More and more sporting events worldwide are being canceled and postponed due to the corona virus. In this live blog we will keep you informed of all developments.
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Turkish former top goalkeeper Rüstü Reçber (46) is on the mend after he was hit hard by the virus. "The first 72 hours were very serious, Rüstü had a high fever for days," his wife Isil writes on Instagram. "He had strange symptoms that I have never seen before. He suffered from fatigue and loss of appetite. But not only that. His skin turned gray, like his lips. He breathed quickly and laboriously, and the coughing did not stop. He also did not speak and had an irregular pulse. "
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Sadio Mané donates extra money for the hospital that he has built in his hometown Bambali in Senegal. The Liverpool attacker wants to help if corona patients have to be admitted.
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The Belgian top rider Philippe Gilbert had actually wanted to prepare for the Tour of Flanders this week, but he now gets at least help from a special trainer at home in Monaco: his son.
I'm very lucky to have a son who keeps track of my training! 😅Avatar
Coronavirus2 hours ago
As is known, the European Championship has been postponed for a year, but Belgian supermarkets are already full of merchandise for the tournament. Like these coke cans with the effigies of Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku and Thibaut Courtois.
Spotted a can in # EURO2020 packaging? Which can. The packaging was already ready before the coronaciris hit Europe. Changing now would mean destroying them, a waste we want to avoid in the current context. https://t.co/Uw9dnd6inyAvatar
Coronavirus2 hours ago
Schalke player Harit fined € 100,000 after 'corona party'
Schalke 04 has imposed a fine of no less than 100,000 euros on player Amine Harit. The 22-year-old midfielder and ten other people celebrated a nightly 'corona party' in a shisha bar, with which the company violated the measures of the German government.
Coronavirus2 hours ago
Horner: 'Corona camp has never been a serious option'
Team boss Christian Horner responds to Helmut Marko's bizarre plan, which Max Verstappen and other drivers wanted to infect with the corona virus. They could be treated in a special 'corona camp', after which they would be immune and fit for the rest of the year. "Helmut's plan came when the severity of this virus was far from clear. We never saw it as a serious option, as everyone quickly agreed that it wasn't going to happen," Horner told the BBC.
Coronavirus3 hours ago
Sport events in China are still banned for the time being
In Wuhan, the seat of the corona virus, the situation has been under control for some time. But China fears a second wave, mainly because infected foreigners enter China and spread the virus. Therefore, all major gatherings including sports competitions are prohibited until further notice. The government has informed the various sports federations about this.
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The organization of Wimbledon will meet today to see if the tournament can continue this year. The outcome seems to be fixed in advance and that is that the event must be postponed for the first time since World War II. Wimbledon is scheduled to start on June 29.
Coronavirus3 hours ago
Aston Villa goalkeeper Pepe Reina contracted the virus two weeks ago. He is now doing well, but he has experienced difficult moments. "The hardest part was when I noticed that I had breathing problems. For 25 minutes I was not getting any oxygen. That was also the only time I was really scared. Endless minutes of fear, as if my throat suddenly closed."
Coronavirus3 hours ago
La Liga resumes in July without audience
Jaume Roures, chairman of Mediapro, the company that broadcasts the Spanish league, expects La Liga to resume in July without an audience. If a player subsequently tests positive for COVID-19, the season will be permanently canceled. La Liga was shut down on March 10. Unlike in the Netherlands, clubs in Spain do not receive TV money if the matches are not played, so they miss out on considerable income.
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Patrick McEnroe recovered from coronavirus
Patrick McEnroe, the younger brother of seven-time Grand Slam winner John, announces that he is infected with the corona virus. The American contracted the virus about ten days ago. "Now I feel 100 percent again, fortunately I am doing well now," said the 53-year-old tennis player, who reached 28th place in the world ranking and won Roland Garros in the doubles.
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Former Marseille president Diouf dies from coronavirus consequences
Former Olympique Marseille chairman Pape Diouf passed away at the age of 68 after becoming infected with COVID-19. "We have noted with great sadness the death of Pape Diouf," reports the French club. Diouf led 'OM' from 2005 to 2009 and was the first chairman of a large dark-skinned club. He died in Dakar, the capital of his native Senegal.
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UEFA holds urgent deliberation
UEFA is holding a video conference this afternoon with all 55 Member States to discuss the current situation. It must be clear what the end date of the different competitions will be. If that is after June 30, there should also be a decision on what happens to the contracts that expire on that date.
Coronavirus · yesterday at 11:21 PM
Novak Djokovic does not need rackets to enjoy a game of tennis at home. Two saucepans are enough.
