Chelsea younger Tino Anjorin about to sign a new long-term contract with Stamford Bridge after getting his Premier League debut from Frank Lampard
- Chelsea younger Tino Anjorin is almost drawing a new deal with the club
- Anjorin is one of the many academics who break through in the first team
- De 18-year-old made his debut for the club against Grimsby in September
Highly rated Chelsea academy graduate Tino Anjorin is close to signing a new long-term deal on Stamford Bridge.
The 18-year-old has more than a year to run on his current Blues deal, but is expected to complete extended terms to keep him west London is understood.
Anjorin is the latest in a string of home-grown stars to make a Stamford Bridge breakthrough this term, underscoring the move to a new contract. the confidence of boss Frank Lampard in the potential of the English star under 19 years of age.
The cessation of the coronavirus has created many new challenges for Premier Leagu. and clubs trying to rearrange their squads, especially in terms of recruitment.
While all sports are shut down and travel is impossible, clubs turn to video chats to exercise due care in potential acquisitions, which would normally be personally performed
The recruiting and retention business may slow down , but has not stalled, and Anjorin's new deal with Chelsea remains on track to completion.
The current suspension of the Premier League until April 30 is expected to be renewed again, but top bosses remain determined to complete the current campaign.
The revolution of former Chelsea and England midfielder Lampard in West London is still about youth, even though the Stamford Bridge club will be able to buy big in the near season.
Chelsea & # 39; s transfer ban last summer, Lampard denied the opportunity to make his mark on the squad by new recruits, and the Blues chose not to do signings in the January window.
Blues bosses chose to shoot in January to avoid exceeding expectations and were quickly rewarded when closing a £ 34 million deal to get Hakim Ziyech from Ajax to Stamford Bridge in the summer .
Chelsea's main transfer priority now remains the left back, where Le Chester & # 39; s Ben Chilwell is a long-term target.
Dorset-born Anjorin joined Chelsea & # 39; s development center program at the under-seven level, officially signed for the club two years later.
Anjorin joined Chelsea's development center among the sevens and signed two years later
The home-grown midfielder made his senior debut in Chelsea, beating Grimsby 7-1 in the Carabao Cup in September.
And on March 8, he got off the bench for his Premier League bow when the Blues sent Everton 4-0 to Stamford Bridge.
Anjorin's breakthrough has helped Lampard set a new Chelsea record by making eight college debut products this season on Stamford Bridge.
Attacker Armando Broja's late cameo in that comfortable Everton win meant that Lampard surpassed the seven handed debuts. out by Ted Drake in the 1956-57 season of Chelsea.
Mason Mount, Reece James, Billy Gilmour, Marc Guehi, Tariq Lamptey and Ian Maatsen are the others who make their debut in the first team under Lampard during this period.
Striker Tammy Abraham and defender Fikayo Tomori have established themselves as regular players in the first team this season, giving the Blues two more homegrown success stories.
& # 39; I really wanted to feel what it is like to be a Manchester United player & # 39 ;: Juan Mata reveals that he convinced Chelsea to let him seal the 2014 Old Trafford movement .. and was shocked by a & # 39; special & # 39; helicopter flight to United's training ground
- Juan Mata admitted that he had to convince Chelsea to let him leave in 2014
- The playmaker was initially reluctant to leave before joining Manchester United
- Mata was named Player of the Year in his first two seasons at Stamford Bridge
- But after competing for playing time, Mata chose to up United's interest
- Mata explained that the allure to join United turned out to be too strong
The experienced playmaker was initially reluctant to leave the club after being named Player of the Year in his day. first two campaigns in West London but later opted to move to United.
The 31-year-old admitted that the prospect of playing at Old Trafford proved too strong to refuse, with Mata recruited for the latter part of a largely pitiful campaign under David Moyes.
United snapped the Spanish international for a reported fee of £ 37.1 million, with former boss Jose Mourinho confirming that Chelsea Mata allowed to travel to Manchester to undergo his medical examination.
After initially rejecting the interest of several potential candidates, Mata was subsequently informed of the interest of the reigning Premier League champions – and promptly told Chelsea that a move would be in the interest of all parties.
Mata said in the last episode of the UTD Podcast : & # 39; When Manchester United called and they said, "We're going to offer you an offer to Chelsea, we want that you come ", I spoke to them. I really wanted to go and really feel what it is like to be a Manchester United player.
