Europe keeps easing as US bans travellers from Brazil

EUROPE inched up its coronavirus shutters a little further Monday as nightclubs, museums and swimming pools re-opened in parts of the continent. While a post-pandemic life was gradually taking shape…

German Bundesliga: Who’s saying what

WHO’s saying what in the Bundesliga on Saturday: “We have 13,000 figures mounted on card, but we have had around 20,000 orders.” — Thomas Ludwig, a Borussia Moenchengladbach supporter, on…

Premier League says two more people test positive for coronavirus

ENGLAND’s Premier League on Saturday said that two more individuals from two different clubs have tested positive for coronavirus, just three weeks from a proposed restart of the season. In…

Bayern’s Mueller expects sparks to fly in Dortmund showdown

BAYERN Munich striker Thomas Mueller expects sparks to fly in Tuesday’s behind closed doors, top-of-the-table clash at Borussia Dortmund which could help settle this season’s title race. Mueller scored in…

League-by-league guide to the return of football around Europe

With the German Bundesliga on its second weekend back following the two-month coronavirus shutdown and La Liga given the green light by the Spanish government to return next month, AFP…

La Liga can resume week of June 8 – Spanish PM

SPAIN’S Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced on Saturday that La Liga can resume from its coronavirus lockdown on the week of June 8. “The resumption of major professional sporting competitions…

Bayern won’t exercise 120-million-euro option to buy Coutinho

BAYERN MUNICH will not activate a 120-million-euro ($130 million) option to buy on-loan Brazilian star Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona, the German champions’ chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge told Der Spiegel magazine on…

Pochettino wants Premier League return

MAURICIO Pochettino says returning to the Premier League is his “priority”, stating he is eager to manage again six months after being sacked by Tottenham. The 48-year-old transformed Spurs’ fortunes…

Top of table Porto main event in Primeira Liga restart

THE league announced late Friday the schedule for the remaining nine rounds of the season but not for July 21’s final matchday. Porto host seventh-placed Famalicao, who were promoted last…

Man Utd predict £20 mn TV rebate due to Premier League stoppage

MANCHESTER UNITED  expect to face a £20 million rebate to broadcasters due to the suspension of the Premier League even if the campaign can be completed behind closed doors. United…