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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The current season in the Eredivisie has to be stopped. At least, that is the opinion of a large majority of voters on this poll.

There is great controversy between the Eredivisie clubs about whether or not to finish the season. What do you think should be done?

  • The competition must be completed

    23%

  • The competition must be ended

    77%

Coronavirus28 minutes ago

Bayern resumes training in small groups
Bayern Munich will start training again on Monday, reports Kicker . According to the German football magazine, the 'Rekordmeister' will train in small groups of up to four to five players. Bayern follows the example of several other Bundesliga clubs.

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Ajax wants to compensate supporters financially
Ajax wants to compensate its season ticket holders financially if the Eredivisie season cannot be completed. The Amsterdam club informs the supporters of this by letter. "We understand that this is not the situation you had hoped for when purchasing your season ticket. In consultation with other Eredivisie clubs, we will look at how we can meet all football fans on the one hand and keep our industry and Ajax healthy on the other." , writes Ajax.

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Southgate hands in 30 percent salary
English national coach Gareth Southgate plans to hand in 30 percent of his salary, Sky Sports reports. According to a spokesman, the English football association FA will announce that next week. "The financial implications of the coronavirus are not yet known, but as a nonprofit, we want to make sure we are on the right track to support the organization as a whole and our employees," said the spokesman.

Coronavirusone hour ago

Petition started to give Atalanta the title
In Italy, a petition has begun to declare Atalanta as a Serie A champion should the season no longer be available. The Bergamo squad comes from the region most affected by the corona virus. Moreover, leader Juventus previously indicated that he did not want the title in that case. "Our proposal is to give the Scudetto to Atalanta, because of the sporting achievements they have shown on the field over the last two years and to pay homage to the city of Bergamo, which symbolizes how Italy is suffering from the corona virus Franco Cascio reports on behalf of the committee 'Scudetto alla Dea'.

Coronavirus2 hours ago

NBA donates a million mouth masks
The NBA also provides assistance in the fight against the corona virus. The American basketball league is partnering with the New York Knick and the Brooklyn Nets to donate 1 million additional mouth masks to healthcare personnel in New York. The NBA and the two clubs are thanked by Andrew Cuomo, Governor of New York State.

NEW: The @NBA is contributing 1 million desperately needed surgical masks for New York's essential workers in collaboration with @nyknicks, @BrooklynNets and China's Consul General Huang Ping.New York thanks you.We are beyond grateful for this gift of critically needed PPE.

Avatar Avatar Author Andrew CuomoMoment of places21: 08 - April 4, 2020

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Due to the corona crisis, the athletes have plenty of time for domestic activities. This also applies to Romain Grosjean, who uses the sponge to ensure that his Mustang looks peak again.

By staying home, you are helping defeat # COVID19. But during this time I take care of my physical & mental health by cleaning, playing and cooking! Join @who's new challenge! Show us how you're #HealthyAtHome #coronavirus

Avatar Avatar Author grosjeanromain Moment of places 17: 43-4 April 2020

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Soccer is not only played in Belarus, but also in Tajikistan, Burundi and Nicaragua. In Tajikistan, one of the few countries without registered corona infections, the competition will 'just' start tomorrow.

Busy schedule tomorrow, for corona times. Choice stress.

Avatar Avatar Author Michel Abbink Moment of Places 21: 44 - April 4, 2020

Coronavirus2 hours ago

Premier League players see a drawback in salary cuts
The English players' union emphasizes in a new statement that it takes a little more time to think about a possible agreement with a pay cut of 30 percent. In addition, the players point out that surrendering salary may also have a detrimental effect on the UK government, which may make less money available to public health. On an annual basis, that would amount to a loss of £ 200 million (over € 227 million).

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Liverpool is strongly criticized for the measure
Liverpool's decision to send around two hundred workers on leave goes wrong with former players Jamie Carragher and Stan Collymore. "The club has lost all respect and goodwill in one fell swoop," said Carragher. Nor does Collymore have a good word for it. "I can't think of a single Liverpool fan who doesn't find this disgusting. It's just not right."

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Olympique Marseille makes stadium available
Olympique Marseille makes the Stade Vélodrome and its training center La Commanderie available in the fight against the corona virus. "Our facilities can be used to accommodate caring staff, material or food," the French club reports on its website. Marseille also does not exclude that patients can be cared for in the stadium.

Coronavirus4 hours ago

Rafael Nadal hits a ball with his sister Maribel in Mallorca. And the number two in the world must occasionally give in.

