Italy planning to extend sporting ban through April as nation continues to battle coronavirus crisis


2020 OLYMPIC GAMES

The 2020 Olympics have been postponed to March 2021 in March 24 – Became one of the last major sporting events to fall victim to the corona virus this summer.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held a crucial conference call with the chief of the Olympics, Thomas Bach, on Tuesday to formally decide a plan and they have chosen to postpone 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 governor Yuriko Koike revealed.

A joint statement by the IOC and the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee stated: & # 39; In the current circumstances and based on information provided by WHO today, the IOC President and the Prime Minister Japan has concluded that the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in Tokyo should be rescheduled for 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 the Tokyo Olympics could be a beacon of hope for the world during these difficult times and that the Olympic flame could light at the end of the tunnel in which the world finds itself 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.

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Large crowds defied Hollywood actor Gerard Butler as he lit the cauldron in the Greek city of Sparta, despite repeated warnings for spectators not to attend due to 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 immediately shot down by the Japanese Olympic minister.

& # 39; The IOC and the Organizing Committee are not considering cancellation or postponement – absolutely not & # 39; said Seiko Hashimoto, an Olympic bronze medalist, at a news conference in Tokyo.

On Tuesday, March 17, Kozo Tashima, one of the vice presidents of the Japanese Olympic Committee and president of the Japanese Football Association, tested positive for coronavirus.

The International Olympic Committee and the organizers of Tokyo have kept up to date since the viral outbreak in China three months ago across Asia and around the world: matches will open as scheduled on July 24 .

The organizers of Tokyo 2020 received the Olympic flame during a scaled-down transfer ceremony in the Greek capital on March 19.

TOUR

The World Indoor Athletics Championships, planned to be held March 13-15 in Nanjing, will be postponed to March 2021.

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North Korea canceled the Pyongyang Marathon scheduled for April after imposing a border fence 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 London Marathon, which would take place on April 26, has been postponed to October 4. More than 40,000 runners would participate.

The Barcelona Marathon scheduled for March 15 has been postponed to October.

BOXING

Olympic qualifications for boxing in Wuhan were canceled by the International Olympic Committee, but took place in Amman from March 3-11.

The IBF title fight between Daniele Scardina and Andrew Francillette in Milan on February 28 was postponed by Matchroom due to restrictions in Italy after the outbreak.

The Japanese Boxing Commission has canceled all combat tickets scheduled for March on the advice of the government to suspend all pending sports matches. They are not moved.

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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.

Anthony Yarde, who would fight Lyndon Arthur on the undercard of the all-British collision, announced on March 29 that his father had died of contracting the corona virus.

He revealed in an Instagram post that he had no underlying health issues and urged everyone to stay at home.

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.

CRICKET

The English tour of Sri Lanka was postponed on March 13, indicating the English and Wales Cricket Board & # 39; Completely 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

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.

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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.

FOOTBALL

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 will eventually have to be completed after the FA has adapted their own rules to extend the SURE campaign after holding crisis talks on March 19 . ovid-19.

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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.

Birmingham City became the first championship match where players temporarily saw 50 percent pay cuts to ease financial pressure. Leeds United soon followed in an attempt to continue paying all their non-football staff.

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, there are reports suggesting that the competition may resume on April 18 if China master 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.

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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 catch 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.

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Manchester United clash on Austrian side Lask was behind closed doors, with United sharing £ 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, who is 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 be horrified to be refused the title, despite being on the verge of securing their first league trophy in nearly 30 years. Europe is bracing itself 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.

All levels of English football under the National League North and South have been canceled and canceled without promotion and relegation because the calendar was decimated by the coronavirus outbreak.

FORMULA ONE

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, is also being canceled, as is 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.

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GOLF

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 then canceled four other events in April and May – the RBC Heritage, the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, the Wells Fargo Championship, and the AT&T Byron Nelson – also the dust. It is hoped that the season can be summarized in late 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.

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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.

HORSE RACING

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 attempted to take place behind closed doors from March 29, but that decision was changed after the government canceled all sporting events.

The World Cup meeting in Dubai continues on March 28 & # 39; without paid catering spectators & # 39 ;.

Racing Post had to temporarily suspend the publication of the flagship racing newspaper for the first time since its inception in 1986 as all action in the UK and Ireland was suspended.

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RUGBY

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.

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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.

TENNIS

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 could not travel to Romania for the play-off from March 6 to 7.

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.

OTHER SPORTS

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.

In a tool to reduce the risk of exposure to the virus, the NBA had told players not to take objects such as signature seeker's pens, markers, balls, and jerseys.

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 Olympic Games.

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.

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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 decided to play their 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.



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2020 OLYMPIC GAMES

The 2020 Olympics have been postponed to 2021 on March 24 – one of the last major sporting events this summer to fall victim to the corona virus.

