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Economic crisis from virus pandemic begins to bite in European football

Europe may be the financial powerhouse of global football, but the economic impact from the coronavirus pandemic is already beginning to hit and the consequences could be disastrous for clubs across the continent.
Soure:AFP: 2020/3/26 17:08:41

UEFA postpones May's Champions League, Europa League finals

UEFA announced Monday that it has postponed the Champions League, Europa League and women's Champions League finals, originally scheduled for May, due to the coronavirus pandemic, with no new date given.
Soure:AFP: 2020/3/24 17:48:40

How Europe's football media keeps fans occupied during virus

From impassioned debates around the kitchen table to detailed reports about matches that never happened, Europe's football media are working overtime to give fans a welcome distraction during the coronavirus crisis.
Soure:AFP: 2020/3/24 17:38:40

Olympics postponed

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) came under pressure to speed up its decision about postponing the Tokyo Games on Tuesday as athletes criticized the four-week deadline and the United States joined calls to delay the competition.
Soure:AFP: 2020/3/24 17:33:41

Infantino looking at football reform

FIFA President Gianni Infantino believes the global coronavirus crisis could bring about a reform of football which he does not expect to return to action by May.
Soure:AFP: 2020/3/24 17:33:40

Life in lockdown for Europe's footballers

Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira is learning to play the piano, La Liga clubs are facing off on playstation and Atalanta's Robin Gosens has been revising for exams in psychology.
Soure:AFP: 2020/3/23 17:23:40

Fellaini becomes first COVID-19 case in CSL

Former Manchester United star Marouane Fellaini has tested positive for the coronavirus, he said Sunday, becoming the first known case in the Chinese Super League (CSL).
Soure:Agencies: 2020/3/23 17:18:40

Sports authorities' 'tardiness' in reporting athletes' virus situation annoys fans

Chinese sports fans are questioning why sports authorities have been days late to report athletes being infected by coronavirus over the weekend, after three Chinese fencers and a footballer were confirmed to be infected earlier this week.
Soure:Global Times: 2020/3/22 20:23:40

One game, one goal

Reaching the national team is the peak for most footballers, especially those whose nations can only dream of winning silverware at international level. England are a prime example.
Soure:Global Times: 2020/3/22 17:53:40

Uncertainty abounds in football

With football having ground to a halt because of the coronavirus pandemic, the usual transfer rumor mill has fallen silent and nobody cares much where Neymar or Paul Pogba might be playing next season.
Soure:AFP: 2020/3/22 17:43:40

Wishes galore from Chinese soccer fans after striker Wu Lei tested positive for COVID-19

Chinese soccer fans expressed their good wishes to Espanyol's Chinese striker Wu Lei, one of the most famous names in Chinese soccer, after he tested positive for COVID-19 infection.
Soure:Global Times: 2020/3/21 20:13:33

A look on European football's most valuable squads

There may be no football being played in Europe's "Big Five" leagues at the moment but there is no mistake that it is their clubs that will still dominate whatever sports headlines there may be in the meantime and when football makes its return.
Soure:Global Times: 2020/3/19 23:38:40

When will Vardy get the chance to join the EPL's centurions?

"Jamie Vardy's having a party," is a chant that has long been a favorite for fans of Leicester City, but they will sing it loud than ever when their hitman next scores in the English Premier League.
Soure:Global Times: 2020/3/19 23:18:41

Italian FA chief looking at May return for Serie A

Italian football federation (FIGC) President Gabriele Gravina expressed his hope on Wednesday Serie A would resume on May 2 with a possible finish in July at the latest.
Soure:AFP: 2020/3/19 17:33:40

World Cup winner Matuidi, Verona's Zaccagni catch virus

Juventus' France World Cup winner Blaise Matuidi and Hellas Verona's Mattia Zaccagni have both tested positive for coronavirus, their Serie A clubs confirmed Tuesday.
Soure:AFP: 2020/3/18 18:03:45

Hearts mull legal action

Hearts owner Ann Budge has threatened to take legal action if her Scottish Premiership club are relegated due to the chaos caused by the coronavirus outbreak.
Soure:Reuters: 2020/3/17 18:38:41

Deprived of football, players around Europe try to fill the 'big void'

Mowing the lawn, playing football with your dog, turning on the TV... footballers around Europe are struggling to fill the "big void" created by the coronavirus shutdown.
Soure:AFP: 2020/3/16 19:33:41

Brazil suspends matches over coronavirus

The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) said Sunday it is suspending all matches until further notice because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Soure:Agencies: 2020/3/16 19:33:40