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Final ... me gana? H 🎾 👏🏻 Mi hermana @mariabel_nadalLo dicho, hay que animarse 💪🏻😉 #yomequedoencasa #iorestoacasa #istayhome #jerestechezmoi #tennisathome

Avatar Avatar Author rafaelnadal Time of places 19: 45 - 4 April 2020

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Degenkolb: 'Even participate if Tour lasts five weeks'
John Degenkolb is willing to do the Tour de France this year. "If necessary, I will even participate if the Tour lasts five weeks," the German tells Der Spiegel . Degenkolb doesn't care how the Tour is run, as long as the French cycling round continues. "Because the Tour is also an event that allows some teams to survive. 70 to 80 percent of all sponsorship income can be earned in the Tour."

Coronavirus4 hours ago

Korfball European Championship canceled in November
The Dutch korfball players cannot defend their European title this year. The international netball federation IKF decides to remove the European Championship from the calendar due to the corona pandemic. The tournament would only take place in early November in Antwerp.

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While other drivers race in the simulator, Valtteri Bottas deals with completely different things. The Finn goes hiking in the far north of his country and conquers the 1,029 meter high mountain Saana.

Hiking day 🏔☃️ • # VB77 #saanatunturi #snowshoeing #nature #isolation #keepthedistance #arctictrainingcamp # covid📷 @tiffanycromwell

Avatar Avatar Author valtteribottasMoment of places18: 38 - April 4, 2020

Coronavirus5 hours ago

Norris wants to see Verstappen race virtually
Lando Norris believes that Max Verstappen should also participate in the virtual races that are held every Sunday when a Grand Prix should have taken place. The Limburger will not participate in the iRacing game for the time being. "I don't think Max has played the official Formula 1 game much," said Norris. "And if he participates in something, he wants to win. Red Bull should oblige him to race, that would be good for the game."

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Due to the corona crisis, racing is currently not possible, but several (former) drivers are currently involved in the All-Star esports Battle of The Race. Stoffel Vandoorne, Esteban Gutiérrez, Rubens Barrichello, Jenson Button, Emerson Fittipaldi, Tony Kanaan, Jan Magnussen and Juan Pablo Montoya, among others, are at the start.

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What an amazing line-up for the #LegendsTrophy event. @ JackNichollsF1E gives us the run down.💻 Watch now at: https://t.co/WdVqh7S2NG #TheRaceMustGoOn || #LegendsTrophy

Avatar Avatar Author The RaceMoment of places18: 11 - April 4, 2020

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Van der Poel will ride Ronde van Zwift on Sunday
Thirteen professional cyclists will start the digital Tour of Flanders tomorrow, but Mathieu van der Poel is not among them. The Alpecin-Fenix ​​rider then rides the so-called Ronde van Zwift with his teammates, a virtual race via the popular indoor cycling app Zwift. The race is 27.6 kilometers long, is about the World Championship track in Richmond from five years ago and is broadcast live on Youtube and Facebook.

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Peter Sagan characteristically speaks out again during the corona crisis. The Slovakian is involved in core stability exercises at home in special ways

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Stay safe at home everybody

Avatar Avatar Author Peter SaganMoment of places17: 17 - April 4, 2020

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The athletes keep their fitness level in all kinds of alternative ways. Calvin Stengs has found a nice and quiet place for this in the Haarlemmermeerse Bos.

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Good training session this morning 🏃🏾✅ with @__danigomes__ and @gomesfootballplayers

Avatar Avatar Author calvinstengs Time of places 13: 20 - April 4, 2020

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Italian federation welcomes corona patients
As of Monday, the Italian football association FIGC will receive patients in the national training center in Coverciano, a suburb of Florence, who will remain in isolation after being infected with the coronavirus. The training center in Tuscany houses 54 rooms that will be used by patients discharged from the hospital. "I am pleased that our offer to receive people here has been received with so much enthusiasm by Florence Mayor Dario Nardello," said FIGC President Gabriele Gravina. "We would like to help in every possible way during this emergency."

Coronavirus7 hours ago

'No guarantee for Playing without problems in 2021'
According to the German virologist Alexander Kekulé, there is currently no guarantee whatsoever that the Olympic Games in 2021 can take place without any problems. "After all, we have no idea how the corona pandemic will evolve by then," he told the ARD . Kekulé thinks that by the summer of 2021, the corona crisis will not be completely over, certainly not in less developed countries. "From such countries, the coronation hazard can always reappear."

Coronavirus7 hours ago

In Tajikistan football is still 'just' played. National champion Istiklol Dushanbe wins the Super Cup for the ninth time in club history by beating Khujand 2-1.