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 chose to postpone 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 governor 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 Prime Minister Japan has concluded that the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in Tokyo should be rescheduled for 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 in which the world finds itself 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.

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Huge crowds defied Hollywood actor Gerard Butler while lighting the cauldron in the Greek city of Sparta, despite repeated warnings to spectators not to attend due to the corona virus.

That forced the decision of the Greek Olympic Committee to end 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 due to the corona virus was immediately shot down by the Japanese Olympic minister.

& # 39; The IOC and the Organizing Committee are not considering cancellation or postponement – absolutely not & # 39; said Seiko Hashimoto, an Olympic bronze medalist, at a news conference in Tokyo.

On Tuesday, March 17, Kozo Tashima, one of the vice presidents of the Japanese Olympic Committee and president of the Japanese Football Association, tested positive for coronavirus.

The International Olympic Committee and the organizers of Tokyo have kept up to date since the viral outbreak in China three months ago across Asia and around the world: matches will open as scheduled on July 24 .

The organizers of Tokyo 2020 received the Olympic flame during a scaled-down transfer ceremony in the Greek capital on March 19.

TOUR

The World Indoor Athletics Championships, scheduled to run from March 13-15 in Nanjing, will be postponed to March 2021.

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. North Korea canceled the Pyongyang Marathon scheduled for April after a border fence was imposed due to the magnitude 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 also decided to ban all 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 London Marathon, which would take place on April 26, has been postponed to October 4. More than 40,000 runners would participate.

The Barcelona Marathon, scheduled for March 15, has been postponed to October.

BOXING

Olympic qualifications for boxing in Wuhan were canceled by the International Olympic Committee, but took place in Amman from March 3-11.

The IBF title fight between Daniele Scardina and Andrew Francillette in Milan on February 28 was postponed by Matchroom due to restrictions in Italy after the outbreak.

The Japanese Boxing Commission has canceled all combat tickets scheduled for March on the advice of the government to suspend all pending sports matches. They are not moved.



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Due to the magnitude of the outbreak in Japan, Dick Pound, senior member of the International Olympic Committee, described the disease as "the new war". who threatened Tokyo 2020 and warned that the Games may have to be canceled if the virus still existed in May.

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The Japanese government later insisted on Pound's comments were not the IOC's official position, but doubts remain as to whether the summer showcase may still pose health problems.

Athletes have been told to keep training and the plan to keep the Games in Japan continues as planned, but training for approximately 80,000 volunteers has been delayed by at least two months – it should start on February 22.

The iconic start of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo will be held without spectators, as the traditional torch-lighting ceremony will take place with no fans in attendance.

The Greek Olympic Committee announced on Monday that the torch lighting ceremony – the symbolic start of each Olympics – will take place at a scaled-down, closed-door event due to continued fears of the spread of the region's corona virus. .

The Committee announced that the Olympic torch will be lit at a smaller ceremony in Ancient Olympia on Thursday, March 12, before setting off on a seven-day relay ending in an official handover ceremony in Greece on March 19.

Sports

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. North Korea canceled the Pyongyang Marathon scheduled for April after a border fence was imposed due to the level of the outbreak in South Korea.

The Seoul Marathon is canceled to protect runners after the massive outbreak in South Korea.

The Paris Half Marathon has been canceled and the French government also decided to ban all public public gatherings of more than 5,000 people.

The race with some 44,000 participants was scheduled for Sunday (March 1) in the French capital. 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 to stop the spread of the corona virus, the Barcelona City Hall said in a statement.

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A mixed relay Olympic triathlon qualifying event scheduled for Chengdu, China in May will be relocated to Valencia, awaiting an outbreak in Spain.

BADMINTON

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German Open (March 3-8), Vietnam Open (24- March 29) and Polish Open (March 26-29), all Olympic qualifying events, are canceled due to & # 39; strict health & # 39;

BOXING

Canceled

Olympic boxing qualifications held in Wuhan were canceled by the International and are now being relocated. March 3-11 in Amman

The IBF title fight between Daniele Scar dina and Andrew Francillette in Milan on February 28 were postponed by Matchroom due to restrictions in Italy after the outbreak.

The Japanese boxing commission canceled all combat cards scheduled for March on the government's recommendation to suspend all pending sports competitions.

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Daniel Dubois & # 39; s all British heavyweight fight with Joe Joyce at the O2 Arena on April 11 in danger of an outbreak.

CRICKET

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CYCLING

In doubt

Danish cyclist Michael Morkov is exempted from the UCI Track Cycling World Championships after being isolated because of the fear of an outbreak of the coronavirus.

Morkov, 34, had traveled to Berlin on Thursday after completing the first four stages of the UAE Tour, the last two stages of which were canceled after two race officials were suspected of the disease.

Riders and staff of the UAE Tour have since been locked, but after the Abu Dhabi's Ministry of Health issued a statement Saturday saying 167 tests were negative, UCI's aid was Morkov free to race normally.