& # 39; I had played Chelsea against United and they are definitely one of the biggest clubs in the world. At the time, they were struggling with the first season of [David] Moyes and were not doing great in the league, but it doesn't matter. I wanted to become a player for this club.
United confirmed the signing of £ 37.1 million after Chelsea agreed to let Mata negotiate negotiations
& # 39; I spoke to Che lsea and said, 'Listen, there is an offer. It is also good money and you can draw another player because I tell you that you have time to draw another player. I don't play much and want to take this opportunity. It is perfect for everyone. "So it happened."
Mata was notoriously airlifted to United training base after negotiations were completed and the silky attacker also opened up on his journey north, clearing the long drive to Carrington.
He added: & # 39; I thought I would take a car, but from the club they tell me: & # 39; No, we are preparing a helicopter for you. We want you to arrive in Carrington ".
" So the day everything was signed and I come for the medical service it was very windy and rainy. I had to take the helicopter from next to my house in London, because there was a helicopter, but we couldn't, so I had to go outside London, I remember that trip, with my parents over Birmingham, seen everything because it was low.
& # 39; Then there was a point where we grew Seeing a space with soccer fields and red buildings. We landed and Moyes was waiting for me and David De Gea as soon as I entered.
& # 39; It was very special to be honest to arrive that way. I'd never been to Manchester except to play against City and United, but no, never before. & # 39;
But after United's much-publicized fight during Mata's first season in a red jersey, the star recently revealed that he was ashamed of supporters after the team dropped to seventh.
Mata even believed that United & # 39; s players would be laughed off-field after their win against Hull in the last game of the season, but were pleasantly surprised after seeing the opposite reaction.
Chelsea & # 39; inquires about Real Madrid, full defender Achraf Hakimi & # 39; while Frank Lampard wants to strengthen his defensive options
- Chelsea has asked Real Madrid to support Achraf Hakimi defend
- Defender can play as right or left back and is loaned to Borussia Dortmund 
- Chelsea boss Frank Lampard wants his team's defensive options improve.
Chelsea has inquired about the possibility of Real Madrid defend Achraf Hakimi.
Hakimi, who can play on both sides of the defense, but is usually used as a right back, made an impression on his loan at Borussia Dortmund.
As reported by ] The Mirror Chelsea boss Frank Lampard sees the 21-year-old as an excellent option to strengthen his defensive assets.
Chelsea has informed of Real Madrid's signing to defend Achraf Hakimi this summer
Cesar Azpilicueta is useful as a right back or left back, but Hakimi would be a longer term option.
Chelsea also has Marcos Alonso and Emerson to call on the left back, but the Blues could also do with an upgrade in that department.
Hakimi is a product of the Real Madrid youth system and is a Moroccan international who has been covered 28 times throughout his country.
HAKIMI & # 39; S STATS THIS SEASON
Bundesliga: 25 games, three goals, ten assists
Champions League: ] Eight games, four goals
DFB-Pokal: Three games
DFL Supercup: One game
] Total: 37 games, seven goals , ten assists
Hakimi has played 17 games for Real and has been included in their Champions Le winning campaign in 2017-18.
In 2018, Hakimi joined Dortmund for a two-year loan contract and he grew stronger as he worked on the German side.
Hakimi's current contract with Real runs until the summer of 2022.
Chelsea also wants to hijack Manchester United & # 39; s chase for Birmingham City wunderkind Jude Bellingham with Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho, also on the radar of London club
- Jude Bellingham is closely associated with a lucrative Premier League move
- The 16-year-old is wanted this summer by both Chelsea and Manchester United
- Chelsea and United also want Borussia to sign Dortmund's Jadon Sancho
- Lyon & # 39; s Moussa Dembele and Burnley & # 39; s Nick Pope are also Blues goals this year
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Chelsea intensified their offer to recruit Jude Bellingham prior to the closure of coronavirus with the club stepping up efforts to lure the teenage star of the Birmingham City away from a future move to Manchester United.
] And Chelsea also remains locked in a fight with United over Jadon Sancho, although Ole Gunnar Solskjaer remains a favorite to sign the Borussia Dortmund wide player.
All transfer plans are currently suspended that the UK should focus on the national emergency and clubs are unclear on how finances will survive the closure of football.
But prior to last week's closure, Chelsea was in talks with Bellingham representatives, with the player also sought by Dortmund and Bayern Munich.