Competition never stops 💪🏼😂 # tennisathome🎾🏠 Такмичење није престало 😂Avatar
Coronavirus · yesterday at 11:10 PM
Union is working on a solution for expiring contracts
We are working on a solution for players whose contracts expire on June 30, such as Ajax player Hakim Ziyech. That reports players union FIFPro against various English media. Because the competitions are likely to stand still until the summer due to the corona virus, the contracts expire before the competitions are completed. Secretary Jonas Baer Hoffman hopes that the contracts can be extended until the end of the season. "We hope that there will be a collective solution for everyone, otherwise we hope that clubs will find a national solution on how best to extend the contracts."
Coronavirus · yesterday at 10:54 PM
Players' union FIFPro: 'Continue in Belarus incomprehensible'
The international players' union FIFPro raises the alarm about Belarus, where football is played despite the corona crisis. Secretary Jonas-Baer Hoffman calls it "incomprehensible". "There are players who are concerned. Belarus is the only country in Europe where the competition will not be stopped." Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko does not take the coronavirus too seriously: he previously said that you can kill the virus by drinking a lot of vodka and he played a game of ice hockey.
Coronavirus · yesterday at 10:40 PM
Finishing the professional competitions is becoming more difficult, but not impossible, due to the new measures taken by the cabinet. We list the scenarios briefly:
Coronavirus · yesterday at 10:25 PM
Former number one Mauresmo: 'No tennis until there is a vaccine'
The gravel season has already been canceled because of the corona virus and Wimbledon may also suffer the same fate, but according to former number one Amélie Mauresmo, those measures do not go far enough. The former winner of the Australian Open and Wimbledon proposes on Twitter to delete the entire season. The current coach of the Frenchman Lucas Pouille does not find it useful to restart the tennis season as long as there is no vaccine. "An international circuit means players and players of all nationalities, plus their entourage, spectators and people who come from all over the world to attend events. No vaccine is not tennis," it says. Researchers expect that a vaccine against COVID-19 will not be available until next year at the earliest.
Coronavirus · yesterday at 10:09 PM
UCI does not make any concessions in the World Cup cycling program
The International Cycling Union (UCI) does not intend to scrap parts of the World Cup in order to create space for delayed races, according to the schedule the union has just announced. The new 'mixed repayment', which is scheduled for Wednesday 24 September, will also not be dropped. Richard Plugge, director of Team Jumbo-Visma, doesn't understand that choice. "Unbelievable. Serious organizers can use that weekend of September 20 to start a race after all. Then put the individual time trial on Wednesday and skip that mixed relay," he says on Twitter. The Cycling World Cup will be held in September in Martigny, Switzerland.
Coronavirus · yesterday at 9:55 PM
Rafael Nadal keeps up the courage and works up a sweat at home. The Spaniard calls on his followers to stay at home as much as possible.
How's everyone today? Keep fighting 💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻! #yomequedoencasa #iorestoacasa #istayhome #jerestechezmoiAvatar
Coronavirus · yesterday at 9:22 PM
Vitesse in conflict with stadium owner about rent
Due to the corona crisis, Vitesse does not want to pay the rent for the GelreDome stadium for the time being, reports magazine . The club claims to be hit hard due to the fact that there are no matches for the time being and has therefore written a letter to the owner. The owner of the stadium, Michael van der Kuit, responds furiously to the request. "Because everyone pays, only not the landlord? That is not possible. Let the Russian owner of them just pay extra."
Coronavirus · yesterday at 9:03 PM
In any case, professional football will stand still until 1 June. What should the KNVB do with the Eredivisie and the Kitchen Champion Division?
- Play out in the summer
- Shut down and not appoint champions, doctoral candidates and relegants
- Shut down and appoint champions, doctoral candidates and relegants
Coronavirus · yesterday at 8:48 PM
Gerbrands: 'It's time for clarity'
Toon Gerbrands, general manager at PSV, is pleased that there is now clarity about the next two months. However, he hopes to hear more about whether or not the competition will continue in the summer, he responds at the Eindhovens Dagblad . "It is time for clarity. We have to wait and see what will come out of the meeting with the other European unions, and then we hope that steps will be taken soon."
Coronavirus · yesterday at 8:40 PM
FC Emmen understands the choice not to resume the professional competitions before June 1.
🦠 | StaatHealth is on 𝟏.No professional football before 1 June. #FCEMMEN #HIERKOMIKWEG #IKBLIEFTHUUS https://t.co/zpMS2a5JHNAvatar
Coronavirus · yesterday at 8:37 PM
Prime Minister Rutte confirmed at the press conference that the Eredivisie and the Kitchen Champion Division will not be resumed before June 1.