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FOOTBALL

Canceled

All domestic matches at all levels are postponed because of the season is being pushed back due to the magnitude of the outbreak in China.

Asian Champions League games with Guangzhou Evergrande, Shanghai Shenhua and Shanghai SIPG are postponed until 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 postponed all domestic games until mid-March.

Inter Milan & # 39; s game against Sampdoria was one of four Serie A games canceled last weekend due to affected regions in Italy, leading to the Prime Minister's advice to cancel sporting events order.

Inter Milan's Europa League game with Getafe was also delayed on March 11, while Roma's flight to Spain to face Seville was not allowed to land before it was delayed, with Italy locked.

Serie A announced on Saturday that five of the weekend's games, including the title game between Juventus and Inter Milan, have been canceled.

The Coppa Italia-game between Napoli and Inter Milan on Thursday became the last game to be canceled when it was postponed indefinitely. It was the 12th game postponed since the start of the crisis and the third with Inter.

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An update by Sport Minister Vincenzo Spadafora later confirmed that all upcoming Serie A matches for the weekend, starting on March 7, would be played behind closed doors. And with the country locked, it was later announced that all sports, including Serie A matches, would be suspended until at least April 3 to contain the virus.

In France, the Ligue 1 game between RC Strasbourg and champions Paris St Germain was postponed on Friday.

It was the first Ligue 1 game to be postponed, with Alsace in Strasbourg being one of the hardest hit by the corona virus in France, reporting 613 cases and nine deaths

Premier League clash between Manchester City and Arsenal, scheduled for March 11, has been delayed as a 'precaution' after Olympiacos owner Evangelos Marinakis tested positive for coronavirus for weeks after seeing his Greek team play at the Emirates Stadium.

In Spain, the final of Copa del Rey on April 18 between Athletic Bilbao and Real Sociedad has been postponed.

UEFA said it is asking governments across the continent to ensure that Euro 2020 continues within three months, despite the coronavirus outbreak.

Reports in Spain on March 12 said UEFA will suspend Champions League and Europa League football because of the outbreak.

MLS has been suspended for 30 days with the delay of Inter Beck's first home game at David Beckham.

Impacted

The home leg of the Chinese national women's team for South Korea's Olympic qualifier scheduled for March will be transferred to Sydney. The team will be quarantined on arrival in Australia for the qualifying group stage of January due to fears of virus carriers.

Inter Milan's Europa League match against Ludogorets on February 27 is played behind closed doors. Only TV rights holders are allowed to attend the media, as the club wants to secure the San Siro. Ludogorets players arrived in Italy with face masks.

Series A announced five games on February 28 – March 1, which will be played behind closed doors, including Juventus v Inter Milan in Turin, a huge game between title rivals.

Ligue 1 followed with matches played in empty stadiums until 15 April. Clubs also have the option to play games with just 1,000 fans.

LaLiga became the newest team that banned supporters in stadiums after guidance from the Spanish Ministry of Health and Sport. Barcelona's Champions League game with Napoli will also be played on empty ground.

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<p> <noscript> <img id= Olympiakos & # 39; owner Evangelos Marinakis tested positive for the coronavirus

Manchester United clash on Austrian side Lask will be behind closed doors, with United handing out £ 350 to each fan to help with travel and accommodation after selling 900 tickets to the Europa League match.

Newcastle United has banned their players from shaking hands amid fears of the corona virus.

Three players of the Italian third division football club, US Pianese, tested positive for coronavirus . , the Tuscan side confirmed Friday.

Olympiacos owner Evangelos Marinakis, who also owns Nottingham Forest, tested positive for the coronavirus. Both Olympiacos and Forest teams were tested and all came back negative.

While Arsenal's game against Manchester City was postponed, the weekend's game with Brighton was confirmed to continue.

In Germany, Hanover 96 defender Timo Hubers tested positive for the virus.

The Spanish Copa del Rey final, scheduled to take place on April 18, between Real Sociedad and Athletic Bilbao has now taken place

Cristiano Ronaldo became isolated in Madeira after his teammate Juventus was revealed , Daniele Rugani, has coronavirus.

The Football Association of Ireland has announced that all football under its jurisdiction will cease until March 29.

Liverpool has announced a charity match between a Reds Legends side and Barcelona Legends, which will be played at Anfield on March 28, has been postponed.

FIFA says it will postpone the South American World Cup qualifiers that take place in March.

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta tested positive for coronavirus on March 12.

In doubt

The Europa League clash between Olympiacos on Wolves will start on Thursday. place behind closed doors following an order from the government in Greece, but Wolves has asked UEFA to delay the match.

England's friendly match against Italy at Wembley in March will still continue, a tweet from the English football report revealed on March 11. England will also play against Denmark in March.