The 16-year-old Birmingham midfielder was pictured earlier as he left United's training ground earlier this month in Carrington.
Bellingham will be 17 in June when he can sign his first fully professional contract, but any transfer can now be delayed due to the coronavirus crisis and the probability that the season will run in the summer.
And Chelsea hopes Sancho can be persuaded to join Chelsea, the club he as a boy, and would return to London rather than join United, even though his weekly wages are likely to be higher there.
Chelsea tries to reassess transfer plans in light of the pandemic with Moussa Dembele and Nick Pope also on Frank Lampard's radar.
Chelsea reportedly had the first option over Dembele, the Lyon and the former striker of Fulham and Celtic, this summer and the move may have been worth around £ 60 million.
But now that the season has lengthened and the financial crisis that has hit football since the blockade caused by the corona virus, it is impossible to judge how many players will be worth it.
Chelsea asks Pope to put pressure on Kepa Arrizabalaga, who was dropped by Lampard this season.
Lazio & # 39; target Chelsea winger Pedro & # 39; after interest in his teammate Olivier Giroud with both attackers deals ending this summer
- Lazio is interested in Chelsea winger Pedro whose contract expires in the summer
- The Serie A side previously showed interest in his teammate Olivier Giroud
- Pedro has recently opened up to the struggle of family life with coronavirus
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Pedro joined the Blues of Barcelona in 2015 for £ 19 million for a four-year deal. Now that his contract is nearing completion at Stamford Bridge, the Spaniard can talk to clubs for a possible summer move.
Lazio has expressed an interest in Chelsea's winger, but could make a remarkable double strike to Olivier Giroud, who also has no contract in the summer, according to Gazetta .
The Serie A side enjoyed a great season and was only one point behind league leaders Juventus before the season was suspended due to the corona virus outbreak.
However, Lazio might have difficulty securing the signature of both Pedro and Giroud, as the pandemic could send the transfer window into the air.
Pedro recently opened up the fear the coronavirus has caused about his family life.
& # 39; It's hard not to see your kids, your parents, your siblings, and not have them around in a complicated, difficult time for all of us, & # 39; Pedro told Chelsea's website.
& # 39; We are in permanent contact by phone, in contact with what we do in isolation and try to be as close together as possible. & # 39;
Chelsea Accepts Their Building Permit For £ 1 BILLION Stamford Bridge Expansion Will Be Passed Tuesday, As The Club Says "Consider Options If Economic Conditions Improve"
- Chelsea has accepted planning permission for Stamford Bridge expires
- Owner Roman Abramovich wanted a 60,000 seat that was £ 1 billion
- would cost. The club said they would consider options that should consider improving economic conditions'
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Chelsea have accepted that their planning permission for a new stadium will pass on Tuesday and they have to think about their options.
The club is still experiencing financial uncertainty due to the outbreak of coronavirus with the return of the Premier League . The Blues wanted to expand Stamford Bridge to a 60,000-seat stadium in a move that could have cost up to £ 1 billion, but that project will be discontinued in the near future.
In 2017, Chelsea were allowed to take down buildings around their stadium over a three-year period, but none have been demolished and the expiration date is March 31.
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich quit working on the project in 2018 due to strained diplomatic relations. The Blues owner saw his investor withdraw the UK government's application because of his close relationship with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.
In a statement on their website, the club wrote: & # 39; Chelsea Football Club recognizes that the planning permission we obtained for a new stadium will expire on March 31, 2020 & # 39 ;.
& # 39; We are grateful to all of our fans and stakeholders, especially Hammersmith & Fulham Council for their patience and understanding in this matter. We will continue to consider our options for a new stadium as economic conditions improve. & # 39;
Abramovich & # 39; s plans to expand the stadium are not quite over yet, but no new date has been announced yet.
Former England, Manchester City and Chelsea winger Shaun Wright-Phillips withdraws from 37-year-old football
- Former England winger Shaun Wright-Phillips has announced his retirement
- Wright-Phillips was capped 36 times by the Three Lions and scored six goals
- He had two spells in Manchester City and won the Premier League with Chelsea
Former English winger Shaun Wright-Phillips has his Op He quit football at the age of 37.
Wright-Phillips was capped 36 times by the Three Lions and scored six goals, including a strike against Ukraine on his debut in 2004. He was part of the English squad at World Cup 2010.
