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CEO RB Leipzig have expressed concern about the financial future of the club and German football in general. Elsewhere, authorities have ruled out playing tennis on the clay court season. Get the latest updates.


March 18

– Tennis Association to extend the suspension of the season

governing bodies of both men and women’s tennis, the ATP and WTA, has extended the suspension of their tour until June 7.

in a joint statement released on Wednesday, they said the clay court season “will not be held as scheduled” because of suspension. Men’s ATP and women’s WTA rankings will be frozen for a while.

“The challenges presented by COVID-19 pandemic demand greater professional tennis from the previous collaboration of everyone in the tennis community,” the association said.

“We are assessing all options related to preserving and maximizing the tennis calendar.”

– the boss RB Leipzig want the season to end, is concerned for the future

They are regarded as one of the richest clubs in the Bundesliga, but even RB Leipzig seem to be worried about their financial future for football shutdown.

“the longer the pandemic progresses, increasingly threaten the existence of some clubs. If somehow possible, we have to finish this season,” said CEO Oliver Mintzlaff thread on the club’s Twitter account.

“We have more than 400 employees. Our main objective is to not have to cut any job, for that, we have put measures to make some drastic changes, absolute focus is on its core business.

“at a certain point, we will no longer be able to cope financially with the Bundesliga suspended and logically we can not just salary salary everybody indefinitely if we were being held long-term income. “

Mintzlaff appear to indicate that outfit Red Bull-backed will look for ways to help underprivileged club after they Preferably s ecured their own finances

-. English to lower league clubs offer financial assistance

Football League the UK, which is responsible for professional clubs in the country under the Premier League, has offered to announce € 53 million ($ 58 million) aid package to help the club hit financially during a shutdown caused by coronavirus.

Some teams are afraid they could be forced out of business if football did not return until after the summer, with finance often on a knife edge in the lower divisions

head football league Germany claimed recently that the organization may be forced to make the same choice soon

– .. there is no “ideal” solution for the Tokyo Olympic Games

the International Olympic Committee acknowledged on Wednesday that there is no ‘ideal’ solution regarding staging the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020 amid the current pandemic.

“This is an extraordinary situation that requires extraordinary solutions,” said a spokesman. “The IOC is committed to finding a solution to the negative impact at least for athletes, while protecting the integrity of the competition and the health of athletes. No solution will be ideal in this situation, and this is why we count on responsibility and solidarity of the athletes.”

the IOC has come in for criticism from prominent athletes that they will be forced to take the health risks must Games go ahead as planned from July 24 to August 9 in the Japanese capital.

— Hoffenheim prepare funding

Bundesliga TSG 1899 Hoffenheim will set up a fund for those “whose livelihood depends on matchday operations in the Bundesliga” and other institutions in the area Rhein -Neckar Germany affected financially by coronavirus pandemic.

delay Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 until April at the earliest, and possibly beyond, not just leaving players and fans at loose ends this weekend; suspension of matchday activities also have severe financial effect on the 56,000 jobs connected to the league.

“We are rooted in our region and we feel a lot of responsibility for the people who live here,” the CEO said Peter Görlich, while his colleague Frank Briel added: “The professional football is in a privileged position and solidarity and our involvement is needed, especially in the current crisis, the likes that we have never seen before. “

owner Hoffenheim and benefactor Dietmar Hopp, who has been providing money increase in the club to the Bundesliga to the tune of more than € 350 and obtained the release of the 50 + 1 rule in 2015, will donate a” sufficient “amount of wealth own person.

the team captain Benjamin Hübner also confirmed that players will also contribute to the fund.

– “reasonable” Ex-DFB boss welcomes postponement 2006 corruption trial World Cup

Theo Zwanziger and Wolfgang Niersbach has called a temporary halt testing the 2006 World Cup they were “inevitable” and

the second Football Association former German (DFB) president, plus the former treasurer of the DFB and Secretary General Horst Schmidt (78) and former FIFA General Secretary Urs Linsi (70), accused of covering payment of € 6.7m ($ 7.35m) to FIFA during the bidding process for the 2006 World Cup were finally awarded to Germany.

But, after Swi tzerland mengumumka n special measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus on Tuesday, including a recommendation that any particular risk group remain at home and avoid large meetings, the Swiss Federal Criminal Court decided to postpone the trial.

“I think it was the right decision, there is no alternative,” Niersbach (69) told SID on Wednesday, while Zwanziger (74) is called the delay “unreasonable.”

“defendants are all over the age of 65 and some have underlying medical conditions, and that they belong to a group of risk,” the court said. early penalty in that case due by April 27, but it now seems unlikely that the process will be continued as scheduled

-. Chelsea FC make-Hotel is available for medical staff England

Premier League side Chelsea have opened Millennium Hotel at their Stamford Bridge ground in West London for the British National Health Service, in order to provide free accommodation for medical staff struggled coronavirus.

“Many of the medical staff will work long shifts and may not be able to travel home or would otherwise have to make long commutes,” the club said in a statement. “Local accommodation help maintain the health and welfare of personnel are important at this critical time.”

The club was originally going to make the hotel available for a period of two months with the cost borne by Chelsea’s Russian owner Roman Abramovich. They will then reconsider the situation in May

17 Mar

-. The latest French Open delay

The first tennis grand slam become victims of coronavirus is the French Open. French Tennis Federation announced on Tuesday that the clay-court event will run from 20 September to 4 October, rather than starting on May 24, as originally arranged.

