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English, Italian Football Returns In June With NewTough Measures To Combat Spread of Coronavirus

English, Italian Football Returns In June With NewTough Measures To Combat Spread of Coronavirus

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By Elite Reporter Football have all reasons to smile because their favourite game is set to return on the big screens. The English Premier League is to begin on June 17, officials say, while Italy's Serie A is likely to resume on June 20, after a near-three month suspension over Coronavirus fears. Aston Villa Vs Sheffield United and Manchester City Vs Arsenal are scheduled to be the first two games when the Premier League resumes next month, with a full round of matches taking place for the first time since the restart on June 19-21. 1. Provisional restart date of June 17 agreed, subject to safety requirements Aston Villa Vs Sheff Utd, Man City Vs Arsenal scheduled for June 17. 2. Full match round to start June 19. 3. All games behind closed doors. 4. Venues still to...
‘Lampard Is Doing Great At Chelsea’-Antonio Conte

‘Lampard Is Doing Great At Chelsea’-Antonio Conte

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By Elite Reporter Antonio Conte has been impressed with the job Frank Lampard is doing at Stamford Bridge and say 'He has the skills to become one of the best managers in the world'. But the Ex-Chelsea boss claims Lampard can become one of the world's top managers and that the only way to avoid the sack at Chelsea is to keep on winning Lampard took the top job at Stamford Bridge last summer after just a year in management with Derby, who he led to the Championship play-off final. The Blues were fourth in the Premier League table when football was shut down due to the Coronavirus crisis. They also had a Champions League last-16 leg against Bayern Munich and an FA Cup quarter-final away at Leicester to come. Conte, who won the title in his first year as Chelsea boss in 2016-1...
Liverpool Could Be Crowned Premier League Champions Due To COVID-19 Lockdown

Liverpool Could Be Crowned Premier League Champions Due To COVID-19 Lockdown

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By Elite Reporter English giants Liverpool will be crowned Premier League champions if the season cannot be completed, according to local media reports. The Premier League had to be stopped after matchday 29 as a precautionary measure against Coronavirus pandemic. Liverpool were on the threshold of ending their 30-year drought before the season was stalled because of the outbreak. The Reds fans fear they won't see their beloved team lift the title as ending the season as null and void has also been mooted. According to a report published in the Daily Mail, Liverpool will become champions of England for 19th time if the season cannot be restarted due to COVID-19 crisis. UEFA -- the European football governing body -- on Thursday stated that Champions League qualifications will...
UEFA Postpones EURO 2020  To 2021 Over Coronavirus

UEFA Postpones EURO 2020 To 2021 Over Coronavirus

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By Elite Reporter  European football governing body UEFA Tuesday announced the postponement of its flagship national team competition, UEFA EURO 2020, due to be played in June and July this year, till 2021, because of the Coronavirus pandemic.  The health of all those involved in the game is the priority, as well as to avoid placing any unnecessary pressure on national public services involved in staging matches. The move will help all domestic competitions, currently on hold due to the COVID-19 emergency, to be completed. All UEFA competitions and matches (including friendlies) for clubs and national teams for both men and women have been put on hold until further notice. The UEFA EURO 2020 Play-off matches and international friendlies, scheduled for the end of March, will now b
Spanish Football Coach Garcia Succumbs To Coronavirus

Spanish Football Coach Garcia Succumbs To Coronavirus

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By Elite Reporter Spanish football coach, Francisco Garcia has become the first person in football to die of Coronavirus. He was also diagnosed with leukaemia by the doctors but it was confirmed that he died due to the pandemic disease. Garcia was the coach of junior team of Malaga-based side Atletico Portada Alta until the time of his death. He couldn't survive even after he was rushed to the hospital when he showed severe symptoms. He is the fifth person to die of coronavirus in Malaga and he is youngest amongst them. Atletico Portada Alta released an official statement as they pay tribute to their young coach who passed on. "From Atletico Portada Alta we want to express our deepest condolences to the family, friends and relatives of our coach Francisco Garcia who ha...
Champions League And Europa League Hang In Balance Due To Coronavirus