After being released by Nottingham Forest as a youth, Wright-Phillips joined Manchester City to help him win the First Division in 2002.
In 2005 Wright-Phillips transferred to Chelsea, and while struggling for consistency during his time at Stamford Bridge, he won the Premier League title in the 2005-06 campaign and the FA Cup in 2007.
After falling out of favor with Chelsea, he came back in 2008 r at City and he played a prominent role for the club before moving oving to QPR.
SHAUN WRIGHT-PHILLIPS & # 39; CAREER
1999-2005: Manchester City – 181 games, 31 goals
2005-2008: Chelsea – 125 games, 10 goals
2008-2011: Manchester City – 94 games, 16 goals
2011-2015: Queens Park Rangers – 74 games, two goals
2015-2016: New York Red Bulls – 25 games, one goal
2017: Phoenix Rising – 27 games, three goals
2004-2010: England – 36 games, six goals
Football League First Division: ] 2001-02
Premier League: 2005-06 [1 9459015]
FA Cup: 2007
Community Shield: 2005
In the final stages of his career Wrigh t-Phillips had spells in America with New York Red Bulls and Phoenix Rising.
The adopted son of Arsenal legend Ian Wright, Wright-Phillips & # 39; son D & # 39; Margio is currently playing for City at U18 level.
2020 OLYMPIC GAMES
The 2020 Olympics have been postponed to 2021 on March 24 – one of the last major sporting events that fell victim to the corona virus this summer.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held a pivotal conference call with the chief of the Olympics, Thomas Bach, on Tuesday to formally decide a plan and they have chosen to delay for 12 months.
The decision also means that the Tokyo Paralympic Games will be delayed for a year.
Despite the delay, the name of the delayed Games will still be Tokyo 2020, city manager Yuriko Koike revealed.
A joint statement by the IOC and the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee stated: & # 39; In the current circumstances and based on the information provided by WHO today, the IOC President and the Pri De Japanese Minister concluded that the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in Tokyo should be postponed to a date beyond 2020 but no later than Summer 2021, to protect the health of athletes, everyone involved in the Olympics and the international community.
& # 39; Leaders agreed that during these difficult times, the Tokyo Olympics could be a beacon of hope for the world and the Olympic flame could light at the end of the tunnel the world is in right now.
& # 39; Therefore, it was agreed that the Olympic flame will remain in Japan. It has also been agreed that the Games will retain the name Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. & # 39;
There was a lot of skepticism that the Olympics would go ahead and continue as planned, while events related to the games were called off. The Olympic torch relay in Greece was canceled on Friday, March 13 – just a day after the flame was lit in Olympia.
Large crowds defied Hollywood actor Gerard Butler while lighting the cauldron in the Greek city of Sparta, despite repeated warnings to spectators because of the coronavirus.
That compelled the decision by the Greek Olympic Committee to stop the torchlight procession on Greek soil on the second day of the planned eight-day trip. It is the only third time that a relay to Athens for the summer games has not been completed.
The Olympic flame is still being handed over to the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee at the Panathenaic Stadium in Athens on Thursday March 19, but without fans.
Athletes were told to continue training, but many had difficulty considering the government's final measures.
On Friday, March 13, US President Donald Trump's proposal to postpone the Tokyo Olympics for a year because of the corona virus was shot immediately by the Japanese Olympic minister.
The World Indoor Athletics Championships, scheduled to be held March 13-15 in Nanjing, will be postponed to March 2021.
North Korea canceled the Pyongyang Marathon scheduled for April sol harrowing a barrier due to the level of the outbreak in South Korea, where the Seoul Marathon is canceled to protect runners.
The Paris Half Marathon is canceled and the French government has already decided to organize public gatherings of more than 100 people before ordering people to stay at least 15 days from March 15. The race with some 44,000 participants was scheduled for Sunday, March 1. Organizers said the race will be postponed to a date to be determined.
The Barcelona Marathon, scheduled for March 15, has been postponed to October.
That decision has postponed the tough game between Daniel Dubois and Joe Joyce. That fight, which was framed for April 11, has been moved to July 11 at the O2 Arena.
Matchroom Boxing has also postponed all scheduled events for March and April, including Josh Kelly's European title fight against Russian David Avanesyan (scheduled for March 28).
The European Olympic boxing qualifying tournament in London has been suspended. It was thanks to the Tokyo 2020 qualification for 77 male and female boxers, with 322 participating.
