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German fans warned ahead of Bundesliga restart

The Bundesliga returns on Saturday in empty stadiums, but German fans are being warned to stay away and authorities have warned matches could be halted if too many supporters gather outside the grounds.
Soure:AFP: 2020/5/12 16:18:40

Ex-Nigeria attacker Obasi in bribe claim

Former Nigeria striker Chinedu Obasi alleged on Sunday he was asked to pay a bribe to feature at the 2014 World Cup, before eventually missing out on selection.
Soure:AFP: 2020/5/11 16:13:42

Leagues move at different speeds toward resumption

As European leagues prepare to return from the enforced coronavirus break, screening tests are revealing cases in various championships, although, as yet, not calling into question plans to resume playing.
Soure:AFP: 2020/5/11 16:08:40

China's top footballers begin Shanghai training session

China's national football team convened in Shanghai on Sunday to begin 17 days of training in preparation for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Asian qualifiers.
Soure:Globaltimes.cn: 2020/5/11 1:23:34

Chinese super league should follow Bundesliga's return: commentator

German Bundesliga will return next weekend, becoming the first league to resume play amid the COVID-19 pandemic among the top five European leagues, and a Chinese soccer commentator has called for the Chinese Super League season to follow Bundesliga's example.
Soure:Globaltimes.cn: 2020/5/11 0:56:24

Restart blow for Bundesliga

Germany's plans to restart competitive soccer on May 16 suffered an early setback after the entire team of second-tier Dynamo Dresden were placed in a two-week quarantine following two positive coronavirus tests.
Soure:Reuters: 2020/5/10 17:33:41

Chinese football, basketball leagues prepare for restart

Both Chinese football and basketball leagues are preparing for restart while players and coaches would have to see salary cuts, chiefs of China's football and basketball governing bodies both said amid the easing tension of the novel coronavirus epidemic. The decision may lead to the resumption of domestic sporting events.
Soure:Global Times: 2020/5/9 16:13:40

Leagues look for safe ways to resume play

Germany's Bundesliga will be the first major football league in Europe to return to action next week after being suspended in March as the coronavirus spread across the continent.
Soure:AFP: 2020/5/8 0:03:40

Dybala gets coronavirus all-clear

Juventus star Paulo Dybala revealed Wednesday that he has been given the all-clear six weeks after contracting coronavirus, but Serie A rivals Torino confirmed that one of their players had tested positive.
Soure:AFP: 2020/5/7 23:58:40

Art imitating football

"Unbelievable, Jeff," are the words that have come to define former player Chris Kamara's days as a pundit.
Soure:Global Times: 2020/5/7 19:28:40

The Premier League players whose value has rocketed

Football is on pause but the business of football will never rest. As it is, there will be another transfer window - whatever form that may eventually take - and there are young players whose value will have improved since the last two, in January and before this season started.
Soure:Global Times: 2020/5/7 19:23:40

German league to restart on May 15

The Bundesliga will resume on May 15, the German league confirmed Wednesday, after Chancellor Angela Merkel and state leaders gave the green light to restart behind closed doors following weeks of shutdown imposed to control the spread of the coronavirus.
Soure:AFP: 2020/5/7 19:13:41

Juventus players back training

Giorgio Chiellini led the way as Juventus players returned to individual training at the team's sports center on Tuesday, while Cristiano Ronaldo began two weeks' coronavirus quarantine after returning to Italy.
Soure:AFP: 2020/5/6 16:03:40

C.Ronaldo returns after coronavirus lockdown

Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo flew back to Italy on Monday after almost two months in coronavirus lockdown in his native Portugal.
Soure:AFP: 2020/5/5 18:43:41

Real rivals

The rivalry of Barcelona and Real Madrid has been well documented. It has also never been stronger perhaps than in recent years when the two best players in the world - Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo - were scoring the goals that drove the team towards success in La Liga, the Copa del Rey and the UEFA Champions League.
Soure:Global Times: 2020/4/29 19:13:40

Barcelona becomes model for football clubs fighting COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced world football to a halt while clubs make their own efforts in fighting the coronavirus, including La Liga giants FC Barcelona. Jordi Cardoner, FC Barcelona First Vice President and Vice President of the Barca Foundation, shared his views in an interview with Global Times reporter Fan Lingzhi (GT) on a range of topics, including the club's decision to sell the renowned stadium Camp Nou's title rights.
Soure:Global Times: 2020/4/29 18:48:40

Henry playing waiting game with MLS in limbo

Thierry Henry is adjusting to life on pause with the Montreal Impact as the Major League Soccer (MLS) side awaits the end of the coronavirus shutdown.
Soure:AFP: 2020/4/29 18:38:41

Football in dilemma over return to play

The professional football world has started discussions on resuming the halted season, as more and more countries come through the darkest period of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has killed more than 200,000 globally.
Soure:Global Times: 2020/4/28 17:38:40