«Истиклол» стал девятикратным обладателем Суперкубка ТаджикистанаДушанбинский «Истиклол» одержав волевую победу в матче за Суперкубок Таджикистана 2020 серебряного призера чемпионата прошлого сезона «Худжанд» сохранил трофей в своей коллекции. https://t.co/7G73kGXVhp

Avatar Avatar Author FC Istiklol DushanbeMoment of places16: 31 - April 4, 2020

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Visiting the hairdresser is currently not easy due to the corona crisis. This also applies to Cristiano Ronaldo, who uses his girlfriend Georgina to update his haircut.

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Stay home and keep stylish 💇🏽‍♂️👩‍❤️‍💋‍👨 #stayhomestaysafe

Avatar Avatar Author Cristiano Moment of Places 14: 40-4 April 2020

Coronavirus7 hours ago

Burnley fears a loss of 57 million euros
Should the Premier League not resume this season, Burnley fears a loss of £ 50 million (nearly 57 million euros). The 'Clarets' are threatening to seize the 51 million euros in television rights and possibly lose almost 6 million euros in income from the last home games of the season.

Coronavirus8 hours ago

Xavi also donates million euros to a hospital
Former top footballer Xavi Hernández, together with his wife, Núria Cullinera, donates 1 million euros to a hospital in Barcelona. The former FC Barcelona player thus follows the example of his former team-mate Lionel Messi, who transferred a similar amount to the same hospital. The money is intended to purchase medical equipment and aids in the fight against the corona virus.

Coronavirus8 hours ago

Halep: 'Wimbledon defending champion for two years now'
Simona Halep, title holder at Wimbledon, sees especially the bright side of the cancellation of the biggest tennis tournament of the year because of the corona crisis. "I want to see it positively, because I have now been the defending champion for two years," said the former number one in the world. "This is the longest period ever for me without touching a racket. I want to keep that up for another month, because I am a bit afraid of the corona virus."

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Despite the postponement of the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Judoka Roy Meyer trains hard. Meyer uses a tractor tire for his training.

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Judoka Roy Meyer trains in the backyard with a large tractor tire

Coronavirus8 hours ago

Liverpool sends part of the staff on leave
Liverpool are sending some of the non-footballing club employees on leave. The employees are therefore eligible for a benefit from the British government, which amounts to 80 percent of the salary (maximum 2,803 euros per month). Liverpool says in the statement to pay the remaining part of the salary so that no employee is "financially disadvantaged". All employees who are active on match days will continue to be paid for the time being.

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International Georginio Wijnaldum plays hide and seek for his little children in his pool in his luxurious villa in the Liverpool area.

Day 5, kid still hasn't found me 👀 #Hideandseek How are you keeping your kids entertained?

Avatar Avatar Author Gini Wijnaldum Time of places 14: 51 - 4 April 2020

Coronavirus9 hours ago

Teunissen: 'Virtual RvV a nice gesture for sponsors'
Mike Teunissen will ride the Tour of Flanders on Sunday. Not outdoors on a racing bike, but on the Zwift in the living room. After the cancellation of 'Vlaanderens Mooiste', thirteen riders joined forces to virtually finish the classic. "It is a nice gesture for our sponsors," said Teunissen at Radio 1 . "It is also a different time for them."

Coronavirus9 hours ago

DFL denies having a schedule for Bundesliga
The Deutsche Fussball Liga (DFL) denies that there is a plan to pursue the Bundesliga without an audience in May. The generally well-entered sports magazine Kicker reported earlier today that there is optimism among the 36 professional clubs in Germany to finish the competition in the summer. "It's a misleading article," the league leader said in a statement. "There is no ready-made schedule for the rest of the current season of the Bundesliga and 2nd Bundesliga."

Coronavirus9 hours ago

President RBFA spoke with UEFA boss Ceferin
Belgian Federal President Mehdi Bayat had an interview yesterday with UEFA boss Aleksander Ceferin. The Board of Directors of the RBFA wants to end the Belgian competition immediately due to the corona crisis. "It was a constructive conversation, in which the folds were smoothed out and the intention was expressed to come to a solution together," the RBFA said in a statement. UEFA threatens to purchase European tickets from Belgium if the competition is no longer completed.

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The Eredivisionists are divided about the end of this season. Some clubs want the league to stop immediately because of the corona crisis, but others think it is too early for a decision. An overview.

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Sparta wants Eredivisie to be played
Sparta Rotterdam wants the Eredivisie to be played out in the summer, provided that the KNVB receives permission from RIVM. That says technical director Henk van Stee to Algemeen Dagblad . Until now it was not yet clear in which camp Sparta went. In the Eredivisie, led by Ajax director Marc Overmars, there is a fierce discussion about the continuation of the competition. "I think it makes perfect sense that the union does not say now: 'We quit.' Precisely because UEFA expressly requests that the leagues be played. The clubs have to understand that, "says Van Stee.