– events Bigger push back

Hot on the heels of the announcement came news that UEFA has been moved to the Copa America in 2021 while the African Cup has been postponed indefinitely. Still unofficial word on Women’s Euro, which can be moved 2021-2022 as a result of changes in male tournaments.

In other sports, the Kentucky Derby, the biggest horse race in America, has been moved from May 2 to September 5.

– Euro 2020 pushed back one year

According to FA Norway that is, who broke ranks on Tuesday announced unilaterally that Euro 2020 will be the Euro 2021 will be played between June 11 and July 11 is much more at

– boss of the Tokyo Olympics had a virus

another positive diagnosis, and this one could have far-reaching implications. Japanese Olympic Committee deputy chief Kozo Tashima announced on Tuesday that he had contracted the coronavirus.

“Today, my test results were positive for the new coronavirus,” Tashima said in a statement, issued by the Japan Football Association, who is also the head.

“I have a slight fever. Trials showed symptoms of pneumonia, but I’m fine. I will concentrate on the following care doctor’s advice,” he said.

Although officials have been much positive about the opportunities ahead of Tokyo 2020 will be positive results Tashima has increased speculation that the spread of coronavirus can cause a cancellation. announcement comes as the Tokyo 2020 committee said it would lower the celebrations associated with the Olympic torch to prevent the further spread of the virus.

– Hertha player tests positive

A second Bundesliga player, hastested positive for coronavirus. After Paderborn Luca Kilian, a Hertha Berlin player not known to have fallen ill. The club said that “players, coaches and backroom staff will now undergo recommended 14-day isolation period.”

A number of players in the German second tier has also contracted the virus.

16 Mar

– Bundesliga delay continuously

After a meeting involving Bundesliga clubs and other stakeholders, the league of German football (DFL) has confirm that all games will be postponed until April 2 that we pretty much already know.

DFL CEO Christian Seifert talked about concerns about the tens of thousands in Germany and said more games behind closed doors is a real possibility.

“I am aware that football is seen a billion dollar business. But in the middle of it all is the game itself, and 56,000 jobs depend on each match day. Without sponsorship and TV revenue, jobs and where the club is located in danger, “said Seifert

He also acknowledged that any decision made by UEFA tomorrow will be the key

– .. Olympic chief remains confident in the Games, the public is less

the leader of the IOC coordination commission for the Tokyo Olympics, John Coates, said he believes the Games will go ahead as planned.

The Australian, who will have to go into self-isolation government mandate when he returned to his homeland this week of business the Olympics in Europe, told the newspaper the Sydney Morning Herald: “It all went on to start on July 24 . ”

However, the Kyodo News survey released on Monday showed that only 24.5 percent of Tokyo residents hoping to see Tokyo Game takes place from 24 July to 9 August as planned, while 69.9 percent do not

-. Wuhan players set to return to China

German newspaper reports Süddeutsche Zeitung that the players of super League of China (CSL) clothing Wuhan Zall, based in the city where coronavirus it was first reported, is to return to China Like many other teams and the Chinese national team, they have practiced abroad -. in the case of Zall in Spain since January – but the spread of the virus will see them again.

Wuhan will dilapor it continues messed up their pre-season preparations in Shenzhen. Leo Bapt istao, Wuhan is Brazil forward told Chinese media before leaving for Spain that the situation “has turned”.

“We are more in danger (here). Now it appears … it’s better to go,” he said. More Chinese clubs, including Fabio Cannavaro CSL champions Guangzhou Evergrande, who is in Dubai, and the runner-up Beijing Guoan are among those who have just returned to China.

– Horse racing set to stop, a great day for football Germany

Today is the day in which the DFL is expected to rule on the potential return of professional soccer to Germany but other sports are just begin to shut down. Horse racing in Australia, Ireland and the UK, where about 250,000 people attended the Cheltenham Festival recently, is expected to begin the process of closing today.

Meanwhile, Reuters news agency reports that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will hold talks with the heads of international sports organizations on Tuesday in response to an outbreak of coronavirus. While any unscheduled meeting, did not think a decision about the future of the Games would do.

15 Mar

– Bundesliga again after Easter -? repo rts

Bundesliga could be back in action in early mid-April, according to reports in Germany.

When the top 36 professional clubs in the district meet in Frankfurt on Monday to discuss their next action, the German Football League (DFL) is set to propose further competition on the weekend of April 17 to 18, 11Freunde football magazine reported on Sunday.

Bundesliga matchday 26 was suspended on Friday due to the spread of coronavirus and DFL, according to the report, would suggest matchdays 27, 28 and 29 are also pending before play resumes in mid-April. The fourth matchdays later postponed to be played mid-week to make sure the league finished in late May.

For many clubs, just cancel the season can instantly become a financial disaster. Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge was widely criticized for his statement that “professional football is also about finances” but, according to the German Press Agency (DPA), the German club could stand to lose a combined estimate of around € 750m ($ 833.4m) plunged many of them into an existential crisis and threatens thousands of jobs.

DFL Should this suggestion is accepted, however, the game will most likely continue to take place behind closed doors for the future.

