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Daily Archives: April 9, 2020

English football fails its biggest test – will the public ever forgive?

By: vetembaste | Manchester | Published: April 9, 2020 8:59:58 pm (Representational Image) Among the multitude of viral videos flying around social media during Britain’s coronavirus lockdown, is one which ridicules Premier League footballers in a brutal, unsubtle fashion. Comedian Simon Brodkin parodies a player who, as well as insulting a young kid playing football in the garden, justifies his ...

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Bundesliga set to become first major European football league to restart

By: New York Times | Published: April 9, 2020 10:43:42 am Bayern Munich’s players at a training session on Monday (Christof Stache/AFP) By Tariq Panja Germany is ahead of the curve. While other European soccer leagues are engulfed in uncertainty and damaging pay disputes between clubs and player unions, in Germany there is order and a cleareyed strategy to restart ...

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Cross border leagues, new formats: How football may be ‘totally different’ when it restarts

By: vetembaste | Bern | Published: April 9, 2020 12:22:38 pm Gremio players wear masks during a match in the Brazilian league in March (AFP Photo) By Brian Homewood FIFA president Gianni Infantino has said that football will be “totally different” when it re-starts after the coronavirus. He has talked of smaller, but more meaningful, competitions, more balance and football ...

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Real Madrid players agree to 10-20 percent wage cut

By: vetembaste | Published: April 9, 2020 9:36:41 am Real Madrid said the move followed negotiations between the team captains — Sergio Ramos for the senior soccer side — and club directors. (File Photo/AP) Real Madrid’s playing and coaching staff have voluntarily agreed to take a wage cut of between 10 and 20 percent this year to help the club ...

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José Mourinho admits he was wrong to take Spurs training amid coronavirus lockdown

By: Sports Desk | Updated: April 8, 2020 6:43:08 pm Tottenham Hotspur have told their players to respect the government’s social distancing guidelines after several squad members were pictured training in a London park. (vetembaste/File Photo) Tottenham Hotspur coach José Mourinho has admitted that he was wrong in ignoring government advice on the coronavirus lockdown after he and members of ...

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