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'I struggled to breathe': Dybala reveals coronavirus nightmare

'I struggled to breathe': Dybala reveals coronavirus nightmare

AFP, Milan :Juventus star Paulo Dybala revealed Friday how he "struggled to breathe" after contracting coronavirus which has killed over 9,000 people in Italy.The Argentine international announced last Saturday he

UEFA chief says season can still be saved

The head of Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) said European football leagues were still looking at all options and not ruling out finishing this season-if the coronavirus pandemic subsides."We

Schalke players agree to forego wages in virus crisis

Schalke players agree to forego wages in virus crisis

AFP, Berlin :Schalke players have agreed to partially forego their wages until the summer in order to limit the financial damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the Bundesliga club announced

Two A-League teams, Wellington Phoenix and Melbourne Victory, were already serving mandatory 14-day    quarantines after playing in New Zealand last week and failing to get back to Australia before tough new entry rules took effect.

Two A-League teams, Wellington Phoenix and Melbourne Victory, were already serving mandatory 14-day quarantines after playing in New Zealand last week and failing to get back to Australia before tough new entry rules took effect.

Infantino eyes reboot for football to avoid crisis

Infantino eyes reboot for football to avoid crisis

The future of football could be fewer games and fewer top competitions to help avoid a financial crisis, FIFA president Gianni Infantino said in a newspaper interview published Monday.With football

PFLC shuts down BPL Football for indefinite period

The Professional Football League Committee (PFLC) of Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) shut down the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Football for indefinite period due to outbreak of coronavirus in the country.The

Liverpool deserve title: Rooney

Liverpool deserve title: Rooney

Wayne Rooney believes Liverpool should be given the chance to finish the Premier League season and lift the trophy as champions.The former Manchester United striker, who supports Everton, says not

A-list athletes not safe from harm

A-list athletes not safe from harm

From NBA icon Kevin Durant to Chinese soccer international Wu Lei, the number of global sports stars being infected by COVID-19 continues to grow.Thankfully, the athletes in question have so

Ronaldinho celebrates 40th birthday with huge BBQ in prison

Ronaldinho celebrates 40th birthday with huge BBQ in prison

Ex-Barcelona and AC Milan legend Ronaldinho was treated to a birthday BBQ by his fellow inmates as he turned 40 behind bars in Paraguay.The former Ballon d'Or winner was arrested

Football grinds to a halt, but not in Australia

Football might have ground to a halt across the world, but not in Australia where they are soldiering on, with a handful of fans turning up to cheer on their

Former Real Madrid president Sanz dies after contracting coronavirus

Former Real Madrid president Sanz dies after contracting coronavirus

Former Real Madrid president Lorenzo Sanz, who was hospitalised with coronavirus, died on Saturday at the age of 76, his son announced.Sanz was in charge of the Spanish giants from

Pogba, Haaland and the 'great players' Mino Raiola could take to Real Madrid this summer

Pogba, Haaland and the 'great players' Mino Raiola could take to Real Madrid this summer

Football in Europe is faced with an uncertain future at the moment, but amid the enforced break in action due to Covid-19, clubs continue to plan for next season.And with

Zaha offers health staff free accommodation

Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha has offered free accommodation to medical staff in his London properties as they treat patients with coronavirus.The 27-year-old Ivory Coast international is the latest football

Man Utd and Man City donate combined £100,000 to support local food banks

Manchester United and Manchester City have donated a combined £100,000 to support food banks in Greater Manchester to meet increased demand due to the coronavirus pandemic.Each club is donating £50,000

Chinese football star Wu Lei has coronavirus in Spain

Chinese football star Wu Lei has coronavirus in Spain

AFP, Shanghai :Chinese football star Wu Lei, who plays for Espanyol in Spain, has been diagnosed with the coronavirus, the Chinese Football Association (CFA) said on Saturday."Wu Lei has mild