“We will not experience the normal football game for a long time,” said Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke public broadcaster ARD on Sunday. “If we play again this season, it will be behind closed doors – that much is clear.”

The former Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness remains skeptical. “I think the behavior was a fraud to say what could happen within four weeks,” he said on German television Sunday. “We need to give scientists time to find a solution Anything else is nonsense ..”

– UEFA Euro 2020 to suggest the delay

UEFA is set to recommend to the national associations and clubs Euro 2020 delayed when representatives convene to call an emergency video conference on Tuesday.

According to the German broadcaster ZDF, European football’s governing body will propose two alternative dates for the tournament, which is due to take place in 12 European countries from June 12 to July 12.

The first alternative, and the solution favored by UEFA, is to postpone the tournament until the summer of 2021. However, this will depend on the FIFA President Gianni Infantino agreed to put his plans for a new, expanded Club World Cup on the ice.

The second alternative would be to hold the tournament in the fall or winter of 2020, although this could be a problem considering the club’s calendar is busy and, assuming competition national league is not canceled altogether, potenti that al need to catch up on postponed fixtures of the season.

On Sunday, the president of the Italian Football Association, Gabriele Gravina, also called for Euro 2020 was postponed to finish the Serie A season, which is currently suspended.

“We will propose to delay the UEFA European Championship,” he told the broadcaster Sportmediaset. “We will try to get to the end of the championship [Serie A] is for fairer and more true after a lot of investment and sacrifice of our club.”

– The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has confirmed to the Süddeutsche Zeitung that an international friendly between Spain and Germany, scheduled to take place in Madrid on March 26, has been canceled. Earlier this week, Germany planned friendly against Italy in Nuremberg on March 31, also a victim of the coronavirus

-. Olympics to go ahead as planned, said Japan

Tokyo Olympic Games will go ahead as planned, according to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. There are more than 1,500 cases of coronavirus and 28 deaths in this country, but Abe confident that the Games, scheduled to begin on July 24, will occur.

“We are going to tackle the spread of infection and host the Olympic Games without any problems, as planned,” said Abe

However, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) -. not the Japanese government – will have the final say whether Tokyo in 2020 lasted

– The international hurdle and dressage tournament in Dortmund was canceled on Sunday after an order by the city government. Events in Westfallenhallen has started on Thursday despite an outbreak of coronavirus and due for completion later on Sunday

-. Wayne Rooney has criticized the English football authorities over how long they take to suspend the game in the country in the middle of the coronavirus outbreak.

“Why do we wait until Friday? Why does it take Mikel Arteta to get sick for the game in England to do the right thing?” the former England and Manchester United captain wrote in a column debut for the British newspaper Sunday Times

“For the players, staff and their families have a week worrying -, one in which you feel a lack of leadership from the government and from the FA and the Premier League.

“After an emergency meeting, finally made the right decision. Until now, it almost felt like the players in the UK are being treated like guinea pigs. If people’s lives are at risk, which must come first “

– .. Germany’s international friendly against Italy, scheduled for March 31 has been surprisingly canceled match was due to take place in Nuremberg but the city council said it would refuse to host home games.

German also due to play Spain, other countries badly affected by the virus, in Madget rid of on March 26. No official announcement but everything points to the game called off as well. Confirmation when it comes

14 Mar

-. There is a football! Matchday 10 of the Premier League MX in Mexico, the country’s top flight and the second division and top-flight women will play football behind closed doors in matchday 10. This comes after a statement released by the league itself. On this day, Mexico currently has 15 confirmed cases of coronavirus

-. According to Italian sports daily ‘La Gazzetta dello Sport “Serie A side Sampdoria, who already had five players infected with this coronavirus, has stricken two more cases. Genoa-based club said they would not comment on the case that more

-. Another day, another case of coronavirus in German football. Second division side Holstein Kiel has confirmed that central defender Stefan Thesker they have tested positive for the virus

-. Italian players association has released a statement saying it was “sad and angry” that the clubs are still calling for the players to arrive for a training session.

The statement explained that some of the clubs that bring players to train in small groups or for daily temperature checks. Italian worse with European countries to be hit by the virus, the capital city on lockdown and all sports deferred until April 3 this step is highly controversial.

PA added in their statement that forced the players to leave their home “a shameful act irresponsible.”

– The latest player to test positive for COVID-19, both of Italy, the region worst affected in Europe. Fiorentina player Patrick Cutrone and German Pezzella plus club physiotherapist Stefano Dainelli had all tested positive

-. Premier League is set to meet on Thursday, March 19, to make a decision on the action for the season. At this stage, the choice seems to call early, canceling the season and starts again in August, or try to play out the remaining nine matchdays

13 Mar

. – – Paderborn defender Luca Kilian has tested positive for COVID-19. He is the first player in the Bundesliga infected with coronavirus

-. German Football League (DFL) has suspended the Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 season immediately, dropping plans to play this weekend in an empty stadium. League Council cited an increase in the number of suspected cases of coronavirus affect the club in the top two tiers as the reason behind the decision.

