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Brian Homewood

Portugal's familiar two-horse race resumes in unusual conditions

01 Jun 2020

Portugal's Primeira Liga restarts on Wednesday in unusual conditions after the novel coronavirus stoppage but with a familiar feel as the country's leading two teams resume battle.

European leagues to resume, Denmark gets creative

29 May 2020

BERN European football will continue its cautious return to play following the COVID-19 stoppage over the next week as a number of the continent's smaller leagues restart with some novelties and one team in serious trouble for breaking coronavirus rules. | Video

Soccer: Social distancing creates new challenges for stadium designers

29 May 2020

BERN From getting to the toilets to creating an atmosphere, the prospect of social distancing is setting new challenges for stadium designers and operators who usually aim to keep people together rather than apart.

PREVIEW-Soccer-More European leagues set to return to action

28 May 2020

BERN, May 28 European football will continue its cautious return to play following the COVID-19 stoppage over the next week as a number of the continent's smaller leagues restart with some novelties and one team in serious trouble for breaking coronavirus rules.

Some players in Latam and Africa relying on food packages - FIFPRO

20 May 2020

BERN Some professional soccer players in Latin America and Africa are relying on food packages during the novel coronavirus stoppage while elsewhere others are being pressured into returning to play, sometimes without testing, FIFPRO said on Wednesday.

Soccer-Some players in Latam and Africa relying on food packages-FIFPRO

20 May 2020

BERN, May 20 Some professional soccer players in Latin America and Africa are relying on food packages during the novel coronavirus stoppage while elsewhere others are being pressured into returning to play, sometimes without testing, FIFPRO said on Wednesday.

Cardboard fans, piped applause: football looks to liven up empty stands

13 May 2020

BERN When Borussia Moenchengladbach met neighbours Cologne in the Bundesliga's first-ever game without fans back in March, even the referee missed the crowd. | Video

Soccer: Swiss teams stay at home despite the end of training restrictions

11 May 2020

BERN Switzerland's professional soccer teams were allowed to train for the first time since the coronavirus stoppage on Monday but most preferred to stay at home amid uncertainty over whether the league would resume and concerns from the players' union.

European Leagues president warns against 'opportunist' changes to football

09 May 2020

BERN The coronavirus stoppage should not used as an excuse to end European football's Financial Fair Play rules or make "opportunist" changes to the international calendar, the head of the European Leagues umbrella organisation said on Friday.

Five substitutions per team to be allowed on temporary basis

08 May 2020

BERN Teams will be allowed up to five substitutions per match, instead of the usual three, as a temporary measure to help cope with potential fixture congestion in the aftermath of the novel coronavirus outbreak, FIFA said on Friday.

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