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UEFA chief suggests season could be ‘lost’ if it’s not re-started by ‘the end...

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has admitted that the 2019/20 season could be ‘lost’ if it’s not possible to get it restarted by the end of June.
“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.
UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin hits out at Arsenal and Chelsea Europa League final backlash.

UEFA chief says season can still be saved

The head of UEFA said European football leagues were still looking at all options and not ruling out finishing this season — if the coronavirus pandemic subsides.
Pope Francis Sunday railed against atomic weapons, the nuclear deterrent and the growing arms trade, as he paid tribute to the victims of the “unspeakable horror” of the Nagasaki bomb.

Pope Francis blames tax dodgers for Italy’s coronavirus woes

Pope Francis has backed a prominent journalist’s complaint that tax dodgers were partly to blame as Italy’s health facilities struggle to cope with the coronavirus crisis.
Carabinieri officers near Codogno, the centre of the outbreak in Italy. Antonio Calanni-AP

Coronavirus: Five dead, over 200 infected in Italy

Italy on Monday reported five deaths and more than 200 coronavirus cases, amid growing anxiety about the spread of the virus in the heart of Europe.

Juventus board members want Max Allegri to return as coach

Massimiliano Allegri could be about to make a sensational return to Juventus with some in Turin unconvinced by Maurizio Sarri.
Paul Pogba faces a race against time to prove his fitness for Manchester United's clash with Arsenal after suffering a recurrence of an ankle injury.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: Paul Pogba facing “few weeks’’ out with latest ankle problems

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba will be out of action “for a few weeks” after missing Wednesday’s match at Arsenal due to further problems with his ankle.
Pep Guardiola's current Manchester City contract expires in 2021

Pep Guardiola is always welcome back at Nou Camp – Barcelona president

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu says the club’s door is always open to former coach Pep Guardiola if he wishes to return.
Carlo Ancelotti expects his Napoli side to be brilliant against Arsenal on Thursday as the Italians look to overturn a 2-0 deficit from the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final.

Carlo Ancelotti ‘threatened’ Napoli chief to sign James Rodriguez

According to La Repubblica, Real Madrid have made an agreement with Napoli to allow James Rodriguez to go on loan with the Serie A outfit should they not receive an offer by 15 August.
James Rodriguez has to find a way out of Real Madrid this summer, says Carlos Valderrama, as Zinedine Zidane has made it abundantly clear that he “doesn’t want him”.

Real Madrid, Napoli agree on loan move for Los Blancos star

Real Madrid and Napoli have agreed on a loan move for James Rodriguez, according to the report.

Real Madrid had an agreement in place for Manchester United star

La Repubblica confirms that personal terms have been reached by both parties through his agent Mino Raiola.

Gattuso confirms AC Milan exit

The manager confirmed his decision to quit the club after failing to qualify for the Champions League, according to the report in the La Repubblica.
Cristiano Ronaldo is eager to point out that he is no “robot”, with the Juventus superstar having been forced to make peace with the fact that critics wait with “rifles” for him to fail.

Cristiano Ronaldo: Criticis are always waiting with their rifles for me to fail

Cristiano Ronaldo is eager to point out that he is no “robot”, with the Juventus superstar having been forced to make peace with the fact that critics wait with “rifles” for him to fail.
Juventus’ Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo reacts during the UEFA Champions League first leg quarter-final football match between Ajax Amsterdam and Juventus FC at the Johan Cruijff ArenA in Amsterdam on April 10, 2019. (Photo by JOHN THYS / AFP)

‘Golden head’ Cristiano Ronaldo gives Juventus the edge, ‘but remember Real Madrid’ warns Italian...

Cristiano Ronaldo debuted his new golden hairdo with a diving header to earn Juventus a precious away goal against Ajax in a 1-1 draw in the Champions League quarter-final first leg but the Italian press warned on Thursday the young Dutch team remain dangerous after eliminating three-time holders Real Madrid.
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Foul play suspected in death of witness in ex-Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi’s sex trial

Italian authorities are treating the death of Imane Fadil, a Moroccan model who was a witness in former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s “bunga bunga” trial, as a potential murder case.
Thae Yong Ho laughs during a news conference at the Government Complex in Seoul on Dec. 27. - REUTERS

Former North Korea diplomat urges asylum-seeking colleague to come to South

A former North Korean diplomat who staged a high-profile defection to the South on Saturday urged an old colleague who has gone missing in Italy to defect to Seoul, following a report that he was seeking asylum in the United States.
Survivor Giuseppe Giordano (C-R) sits by the coffins of his relatives during a funeral ceremony on November 6, 2018 in Palermo, for nine members of a single family who drowned when their home was engulfed in water following devastating floods. - Nine members of a single family, including children aged one, three and 15, drowned overnight on November 3 after a river burst its banks in the coastal Sicilian town of Casteldaccia, submerging their rented villa in water and mud. (Photo by Alessandro FUCARINI / AFP)

Italy mourns family of nine killed in flash flood

Thousands of people gathered Tuesday for the funerals of an extended family killed in Sicily when a flash flood engulfed their villa during devastating storms that wreaked havoc across Italy.
Italy Sergio Mattarella

Italy to tone down deficit plans after EU criticism

The Italian government is planning to moderate its deficit plans after coming under fire from the European Union and financial markets, reports said on Wednesday.

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