– Good news! Coronavirus tests Paderborn head coach Steffen Baumgart had negative returns. However, the Bundesliga club have announced that they are still awaiting the results of tests involving some members of their squad. Therefore, tonight’s match against Düsseldorf still hangs in the balance

-. Although announced on 4 March that everything would go ahead as planned, the decision has been made to postpone the 2020 Masters tournament. Fred Riley, Chairman of Augusta National Golf Club on Friday: “Given the latest information and expert analysis, we have decided today to postpone the Masters Tournament, Augusta National Women’s Amateur and Drive, Chip and National Final Putt.”

– Former Denmark and Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel is one of a number of famous faces took the World Health Organization ‘Safe Hands Challenge’.

– Bundesliga Paderborn has confirmed that head coach Steffen Baumgart has been tested for coronavirus after presenting symptoms earlier this week. Results are expected this afternoon and could impact on whether tonight’s game against Düsseldorf go as planned

-. Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago, appears not best pleased with the decision made by the previous DFL today to go ahead with the Bundesliga Matchday 26 before discussing the proposal to suspend the season.

– Formula One races in Bahrain and Vietnam have been postponed in light of the coronavirus, the organizers have said. The decision follows the cancellation of Sunday’s Australian Grand Prix

-. Given the increasing number of cases of self-isolation that affects a number of professional football clubs in the UK, the body that says “no alternative” but to suspend the season immediately. On Friday afternoon-a joint statement released promising “further updates” and “constant review”.

“The FA, Premier Lemalaria, EFL and the FA Women’s Super League and the FA Women’s Championship has collectively agreed to postpone the professional game in England until Friday, April 3, at the beginning. This action, which will be kept under constant, has been taken because of the increasing number of clubs to take steps to isolate the players and their staff for Covid-19 virus. This will also apply to all equipment the British team at every level and all competitions FA including Emirates FA Cup and FA Cup Women, along with the academy and youth-team matches “

-. UEFA has officially postponed all competitions UEFA club forthcoming, releasing the following statement.

“in the light of developments since the deployment COVID-19 in Europe and related decisions made by the different governments, all UEFA club competition matches scheduled for next week was postponed. Champions League and Europa League draw last quarter has also been postponed “

– .. The DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga has released a statement regarding the league’s plan to deal with pandemic coronavirus

” DFL Executive Committee will propose that the second game of the Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 suspended from next Tuesday until 2 April [next international break] at a general meeting next Monday. The goal is still to finish the season with a summer -. from the point of view of the sport, but mainly because of an early end to the season could have consequences that could threaten the existence of some of the clubs “

As things stand, matchday 26 nine fixtures will go ahead as planned behind closed doors

– .. There are reports that the game Werder Bremen against Bayer Leverkusen on Monday could be called off entirely local authorities anticipate a crowd of over 1,000 fans outside the stadium even if the game was played behind closed doors, which is the cause concern

-. The Ligue de Football Professionnel has decided to suspend Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 action until further notice due to COVID-19

-. Board of Control for Cricket in India has delaying the start of the Indian Premier League (IPL) to 15 April in the middle of coronavirus outbreak threat

. – – Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi has been tested p ositif for coronavirus as Chelsea into th e latest to enter the self-quarantine. “Callum displayed symptoms similar to a mild flu on Monday morning and has not been in the gym since then as a precaution,” said a statement from the London-based club. The 19-year-old player to Twitter with people waking up to the press in London on Friday morning.

– Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix canceled for fear of coronavirus. The race, scheduled for Sunday, was the first in the season calendar 2020

12 Mar

-. London-based side Arsenal have confirmed that their manager, Mikel Arteta, has tested positive for COVID-19. team personnel who come in close contact with Arteta will now self isolates, including first-team squad and coaching staff, the club said.

– The announcement came after the Premier League’s Arsenal confirms that the game over the coming weekend will go ahead as scheduled – with spectators in the stadium. In contrast, England’s top league will hold an emergency club meeting on Friday 13 March to discuss the situation

-. FIFA has postponed the South American World Cup qualifying, due to take place on March 26 to 31, due to a coronavirus. The decision follows a request from CONMEBOL, South American football confederation, to move the game to later

-. CONMEBOL announced that next week’s game group stage of the Copa Libertadores, South American version of the European Champions League, has been postponed.

– The Basketball Bundesliga (BBL), on the German Basketball League, has suspended indefinitely its season, BBL said on its website. The club will meet after 14 days to reassess the situation. German women’s basketball league has canceled the remainder of the season

-. NCAA, the governing body of college sports in the United States, has canceled all winter and spring championships. This includes women and men’s basketball March Madness tournament, the two biggest events in the calendar of college sports.

– Major League Baseball, a top league baseball in the US, delaying the start of the season by two weeks. The season will start on March 26. The rest of the league’s preseason schedule has also been canceled,

– The National Hockey League, the largest ice hockey competition in North America, has announced it stopped season. Said it would continue to play “as soon as appropriate.” The development of the American Hockey League and the Canadian Hockey League said they would follow

– .. Some leading a group of fans in Germany has been called in the Bundesliga to postpone the match rather than play them behind closed doors

– Schalke, whose match against Borussia Dortmund will be played behind closed doors, to encourage their fans not to travel to Dortmund.

“Due to recent events, the team, the coaching staff and all those who are responsible of Schalke beg (for the fans) do not go to Dortmund for #Revierderby on Saturday,” the club said in a tweet.

