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Beaumont re-elected World Rugby chief, calls for unity to tackle Covid-19 crisis

Issued on: 02/05/2020 – 17:57Modified: 02/05/2020 – 17:57 Bill Beaumont was re-elected as World Rugby chairman after beating Argentine Agustin Pichot in the first round of voting and has called for unity amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the sport’s governing body said on Saturday. The Englishman prevailed by a 28-23 margin to secure a second consecutive four-year […]

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UEFA postpones Women’s football Euros to 2022, avoiding Olympic clash

Issued on: 23/04/2020 – 19:04Modified: 23/04/2020 – 19:04 The Women’s European Football Championship in 2021 was postponed by one year on Thursday, moving out of a direct clash with the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics. UEFA’s executive committee agreed that the 16-nation tournament in England will now be played from July 6-31 in 2022. The switch was inevitable after […]

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UEFA wants new ways of deciding football league results amid Covid-19

Issued on: 23/04/2020 – 19:23Modified: 23/04/2020 – 19:23 UEFA is keener on football leagues adopting new formats to determine final league places for European qualification if suspended domestic competitions cannot be completed due to government restrictions or financial concerns caused by the coronavirus pandemic. With football’s UEFA announcing a desire for qualification for the Champions League […]

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‘Fans can wash their hands’: Burundi’s football league carries on, untroubled by coronavirus

/ Sport Issued on: 14/04/2020 – 12:13Modified: 14/04/2020 – 12:36 While sport fans around the world have been starved of action amid coronavirus-induced lockdowns, Burundi’s football season is carrying on largely unperturbed — a decision some fans believe is endangering players and supporters alike.Outside the Intwari stadium, in the capital Bujumbura, fans have their temperature checked and are […]

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France’s football World Cup champions rally behind country’s health workers

Issued on: 06/04/2020 – 21:57Modified: 06/04/2020 – 21:58 France’s national football team have expressed their gratitude to health workers risking their lives to treat those infected with the novel coronavirus, releasing a video to applaud their efforts on the front line. France is one of the worst affected countries in the world with over 82,000 cases of […]

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Japan PM Abe agrees with IOC to delay Olympics until summer 2021 at latest

Issued on: 24/03/2020 – 13:51Modified: 24/03/2020 – 13:51 Japan will hold the Summer Olympics Games by the summer of 2021 at the latest, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Tuesday.  He made the comment in a briefing with reporters following a call with International Olympic Committee (IOC) head Thomas Bach.Japan and the Olympics movement decided on Tuesday to delay […]

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World Athletics chief calls for 2020 Tokyo Olympics to be postponed over coronavirus fears

Issued on: 23/03/2020 – 12:09Modified: 23/03/2020 – 12:09 World Athletics chief Sebastian Coe has called for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to be postponed, saying it is “neither feasible nor desirable” to hold the Games while the world fights the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Coe made the remarks in a letter to International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach ahead […]

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British football shut down as Arsenal manager, Chelsea player test positive for coronavirus

Issued on: 13/03/2020 – 18:30Modified: 13/03/2020 – 18:39 The English Premier League suspended all fixtures until April 4 on Friday after Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta and Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi tested positive for coronavirus.  Matches in the English Football League, Women’s Super League, all football in Scotland and international friendlies for England and Wales have […]

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Lyon thwart Ronaldo in surprise 1-0 defeat of Juventus

Issued on: 26/02/2020 – 23:05Modified: 26/02/2020 – 23:05 Juventus’s hopes of reaching the Champions League last eight suffered a blow when the two-times European Cup winners slumped to a 1-0 defeat in their last-16 first leg at Olympique Lyonnais on Wednesday. Midfielder Lucas Tousart scored the only goal in the opening half to give Lyon, […]

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PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi charged in FIFA bribery case, say Swiss federal prosecutors

The president of French football giants Paris Saint-Germain has been charged in connection with a wider bribery investigation linked to World Cup television rights, says the office of Switzerland’s attorney general. Nasser Al-Khelaifi, who denies any wrongdoing, was indicted with inciting ex-FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke “to commit “aggravated criminal mismanagement”. Valcke was charged with […]

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Swiss prosecutor indicts Paris Saint-Germain boss in bribery case

Issued on: 20/02/2020 – 11:57Modified: 20/02/2020 – 11:57 Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser al-Khelaifi was charged Thursday by Swiss federal prosecutors in connection with a wider bribery investigation linked to World Cup television rights.  The office of Switzerland’s attorney general filed an indictment charging Al-Khelaifi with inciting former FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke “to commit aggravated […]

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