

Football has no priority right now – Chelsea star

Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger has insisted that "football has no priority right now" amid the ongoing efforts to combat the coronavirus outbreak.
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.

UEFA admit error over ‘Euro 2020’ name for 2021 tournament

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.
The Premier League, EFL and FA have reportedly drawn up contingency plans in the event of a mass shut-down of sporting events amid concerns over the spreading of the coronavirus.

Premier League holds talks to discuss options for eventual resumption

England’s Premier League clubs will hold a video conference call between themselves on Thursday as they begin to sketch out a way to complete the suspended season and tackle the financial damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Speaking to Radio 24, the president of the FIGC, Gabriele Gravina, has welcomed UEFA’s decision to postpone Euro 2020, giving Italy’s domestic leagues more time to finish their seasons this summer.

Italian FA president speaks following Euro 2020 postponement

Speaking to Radio 24, the president of the FIGC, Gabriele Gravina, has welcomed UEFA’s decision to postpone Euro 2020, giving Italy’s domestic leagues more time to finish their seasons this summer. In addition, he hinted at the possiblity of a cut from players’ salaries going towards financial efforts at halting the spread of COVID-19.
The Premier League, EFL and FA have reportedly drawn up contingency plans in the event of a mass shut-down of sporting events amid concerns over the spreading of the coronavirus.

Premier League clubs face £750 million fine if coronavirus ends season early

Premier League clubs face a staggering £750million fine from Sky Sports and BT Sport if the season come to an end early over the coronavirus pandemic. =
Olympic pole vault champion Katerina Stefanidi said athletes were being forced to take health risks as competitors started to speak out about holding the Tokyo Games during the coronavirus crisis.

Athlete concerns grow ahead of Olympics

Olympic pole vault champion Katerina Stefanidi said athletes were being forced to take health risks as competitors started to speak out about holding the Tokyo Games during the coronavirus crisis.
Chris Smalling is ready to hold talks regarding a permanent move to Roma from Manchester United and is also eyeing up an England recall ahead of Euro 2020.

Roma to face competition from Arsenal, Spurs for Chris Smalling

Serie A giants AS Roma will face competition from North London clubs Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur for the services of Manchester United defender Chris Smalling.

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Lagos assemblyman urges citizens to perform civic duties to government

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Governor Obaseki: I’m in government to serve, not for fame, money

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