This request came after supporters gathered outside Borussia Mönchengladbach Borussia-Park for their side’s 2-1 win over Cologne on Wednesday

-. Dutch football association (KNVB) has canceled all football activities, both professional and amateur, to March 31, the KNVB said on his website

-. UEFA has announced that next Tuesday’s Champions League second match – Manchester City vs Real Madrid and Juventus and Olympique Lyon -. has been delayed

Real Madrid player is currently quarantined after a basketball player tested positive for the virus. Juventus players also quarantined after Daniele Rugani was also diagnosed with the virus

-. Major League Soccer has become the latest agency to suspend this season after the pandemic coronavirus. American football league, which began the new season just two weeks ago, has been canceled play for the next month

-. ATP has announced that there will be a six-week suspension of men’s tennis tour. WTA women’s tour has yet to make an announcement, but it is expected to follow suit. However, the WTA has confirmed the cancellation of the Miami Open

-. The second division club Hannover 96 have announced that their whole team has put in a “stay at home quarantine” for 14 days after the second member of their squad, Jannes Horn, tested positive for coronavirus. As a result, the club has asked for their upcoming fixtures against Dynamo Dresden and VfL Osnabrück delayed

-. So far, we’ve had no news to suggest the Bundesliga will be suspended, but all of the fixtures in the top division, including the title Ruhr derby in Dortmund, will be played without fans.

– UEFA has made a statement, but one that falls short way to overcome some immediate concerns over public health. There is no blanket prohibition on the extension of the game or the game played behind closed doors. Instead, the meeting via video link, on March 17 in between its ‘stakeholders’ to discuss what to do next.

– La Liga has announced that the game in the top two flights of football Spain – La Liga and La Liga 2 – has been postponed for at least the next two weeks, with immediate effect. In addition, Real Madrid are in quarantine after the club’s player of the basketball team tested positive. Real Madrid sports teams use the same training complex.

– Formula One team McLaren will not participate in the season-opening race in Australia after team members who tested positive for the virus. However, the race is still expected to go ahead, despite the four suspected cases in the paddock

-. It has been reported in the Times newspaper that the English Premier League are close to announcing that the upcoming game will be played behind closed doors, but there has been no official confirmation about it from the Premier League. It has been confirmed that three Leicester City players are self-isolating had shown symptoms of the virus

-. In the United States, the NBA has suspended play for the Utah Jazz pandemic coronavirus after GOBERT Rudy players tested positive for the virus. “The NBA will use this hiatus to determine the next steps to move forward in the case of pandemic coronavirus, ” said league said in a statement

-. League Ice Hockey Switzerland has taken a significant step to cancel the season immediately. all decisions regarding the championship, promotion and relegations will be decided at an extraordinary meeting scheduled on Friday.

“we have a responsibility to protect our players, club members and their health, and who is now a top priority,” Denis Vaucher, Director of the National League and the Swiss League, said

11 Mar

-. other football players have tested positive for coronavirus – Juventus and Italy international Daniele Rugani. Current club statement read that they’re activating all isolation procedures required by law, including those who have contact with him

-. NCAA men’s and women’s basketball tournaments will now be played without fans such as the United States tries to do its best to prevent the spread of the virus. The game will still be held, allowing fans the chance to watch the game, but the atmosphere of the tournament will of course be different now. March Madness, as the tournament is known, is now taking a very different meaning

-. Also in the US, the Seattle Sounders in MLS have postponed their next match, after consultation with their governor. “Nothing is more important than public safety and welfare of our fans.”

– The Golden State Warriors have announced their NBA game vs. Nets in their home stadium will be played without fans. They also stated that all the events in the Chase Center until March 21, will be canceled or postponed. They are the first NBA team announced the game without fans

-. Second-division side Hannover 96 Timo Hubers have tested positive for coronavirus. Bek 23 years was the first professional player in Germany known to have caught the virus.

– Europa League home match against Eintracht Frankfurt Basel on Thursday night will take place with the fans in attendance. However, the Sunday Bundesliga match between the Eagles and Borussia Mönchengladbach will be played behind closed doors. According to the authorities in Frankfurt, the reason behind the decision is “low” number of cases of coronavirus was present in the cities of Frankfurt and Basel, while Mönchengladbach area is one of the epicenters of the German outbreak of coronavirus.

“Our decision was based on advice given to us by experts,” said city health office Frankfurt

-. game between Union Berlin and Bayern Munich on Saturday will be held behind closed doors, the authorities in Berlin-Köpenick say

Top 10 Mar

-. Although there will be no fans in the stadium Borussia Dortmund for the second leg against PSG tomorrow, it looks like there may be a fan allowed outside

-. German Ice Hockey League (DEL) have ended his season early in an attempt to stop the spread of the virus, leaving the 2020 season without a championship. This happened a few hours after the league Austria made similar announcements

-. Another Bundesliga game has been put behind closed doors to prevent the spread of the virus. Hoffenheim have just announced their home match against Hertha Berlin will now be played without fans.