Edroom Hearn, chief of Matchroom Boxing, said Anthony Joshua's heavyweight title defense against Kubrat Pulev, scheduled for June 20, can be rescheduled for July. All battles promoted by Matchroom in March and April have been postponed.
Canelo Alvarez vs. Billy Joe Saunders, destined for May in Las Vegas, was delayed before they were even announced, but the Mexican is reportedly still planning to host the game in June.
The English tour of Sri Lanka was postponed on March 13, indicating the English and Wales Cricket Board & # 39; Total Unprecedented Times & # 39 ;.
The decision was confirmed while Joe Root & # 39; s squad was in the field at Colombo & # 39; s P Sara Oval, where he fought a warm-up match for a series of two tests.
On March 18, the West Indies offered to organize England's upcoming home tests against them in the Caribbean rather than the UK – should the coronavirus outbreak have not improved by then. England will face the Windies in a series of three tests, which starts at the Oval on June 4, but can be delayed until September. If playing the series in England proves to be unworkable, CWI has offered to step in for this series, as well as the three England tests against Pakistan that will start on July 30. While there are Covid-19 cases in the Caribbean, the impact there has been limited so far.
The start of the Indian Premier League season has also been postponed to April 15. The 2020 campaign would begin on March 29. The IPL franchises are also ready to quarantine their foreign players for a period of 14 weeks. days, when the travel restrictions are lifted so that they can arrive.
On March 13, India's ongoing one-day international series against South Africa was postponed, while Australia's one-day internationals against New Zealand are played behind closed
Scotland's one-day series against the United States and UAE has been postponed. The games are said to be played in Florida in April.
The English cricketers only played a recast test series against the West Indies in the Caribbean on December at the earliest in December, which appeared on March 19.
Cycling's Giro d & # 39; Italia has been canceled and the race is scheduled for May in Hungary.
The last two stages of the UAE Tour were canceled after two race officials were suspected of the disease.
The Tour de France is in danger of being canceled, with the planned start in Nice in just over three months, on June 27. The British and French governments expect the pandemic to last through the summer, tournament organizers are studying alternative planning.
The Paris-Roubaix cycling race, another important event on the French sports calendar, was postponed due to the pandemic, while the April 5 Tour of Flanders, previously canceled during the First World War, was also postponed in a further sign that Le Tour is under serious threat.
This summer's Euro 2020 tournament has been postponed to the following summer (2021) after a UEFA conference held in March 17. The postponement provides an opportunity for completion of European club competitions.
All football in England will be suspended until at least April 30, but the 2019-20 season must eventually be completed after the FA has amended its own rules to extend the SURE campaign after holding crisis talks on March 19. ovid-19.
The Premier League clash between Manchester City and Arsenal, scheduled for March 11, had already been delayed as & # 39; precaution & # 39; after Olympiacos and Nottingham Forest owner Evangelos Marinakis tested positive for coronavirus weeks after watching his Greek team plays at the Emirates Stadium.
On March 13, UEFA announced that all scheduled Champions League and Europa League games have been postponed, as well as the quarterfinals draw for both leagues. UEFA hopes to complete the games in the summer, but dates are not yet known.
All Chinese domestic matches at all levels were postponed and the season was pushed back, the first football hit by the outbreak in the country of origin. However, reports suggest the competition could resume on April 18 if China mastered the virus.
Asian Champions League games with Guangzhou Evergrande, Shanghai Shenhua and Shanghai SIPG are postponed to April.
] The start of the Korean K-League season is postponed. The four teams in the AFC Champions League play their matches behind closed doors.
The Japanese J-League has postponed all domestic games until mid-March, but further delays are inevitable.
Italy, the country most affected by the virus outside China, was canceled before the government locked the population. All sports, including Serie A matches, were suspended until at least April 3 to contain the virus.
In France, it was announced on Friday March 13 that there will be no top football in France for the foreseeable future after their governing body postponed all matches.
In Spain the Copa del Rey final of April 18 between Athletic Bilbao and Real Sociedad has been postponed. LaLiga is also being postponed until at least the end of March.
The German Bundesliga, the other major European league, will also be suspended until at least April 3.
The Dutch Eredivisie and the Primeira Liga of Portugal have also been suspended.
The Irish Football Association has announced that all football under its jurisdiction will end until March 29.
Major League Soccer has been suspended for 30 days to mid-April with the delay of Inter Miami's first home game at David Beckham.