VideoRutte: 'Professional football will stand still until 1 June'
Coronavirus · yesterday at 8:32 PM
Hockey leagues postponed again, but not canceled yet
Hockey association KNHB has postponed the restart of the hockey competition as a result of the extension of the measures to combat the corona virus. The union has not yet definitively crossed the season. "The KNHB is now investigating the possibilities of completing the competitions in alternative ways in May, June or July, or setting up other alternative (competition) formats for a shorter period of time," can be read on the site of the Union. "Our goal is, if circumstances allow in the course of May, to make it possible to play hockey for a few weeks at the clubs."
Coronavirus · yesterday at 8:25 PM
KNVB hopes to play out competitions in Eredivisie and KKD after 1 June
Although no professional football can be played in the Netherlands until at least 1 June, the KNVB does not give up hope that the leagues in the Eredivisie and Eerste Divisie can still be played this season. The federation, like the Eredivisie CV and the Cooperative Eerste Divisie, realizes that it will be a difficult story. "The permanent abandonment of the forced-ending professional football leagues also seems an option," the association reports in a press statement on Monday evening. "Nevertheless, we also try to find a way for our competitions, which fits within the frameworks that the government and RIVM determine for our country and which also fits in with what UEFA will advise tomorrow."
Coronavirus · yesterday at 8:21 PM
Georginio Wijnaldum misses the training with 'Big Virg', Virgil van Dijk. They will probably have to wait a while before they are back on the field together.
Really missing these training sessions with Big Virg 😅💪🏾How would you do against him? #ThrowbackAvatar
Coronavirus · yesterday at 8:04 PM
The KNVB also reports that there will be no final rankings in amateur football for this season, and that there will therefore be no champions, doctoral candidates and relegants. Also the cup championships are no longer played. The next season everyone starts in the same class as at the start of the current season. (2/2)
Coronavirus · yesterday at 7:59 PM
KNVB puts an end to amateur football for this season because of corona virus
The KNVB is putting an end to the amateur football of this season by extending the cabinet's measures against the corona virus, the union reports in a press release. "Today we can conclude that the competitions can no longer be played in a desired way before the start of the summer break," said director of amateur football Jan Dirk van der Zee. "Unlike the pros, there is no scenario for the amateurs to postpone the matches until after the summer break. By making the decision today, we mainly want to give everyone clarity." (1/2)
Coronavirus · yesterday at 7:55 PM
In any case, sports accommodations are closed until April 28
Due to the extension of the government's measures against the spread of the corona virus, all sports facilities will certainly be closed until 28 April. The NOC * NSF is pleased that there is now more clarity for the coming period. "In these exceptional times, exceptional measures are needed," said managing director Gerard Dielessen. "Sport is committed to averting this crisis. We call on all sports clubs and their members to show solidarity at this time. Let us all ensure that after this crisis we are still can make full use of our unique Dutch sports infrastructure. "
Coronavirus · yesterday at 7:38 PM
Now that professional football has come to a halt until at least June 1, the KNVB has three options left for the Eredivisie and Keuken Kampioen Division:
Coronavirus · yesterday at 7:14 PM
Premier League and Kitchen Champion Division will not resume before June 1
The Eredivisie will not resume before June 1, Prime Minister Rutte confirms at the press conference on measures to contain the corona virus. "Unfortunately, the competition cannot start yet," said the prime minister. "This is subject to licensing and notification. That means that professional football, even without the public, will be stopped until 1 June."
Coronavirus · yesterday at 6:31 PM
International Kika van Es will not be stopped by the corona virus. She just continues the training at home.
Nothing can stop me from going after my goals, Stay fit ❤️Avatar
Coronavirus · yesterday at 6:29 PM
What do you think the KNVB should do with the current season in the Eredivisie?
- Play in abbreviated form until June 30
- Finish the season, even after June 30th
- End the season prematurely
Coronavirus · yesterday at 6:01 PM
FIFA puts hundreds of millions of euros in emergency fund for clubs
If we have to believe The New York Times , FIFA is freeing up hundreds of millions of euros for a special emergency fund. The fund is intended to provide financial support to clubs that are in serious trouble due to the corona crisis. The football association confirms to the American newspaper that the emergency fund is indeed being created, but not how much money it is exactly. Earlier today we reported that the KNVB, together with ING, is setting up an emergency fund for Dutch clubs that get into trouble.
Coronavirus · yesterday at 5:50 PM
Emergency doctor Roos America, the wife of Club Brugge player Ruud Vormer, shows in this video what a working day in the hospital looks like during this period.
A special look into the life of emergency doctor Roos, the strong woman behind Ruud Vormer! 👩🏻⚕️ 💪🏻😍 #WeNeverLockAlone #StayHomeAvatar
Coronavirus · yesterday at 5:42 PM
Erik ten Hag gives tips for a healthy breakfast in his own way in this video, which is shared on a parody account. He just mixes up some brand names ...