Union Berlin on the other hand, has stated that after an extensive examination they had decided “not to issue an order to prevent spectators from attending” the home game against Bayern Munich

-. Germany vs Italy in Nuremberg on March 31 will be played without fans, the DFB has been announced. The game can not be canceled depending on how long the remains applicable. their game against Spain in Madrid is still expected to go ahead as planned, but no decision has been made in terms of coronavirus

-. Saturday Ruhr Derby between Borussia Dortmund and Schalke, arguably the biggest derby in Germany, will be played behind closed doors for the first time, officials have confirmed Dortmund. 80,000-capacity Signal Iduna Park will be empty, but for the club and the match officials and the media selected. City of Dortmund has been said that, as things stand, the match Dortmund against Bayern Munich on April 4, is also expected to take place without spectators. There was that all Bundesliga matches will be played behind closed doors this weekend, but we are still waiting for the official announcement

-. It has also confirmed that Bayern Munich’s Champions League match against Chelsea on March 18 will also be played without spectators. That this is one of those games some upcoming Champions League in Europe which will close its doors for the fans, by the Spanish League, La Liga, announced that all games will be played without fans until at least March 22 covering the next two rounds supplies top-tier in the country

-. Wednesday Bundesliga match between Borussia Mönchengladbach and Cologne which will be played behind closed doors due to an outbreak of coronavirus. cit They from Mönchengladbach announced moves in a statement issued on Tuesday. Local derby, postponed from February because of the storm, will be the first top-flight German football match to be played behind closed doors.

The German Health Minister Jens Spahn previously recommended that the events with more than 1,000 people canceled. The western state of North Rhine-Westphalia has been Germany’s most devastated by the plague

9 Mar

-. Late Monday Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced that the country’s top flight Serie A football league will be suspended because of the crisis coronavirus.

“There is no reason why the games and sporting events should be kept and I think for the football championship,” Conte said in a press conference in Rome.

Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) had recommended the previous day that all sporting events in the country was postponed until April 3 to help contain the outbreak. Serie A last game before Conte’s announcement saw Sassuolo beat Brescia 3-0 behind closed doors in Reggio Emilia on Monday

-. The president of DFL, which operates the Bundesliga, met on Monday to discuss the rapidly evolving outbreak of coronavirus in Germany and its impact on the league.

in a statement issued after the meeting, the DFL said that unless local authorities ordered otherwise, all nine Bundesliga games in matchday 26 which went ahead as planned. DFL confirms earlier statements in which he demonstrates the need to get the season played in its entirety by the summer. He also said that it could hold the match with a number of spectators, if so ordered by the local authorities, and says it will comply with any instructions issued by local governments. DFL override cancel a single match, but said it was open to delaying the entire matchdays between now and the end of May if needed. In such cases, he said DFL will do so in consultation with the German FA (DFB) and the European body, UEFA.

Monday’s meeting comes in the light of the recommendations of the German Health Minister Jens Spahn, who has called for all events from more than 1,000 people to be canceled.

– Police in the canton of Basel has announced that a Europa League match between FC Basel and Eintracht Frankfurt will not be played on 19 March as planned because of coronavirus. It was not immediately known when and where the game could be held. Their first leg match round-of-16, which will be played in Frankfurt on Thursday.

– Paris police authorities have announced that the second leg round of 16 Champions League fixtures between Paris Saint-Germain and Borussia Dortmund will be played behind closed doors due to concerns about the outbreak of coronavirus. Police said in a statement that the move was to adjust the measures adopted by the government to tackle the spread of the virus. Health Minister said that France, which has more than 1,100 confirmed cases and has had 19 deaths, have banned gathering of more than 1,000 people to try and slow the spread of COVID-19. Dortmund had a 2-1 advantage in the second leg

– .. Health Agency Leipzig, meanwhile, has confirmed that Tuesday’s Champions League match between RB Leipzig and Tottenham Hotspur will go ahead as planned

– French Sports Minister Roxana Maracineanu has confirmed that the end of the Six Nations rugby union international match France against Ireland has been delayed. Maracineanu not specify a new date for the game. French media had previously reported on Monday that all games on the final day of the Six Nations rugby Championship on Saturday has been postponed amid concerns over the outbreak of coronavirus. This step is in accordance with the French ban on all meetings of more than 1,000 people.

– Japanese officials have delayed the start of the season professional baseball league 12 teams for the spread of the coronavirus. this season to open on March 20. The league has played preseason games in an empty stadium because of a virus.

“I personally believe that we have no choice but to delay at this stage,” league commissioner, Atsushi Saito, said.

Meanwhile, the head football J-League said it plans to extend the suspension of play, which is in force until March 18.

“at this point I think it is very difficult to continue the match, ‘said the chairman of the’ J-League Mitsuru Murai

-. Basketballsuperstar LeBron James said he will not play if his Los Angeles Lakers were forced to continue the game behind closed doors because of the plague. National Basketball Association is reported to have told the team to look into strategies on how to play without fans in the arena amid concerns over the spread of coronavirus.

“If I come to the arena and there is nothing there, fans in the crowd, then I do not play is not Europe,” said James

-. Organizers of 2020 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California, has announced the tournament “will not happen today because of concerns about coronavirus and safety of the participants and attendees at the event.”

The first ATP Masters 1000 and WTA Premier year mandatory event has been scheduled to kick off on Wednesday.

“health and safety of the local community, fans, players, volunteers, sponsors, employees, vendors, and everyone involved with the event is very important,” said tournament director Tommy Haas. “We are ready to hold the tournament on another date and will explore the options,” he added.