The South American Football Association has postponed this year's Copa America, which will take place from June 12 to July 12, until 2021.
FIFA said the newly expanded Club World Cup, originally scheduled to take place in China in June 2021, will be postponed and a new date will be announced when 'there is more clarity on the situation' # 39 ;.
On March 13, the FA announced that all England games are scheduled for the month. would be postponed, including that of development teams. It means that England's friendly matches with Italy and Denmark have been canceled.
Euro 2020 playoff games to be held on March 26, including Scotland against Israel, have been postponed to June.
Manchester United clash on Austrian side Lask was behind closed doors, with United handing out £ 350 to each fan to help with travel and accommodation after getting 900 tickets before the Europa League game.
Newcastle United forbade their players to shake hands amid fears of the corona virus.
Cristiano Ronaldo became isolated in Madeira after it was revealed that his Juventus teammate, Daniele Rugani, has coronavirus. Squad members Blaise Matuidi and Paolo Dybala also tested positive.
Elsewhere in Italy, Fiorentina striker Patrick Cutrone, on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers, tested positive for coronavirus.
In Spain, 35% of Valencia team members tested positive for coronavirus, with all cases being asymptomatic.
The Real Madrid first-team squad was quarantined after a member of the basketball team tested positive for Covid-19. The two teams share the same training facility.
Liverpool has announced a charity match between Reds Legends and Barcelona Legends, to be played in Anfield on March 28, has been postponed.
FIFA says it will postpone the South American World Cup qualifying matches taking place in March.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta tested positive for coronavirus on March 12, placing the entire squad of the first team in isolation. Gunners' game against Brighton, scheduled for Saturday, March 14, has been postponed.
In the early hours of Friday, March 13, Chelsea announced that winger Callum Hudson-Odoi had diagnosed the disease.
The club's first team became self-insulated, while two buildings were closed on their training ground in Cobham.
Premier League clubs, including Manchester United and Manchester City, have sent players home to train alone following the British government's growing crackdown on mass rallies and unnecessary social contact.
West Ham chief Karren Brady called for the season to be annulled, while Aston Villa believes no team should be banned. In this situation, Liverpool, the runaway league leaders, may experience the horror of being refused the title, despite being on the verge of making their first league trophy in nearly 30 years.
Reports suggest football organizations across England and the rest of Europe are bracing for a reported total closure of each league until September.
Top level English and Scottish football was initially suspended until April 3 at the earliest. The Football Association, the Premier League, the English Football League, the FA Women's Super League and the FA Women's Championship all agreed to end the competition with immediate effect.
The seasonally opening Australian Grand Prix was called off after a McLaren team member went down with Covid-19, leading to the British team retiring earlier to decide if the race will continue.
The announcement came hours after Lewis Hamilton said it was & # 39; shocking & # 39; was that the race continued.
The Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai on April 19 was the first race to be postponed, without deciding whether to re-enter the 2020 calendar for later in the season.
The Bahrain Grand Prix, scheduled for March 20-22, will also be cut short, as will the inaugural Vietnam Grand Prix, scheduled to take place on April 5 in Hanoi.
It was hoped that the Dutch Grand Prix on May 3 would be the first race of the new season, but that has also been postponed due to Covid-19.
The iconic Monaco Grand Prix on May 24 was canceled for the first time in 66 years before Formula 1 announced their race in Azerbaijan had been postponed.
On March 13, the Masters was postponed. In a statement released online, Fred Ridley, president of Augusta National Golf Club, stressed that decision makers hope the championship will be "later". hold. The first major of the year for men would begin on April 9.
The US PGA Championship, the second major of the year, has now joined and postponed the Masters. It was supposed to take place at San Francisco's TPC Harding Park May 11-17, but it moved later this summer.
After deciding to play without spectators from the second round of the Players Championship after that, the PGA Tour canceled the event completely after the first round on March 12.
They also canceled the following three events leading up to the Masters, but four more events were canceled in April and May after that – the RBC Heritage, the New Orleans Zurich Classic, the Wells Fargo Championship, and the AT&T Byron Nelson – also the dust. It is hoped that the season can be summarized by the end of May.
The European Tour canceled all tournaments until the popular Made in Denmark event on May 21. Many of them would take place in China or East Asia in countries hard hit by the outbreak.
The women's game has also been affected by postponement and cancellation, with the first major of the year, the ANA Inspiration, the most famous victim.