Israel has warned citizens to avoid all international travel, raising the question of whether supporters or players will travel to Scotland for their Euro 2020 playoff on March 26. if the coronavirus outbreak gets worse between now and summer. The tournament will be multi-city. UEFA admits that it is in a & # 39; waiting phase & # 39; and must follow the orders of the individual countries concerned. However, FA chairman Greg Clarke has stated that he expects the tournament to continue.

Premier League matches become & # 39; probably & # 39; played behind closed doors for the next few weeks & # 39; because of the fears of the coronavirus, board member Sasha of Everton Ryazantsev has warned, in line with the action taken in Serie A.

FORMULA ONE

Canceled

The Australian Grand The award was canceled after a McLaren team member came with Covid-19, before the British team withdrew before deciding whether the race would 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 is postponed without deciding whether to include it again in the 2020 calendar for later in the season.

Impacted

The Bahrain Grand Prix, scheduled for March 20-22, will take place behind closed doors.

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<p> <noscript> <img id= The Chinese GP was canceled first and other races could still don't follow that example

Doubt

There is growing concern about whether the inaugural Vietnam Grand Prix (scheduled for April 5 in Hanoi) will go

GOLF

Canceled

The Women's Amateur Asia-Pacific Golf Championship, scheduled for February 12-15 in Thailand, has been postponed and moved to October.

The Honda LPGA Thailand event in Pattaya, Thailand is scheduled for February 20-23, along with the HSBC Women's World Championship in Singapore, which would begin on February 27, both were postponed

. The PGA Tour Series-China postponed two qualifying tournaments and delayed the start of the campaign in 2020 by two months, reducing the number of regular season events from 14 to 10.

It was decided the LPGA Blue Bay tournament in China, with the event on Hainan Island (scheduled for March 5) equally dangerous to players' health

The European Tour held the Maybank Championship (April 16-19 in Kuala Lumpur) and Volvo China Open (April 23-26 in Shenzhen) postponed.

Impact

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.

PGA Tour events continue as planned with no spectators on site. The policy will take effect from the second round of the Players Championship on Friday and continue through to the Masters. ] The Japan Racing Association has revealed that & # 39; government-approved races & # 39; will take place behind closed doors.

Next week, two race meetings will take place behind closed doors in France in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

Monday's spring card and Wednesday's competition at the Flat in Compiegne will have no paying customers, by order of the city mayor and president of the Compiegne Racing Society.

Racing in Ireland will take place behind closed doors from March 29

In doubt

Cheltenham festival is in doubt because organizers have formed steering committee to consider the danger of the virus, just 13 days before the prestigious Gold Cup event

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<p> <noscript>] <img id= Cheltenham Festival will continue despite travel interruptions caused by the virus

RUGBY

Canceled

Scotland Women's Six Nations Contest with Italy postponed on February 23 due to an outbreak in the Milan region.

And the women's match between Wales and Scotland in the Six Nations on March 15 was also eliminated after a Scottish player tested positive for the virus.

The Irish Six Nations meeting with Italy on March 7 is postponed.

Ospreys and Ulster's Pro14 tours to play in Italy on February 29 are postponed. Ospreys would play Zebre in Parma with Treviso as the venue for Ulster's game against Benetton.

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<p> <noscript> <img id= Ireland's meeting with Six Nations with Italy on March 7 has been postponed

The Italian Rugby Federation has its National Championship and youth matches for February 28 – March 1.

Hong Kong Rugby Sevens is postponed, which is a blow to the Olympic preparations for Team GB.

England & # 39; s last Six Nations game against Italy is out & # 39; with the intention of resisting it at a later date & # 39 ;. The same applies to the corresponding luminaires for ladies and U20. All of them would be played on March 13-15.

Meanwhile, the French Six Nations clash with Ireland was reduced on March 14, with the French government taking action against sporting events.

In doubt

Scottish rugby announced that the preparations & # 39; just keep going & # 39; while discussing with French rugby whether to continue their Six Nations game on March 8 after a second coronavirus death in France.

All remaining Six Nations games in Italy – which are expected to be England in their last game on March 14 – are seriously questionable given the magnitude of the outbreak in Italy.

Fears of the virus spreading prompted ITV to cancel plans to send commentators and experts to Rome for the English game against Italy in Rome.

TENNIS

Canceled

All events on the ATP Tour have been suspended for six weeks.

The BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California, which was scheduled to begin on March 9, was postponed at eleven. It came after a confirmed case of the coronavirus in the nearby Coachella Valley.

The finals of an ATP Challenger event in Bergamo, Italy, between Enzo Couacaud and Illya Marchenko of Ukraine, are 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 could not travel to Romania for the playoff from March 6 to 7.

WTA event Xi & # 39; an Open (set for April 13-19) is canceled due to fear of player safety. 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 next month's Fed Cup finals have been postponed due to the corona virus outbreak.

