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UEFA is ‘seriously considering’ suspending the Champions League & Europa League due to coronavirus

UEFA is ‘seriously considering’ suspending the Champions League and Europa League due to the threat of coronavirus, according to reports in Spain. Several sporting events across the world have been postponed due to the outbreak, while on Monday, the Italian government announced that all sport in the country has been suspended until at least April 3. Champions League and Europa League fixtures have already been impacted as Wednesday’s tie between Paris Saint-Germain and Borussia Dortmund in France will be played behind closed doors. Barcelona’s last-16 tie against Napoli next Wednesday will also be played behind closed doors. Wolves’ Europa League fixture against Olympiacos in
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Sports News / Football News – Nations League Fixtures 2020-2021…

England will play world number one team Belgium, Denmark and Iceland in League A of the 2020-21 Nations League. Wales will face the Republic of Ireland, Finland and Bulgaria in League B, while Northern Ireland are grouped with Austria, Norway and Romania. Scotland, also in League B, will play the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Euro 2020 play-off opponents Israel. The first group games take place in September this year, with the finals scheduled for the summer. Groups in full: League A Group one Group two Group three Group four Netherlands England Portugal Switzerland Italy Belgium France Spain Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Welsh Sports News – Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan looking to concentrate more on the bluebirds…

Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan has reportedly sold half of his stake in MLS club Los Angeles FC – and plans to sell off the other half as well. The shares already sold, purported to be worth around $70m, are said to have been bought by a group of individuals within the club, who are already planning to buy the rest of his stake, too. Tan owned 20 percent of LAFC but his shareholding is now said to have been reduced to just 10 percent, according to the LA Times .   It all points to a streamlining of Tan’s footballing portfolio, helping
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Frank Lampard should’ve followed Arsenal, Manchester United and Tottenham’s example with treatment of Chelsea’s Kepa Arrizabalaga, insists Tony Cascarino

Frank Lampard should’ve followed Arsenal, Manchester United and Tottenham’s example with treatment of Chelsea’s Kepa Arrizabalaga, insists Tony Cascarino Tony Cascarino argues Chelsea manager Frank Lampard should’ve followed the example of fellow Premier League managers and remained loyal to Kepa Arrizabalaga instead of dropping the goalkeeper for Willy Caballero. The Blues made Kepa, 25, the most expensive goalkeeper in the world when they signed him for more than £70m in the summer of 2018. However, his Chelsea career is yet to take off, having so far been blighted by the defiance of Maurizio Sarri in the Carabao Cup final and
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Brighton and Crystal Palace players defy coronavirus fears with handshake before game and holding hands with mascots

Brighton and Crystal Palace players defy coronavirus fears with handshake before game and holding hands with mascots BRIGHTON and Crystal Palace players showed no coronavirus concerns ahead of their lunchtime clash. Players stepped out onto the field holding the hands of mascots before greeting each other with handshakes before kick-off. Players and officials showed no concerns over the coranavirus BT Sports A number of Premier League clubs are taking extra precautions to limit any risk of the virus spreading among squads. West Ham boss David Moyes has banned handshakes, forcing players to fist-bump and use anti-bacterial hand gel in a
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Jack Grealish can do ‘so much better’ than Man Utd transfer and should aim for Barcelona or Juventus, says Agbonlahor

Jack Grealish can do ‘so much better’ than Man Utd transfer and should aim for Barcelona or Juventus, says Agbonlahor GABRIEL AGBONLAHOR has urged “world class” Jack Grealish to snub Manchester United – and aim his sights even higher. The £70million-rated Aston Villa star is top of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s summer transfer wish list as he looks to build a squad that can challenge for the Premier League title. Jack Grealish has been urged to snub Manchester United by Gabriel Agbonlahor But Villa legend Agbonlahor, 33, said: “I am not just saying this as I have played with him, but
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Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sends his personal scout to watch Federico Chiesa

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sends his personal scout to watch Federico Chiesa Federico Chiesa is on Manchester United’s radar – Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is targeting a move for Fiorentina winger Federico Chiesa, according to reports. The 22-year-old has impressed this season with seven goals and five assists in 25 appearances for Fiorentina. Solskjaer is reportedly keen on strengthening his options on the right side of his attack and Chiesa would fit the profile of player the United manager is targeting. According to MailOnline, Solskjaer sent his personal scout Simon Wells to watch Chiesa in Fiorentina’s
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Man Utd ‘to rebuild’ as Champions League absence proves costly…