Lorenzo Gagli and Edoardo Molinari were withdrawn from the Oman Open on medical grounds after Gagli showed symptoms of the virus. He shared a hotel room with Molinari and was told to isolate himself. They were later placed back into the tournament after being tested negative for the virus.
The Grand National was canceled due to new restrictions imposed by the British government to combat the spread of the corona virus, making it impossible to spot the Aintree showpiece to be organized on April 4. Cheltenham Festival continued under some criticism before tightening social distance measures.
The Japan Racing Association has revealed that & # 39; government-approved races & # 39; will take place behind closed doors.
Racing in Ireland takes place until March 29 behind closed doors.
The World Cup meeting in Dubai continues on March 28 & # 39; without paid catering spectators & # 39 ;.
This year's Six Nations will have to wait for completion with all remaining games postponed.
England game with Italy and Ireland The trip to France had already been canceled with Wales and Scotland until the day before the game was canceled.
Saturday, October 31, is a possible date for the last weekend of games.
The Women's Six Nations has also been affected by procrastination.
The RFU has suspended all levels of rugby in England until April 14, with the announcement shortly after the premiere ship was discontinued for five weeks.
The quarterfinals of the European Champions Cup and Challenge Cup have also been postponed. Those games were scheduled for April 3, 4 and 5.
The RFL and the Super League of the rugby league have now followed the same example and postponed all matches for at least three weeks. Eight Leeds Rhinos players were found to be self-insulating.
The French Open, one of the four Grand Slam tournaments, is being postponed to September due to a wide closing in France.
The clay-court major was scheduled for May 24 through June 7, but that has shifted to September 20 through October 4, after the US Open, which was to be the last major of the year.
Players have quickly criticized the move, which has caused a conflict with the Laver Cup men's team event led by Roger Federer, and a women's tournament in China.
All events on the ATP Tour are suspended for six weeks.
The BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California, which was to begin on March 9, was postponed at eleven. It came after a confirmed case of the coronavirus in the nearby Coachella Valley.
The final of an ATP Challenger event in Bergamo, Italy, between Enzo Couacaud and Illya Marchenko of Ukraine, has been canceled. Both players received ranking points and prize money for reaching the final. They were not given the opportunity to play behind closed doors.
China lost a Davis Cup tie because the men's team was unable to travel to Romania for the March 6-7 playoff.
WTA events have also been canceled. The WTA has announced that they are evaluating their schedule with a number of events scheduled for China in the second half of the season.
The International Tennis Federation has announced that the Fed Cup finals have been postponed. The event would be held in Budapest in April, and the league's playoffs, which would take place in eight different locations, have also been put on hold.
The WTA also announced that there will be no tournaments. staged for at least five weeks.
The NBA has been suspended indefinitely after two Utah Jazz players contracted the virus. On March 17, Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant confirmed that he had tested positive for the virus alongside three unnamed teammates. such as signature seeker pens, markers, balls and sweaters.
The NHL has announced it has interrupted the 2019-20 season without a confirmed date for it to resume.
The UFC has canceled its next three events, although President Dana White continues for the long-awaited lightweight title fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson.
MotoGP has canceled the first two races of the season in Qatar and Thailand.
South Korea's baseball league canceled all 50 preseason games scheduled for March 14-24. It is the first time since the start of the competitions in 1982 that a whole series of exhibition games has been eliminated.
The drawing of the first leg for the World Table Tennis Championships, scheduled for South Korea from March 22-29, is postponed.
A beach volleyball tournament, held in Yangzhou from April 22-26 from April, will be postponed until after the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
The World Short Track Speed Skating Championship in Seoul is canceled.
The World Triathlon Series event in Abu Dhabi was postponed as a precaution.
The World Ice Hockey Women's Championships in Canada have been canceled.
In badminton, the German Open (March 3-8), Vietnam Open (March 24-29) and Polish Open (March 26) 29) all Olympic qualifying events are canceled because of & # 39; strict health protection & # 39 ;.
The Japanese professional baseball league has made the decision to play its 72 games for the season until March 15 behind closed doors. Baseball is one of the most popular sports in Japan.
Doubts remain as the Asian Weightlifting Championships, scheduled for March, are moving from Kazakhstan to neighboring Uzbekistan. They can still be postponed.
