NEWS
Tuesday April 28 2020
Official: Ligue 1 season is over

The 2019-20 Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 season is over, announced the Prime Minister of France Edouard Philippe, but it’s unclear what this means for clubs in the Champions League.

The coronavirus pandemic forced a shutdown in sport around March 12 all over the world and various countries are taking different approaches to a return.

Enable Scroll-To-Play Video
Do Not Exclude From Feeds

Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £9.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/

NEWS
Tuesday April 28 2020
Ligue 1 set to cut season short

It’s reported the French Government will announce that the 2019-20 Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 season is already over, as no games will be allowed until August.

According to RMC Sport, the statement will be made later this afternoon or this evening.

The decision will become inevitable if the Government confirm no matches can be played – even behind closed doors – until August because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The French season usually begins in August, so they would simply terminate the 2019-20 campaign here and begin 2020-21.

Enable Scroll-To-Play Video
Do Not Exclude From Feeds

Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £9.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/

NEWS
Tuesday April 28 2020
What happens if a player has COVID-19?

The biggest sticking point for the resumption of Serie A is what to do if a player tests positive for COVID-19, as Italy and Germany have very different plans.

As the pandemic is beginning to ease in Europe following six weeks of lockdown measures, the focus is turning to how football matches can return.

Italy and Germany’s football federations presented very similar protocols when it comes to the nightmare scenario of a player testing positive, but they didn’t receive the same reaction.

Enable Scroll-To-Play Video
Do Not Exclude From Feeds

Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £9.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/

NEWS
Monday April 27 2020
Prem steps up 'Project Restart'

Premier League clubs have begun returning to training ahead of a possible restart on June 8.

Arsenal, Brighton and Hove Albion and West Ham United players took part in individual training sessions at their respective complexes on Monday, with social distancing measures enforced.

BBC Sport writes the Premier League is ‘hopeful’ of full training starting again on May 18, with a view to a potential resumption of the season on June 8.

Enable Scroll-To-Play Video
Do Not Exclude From Feeds

Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £9.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/

NEWS
Saturday April 25 2020
Poland to resume games, Montpellier player in coma

The Polish Ekstraklasa league has been given the all-clear to resume with games behind closed doors at the end of May, but Ligue 1 have Montpellier player Junior Sambia in a coma with COVID-19.

The pandemic shut down football all over Europe just over a month ago, but has developed in different ways across various countries.

Many are now moving towards Phase 2, easing the lockdown measures, and that means the ability to resume training and play games.

Enable Scroll-To-Play Video
Do Not Exclude From Feeds

Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £9.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/

NEWS
Friday April 24 2020
Malinovskyi: 'I like the Premier League'

Atalanta midfielder Ruslan Malinovskyi admitted he fancies the Premier League but claimed ‘there are no conditions to talk about a transfer’.

La Dea picked up the Ukraine international from KRC Genk last summer and the former Shakhtar Donetsk star has played 22 Serie A games in his first season in Bergamo.

The 26-year-old has been linked with Chelsea during his impressive start with the Orobici and the midfielder could not rule out a move to the Premier League in the future.

Enable Scroll-To-Play Video
Do Not Exclude From Feeds

Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £9.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/

NEWS
Thursday April 23 2020
Bundesliga 'ready for May 9'

The Bundesliga would be ready to resume on May 9, said DFL CEO Christian Seifert, but it all depends on when politicians give the all-clear.

In today’s briefing, Seifert outlined the plans that have been put in place for the resumption of the tournament, including playing behind closed doors with a maximum of 213 personnel inside the stadium and 109 outside.

Enable Scroll-To-Play Video
Do Not Exclude From Feeds

Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £9.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/

NEWS
Thursday April 23 2020
Report: ADL still wants €100m for Koulibaly

Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis will reportedly demand €100m for Kalidou Koulibaly, regardless of the financial crisis in football.

Il Corriere dello Sport writes that De Laurentiis has no intensions of lowering the asking price for the Senegal international, amid interest from Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United.

The 28-year-old has been linked with a move away from the San Paolo this summer and the patron seems willing to part ways with the former KRC Genk star if the price is right.

Enable Scroll-To-Play Video
Do Not Exclude From Feeds

Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £9.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/

NEWS
Tuesday April 21 2020
Eredivisie is effectively over

The Eredivisie season is over already, as the Dutch Prime Minister announced that all public events are banned – even behind closed doors – until September 1.

PM Mark Rutte held a press conference this evening to extend the lockdown order from June 1 to September 1, imposed due to the coronavirus outbreak.

They cannot play behind closed doors either, because police would still need to be present for games.

The Dutch football federation (KNVB) will make its own statement inevitably declaring the 2019-20 season over.

Enable Scroll-To-Play Video
Do Not Exclude From Feeds

Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £9.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/

NEWS
Tuesday April 21 2020
UEFA discuss 'calendar options'

UEFA held a meeting with its 55 member associations to discuss the ‘calendar options’ for completing the 2019-20 season, opening up to ‘special cases’ who could terminate early.

The sport has been shut down for over a month now due to the COVID-19 pandemic and plans are being worked out for how to resume.

It’s widely believed the most popular idea is to finish the domestic league seasons first, then play the Champions League and Europa League in August.

Enable Scroll-To-Play Video
Do Not Exclude From Feeds

Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £9.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/