Man Utd ‘rebuild’ as Champions League absence proves costly | Nasdaq Feb 25 (Reuters) – Manchester United MANU.N are in “rebuild” mode as the English soccer club chases a return to the European Champions League, Executive Vice-Chairman Ed Woodward said after financial results were dented by the team’s absence from this season’s tournament. Woodward has been backing United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to forge a team that mixes top talent from around the world with young players from its academy. “We are pushing for a strong finish in the Premier League, the Europa League and the FA Cup as we enter the final third
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Barcelona would have to pay more than £200m to sign Mohamed Salah or Sadio Mane from Liverpool due to ‘Coutinho clause’

Barcelona would have to pay more than £200m to sign Mohamed Salah or Sadio Mane from Liverpool due to ‘Coutinho clause’ Barcelona would have to pay Liverpool more than £200m to sign Mohamed Salah or Sadio Mane due to a ‘Coutinho clause’. The last time Liverpool did business with Barcelona was in January 2017 when Philippe Coutinho swapped Anfield for the Camp Nou in a £142m deal. It looks unlikely that Salah or Mane will join Barcelona Liverpool spent that money on Virgil van Dijk and Alisson who shored up their defence as Jurgen Klopp’s side won the Champions League
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‘I never thought Harry Kane would be this good’, says former teammate Andros Townsend, as Tottenham striker aims for EARLY injury return

‘I never thought Harry Kane would be this good’, says former teammate Andros Townsend, as Tottenham striker aims for EARLY injury return Andros Townsend has admitted he never expected former Tottenham teammate Harry Kane to become the world-class striker he is now, amid reports he could be back sooner than expected from injury. Spurs have been without their talisman since New Year’s Day when he suffered a hamstring injury in a 1-0 defeat to Southampton. Kane had an operation earlier this year on his injured hamstring The 26-year-old needed an operation and Jose Mourinho feared he would be without his
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Steven Gerrard jokes he’s ‘on the next penalty’ as Rangers’ spot-kick woes continue in Europa League win

Steven Gerrard jokes he’s ‘on the next penalty’ as Rangers’ spot-kick woes continue in Europa League win Steven Gerrard joked he would take Rangers’ next penalty after watching his side fail to convert from the spot during their Europa League match on Wednesday. It didn’t affect the result of their round-of-32 tie, though, as Ryan Kent’s second-half strike saw Gers win 1-0 at Portuguese side Braga and go through 4-2 on aggregate. Kent’s left-footed strike puts Rangers into the round-of-16 The penalty, taken by Ianis Hagi, was saved by Braga keeper Matheus but was the only negative part of the
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Premier League launch Hall of Fame to recognise legends of the league who have shown ‘exceptional skill and talent’

Premier League launch Hall of Fame to recognise legends of the league who have shown ‘exceptional skill and talent’ The Premier League has revealed plans to launch an official Hall of Fame, with the first two players to be inducted next month. The Hall of Fame aims to recognise and celebrate the ‘exceptional’ skill and talent of those who have graced the Premier League since its inception in 1992. The Premier League began in 1992, becoming a global phenomenon A shortlist of further nominees will be announced the same time the two initial players are inducted, with fans invited to
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Liverpool announce £533m turnover and £42m profit last year – despite spending a record £223m on players

Liverpool announce £533m turnover and £42m profit last year – despite spending a record £223m on players Liverpool have announced a pre-tax profit of £42million last year, despite a record £223m investment on players. The Reds also achieved a turnover of £533m for the financial year of 2018/19, which did not take into account their Champions League win over Tottenham Hotspur in June. Liverpool are about to become a financial powerhouse in world football once again While the figure of £42m is well below the record £125m profit for the year ending May 2018, the rewards are being felt on
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Pep Guardiola has most Champions League knockout wins as a manager as he overtakes Sir Alex Ferguson and Jose Mourinho

Pep Guardiola has most Champions League knockout wins as a manager as he overtakes Sir Alex Ferguson and Jose Mourinho PEP GUARDIOLA became the most successful manager in the history of the Champions League knockout stages thanks to Manchester City’s win over Real Madrid. The victory was his 28th in the latter rounds of the competition, meaning he moves out in front on his own. Pep Guardiola moved in front of Sir Alex Ferguson, Jose Mourinho and Carlo Ancelotti on 28 Champions League knockout wins Going into the game, he was tied on 27 with Sir Alex Ferguson, Carlo Ancelotti
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Alexandre Lacazette: the forward will not push to leave if Arsenal fails to reach the Champions League

