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Liverpool make U-turn over furlough scheme ­after clubs slammed

Liverpool were forced to apologize as the Premier League club ditched their controversial plan to furlough non-playing staff during the coronavirus on Monday, while FIFA urged play-ers and clubs to reach agreement over wage reductions.
Soure:AFP: 2020/4/7 17:48:40

Fitness, fairness in question as top German clubs start training

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.
Soure:AFP: 2020/4/7 17:28:42

French football wrestles with coronavirus riddle

The coronavirus pandemic is creating a puzzle for French football and, for the moment, those in charge have no idea what the answer might be.
Soure:AFP: 2020/4/6 18:08:41

Rooney blasts handling of Premier League pay row

Wayne Rooney has criticized the UK government and the Premier League for placing footballers in a “no-win situation” over proposed pay cuts after players were urged to make sacrifices during the coronavirus crisis.
Soure:AFP: 2020/4/6 18:08:40

World football's most successful club sides

The "Big Five" European football leagues and the UEFA Champions League dominate the football conversation when it comes to talking about success. With their global coverage and household names, it makes a lot of sense, but it also skews our collective thinking when it comes to who we believe might have the most trophy-laden cabinets in their clubhouses.
Soure:Global Times: 2020/4/2 21:43:40

World Cup nations with a single appearance

The men from Brazil have the best record at the FIFA World Cup. Not only have they won it five times, but they are the only national team to have been at all 21 tournaments - and they certainly will be expected to be there at the World Cup in Qatar in 2022, if and when the South American qualifiers scheduled to begin in September can get underway.
Soure:Global Times: 2020/4/2 21:33:41

Where the sharks swim

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer knows a thing or two about scoring goals but he claims his strikers did not until the arrival of Odion Ighalo from Shanghai Shenhua in January.
Soure:Global Times: 2020/4/1 17:18:40

UCL fate to be discussed in Wed meeting

UEFA will hold a videoconference on Wednesday 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.
Soure:AFP: 2020/3/31 17:38:42

I am deeply sorry: Jack Grealish

Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish posted a public apology on Monday for breaking UK government guidelines on social distancing as police opened an investigation into an incident in which a Range Rover crashed into parked cars.
Soure:AFP: 2020/3/31 17:38:40

Scenarios for a potential return of the Premier League

English football's major stakeholders will meet on Friday to discuss their options to rescue a season derailed by the coronavirus outbreak.
Soure:AFP: 2020/3/31 17:28:42

Barcelona players to take 70% pay cut

Lionel Messi confirmed Monday that Barcelona's players will take a 70 percent pay cut and make financial contributions to ensure the club's other employees are paid in full during the state of alarm in Spain.
Soure:Reuters: 2020/3/31 17:28:40

Kane says he cannot guarantee Spurs stay

Tottenham Hotspur striker ­Harry Kane said Sunday that he could leave the Premier League club if the team does not progress in the right direction as he wants to win trophies “sooner rather than later.”
Soure:Reuters: 2020/3/30 17:33:41

When there are no games to play

The riches, glamor and glory of playing football in front of packed stadiums attracts the world's top players across borders but with the European game in lockdown, many have been left isolated from their families.
Soure:AFP: 2020/3/29 16:28:41

Juve players, coach agree pay cut due to virus

Juventus players and coach Maurizio Sarri have reached an agreement over a wage reduction that will save the Italian champions 90 million euros ($100.26 million), the Serie A club announced on Saturday. Sarri and the first-team players have agreed what amounts to a four-month pay reduction to help Italy's most successful club during the coronavirus crisis.
Soure:Reuters: 2020/3/29 16:23:40

Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo to donate ventilators to his hometown

Madeira-born Portuguese international footballer Cristiano Ronaldo and his manager Jorge Mendes are going to donate five ventilators to the Regional Health Service of Madeira, Lusa News Agency reported on Saturday.
Soure:Xinhua: 2020/3/29 13:48:33

Milk jugs and GPS: football training in the age of COVID-19

Inter Miami captain Luis Robles never imagined his first few months in South Florida would be like this.
Soure:AFP: 2020/3/27 21:23:41

Are football's greatest players even real?

Who is the greatest footballer ever is the type of question that has dominated pub talk be-tween football fans for years. There is a generational bias - Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi certainly dominate social media conversation now, while Neymar also has ardent fans.
Soure:Global Times: 2020/3/27 21:18:40

Premier League's greatest assist providers

The English Premier League is on hiatus, like much of the rest of the sporting world, so what better time to look back at the names who have delighted us over the years?
Soure:Global Times: 2020/3/27 21:13:40