Virus chaos leaves English clubs fearing for their future

Virus chaos leaves English clubs fearing for their future

Forced into lockdown by the coronavirus, English teams outside the lucrative Premier League are facing an unprecedented period of financial uncertainty.Championship, League One and League Two matches will not resume

Home comforts no excuse for slacking off, says Man City's Laporte

Home comforts no excuse for slacking off, says Man City's Laporte

French defender Aymeric Laporte has urged his Manchester City teammates to keep up their home training routines during their self-isolation-but admits he cannot stop thinking about the club's possible exclusion

'Blessing amid misfortune': The Chinese football club at coronavirus ground zero

'Blessing amid misfortune': The Chinese football club at coronavirus ground zero

AFP, Shanghai :The team are split in half, with some players in lockdown and others training, but a modest Chinese club from the epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic is at

Italian FA chief looking at May return for Serie A

AFP, Milan :Italian football federation president Gabriele Gravina expressed his hope on Wednesday Serie A would resume on May 2 with a possible finish in July at the latest.All Italian

Neymar, Thiago Silva return to Brazil

Paris Saint-Germain teammates Neymar and Thiago Silva have returned to their native Brazil as the Coronavirus epidemic forces much of Europe into lockdown. The pair flew back to South America's

Chelsea open up hotel to healthcare staff

Chelsea will provide free accommodation to staff of Britain's National Health Service in a hotel at the club's Stamford Bridge stadium during the coronavirus pandemic.The Premier League club's owner, Roman

Ceferin says virus is 'biggest crisis that football faced'

Ceferin says virus is 'biggest crisis that football faced'

AP, London :After being forced to postpone the European Championship, UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin fears football on the continent is facing its biggest crisis ever.The coronavirus pandemic has brought the

Copa America postponed from 2020 to 2021 over pandemic

AFP, Asuncion :The Copa America due to kick off in June in Argentina and Colombia was on Tuesday postponed by a year to 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic, organisers

FIFA President Infantino proposes to postpone 2021 Club World Cup

FIFA President Infantino proposes to postpone 2021 Club World Cup

FIFA President Gianni Infantino said on Tuesday that the 2021 China FIFA Club World Cup should be moved to "later in 2021, in 2022 or in 2023" as Euro 2020

Eight matches decided in DRU Media Cup Football

Eight matches decided in DRU Media Cup Football

Sports Reporter :The results of the eight matches of the Walton Smart Fridge-DRU Media Cup Football Tournament were decided at the Shaheed (Captain) M Mansur Ali National Handball Stadium on

Spanish football coach dies from coronavirus disease aged just 21

Spanish football coach dies from coronavirus disease aged just 21

A 21-year-old Spanish football coach has died of coronavirus after doctors also diagnosed him with leukaemia.Francisco Garcia, who managed the junior team of Malaga-based club Atletico Portada Alta, was rushed

Euro 2020 postponed until summer of 2021

Euro 2020 postponed until summer of 2021

UEFA has postponed Euro 2020 until the summer of 2021 to allow European leagues more time to complete their seasons amid the coronavirus pandemic.The news was first confirmed by the

Eight teams reach 2nd round

Eight teams have reached to the 2nd round of the Walton Smart Fridge-Dhaka Reporters Unity (DRU) six-a-side Media Cup Football Tournament after winning their first round matches at the Shaheed

America's Giovani Dos Santos (left) and Cruz Azul's Juan Escobar compete for the ball during a Mexican soccer league match at Azteca stadium in Mexico City on Sunday. The match was played behind closed doors as a precaution against the spread of the new coronavirus.

America's Giovani Dos Santos (left) and Cruz Azul's Juan Escobar compete for the ball during a Mexican soccer league match at Azteca stadium in Mexico City on Sunday. The match was played behind closed doors as a precaution against the spread of the new coronavirus.

Players treated like 'guinea pigs' over coronavirus: Rooney

Former Manchester United star Wayne Rooney claims the British government and football authorities have treated players like "guinea pigs" during the coronavirus crisis.While the rest of European football was shutting