Mohun Bagan donate Rs 20 lakh for fight against COVID-19

Kolkata: Designated I-League champions Mohun Bagan have announced a donation of Rs 20 lakh in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. “Mohun Bagan will donate Rs 20 lakh towards the West…

‘I struggled to breathe:’ Dybala reveals coronavirus nightmare

Milan: Juventus star Paulo Dybala revealed how he “struggled to breathe” after contracting coronavirus which has killed over 9,000 people in Italy. The Argentine international announced last Saturday he was one…

Italy’s sports minister ‘doubtful’ of early May return for Serie A

Milan: Italy’s sports minister Vincenzo Spadafora said he was “very, very doubtful” that Serie A action would return as hoped in early May. Both Spadafora and Italian football federation chief Gabriele…

Italian football chief ready to finish season in August

Milan:  Italian football federation (FIGC) president Gabriele Gravina said he was determined that the Serie A season would be concluded even going into August. All sport in Italy has been…

Ronaldo, agent donate intensive care units to Portuguese hospitals

Lisbon: Cristiano Ronaldo and his agent Jorge Mendes will donate three intensive care units to Portuguese hospitals to help them cope with the coronavirus pandemic, local health officials said on Tuesday.…

A-League season halted ending all football in Australia, NZ

Sydney: Australian soccer’s A-League has suspended its season indefinitely, bringing an end to all professional football competitions in Australia and New Zealand until the coronavirus pandemic passes. Football Federation Australia chief…

Italian football club Brescia warn of ‘plague’

Rome: The president of Italian football club Brescia who are based in the epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic said it was time to cancel the Serie A season because of…

Chinese football star Wu Lei has coronavirus in Spain

Shanghai: Chinese football star Wu Lei, who plays for Espanyol in Spain, has been diagnosed with the coronavirus, the Chinese Football Association (CFA) said on Saturday. “Wu Lei has mild…

Virus chaos leaves English clubs fearing for their future

London: Forced into lockdown by the coronavirus, English teams outside the lucrative Premier League are facing an unprecedented period of financial uncertainty. Championship, League One and League Two matches will not…

Rangers allow foreign players to return home

London: Scottish giants Rangers have allowed their foreign players to return home while the football calendar is suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Manager Steven Gerrard, who will also split…

Some Spanish clubs decide to leave virus tests for others

Madrid: Some soccer clubs in Spain have decided not to use the coronavirus testing kits offered to them by the Spanish league, saying there are others who need them more.…

Soccer leagues plan for games they can only hope to play

Geneva: Top soccer leagues across Europe are searching for the earliest possible dates to resume games if the coronavirus pandemic allows. They must make such a plan, after governing body…

Hearts ask players to accept 50 percent pay cut due to coronavirus woes

Glasgow: Hearts have asked their players and staff to accept their pay being cut by half in order to stave off troubles brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, the Scottish…

Kiwi teams move to Australia to avoid coronavirus fallout

Wellington: New Zealand’s professional rugby league and soccer clubs have chosen to become sporting exiles in the hope of continuing to play in Australian leagues during the coronavirus pandemic. The…

African Nations Championship in Cameroon postponed

Johannesburg: The African Nations Championship (CHAN), scheduled for Cameroon from April 4-25, has been postponed indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic, the organisers announced Tuesday. “Despite the relatively low rate…

Wimbledon still planning for play despite virus mayhem

London: Wimbledon organisers are still planning to play the Grand Slam this year, despite the coronavirus chaos that led the French Open to be pushed back until September. Wimbledon is…

Brazil suspends football matches over coronavirus

Rio de Janeiro: The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) said Sunday it is suspending all matches until further notice because of the coronavirus pandemic. The CBF had initially avoided an all-out…

PSG put all sporting activity on hold due to coronavirus

Paris: Paris Saint-Germain have suspended all sporting activities until further notice due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Ligue 1 leaders said on Sunday. The French top-flight has already been put…

Deprived of football, players try to fill the ‘big void’

Paris: Mowing the lawn, playing football with your dog, turning on the TV… footballers around Europe are struggling to fill the “big void” created by the coronavirus shutdown. Many are…

Garay becomes first Liga player known to have coronavirus

Madrid: Valencia’s Argentinian centre-back Ezequiel Garay said on Sunday he had tested positive for coronavirus, becoming the first player in the Spanish Liga known to have the disease. “It’s clear…