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World Cup winner Marcel Desailly rubbishes Ghana technical director reports

Former France international of Ghanaian descent Marcel Desailly has debunked media reports about ongoing talks with the Ghana Football Association (GFA) over the football governing body's technical director role.
Five Italian Serie-A weekend matches including Sunday’s clash between Juventus and Inter Milan have been postponed due to the novel Coronavirus, the Italian football league said Saturday.

Coronavirus pause could force global football to change

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.
Spain boss Luis Enrique says he will always be grateful to former club Barcelona and has not ruled out a return to the Liga giants in the future.

Luis Enrique refuses to ruling out Barcelona return

Spain boss Luis Enrique says he will "always be grateful" to former club Barcelona and has not ruled out a return to the Liga giants in the future.
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. =
The German national team have kickstarted a fundraising initiative for the coronavirus epidemic by donating €2.5 million to social causes.

German national team donate €2.5 million to coronavirus fundraising service

Germany were among the favourites for this summer’s European Championship, which has been postponed until 2021 as the pandemic continues to wipe out sporting fixtures.
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.
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 could take place between November, December

European football’s governing body UEFA are set to postpone this Summer’s European Championship’s but they could still be played this year, at least according to a report in today’s print edition of Corriere della Sera.
Roberto Mancini Italy

Coronavirus: We would have won Euro 2020 this year – Italy coach

Italy coach Roberto Mancini discussed the upcoming European Championship and the Coronavirus emergency in an interview during the Italian TV show ‘90 Minuto’ hosted by Italian broadcaster RaiSport.
Italian Football Federation (FIGC) president Gabriele Gravina says they will ask UEFA to postpone this summer’s European Championship in an attempt to ease fixture congestion caused by the coronavirus outbreak.

Euro 2020: We will propose to postpone championship – Italian FA chief

Italian Football Federation (FIGC) president Gabriele Gravina says they will ask UEFA to postpone this summer’s European Championship in an attempt to ease fixture congestion caused by the coronavirus outbreak.
Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that ‘a few’ un-named players are in self-isolation after showing symptoms of coronavirus.

Leicester players self-isolating with coronavirus symptoms

Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that ‘a few’ un-named players are in self-isolation after showing symptoms of coronavirus.
England international Harry Kane will be one of Real Madrid’s summer targets in the transfer window following the player’s inability to win laurels at Tottenham Hotspur.

Harry Redknapp: Harry Kane’s return could propel Tottenham to a top-four finish

Harry Kane could inspire Tottenham to a top-four Premier League finish if he returns to action ahead of schedule, according to Harry Redknapp, who thinks the striker has all the attributes to "push them over the line".
Raheem Sterling and Joe Gomez square up to each other at Anfield

Joe Gomez breaks silence on Raheem Sterling bust-up

Liverpool defender Joe Gomez admits the period after his bust-up with Raheem Sterling was a “difficult” time for him.

Coronavirus casts potential cloud over Euro 2020 with 100 days to go

This Wednesday marks 100 days to go until the start of Euro 2020, but as preparations are fine-tuned for the first European Championship to be played across the continent, the coronavirus outbreak could pose a potentially serious threat to the tournament itself.
Aston Villa midfielder, Jack Grealish, has hinted he’d welcome a future move to Manchester United.

Manchester United turn serious attention to Aston Villa star Jack Grealish

Manchester United fans may be getting what they want as reports grow over the club’s interest in signing Aston Villa star Jack Grealish.
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.

Chris Smalling ready to discuss Roma stay after being cast adrift by Manchester United

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
Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is “desperate” to play after having his ankle cast removed following surgery earlier this month but there is still no timeline for the Frenchman’s return, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said.

Mino Raiola: Paul Pogba only committed to Manchester United until after Euro 2020

Mino Raiola says Paul Pogba is only committed to Manchester United until after Euro 2020, when his options will be assessed again, while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been branded “out of line” for suggesting that the France international is owned by the Red Devils.
Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo on Sunday, said he was proud after reaching 50 goals as a Bianconeri player following his side’s 3-0 victory against Fiorentina in the Serie A.

Cristiano Ronaldo: I thought I’d be a fisherman at 35

Cristiano Ronaldo thought by the age of 35 he would be a “fisherman in Madeira” and remains convinced of Champions League glory with Juventus.

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Juan Mata believes he made the right decision to join Manchester United almost six years ago and insists the club are getting closer to recapturing former glories.

Juan Mata urges footballers to do more to tackle coronavirus

Manchester United midfielder, Juan Mata, has urged footballers across the world to do more to try and help with the fight against coronavirus.

Lockdown: COSON splashes N50 million on musicians

Thousands of musicians across the country would heave a sigh of relief as the Copyright Society of Nigeria, COSON, on Tuesday, started disbursing the sum of N50 million to them to cushion the adverse effects of the ongoing coronavirus lockdown on them.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

6,000 health professionals apply for volunteer work in Kano

The Kano State Government said over 6,000 medical and health professionals have applied to assist the state as volunteers in the fight against the spread of coronavirus.
Alphonso Davies has tipped his Bayern Munich to go all the way in this season's Champions League campaign.

Alphonso Davies: Bayern Munich have the quality to win the Champions League

While Hansi Flick's side have endured a tough battle to date in their bid to win an eighth consecutive Bundesliga title, they have enjoyed better fortunes in Europe.
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has warned Russia to stay out of the 2020 presidential elections after US officials had told him Moscow was trying to aid his campaign.

Bernie Sanders bows out of US presidential race

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, the oldest man in the race for White House, has announced his withdrawal.