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Condensed Champions League to start under shadow of COVID-19

18 Oct 2020

BERN A condensed version of the Champions League group stage finally gets under way on Tuesday, with COVID-19-related disruptions an ever-present threat hanging over the competition.

Inter facing complicated buildup to Milan derby

15 Oct 2020

Inter Milan are facing difficult build up to their Serie A meeting against neighbours AC Milan on Saturday with six players sidelined through COVID-19 and others returning from a hectic seven days of international football.

Portugal as impressive as ever, with or without Ronaldo

15 Oct 2020

With or without Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal remain one of the most impressive teams in Europe as they showed once again with their 3-0 Nations League win over Sweden on Wednesday.

International transfer spending drops over 30% says FIFA report

09 Oct 2020

BERN The amount of money spent on international transfers in the window which closed on Monday dropped by more than 30% compared to the corresponding period last year amid the COVID-19 pandemic, global soccer body FIFA said in a report on Friday.

Soccer-International transfer spending drops over 30% says FIFA report

09 Oct 2020

BERN, Oct 9 The amount of money spent on international transfers in the window which closed on Monday dropped by more than 30% compared to the corresponding period last year amid the COVID-19 pandemic, global soccer body FIFA said in a report on Friday.

Caputo reflects on what might have been after Italy debut at 33

08 Oct 2020

Francesco Caputo was thrilled to finally pull on an Italy shirt at the age 33 but there was also a tinge of regret at what might have been after a career spent largely in the lower divisions of Italian football.

Talking-points from the Serie A weekend

05 Oct 2020

Like football competitions around the world, Serie A is continuing through the COVID-19 pandemic thanks to health rules agreed by the government and soccer authorities.

South American qualifiers pose significant risks for players, says union

02 Oct 2020

BERN The decision to play South American World Cup qualifiers this month poses significant risks, the global footballers' union FIFPRO said on Friday as it warned that around 250 players face long-haul journeys amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

FIFA sets conditions for release of players for South American qualifiers

02 Oct 2020

BERN FIFA has imposed conditions on the release of players for the South American World Cup qualifiers which are due to get under way next week amid concerns over high coronavirus infection rates, travel difficulties and quarantine rules.

Players in Asia face uphill battle for their rights, says union

29 Sep 2020

BERN Footballers in many parts of Asia face an uphill battle to ensure basic rights and the COVID-19 pandemic has made them especially vulnerable to wage cuts and redundancies, the global players' union FIFPRO said on Tuesday.

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