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With $2.7B reserves, FIFA has ‘duty’ to aid virus-hit football

By: AP | Published: March 31, 2020 9:05:18 pm Representational image. FIFA says it has a “duty” to use its vast financial reserves to assist a football industry ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic wiping out games and creating unexpected economic hardship in the world’s biggest sport. The spread of COVID-19 has impacted the wealthiest clubs, with Barcelona and Juventus players ...

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Aston Villa to fine Jack Grealish for ignoring coronavirus lockdown

By: vetembaste | Published: March 31, 2020 3:06:08 pm Jack Grealish apologised in a video on Twitter shortly before Aston Villa issued a statement saying they would take disciplinary action against him. (vetembaste/File Photo)  Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish will be disciplined and fined for ignoring government guidance to stay at home during the coronavirus pandemic, the Premier League club ...

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India’s backline comes to the defence of COVID-19 affected poor

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: March 30, 2020 6:31:10 pm Pritam Kotal and Prabir Das for ATK. (Source: ISL) Quite like its on-field pluckiness, the Indian football team’s last line of defence is putting up a resolute fight off it too, doing its bit to save the poor from the seismic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The national ...

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Lionel Messi confirms Barcelona players will take pay cut, criticises board

By: Sports Desk | Published: March 30, 2020 7:59:11 pm Lionel Messi and his teammates have agreed to take a 70 percent pay cut. (Source: File Photo) Lionel Messi confirmed on his Instagram on Monday that Barcelona players take pay cuts to aid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak in Spain, like players from clubs like Juventus and Borussia Monchengladbach. In a ...

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Ronaldinho makes most of prison life with foot-volleyball during COVID-19 lockdown

By: Sports Desk | Updated: March 30, 2020 9:49:06 pm Ronaldinho playing foot-volleyball. As the world is still attempting to adjust itself to the halt of sporting events due to the outbreak, Ronaldinho hasn’t kept himself down as he spends his days behind bars after he was arrested attempting to enter Paraguay with an adulterated passport in early March. The ...

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Neymar denies flouting social distancing rules

By: vetembaste | Published: March 30, 2020 7:07:11 pm Neymar in action. (Source: vetembaste) Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar has denied flouting social distancing rules following his return to his native Brazil after posting pictures on Instagram which showed him sun-bathing and playing foot-volleyball with a group of friends. The 28-year-old said in a statement that the people in the photographs ...

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Jose Mourinho to take Spurs training via video amid coronavirus lockdown

By: vetembaste | Published: March 30, 2020 11:31:29 am Jose Mourinho (vetembaste File Photo) Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho and his coaching staff will put players through their paces from home starting Monday as the club holds live video training sessions amid the coronavirus pandemic. Spurs’ players are in self-isolation with Britain in lockdown and the Premier League suspended until ...

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Manchester City’s Gundogan says Liverpool deserve title if season cancelled

By: vetembaste | Published: March 30, 2020 9:18:55 am Soccer Football – Premier League – Newcastle United v Manchester City – St James’ Park, Newcastle, Britain – January 29, 2019 Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva and Ilkay Gundogan look dejected after the match Action Images via vetembaste/Lee Smith EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league ...

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Italy set to extend ban on sports as fight against virus carries on

By: AP | Published: March 29, 2020 6:48:50 pm Italy is looking to extend the ban on all sports competitions till the end of April. (File Photo) Italy’s sports minister is planning to extend the ban on games and competitions in the country through all of April. The current nationwide lockdown is due to expire on Friday but Italian health ...

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COVID-19 ‘Game Zero’: Why a Champions League match turned into a ‘biological bomb’ in Italy

By: Sports Desk | Updated: March 29, 2020 9:30:18 pm The UEFA Champions League match (first-leg) between Atalanta (from Italy’s Serie A) and Valencia (from Spain’s La Liga) was held on February 19. (Source: AP) A Champions League game between Atalanta and Valencia is being singled out as of the main reasons why Bergamo (in Italy) turned into one of ...

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