Here is a nice tip from me to be able to properly implement all the chelges of this time!Avatar
Coronavirus · yesterday at 17:33
Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos shows on Instagram how he keeps fit at home.
Workout done! ✅ Trabajo de fuerza en el gym 🏋🏻♂️ ✅ Series de velocidad 🏃🏻♂️ 💨 ✅ Zancada y velocidad con balón medicinal ⚫️💪🏻 🎶 @arceperroviejo - AménAvatar
Coronavirus · yesterday at 5:21 PM
Horner expects new F1 rules to be further delayed to 2023
Red Bull Racing team boss Christian Horner expects the new Formula 1 rules to be pushed back by another year and not to apply until 2023. Earlier this month, the new regulations were already moved from 2021 to 2022. "In my view, it would be totally irresponsible to bear all development costs as early as 2021," Horner said in an interview with the BBC on Tuesday, in view of the corona crisis. "There seems to be reasonable agreement on a shift to 2023, but it has yet to be approved by the FIA. We now need stability."
Coronavirus · yesterday at 5:08 PM
Documentary series Michael Jordan early on Netflix because of corona virus
Basketball fans pay attention: The Last Dance , a 10-part documentary series about basketball player Michael Jordan and his club Chicago Bulls, is released early on Netflix due to the corona crisis. The series would only appear in June, but after a call from fans, that date has been brought forward to April 20. The series offers a behind-the-scenes look at the Chicago Bulls team in the 1997-1998 season. In that season, the team became champion for the sixth and for the last time.
Coronavirus · yesterday at 4:50 PM
Kompany pulls wallet for teammates
At Anderlecht, the talks about shortening the working hours of the players are not going smoothly, Het Nieuwsblad reports. The players are prepared to, among other things, hand in a monthly wage, but not to have part of their drawing money withheld. According to the newspaper, that amount is higher than their wages for some players. Captain Vincent Kompany wants to break the deadlock and is therefore prepared to make up for the lost income of his teammates.
Coronavirus · yesterday at 4:26 PM
Last Sunday, double specialist Demi Schuurs wondered if someone has a tennis court in the garden, so that she can train on it. With results, it now appears: the Limburg can therefore just hit a ball in the near future.
I found a tennis court😀! I want to thank everyone very much for thinking along and helping. Great to see how many people have sent me a message. Thank you! 👍🏼Avatar
Coronavirus · yesterday at 4:19 PM
If we are talking about emergency funds, the PDPA, the union for darts players, sets up one. Any player with a tour card who is in financial trouble due to the crisis is entitled to a payment of up to £ 1,000 (over 1,100 euros).
🎯 ANNOUNCEMENT 🎯The @PDPA_darts, with support from the PDC, has announced a financial support scheme for players affected during the current situation. ▶ ️ Full statement: https://t.co/fzRALRdnBnAvatar
Coronavirus · yesterday at 4:12 PM
KNVB talks to ING about emergency fund for clubs
According to Algemeen Dagblad , the KNVB is in talks with ING and the Eredivisie CV to set up an emergency fund to support clubs during the corona crisis. According to the newspaper, it is currently only about the Eredivisie clubs, but the other levels will follow soon. It is not known what the aid will look like in terms of content and how much money it will involve. According to the union, the support is separate from any additional measures that the cabinet will take tonight.
Coronavirus · yesterday at 3:57 PM
Team Mercedes has temporarily changed its logo. The star in the center is now farther from the surrounding circle. The logo thus symbolizes 'social distancing', which is extremely important at this time.
Practice social distancing 👊 #StayAtHome, we can successfully combat this virus!Avatar
Coronavirus · yesterday at 3:43 PM
Not 115, but 479 more nights until the Tokyo Olympics begin. The 'countdown clock' in Tokyo has been resisted.
Only 479 days to go - the Tokyo Olympic Games countdown clock has been reset to the new datesAvatar
Coronavirus · yesterday at 3:15 PM
Formula 1 video game 'just' includes all races
Good news for Formula 1 gamers. The new video game 'just' contains all 22 races, including the GP of Zandvoort. That confirms a director of Codemasters, who releases the game, to RaceFans . Due to the worldwide coronavirus outbreak, the first eight races will be postponed in 2020. It is not yet known when the new Formula 1 video game will be released.
Coronavirus · yesterday at 3:03 PM
Bundesliga plans to resume in May
The Bundesliga wants to resume the competition in May with matches without an audience. This is reported by the generally well-entered Kicker . According to the football magazine, the German football drivers want to do everything to finish the season, so that they can claim the 370 million euros in television money.