The event was to take place in Budapest and the play-offs of the competition, which were to take place at eight different locations, were also put on hold.

Kunming Open WTA event is eligible for cancellation after Xi & # 39; an Open was canceled. It starts on April 27.

Impacted

Japan & # 39; s Davis Cup home game against Ecuador next week is now played behind closed doors.

Players will not hand their towels over to children in balls at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells next week, organizers said Friday.

OTHER SPORTS

Canceled

MotoGP canceled their first two races in Thailand Thailand. However, Moto2 and Moto3 will ride in Qatar as they were already stationed on the track for pre-season testing.

Cycling's United Arab Emirates Tour has been canceled with Chris Froome tested for coronavirus and Mark Cavendish is locked in his hotel room.

The South Korean 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 draw of the first stage 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.

Next month's World Triathlon Series event in Abu Dhabi was postponed on Saturday because of a precautionary measure.

The event was to take place from March 5 to March 7 in the city, which reported new cases of the virus.

Event organizers said they still hoped to resist. the event will take place later in March or April.

The Women's Ice Hockey World Championships, which are scheduled to take place in Canada later this month, have been canceled.

The NBA has also been suspended indefinitely after two Utah Jazz players contracted the virus.

The NHL has announced it has interrupted the 2019-20 season without a confirmed date for it to resume.

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<p> <noscript> <img id= All 72 preseason baseball games take place behind closed doors

Impacted

The Japanese professional baseball league decided to play their 72 games for the season behind closed doors until March 72. one of the most popular sports in Japan.

In a tool to reduce the risks of exposure to the virus, the NBA has instructed players to take items such as pens, markers, balls, and jerseys from signature seekers.

In doubt

The regular season of the South Korean baseball league is in doubt prior to the first game round on March 28. An emergency meeting was convened.

Doubts remain as the Asian Weightlifting Championships, scheduled for March, are moving from Kazakhstan to neighboring Uzbekistan. They can still be postponed.



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Rangers 1-3 Bayer Leverkusen: Dip in form continues for Steven Gerrard


This time there would be no stunning Braga style late triumph. No acts of improbably late Europa League heroism.

With this side of the Rangers you can never be sure. For all their efforts and problems in domestic football, they sniff blood in their nostrils in Europe and they are a different animal.

In the last 32, they scored two goals in the first leg against Braga after 66 minutes and still found a way to keep Steven Gerrard's unbeaten home record in Europe.

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<p> [19459109] <noscript>] <img id= Bayer Leverkusen opened the score, with a penalty from Kai Havertz in the first half

England claim Wembley friendly against ITALY is STILL ON as coronavirus continues to spread


England unbelievably claims that Wembley is still friendly to ITALY and will be played for fans, even if coronavirus cases pass 10,000 with 631 deaths in Europe & # 39; s worst hit country

England Football Employees Have strikingly claimed that their friendly match against Italy still continues later this month.

A statement from the [Twitter9020] official Twitter account of Three Lions reads: & # 39; At present, and in accordance with the current government opinion, nothing has changed with regard to to the status of our matches against Italy and Denmark later this month.

& # 39; We will certainly inform fans if there is an update. & # 39;

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Liverpool’s week from hell continues as goalkeeper Alisson’s injury adds to Jurgen Klopp’s woes


It's a peculiarity of Liverpool Premier League season that it's been just as much about resilience as sparkle.

As team of Jurgen Klopp today tries to take another step in the direction of the title against Bournemouth they have to show a bit of that again.

As Klopp frankly admitted yesterday and losing confidence in the juices no matter who you are.

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<p> <noscript> <img id= Liverpool has lost keeper Alisson to a hip injury and he will lose the Bournemouth miss a match

As such Liverpool – having lost three of their last four in all competitions – pops up in Anfield this lunch feeling a bit diminished.

And now they have also lost their keeper to injury. The Brazilian Alisson has a hip injury and will at least miss the Saturday game and the Champions League game against Atletico Madrid on Wednesday.

So it's time for a bit of the gumption she got from a number of games this season in which they didn't play very well. West Ham home, Norwich away, Wolves home and away, Watford home and Sheffield United away. If you look well enough, there are more.

Klopp knows this and will perhaps take comfort in it.

& # 39; Yes, we have been 100 percent resilient, but you always need more, & # 39; said the Liverpool manager.

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<p> <noscript> <img id= The Brazilian will also miss his crunch Champions League clash against Atletico Madrid

& # 39; The fantastic football builds on resilience, stability and defensive preparedness. It is always like that. But right now it's how we should do it. We are talking about losing a football match as the worst thing that can happen to a team.

& # 39; That is not why you meet, play and train, but it is still a possible result. We feel that we lost three in three different competitions. I can't ignore or deny that we don't feel it. It is there.