Chelsea & # 39; will fire world record £ 72m goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga and replace him in the summer with Bayern Munich No. 1 Manuel Neuer & # 39;
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Bayern Munich's 34-year-old No 1 Manuel Neuer has surfaced as a shock target
Chelsea could be set for a sensational move for Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer this summer after he finally seemed to lose patience with Kepa Arrizabalaga. to 38-year-old deputy Willy Caballero.
The Spaniard was dropped after a series of errant appearances in January, but regained his place shortly before the season was curtailed by coronavirus .
And according to the German newspaper Bild Neuer, despite his advancing years, is considered the ideal replacement for Frank Lampard.
Neuer will enter the final. year of his contract in the Allianz Arena because he had not agreed new conditions.
The 34-year-old would like to have a considerably longer contract than Bayern, who he joined Schalke nine years ago, is willing to offer him.
Bayern has already signed Alexander Nubel from Schalke and sees the 23-year-old as one of the best young goalkeepers in Germany.
Reports in Spain also indicate they are preparing a world record £ 80 million for Neuer & # 39; s rival for Germany's number 1 shirt, Marc-Andre ter Stegen.
Neuer has been a regular for Bayern this season, but he's struggled to reach his previous heights since suffering a foot injury throughout the season in 2017-18.
He has had a hugely successful career in Bavaria, winning the Champions League in 2013 and seven Bundesliga titles while sitting among the sticks when Germany lifted the World Cup in 2014.
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard accepts that clubs cannot expect players & # 39; push and push & # 39; push themselves during the pandemic of coronavirus – with no concrete timetable when football will return.
The Blues squad continues to train at home during the government-initiated shutdown.
Given the current situation, the target date for resuming games from April 30 seems very optimistic.
Lampard thinks, however, that there is little else everyone at the club can do than try to stay focused on the bigger picture.
& # 39; It's very difficult right now because we don't have anything concrete ahead of the game & # 39 ;, Lampard said in FaceTime interview with Chelsea & # 39; s & # 39; The 5th Stand & # 39; official club app.
& # 39; We have seen that things can change very quickly, so we can only go through the data given to us when it looks like May 1 or late April.
& # 39; But we look at it daily or probably weekly and say: & # 39; Well, how do we train? How does it look?
& # 39; The last thing I want to do right now when the players are in this position and we don't know when the games will be is try to push and push and push them without reason. & # 39; style = "max-width: 100%" />
Midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek had stepped up his recovery from the Achilles operation, but Lampard understands it is another problem that cannot be rushed.
& # 39; I suppose in a few cases it is a bit frustrating as we just got to the stage where Ruben Loftus-Cheek looked like he will be ready soon would be to play, so we lost that matchfit thing we were looking for a bit, & # 39; said the Chelsea manager.
& # 39; When you talk about people as N & # 39; Golo Kante, who has recently been in trouble and injured and Callum Hudson-Odoi, da n that gave us some time so if we resume hopefully they will all be in a better place. & # 39;
Winger Callum Hudson-Odoi recovers well after testing positive for coronavirus
Callum Hudson-Odoi recovers well after previously testing positive for coronavirus in March.
Lampard said, "Fortunately he didn't suffer too much and we are glad he experienced it.
& # 39; Now it's about taking the necessary precautions with the rest of the team, which we've been doing since he first tested positive and everyone is doing well in the current climate. & # 39;
Forward Willian, meanwhile, has received permission from the club to return to Brazil to connect with his team family.
Lampard knows this is a test period for everyone.
"This situation has clearly changed regularly from the start and it is all new territory," said Chelsea's boss.
& # 39; I just let them know that I am there for them individually, because these are difficult times, be it emotional, physical everything we need to be for
& # 39; Motivation can be put aside. I think the motivation for everyone right now is what their families are like, what their relatives are like, how we all see the outside world, and sometimes the realization that there are things that are far more important than football.
& # 39; As much as we love Chelsea and are lucky enough to do our job, this has certainly succeeded.
& # 39; For me, my message to the players has always been caring for your family right now.
& # 39; The motivation I suppose will come from doing the basic things you do to keep living as well and fit as possible right now.
& # 39; Then of course when we can get the group together and focus on what this will look like then the players will be motivated. & # 39;
Lampard added: & # 39; All this has shown that this is a much wider problem and hopefully all of us, supporters of different clubs, together, countries, people around the world.
& # 39; W and are all in the same situation and try to stay positive. & # 39;