Champions League And Europa League Hang In Balance Due To Coronavirus

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By Elite Reporter A mini-tournament to decide the Champions League and Europa League will be one option put forward to ease fixture congestion caused by the Coronavirus outbreak. European football's governing body, UEFA, is hosting a video conference with major stakeholders on Tuesday. Euro 2020 is set to be postponed to allow league seasons to be completed, a source close to the situation says all parties must be ready to sacrifice something to reach a solution. All 55 UEFA members, the boards of the European Club Association and the European Leagues, and a representative of world players' union Fifpro have been invited to Tuesday's meeting. The UEFA members will also hold an additional meeting to discuss their own reaction. As with the Premier League, who on Fr...
Maria Sharapova Hangs The Racket, Quits Tennis

Maria Sharapova Hangs The Racket, Quits Tennis

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By Elite Reporter Maria Sharapova, a celebrated lawn tennis player, has thrown in the towel after she decided to retire from the game. Sharapova, who retired Wednesday, February 26, 2020, at age 32, was a star on and off the tennis court, reaching No. 1 in the rankings, winning five Grand Slam titles and making millions of dollars in endorsement deals. Here is a look at her Grand Slam singles Titles: 2004 Upset two-time defending champion Serena Williams 6-1, 6-4 in the Wimbledon final to win her first Grand Slam title at 17. Sharapova became the third-youngest winner at a tournament that began in the 1870s. Sharapova in action 2006 Won the U.S. Open for her second major title, beating Justine Henin 6-4, 6-4 in the final. 2008 Won the Australian Open for th...
CAF Bans Zimbabwe From Hosting International Matches

CAF Bans Zimbabwe From Hosting International Matches

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By Elite Reporter Zimbabwe has been barred from hosting any international matches until further notice after its main stadiums failed to meet required standards. Zimbabwe's Football Association (FA) (Zifa) says the Confederation of African Football (CAF) took the decision after inspecting stadiums in November and finding them below FIFA standards. It means that Zimbabwe's key 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Algeria next month will have to be played in a neutral venue. Zifa says it has already started the process of finding "an alternative venue in neighbouring countries" to host games. This comes after CAF asked for improvement to three stadiums Barbourfields, Mandava and the National Sports Stadium, although none has yet been addressed. "While Zifa is engag...
Man. United’s New Signing Odion Ighalo Trains In Isolation Due To Coronavirus

Man. United’s New Signing Odion Ighalo Trains In Isolation Due To Coronavirus

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By Elite Reporter The risk to prevent contracting Coronavirus has forced Manchester United's newest signing Odion Ighalo  to train away from the first team following his arrival from China recently. Ighalo joined United on January 31 from Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua and although the risk posed is minimal the city is hundreds of kilometers away from Hubei province which is at the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, the Club has since opted to take precautionary measures. Current medical guidelines advise people returning to the UK from certain countries, including China, to be quarantined for 14 days. According the United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Ighalo will travel with the squad to London for Monday's match against Chelsea. "Yeah, he is going...
Former Ivory Coast Defender  Emmanuel Eboue Battles Mental Health Issues

Former Ivory Coast Defender Emmanuel Eboue Battles Mental Health Issues

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By Elite Reporter Former Ivory Coast and Arsenal defender Emmanuel Eboue has revealed that his struggles with mental health are continuing. The 36-year-old opened up on French television about his battle with depression and said he had even considered suicide at one time. In an emotional interview he revealed his problems started when he was suspended by FIFA from all football-related activity for one year. The ban, a result of failing to pay money owed to a former agent, led to the termination of his short-term contract at then Premier League side Sunderland in March 2016. Without a professional club and shattered financially after a bitter and acrimonious divorce case, he said he had suicidal thoughts. "Sometimes I would lock myself in my room for three or four days. J...