& # 39; The reaction is always possible and that is what we have always shown and that we must also show this time. And with all due respect to Bournemouth – real respect – this is our game. We have to show that now. & # 39;

It was not a good month for Liverpool and yesterday it was certainly not a good day. Klopp revealed the news about Alisson during lunch at the same time that FIFA announced the hiring of Liverpool club physician Andrew Massey as head of their medical department.

Klopp did not comment on Massey's departure although the timing is not ideal. Liverpool is trying to get a tired team through the last yards of the domestic season while preparing, along with everyone else, for the full impact of coronavirus.

In terms of Alisson's injury, he fled until Tuesday's FA Cup defeat in Chelsea, but Klopp remains unclear about the exact prognosis. He added: & # 39; He can't play next week. That means no to the Atletico game.

& # 39; I don't want to say no to the derby (to Everton a week on Monday), but I don't know if it will be available either. I would say that after the international break (from 23 to 31 March) he will be 100 percent. We will see what we can get for that. & # 39;

Liverpool was without their keeper before this season. Alisson was injured on the opening day and did not return for two and a half months. During that time, his replacement, Spaniard Adrian, proved that he was capable, but he blundered when Chelsea took the lead at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday.

Klopp still blamed that error yesterday for the ball used in the FA Cup, but the point remains that Alisson – perhaps the best goalkeeper in the Premier League – is difficult to replace.

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<p> <noscript> <img id= Adrian looked at a capable substitute, but his blunder gave Chelsea the management on Tuesday

In general, Klopp has to see improvement in his team today. A victory over Eddie Howe's team would be the 22nd consecutive home win in the league, a record for the English top flight.

& # 39; At the moment we do not feel that we have won all those competitions & quot ;, Klopp said. & # 39; That's how defeat changes things. Winning gives you confidence. Losing costs your confidence. That is normal. You start thinking about things.

& # 39; One defeat can feel like two defeats. It's about getting back on track right away. & # 39;

Liverpool has 22 points ahead of Manchester City at the top of the Premier League.

Today they play the third worst team in the league at home while City has to play Manchester United tomorrow at Old Trafford. Liverpool's title goal is currently four wins and that could be considerably less by the time this weekend's promotion is over.

But defeats change the way a team looks, feels and presents itself. It will be interesting to see how Liverpool goes Saturday.



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Leicester star James Maddison returns to face his beloved Norwich as his rise in football continues


The steady rise of James Maddison to the top of English football is not least a bit surprising when you meet someone asks who is affiliated with Norwich City .

The 23-year-old, now a vital cog in the beautiful Leicester side of Brendan Rodgers, was a fan favorite during his enchantment in the Canary Islands, where he developed and improved his skills as a exciting playmaker.

Two years after his move, Maddison returns to Carrow Road for the first time on Friday night since he has completed a move of £ 24 million to the Foxes, a club he is particularly fond of.

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<p> <noscript> <img id= James Maddison returns to his beloved Norwich City with Leicester on Friday evening

& # 39; Norwich is the first result that I check every week. I feel more like a supporter than a former player, & he told The Pink Un in December. & # 39; I want Norwich to win every week, but two weekends if not. This is one of them. I have to treat it like any other game.

& # 39; It's no other game, it's a special game for me. I am not going to say otherwise because Norwich is a club where I have so many great memories from my time there.

& # 39; I have met so many wonderful people, that period of my life was when I felt like I was on top of the world. Everything about my life that I loved so much, the life in Norwich, the people, the fans. That is why I have a weakness because it made me feel it.

& # 39; I don't lie when I say that. I'm not saying that about every club I've been to. It just has to go on. I am going with the same mindset as any other game I have played for Leicester City, and that is to win the game and play as well as possible for my team. & # 39;

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<p> <noscript> <img id=] It was in Norwich where Maddison really flourished and the club deep in his heart is kept

Maddison arrived in Norwich as a promising 19-year-old but was immediately sent back on loan to Coventry for the rest of the season in an effort to promote his development at lower levels.

Later that summer back in Norfolk, Maddison would be given on loan again, but this time to Scotland with Aberdeen giving him a run in their first team.

Maddison believes that his two loan movements were vital to his development as a League One and the SPFL allowed him to kick from an early age.

Mddison's journey also drew comparisons with Tottenham and England teammate Dele Alli, who gained valuable experience as a youngster with MK Dons before moving to White Hart Lane at £ 5m.

& # 39; Dele Alli is probably the perfect example & # 39 ;, Maddison told the Independent in January 2018 . & # 39; He already played many games for MK Dons. He got a move and started from there, because he had that experience behind him. & # 39;

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<p> <noscript> <img id= Maddison was crowned as the EFL Young Player of the Month in January 2018

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<p> <noscript> <img id= Maddison & # 39; s (front) rise in English football was compared to Tottenham & # 39; s Dele Alli (back)

However, while l got his chance on Carrow Road after his return from Aberdeen, Maddison manager Daniel Farke says that Norwich will get the chance to play, while a much needed & # 39; kick up the backside & # 39; played a crucial role in helping him seize the opportunity.

