Bayern Munich players have accepted a salary cut which will last until the “end of the season” to help the Bundesliga champions through the coronavirus crisis, club president Herbert Hainer said on Saturday.
Serie A on Friday confirmed that top-flight football will return to Italy after a three-month coronavirus-enforced absence on the weekend of June 20-21.
Exciting youngster Kai Havertz broke another Bundesliga record on Friday after scoring the winner in a 1-0 victory at Freiburg which moved Bayer Leverkusen into third place.
It is the land of the world champions, but is it really a football country? That is the question some in France have been asking this week while its European neighbours work to bring the sport back after the coronavirus shutdown.
Tottenham striker Troy Parrott is set to miss the restart of the Premier League season after his club said on Saturday that he had surgery to remove his appendix.
Local police have said they would be “ready” to hold any possible Liverpool Premier League title-clinching match at Anfield, despite the UK’s football policing lead suggesting otherwise.

Sport Italy’s Serie A to resume on June 20

Italy’s Serie A was given the green light on Thursday to resume on June 20 after a three-month absence as one of the countries hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic begins to ease restrictions.

Sport Premier League return: the issues to resolve

Premier League football is set to return on June 17 after a three-month coronavirus-enforced absence.

Phakaaathi Istanbul hopes to host new, ‘historic’ Champions League final

Fifteen years after the “Miracle of Istanbul” that cemented Steven Gerrard’s status as a Liverpool legend, the Turkish metropolis was supposed to host its second Champions League final on Saturday. But that was before the coronavirus pandemic wreaked worldwide havoc.

Phakaaathi Football mentor has hands full during virus lockdown

Fitness coach and mentor Wayne Richardson has had his hands full dealing with footballers’ mental health issues in a period of unprecedented uncertainty during the coronavirus lockdown.

Sport League-by-league guide to the return of football around Europe

With Italy’s Serie A on Thursday setting a date for its return from the coronavirus shutdown and the English Premier League also now agreed on when to resume, AFP Sport casts a glance at the situation for football leagues across Europe:

Sport English Premier League ‘to restart on June 17’

The Premier League season is set to restart on June 17, three months after it was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, it was widely reported on Thursday.

world soccer English Premier League to restart on 17 June

Premier League clubs on Thursday agreed to restart the 2019/20 season on June 17, provided that all safety requirements are in place. 

Sport Balotelli’s ‘mind no longer’ with Brescia, says club president

Mario Balotelli’s future with Brescia remains uncertain after the Italian club’s president said his “mind is no longer” with his hometown club.

Sport Dortmund, Favre facing tough questions after Bayern’s ‘big step’

Borussia Dortmund visit bottom side Paderborn on Sunday with uncertainty surrounding the future of coach Lucien Favre after Tuesday’s 1-0 defeat by Bayern Munich left their Bundesliga title dreams in tatters.

Sport Watford’s Deeney reveals abuse after expressing virus fears

Watford captain Troy Deeney has revealed that people have told him they want his baby son to contract coronavirus after he chose not to return to training at the Premier League club.

Sport Villa boss Smith’s father dies from coronavirus – club

The father of Aston Villa manager Dean Smith has died after contracting the coronavirus, the English Premier League club announced late Wednesday.

Sport ‘Like a school team’: Nagelsmann slams ten-man Leipzig after Hertha draw

Julian Nagelsman slammed 10-man RB Leipzig for defending like “a school team” in Wednesday’s 2-2 draw at home to Hertha Berlin behind closed doors which cost them the chance to go second in the Bundesliga.

Sport Scottish club’s fans ‘to decide’ goalkeeper’s fate on Twitter

Scottish football club Livingston have taken an unusual approach to working out whether to keep goalkeeper Gary Maley… asking supporters on Twitter to decide his fate.

Sport Premier League clubs vote to resume contact training

Premier League clubs voted unanimously on Wednesday to resume contact training as “Project Restart” took a huge step forwards.


 

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