The decision follows a confirmed case of coronavirus in the Coachella Valley, which prompted Riverside County Department of Public Health to declare a public health emergency

8 Mar

-. Despite the increase in the spread of the coronavirus, DFL CEO Christian Seifert push for German football season ended on a schedule. “The coronavirus put the whole of society, and therefore football, too, in a difficult situation,” Seifert said in a press release on Sunday. “Of course, the health of the population and therefore all football fans is our top priority. The goal must find the right way between the precaution is justified and excessive caution in the various fields of life.”

– The German Health Minister Jens Spahn has called for public events are more likely to be canceled to help control the spread of the virus. The authorities have been criticized for allowing large sporting events like the Bundesliga to continue while other countries have already stopped the match public.

“Given the dynamic developments of the past few days, things need to change quickly,” Spahn told dpa. The largest sporting event coming this week is set to take place in Leipzig for the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 when Tottenham come to visit. The club has tweeted that no decisions have been made yet

7 Mar

-. The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) has canceled the 2020 Women’s Ice Hockey Championship, which will be held by Nova Scotia next month.

“It is with great regret that we have to take this action,” said IIHF President René Fasel. ‘ It was not an easy decision to make, because we are looking forward to host this tournament in Canada. However, the decision has been made due to safety concerns for the welfare of the players, officials and spectators. “

statement An IIHF said the cancellation of women’s tournament has no bearing on planning for a man of the tournament, which will be hosted by Switzerland in May

6 Mar

-. Chief virus in Berlin Charité, the oldest hospital in the German capital, has called for all Bundesliga match in the region of Rheinland postponed this weekend in light of the outbreak of coronavirus in Heinsberg near Monchengladbach “full stadium with 10s of thousands of fans -. especially in areas such as Rheinland has been severely affected by coronavirus – will be retired from the medical point of view, “said Christian Drosten, Director at the Institute of Virology at the Charite.

Borussia Monchengladbach is due to face Borussia Dortmund in a clash that could prove decisive in the race for the Bundesliga title. stadium Gladbach is less than 10 k ilometers away from the area Heinsberg and, as a result, the club has fans from the area Heinsberg is not present, promising retribution future match tickets. the authorities have decided to let the game go ahead as planned.

5 Mar

– Italy has ordered all major sporting events to be played behind closed doors for one month, in an effort to curb an outbreak of coronavirus in the country. the order of the government will be in place until April 3 at the beginning. Ten Serie A matches have been postponed due to the virus, with two se mifinal Italian Cup also affected

-. Six Nations rugby match between Italy and England, are set to take place in Rome next week, has been postponed because of Coronavirus, reports in Britain suggest

4 Mar

-. Thursday’s second leg of Napoli Italian Cup semi-final against Inter Milan was postponed as the coronavirus epidemic continues to spread across the country. A Serie A statement said that the move comes in accordance with the orders of the prefect of Naples called for the game to be postponed. Napoli led the semifinal 1-0. A new date has not been announced for the second leg

-. The health minister of North Rhine-Westphalia state said he did not believe the German Bundesliga Saturday’s match between Borussia Mönchengladbach and Borussia Dortmund had to be postponed, despite the outbreak of coronavirus in the region. Karl-Josef Laumann says this assumption is based on the fact that the local health authorities saw no reason to postpone the match. However, Gladbach have asked people from Heinsberg to the region, which has been the hardest hit in the state, to voluntarily miss the game -. In return for a full refund

– Cycling team limited luxury Abu Dhabi hotel has been ordered by the state health authorities to remain in quarantine until March 14 because of concerns coronavirus. Emirates authorities ordered a lockdown of the Crowne Plaza, Yas Island and the nearby W hotel after two Italian participants involved in last week suspected of contracting the UAE Tour coronavirus.

Members French team Cofidis and FDJ and Groupama-Russian Gazprom has been confined to the fourth floor of the Crowne Plaza since last Thursday

-. Clemens Fuest, leader of the IFO Institute for Economic Research, has warned of a “historic year for the sport, in a bad sense,” in light of the coronavirus

3 Mar

-. German FA (DFB) said it would follow the advice of the state health authorities on how to respond to an outbreak of coronavirus.

“I can give a simple answer like we do not have the medical expertise,” said DFB vice president Rainer Koch after a reporter asked whether Germany would follow Switzerland in canceling the professional game.

“We are consulting with the relevant authorities and the health service, is for them to make a decision and we will follow their advice, and implement their decisions,” he said.

– The International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has reiterated its statement that the Tokyo summer Olympics will be a success despite the outbreak of coronavirus.

“We are all healthy and looking forward to the meeting,” said a smiling Bach reporters as he arrived at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne for an executive board meeting of the organization.

“We are preparing for a successful Olympic Games Tokyo 2020,” he said.

Both the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games organizers and the IOC has repeatedly stressed that the Games will be opened on July 24, will go ahead as planned.

Japanese Olympics Minister Seiko Hashimoto

Earlier on Tuesday, though, the Olympics Minister Japan, Seiko Hashimoto appeared to increase the possibility of delaying the start of Games.Hashimoto said that Tokyo contract with the IOC “can interpreted as allowing a delay “during the Olympics were held in the 2020 calendar year. However, he added that the Japanese government and Tokyo remain committed to an opening date Jul. 24

There are 1,000 confirmed coronavirus infection in Japan, with 12 deaths.