& # 39; I have always known that I took the chance when I got it, & Maddison told BBC Radio Norfolk in February 2018.

& # 39; I am a confident boy and Daniel Farke who came in was the little staircase on the back that I needed. He gave me the chance to play in Fulham (in August) and since then I have not looked back. & # 39;

And he did not look back. Maddison took his chance and played 49 games in all competitions that season, scoring 15 goals and delivering 11 assists for his teammates.

While Maddison's efforts were not enough to help Norwich promote that season, the youngster was named Player of the Year and earned a place in the PFA Team of the Year of the Championship.

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<p> <noscript> <noscript>] <img id= Norwich boss Daniel Farke (left) motivated Maddison (right) to continue on Carrow Road

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<p> <noscript> <img id= Farke reveals that Maddison was always" greedy to improve every day & # 39; while at the Canary Islands

JAMES MADDISON AT NORWICH CITY

Performances: 53

Objectives: 16

Assists: 13

Braces

: EFL Young player of the month of January 2018

PFA Championship Team of the Year: 2017–18

Norwich Player of the Season: 2017–18

EFL Team of the Season: 2017–18

& # 39; From the first day I realized how special Maddison could be and the praise for him was rightly earned, & # 39; said Canary boss Farke in December.

& # 39; We had to be patient to have the time to work with him. He always had a great attitude.

& # 39; I remember when I first arrived, he was kind of like a kid and we had to build him up, also in his physical terms and tactical understanding of the game.

& # 39; Although he was so young, he was always greedy to improve every day.

& # 39; He is a confident boy, but he also still finds a good balance between being confident, that you have to be his position, but also self-critical about wanting to improve your game. & # 39;

Maddison was a clear talent and was constantly connected to people like Tottenham, Arsenal and Liverpool during his time in Coventry and during Carrow Road.

However, it was Leicester who would win the race for Maddison's signature – a move where he had to pay a club record money of £ 24 million.

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<p> <noscript> <img id= Maddison scored 16 goals in 53 games for Norwich and earned him rave reviews in Norfolk

Farke added: & We were sad when he left us, but sometimes you have to accept that a player's development is a bit faster than the club, and it was (transfer from Maddison) was also crucial to keep the club running due to a lot of financial pressure. & # 39;

Maddison has enjoyed a great campaign with Leicester so far and looks set to secure Champions League football more often next season.

His performances have earned him rave reviews with his nine goals and three as sists only help his profile further.

So much that Leicester No. 10, along with best friend Jack Grealish, is on Manchester United's summer wish list.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would like to add more attack options to his team at the end of the season and Maddison & # 39; s credentials check many boxes for what he wants from a player.

Although the future looks extremely bright for one of England & # 39; s young weapons, his time in the lower leagues and in Norwich is something he will always be great for.

& # 39; When I go back to Norwich, they are all good positive things and they are all happy that I am doing well, which you cannot underestimate, & # 39; Maddison adds. "I am grateful for that."



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Bukayo Saka continues to thrive as Arsenal’s converted full-back provides 10th assist of the season


Bukayo Saka continues to thrive as Arsenal & # 39; s converted full-back 10th assist of the season offers in Premier League victory over Everton

  • Bukayo Saka excelled again during Arsenal clinched on 3-2 win Everton
  • The full-back was introduced in 18 minutes after Sead Kolasinac was withdrawn
  • The 18-year-old set-up Eddie Nketiah for a third assist in so many appearances
  • Gareth Southgate will no doubt keep an eye on this talented prospect

While Eddie Nketiah rode off to the corner flag, a first Premier League goal of the season under his belt, the Arsenal dialed a few numbers and put an imaginary phone in his ear.

A little earlier, the 20-year-old had jumped skyward and his straight-stretched foot high enough to divert the Bukayo Saka's cross past Jordan Pickford.

With that, Nketiah had repaid the faith of Mikel Arteta after the Arsenal boss had started him for Alexandre Lacazette for the second league match.

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<p> <noscript> <img id= Bukayo Saka passes Djibril Sidibe during Arsenal & # 39 ; s 3-2 home victory over Everton

And with that, their converted left back still had an assist for his bulging collection.

That is now three in his past three appearances, ten for the campaign and counting. No Arsenal player has so many and no teenager can match his Premier League count. It would be no surprise if he has a number of phone calls to answer next month.

Are there many English left backs who play with the confidence and quality of this 18-year-old?

Ben Chilwell, Luke Shaw and Danny Rose are all ahead of him in the international pecking order as it is now.