Alexandre Lacazette: the forward will not push to leave if Arsenal fails to reach the Champions League   Alexandre Lacazette has scored 33 Premier League goals in 86 appearances for Arsenal since arriving from Lyon in 2017 Alexandre Lacazette will not push to leave Arsenal if they do not qualify for the next Champions League season. When asked if his contract had a safeguard clause for such a scenario, the France striker said he didn’t know. “I have a contract with the club, so I don’t make sense to leave,” he said. “Everyone is happy with me at the club.”
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Chelsea XI vs Bayern Munich: Confirmed team news, predicted lineup and latest injuries | 🇬🇧⚽️🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

Chelsea XI vs Bayern Munich: Confirmed team news, predicted lineup and latest injuries | Chelsea boss Frank Lampardwill be without N’Golo Kante for their Champions League last-16 first leg clash against Bayern Munich this evening. The French midfielder suffered an adductor injury early in the 2-0 defeat against Manchester United and the 28-year-old has been ruled out of action for three weeks. — Read on www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/chelsea-xi-vs-bayern-munich-confirmed-teams-predicted-lineup-latest-injuries-a4371301.html?amp
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Cardiff City v Nottingham Forest – 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿⚽️📰

Follow live text coverage from 19:15 GMT on Tuesday Line-ups Cardiff 12Smithies 2Sanderson 4Morrison 16Nelson 3Bennett 6Vaulks 15Pack 33Hoilett 13Paterson 11Murphy 9Glatzel Substitutes 1Etheridge 5Flint 7Bacuna 8Ralls 20Whyte 23Ward 24B Smith Nottm Forest 30Samba 11Cash 3Figueiredo 4Worrall 2Ribeiro 8Watson 22Yates 23Lolley 28Silva 19Ameobi 7Grabban Substitutes 10Carvalho 14Diakhaby 16Jenkinson 17Semedo 20Dawson 34Walker 49Muric Referee: Steve Martin Cardiff City will be without midfielder Lee Tomlin when they welcome Nottingham Forest in the Championship on Tuesday. Tomlin missed their defeat by Stoke City on Saturday due to a knee injury that he picked up in training and is now out for at least
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Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville rank the greatest English club sides 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿⚽️📰

Monday Night Football: Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville rank the greatest English club sides Monday Night Football rank the greatest English club sides using their own points system. Do you agree with the results?   6:04, UK, Tuesday 25 February 2020 The Invincibles, Bill Shankley’s Liverpool, 1999 treble winners? The MNF panel take in-depth look at some of the best ever club sides in English football and work out just who the greatest really is It is one of the oldest debates in football but Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher have tried to settle it with the help of their own
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Gary Neville: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is world class | Football News 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿⚽️📰

Gary Neville: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is world class | Football News Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang deserves to be considered world class, according to Gary Neville – with the Sky Sports pundit admitting he is among the doubters who have been won over by the Arsenal striker. Aubameyang’s double against Everton in the Gunners’ 3-2 victory over Everton propelled the 30-year-old joint-top of the Premier League goalscoring charts with Mikel Arteta afterwards hailing his captain as “our most important player.” — Read on www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.skysports.com/amp/football/news/30965/11942019/gary-neville-pierre-emerick-aubameyang-is-world-class
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Coronavirus: Several football games in Italy called off after second death 🇮🇹⚽️📰

Coronavirus: Several football games in Italy called off after second death – A number of football matches in Italy have been postponed over fears of the spread of coronavirus. A woman from the northern region of Lombardy is the second person in Italy to die from the virus in the past 24 hours. Cremonese’s Serie B match against Ascoli and Piacenza v Sambenedettese in Serie C are among those postponed. Serie D matches and a number of amateur and youth games in the Lombardy and Veneto regions are also called off. The Cremonese squad had already travelled to Ascoli’s Cino e
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Sadio Mané brings title closer for Liverpool after West Ham scare | #Football 🇬🇧⚽️📰

History was made at Anfield as Liverpool established a Premier League record of 21 consecutive home wins and equalled Manchester City’s run of 18 successive top-flight victories. The landmark was created with great difficulty and greater belief. West Ham surpassed expectations in making Jürgen Klopp’s leaders look vulnerable but, like every other domestic visitor this season, they departed Anfield in the knowledge their best was not enough. Advertisement Liverpool moved to within 12 points of the slice of history that matters most – their first league title for 30 years – thanks to many of the characteristics that have come
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