-. UEFA announced on Tuesday that they have formed a working group with the association of the Europa League to deal with congestion caused by the delay supplies coronavirus

President of the Swiss FA, Dominique Blanc, warned of serious consequences for the sport.

“because the coronavirus we are in a situation that could shake, for a part of us, professional football for the foundation,” he said in an address to the UEFA Congress held in Amsterdam.

Swiss football league (SFL) has been postponed until at least 2-3 Mar after the club rejected the possibility of playing a match behind closed doors.

FIFA President Gianni Infantino, who also addressed the conference, saying it

2 Mar

“important to work with the authorities but do not panic.” – UEFA has said a decision on whether to cancel the game, including the playoffs for the upcoming Euro 2020, because the coronavirus, will be made by the government andhealth authorities.

UEFA executive meeting in Amsterdam on Monday but spent only a few minutes to discuss the spread of flu-like illness, which has seen the sporting events were canceled worldwide.

It plays havoc with domestic football in Italy where clashes Sunday between Juventus and Inter Milan are among the six weekend matches postponed. Last week, the Bulgarian club Ludogorets Inter played in the Europa League behind closed doors at their San Siro stadium.

“We are in touch with the authorities, we are in the hands of local governments, and we will deal with whatever they tell us,” said UEFA spokesman

-. RB Leipzig has apologized to the Japanese group were removed from the Bundesliga on Sunday because of concerns about the coronavirus. Fans posted on Twitter on Monday about their experiences of where asked to leave about 10 minutes into the match with Bayer Leverkusen. Leipzig on Monday confirmed the incident, said the waiter had made a mistake in trying to follow the guidelines of the Robert Koch Institute to handle groups of potentially high-risk areas for the virus. the club said they were trying to contact the affected group invite their fans to another game

1 Mar

-. Many rugby, hockey, golf and tennis event in Singapore, Thailand or China have been delayed or not be played

-. The Chinese Grand Prix, scheduled for April 19, was postponed by the sport’s governing body the FIA ​​and Formula One. No new date has not yet appeared

-. Pro football league South Korea has delayed the start of the new season, while the Chinese FA said the domestic game at all levels will also be postponed.

– The World Athletics Indoor Championships, due to be held between 13 March and 15 in Nanjing, has been postponed until next year

-. Five Serie A game postponed on Saturday, a home game including league leaders Juventus against Inter Milan in Turin, in an effort to prevent the spread of the virus. The game originally scheduled to be played behind closed doors, but the decision to call them off is taken by the league as part of urgent efforts to control the spread of coronavirus.

28 Feb

– Bayern Munich have announced that as a result of an outbreak of coronavirus, a player they have been ordered not signature or narcissistic posing for photos with fans. This is a temporary measure. The club said they were in regular contact with the health department of the City of Munich and the Robert Koch Institute, the German federal government agency responsible for disease control and prevention

-. Michael Morkov of Denmark has been ordered not to leave his Berlin hotel room while he was waiting for tests for the coronavirus after traveling there for track cycling world championships of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The 34-year-old left for the German capital on Thursday, before the UAE tour was canceled because two Italian participants showed symptoms of the virus. All the riders and other staff who had been confined to the Tour Hotel.

Morkov has been scheduled to compete in Berlin this weekend. UAE Tour was canceled after five stages and toward the conclusion scheduled for Sunday

-. The Swiss Football League has announced that they have canceled all first and second division games for the upcoming weekend because of an outbreak of coronavirus. This follow government orders that all the events with over 1,000 participants to postpone until March 15 at the start

-. Bundesliga club RB Leipzig has instructed the players and staff to avoid shaking hands, which is the customary greeting in Germany. Julian Nagelsmann head coach told a news conference ahead of the match against Bayer Leverkusen Leipzig on Sunday that it was part of the club’s policy is intended to prevent the spread of the virus

“There is a ban on handshakes ;. we greet each other with elbows,” he said , Leipzig also has imposed a travel stop on all the scouts, staff and player regardless of travel games

-. English Premier League club Newcastle United also introduced a ban on handshakes to protect against the spread of coronavirus <. / P>

“There is a ritual here that everyone shakes hands with everyone as soon as we saw each other every morning – we’ve stopped that on the advice of doctors,” the Newcastle manager Steve Bruce said at a news conference ahead of their match against Burnley on Saturday

-. Germany professionalnd is in contact with the relevant authorities.

– The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said it was as planned despite a widening outbreak of a new coronavirus.

The IOC president Thomas Bach told Japanese media in a conference call Thursday that the IOC “fully committed to a successful Olympic Games in Tokyo on July 24th.”

This comes as a pandemic virus in Japan and dozens of other countries has sparked fears about the Summer Olympics, with a cast of other sporting events, especially in Asia, postponed or canceled.

Ireland-Italy Six Nations game on March 7 in Dublin was delayed on Wednesday following a virus outbreak in northern Italy.

Some Serie A matches in northern Italy to be played behind closed doors due to an outbreak.

in the Europa League, Inter Milan beat Ludogorets 2-1 (4-1) in an empty San Siro, with the game being played behind closed doors because of the outbreak of coronavirus in the region.


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