But for a crucial summer, Gareth Southgate can do worse than blood this prospect of England under 19 whose reputation builds up with every game. Especially with Nigeria, which is also browsing for its services.

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<p class= Arsenal players celebrate Eddie Nketiah's equalizing goal at the Emirates Stadium

For a child of 18 that might be a decision for another day.

For now he continues to confirm his place on the left flank of Arsenal.

Saka said last week that he sees his future further on the field – and that this stint in defense would only make him a better winger.

But if it is not broken, why repair it?

After all, this place has known a few young attackers who have made the conversion easy to go back.

Amid a season of turbulence and mediocrity, the 18-year-old is a rare beacon of hope.

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<p> <noscript> <img id= Saka prepares for replacement after 18 minutes Sead Kolasinac & # 39; s arm injury

Yes, like Nketiah, Reiss Nelson and Joe Willock have recreated the worn path from the academy to the first Arsenal team.

But nobody made the impact of Saka. In a few short months he has developed into an important outlet on the development side of Mikel Arteta.

The floating, floating Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang offers him the space to shine. Arsenal now only needs to secure their future for the long term.

Saka is out of contract at the end of next season and with each passing week his value on this side increases.

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<p> <noscript> <img id= Saka faded in the second half, but he remains leaving his mark on this side of Arsenal

Against Everton on Sunday, the 18-year-old only entered the battle after an early injury to Sead Kolasinac.

It seems that Arteta would like to have used him in the past seven days after 90 minutes against both Olympiakos and Newcastle.

Here Saka certainly faded in the second half when some sloppiness crept into his game. Fortunately he has already left his mark.

Less than 10 minutes after he arrived, the left back worked one meter of space and placed the ball on a plate in front of Nketiah.

Continue with this and Saka & # 39; s phone will continue to ring for some time.





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Dortmund 2-1 PSG: Erling Haaland continues to shine with brace in Champions League clash



Borussia Dortmund: Burki, Piszczek, Hummels, Zagadou, Hakimi, Can, Witsel, Warrior , Sancho (Schmelzer 90), Haland, Hazard (Reyna 67);

Subs not used: Dahoud, Gotze, Schulz, Akanji, Hitz

Scorers: Haaland (69, 77)

Posted: Witsel

PSG: Navas, Marquinhos, Thiago Silva, Kimpembe, Meunier, Gueye, Verratti, Kurzawa, Di Maria (Sarabia 77), Neymar, Mbapp;

Subs not used: Kehrer, Cavani, Sergio Rico, Icardi, Draxler, Nianzou Kouassi

Scorers: Neymar (75)

Booked: Gueye, Neymar

Referee: Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz



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Kyle Edmund’s resurgence continues after British No 3 beats Andreas Seppi to win New York Open final


Kyle Edmund's revival continues after British No. 3 defeats Andreas Seppi to win the New York Open final and win the second ATP Tour title

  • The revival of Kyle Edmund accelerated with the victory at the New York Open
  • The British No. 3 captured his second ATP Tour title after beating Andreas Seppi
  • Edmund had defeated his Italian opponent in straight sets to lift the trophy
  • The 24-year-old could compete for current British No. 1 Dan Evans

Kyle Edmund & # 39; s revival of the past months further pace on Sunday when he won his second title on the main ATP Tour.

The indoor New York Open is not to be confused with the US Open, which takes place six months in a row in the same metropolis, but the trophy confirms that it is again following an upward trajectory.

The 24-year-old from Yorkshire defeated Andreas Seppi 7-5 6-1 from Italy in 81 minutes. At the lowest level of the full tour, it contributes to its victory at the European Open in Antwerp in October 2018.

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<p> <noscript> <img id= The revival of British No. 3 Kyle Edmund continued the victory in the New York Open final

After that notable year, Edmund suffered a prolonged slump in 2019 with his rankings slipping to the 1970s before picking up late in the season with a series of emphatic victories at the new Davis Cup final week in Madrid.

His improvement coincided with hiring the Argentinian coach Franco Davin, and he also collaborated with the British Colin Beecher.

After this week, Edmund will come back to around 44 in the world, with a few points to defend in the coming months, apart from a smaller Challen ger title he won last March in California.

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<p> <noscript> <img id= The 24-year-old won his second ATP Tour title after beating Andreas Seppi 7-5 6-1

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<p> <noscript> <img id= Edmund could take care of the British No. 1 spot in the absence of Andy Murray

In the continuous absence of Andy Murray, whose to The future is again covered in uncertain ty, at least there seems to be a competition for the British No. 1 spot. That is currently in the hands of Dan Evans, who is at the top of the top 30 after reaching the quarterfinals in Rotterdam.

Seppi is ranked 98 and the relatively modest field in New York meant that Edmund didn't have to beat a top fifty opponent to win the title.

After being held until 5-5, he broke to take the first set with a powerful backhand, which had to be part of a decisive series of five winning games.



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