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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.
Manchester City’s Argentinian defender Nicolas Otamendi (C) celebrates scoring the opening goal during the English League Cup fourth round football match between Manchester City and Southampton at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north-west England, on October 29, 2019. (Photo by Lindsey Parnaby / AFP) /

Manchester City upbeat of avoiding exodus of stars’ after European ban

Manchester City are confident that the threat of a Champions League ban will not spark a mass Etihad exodus.
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.
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.
Crvena Zvezda, Olympiacos and GNK Dinamo are now in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League, with the last three play-offs decided on Wednesday.

UEFA and clubs pledge to complete season by June 30

UEFA has announced a commitment to see all European and domestic club competitions for the 2019-20 season completed by June 30.
Top (L-R) Barcelona’s French defender Clement Lenglet, Barcelona’s Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic, Barcelona’s Spanish midfielder Sergio Busquets, Barcelona’s Spanish defender Gerard Pique and bottom (L-R) Barcelona’s Argentinian forward Lionel Messi, Barcelona’s Brazilian midfielder Arthur, Barcelona’s Portuguese defender Nelson Semedo, Barcelona’s Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho, Barcelona’s Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez and Barcelona’s Spanish defender Jordi Alba pose before the UEFA Champions league first leg quarter-final football match between Manchester United and Barcelona at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on April 10, 2019. (Photo by LLUIS GENE / AFP)

Barcelona fear coronavirus could affect their summer transfer plans

Barcelona are worried the after-effects of the coronavirus outbreak could impact their chances of signing the likes of Neymar and Lautaro Martínez this summer.

Toni Kroos: There are bigger problems than watching football

Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos says there are "bigger problems than watching football" as he provided an update on his quarantine situation.
Euro 2020 is almost certain to be postponed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic sweeping across the globe.

Euro 2020 postponed until next summer

UEFA has postponed Euro 2020 until the summer of 2021 to allow European leagues more time to complete their seasons amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Euro 2020 is almost certain to be postponed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic sweeping across the globe.

Euro 2020 to become Euro 2021 as UEFA proposes sweeping league changes

Euro 2020 is set to be pushed back by 12 months to become Euro 2021 as part of UEFA’s proposals to combat the scheduling issues caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Euro 2020 is almost certain to be postponed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic sweeping across the globe.

UEFA to demand £275 million from clubs, leagues to postpone Euro 2020

Euro 2020 is almost certain to be postponed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic sweeping across the globe.
La Liga President Javier Tebas poses during an interview with Reuters at the La Liga headquarters in Madrid, Spain, October 2, 2018. REUTERS-Paul Hanna

Coronavirus: I’m convinced we are going to end the season – La Liga chief

La Liga president Javier Tebas says he is “convinced” the league will be able to complete the 2019-20 season despite the disruption caused by the coronavirus outbreak.
Wayne Rooney impressed on his Derby County debut as he provided a stunning assist in a 2-1 win over Barnsley at Pride Park.

Coronavirus: Wayne Rooney criticises authorities for treating footballers like ‘guinea pigs’

Wayne Rooney has claimed "footballers in England were being treated like guinea pigs" before the 2019-20 campaign was put on hold, with the coronavirus causing huge disruptions to the sporting calendar across the world. Wayne Rooney has claimed "footballers in England were being treated like guinea pigs" before the 2019-20 campaign was put on hold, with the coronavirus causing huge disruptions to the sporting calendar across the world.
Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke believes German football is facing the greatest crisis in its history as it attempts to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.

German football facing its biggest ever crisis – Dortmund chief

Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke believes German football is facing "the greatest crisis in its history" as it attempts to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.
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FIFA give clubs permission to decline international call-ups, recommend fixture postponement

FIFA have issued a statement granting clubs the option to prevent their players from joining up with their national teams and have recommended that all international matches be postponed until further notice due to coronavirus.

Coronavirus: English FA cancel friendlies with Italy, Denmark

Gareth Southgate’s side were set for a double header at Wembley at the end of this month, as rumours over Euro 2020 also share the international limelight.

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