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Lyon criticizes ‘sudden’ decision to end French Ligue 1 season

Lyon hit out at the French football league (LFP) on Sunday for “suddenly” ending the Ligue 1 campaign, saying the decision could see the division slip further behind Europe’s top leagues and calling for it to be reversed. The LFP ended the season last month with 10 rounds of matches unplayed due to the coronavirus …

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Juventus joins chase for Super Eagles Midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi

Serie A leaders, Juventus are also interested in signing Wilfred Ndidi according to reports in Italy. Leicester City who are hoping to hold on to Ndidi now face a battle to resist the bids from Manchester United, Paris St Germain and now Juventus. Ndidi said to be worth €36 million was crucial to the Foxes …

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Coronavirus: LaLiga to resume on June 20

The coach of popular La Liga team, Leganes, Javier Aguirre has revealed that the Spanish soccer league, LaLiga would resume on June 20 amid the coronavirus pandemic. LaLiga clubs are returning to training as they prepare for the campaign to restart, having been suspended in March. Javier Tebas, the LaLiga president, said late last month …

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Messi, Benzema, others undergo COVID-19 tests for resumption of soccer season in Spain

Players at Barcelona and Real Madrid started to undergo coronavirus tests on Wednesday as La Liga clubs planned to return to restricted training ahead of the proposed resumption of the season next month. Barca captain Lionel Messi and France international Antoine Griezmann were among players pictured arriving one by one in their cars at the …

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FIFA, NFF honour late Nigeria soccer star, Rashidi Yekini

The world football governing body, FIFA and the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have showered encomium on late Rashidi Yekini, eight years after the legendary striker died. The global football body via its twitter handle; @FIFAWorldCup wrote: “Rasheed Yekini produced one of the most iconic celebrations in #WorldCup history after scoring the Super Eagles first-ever goal …

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COVID-19: UEFA release about 70 million euros to clubs

Europe’s soccer ruling body, UEFA is on the verge of releasing almost 70 million euros ($75.5m) in benefit payments to clubs struggling financially during the coronavirus crisis. European football’s governing body announced this gesture last Thursday. The money was originally put aside to be paid to clubs who had released players for international matches after the completion …

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Premier League Clubs Committed to Completing Season

A uniform position was on finishing the season in a 40-day window was one of the scenarios discussed at a Premier League meeting on Friday. Top-flight clubs remain committed to playing all 92 remaining fixtures this season but did not discuss a deadline by which action must resume. Clubs were expected to debate a 30 …

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Arsenal’s first-team players set to formally agree on wage cut

Arsenal’s first-team players have agreed on a 12.5% wage cut for the next year making them the first squad in the Premier League to accept a reduction in pay. The agreement, which is unanimous, will be formally concluded at the end of a two-week series of negotiations in which many of the players were initially …

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