Coronavirus10 hours ago

Serbian international arrested again
After Real Madrid player Luka Jovic, another Serbian international has been arrested in the capital Belgrade for ignoring a lockdown in the fight against the corona virus. This time it is about Aleksandar Prijovic (13 international matches). Priceovic was arrested with several other people and summoned to the prosecution, writes the local police. "They violated quarantine measures and were having drinks in a lobby of a Belgrade restaurant after 5 pm with more than five people."

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NK mountain bike moved to July
The NK mountain bike will be held from July 10 to 12. The championships, which were initially completed on June 6 and 7, have previously been postponed due to government measures against the corona virus. Milan Vader is defending champion in the men's cross-country section.

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Rose: 'With my back against the wall'
Danny Rose does not think it is fair how the players in the Premier League are approached by society. In England there is a lot of criticism of the players, because they were only very late prepared to hand in some of their million salaries to keep the clubs afloat in the corona crisis. "We feel we have our backs against the wall," said the 29-time English international at the BBC . "There were talks going on before people outside of football got involved."

Coronavirus11 hours ago

IOC extends solidarity program for participants
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) extends the solidarity program for the unions, athletes and coaches by one year, now that the Olympic Games in Tokyo have been postponed to the summer of 2021. The solidarity program includes funds for athletes and subsidies for sports teams. In total, approximately 1,600 athletes from 185 countries participate in the Games.

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Due to the corona virus, April 4 this year will go into the books as a day without sports, but in the past this was of course different. In the section When there was still sports, NU.nl looks back at sports events on the same day in previous years by means of photos.

April 4, 2010: The Hague enjoys, after a red card for ADO goalkeeper Barry Ditewig, the 1.76 meter long goalkeeper Ricky van den Bergh with his art and flying work keeps his goal clean against Ajax for a long time. In the last minute he is only beaten (0-1).

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Future transfer-free From Poland is still unknown
PEC Zwolle captain Bram van Polen does not yet know what to expect next season. The 34-year-old defender's contract expires on June 30. "The situation is not ideal," he told Voetbal International . "I was fully fit again and felt the appreciation of the people around me. I certainly still had my value for the team. Just when I thought: we will be adding another year, the situation changed completely. I have been joking before said: "just as I want to renew, the money has run out."

Coronavirus12 hours ago

Belarusian league is not thinking about quitting
The competition in Belarus is not thinking about stopping because of the corona virus for the time being. In the former Soviet state, the only country in the world does play football, even with the public. "We see every day the situation," said Secretary-General Sergei Zhardetski of the Football Federation of Belarus against ESPN. "We fully trust our health authorities and currently we see no reason to stop the competition. Of course we understand how serious the situation is in other countries."

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Virgil van Dijk supports a Liverpool supporter via Twitter. The English fan has become a hairdresser through the Liverpool Foundation and is now being hit hard economically by measures against the corona virus.

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When a routine call turns into an unexpected @VirgilvDijk surprise 😁❤️Ben Price, a member of one of @ LFCFoundation's targeted employability schemes, was given a pleasant surprise earlier this week 🥰

Avatar AuthorLiverpool FC (at 🏠) Time of places10: 03 - April 4, 2020

Coronavirus13 hours ago

'Flanders' Most Beautiful' is missing 1.5 million euros
Flanders Classics, the organization behind the Tour of Flanders, is certainly missing out on 1.5 million euros in VIP income now that the course has been canceled due to the outbreak of the corona virus. That says Tomas Van Den Spiegel, CEO of Flanders Classics, in Het Laatste Nieuws . Flanders 'Most Beautiful' would be held tomorrow. "But we will get out of it," Van Den Spiegel concisely concludes in the Belgian newspaper.

Coronavirus13 hours ago

Scotland will also end competition
Following Belgium, Scotland would also like to end the highest league prematurely, writes The Telegraph . That would mean that Celtic is declared champion. The intended end of competition in Belgium caused a lot of controversy in global football. UEFA even sent a letter to all affiliated football associations, threatening to take European tickets from the leagues that are being discontinued.

Coronavirus13 hours ago

'La Liga captains refuse salary proposal'
The captains in the Spanish La Liga have not agreed to a proposal for an overall salary cut, Marca reports. La Liga is in talks with the players' union AFE about an overall cut to prevent clubs from going bankrupt. Javier Tebas, the president of La Liga, would have made a proposal in which the players have to hand in 46 to 49 percent, but that is too much for the players for the time being. FC Barcelona already cut 70 percent on salaries.

Coronavirus13 hours ago

Ricciardo hopes that GP Zandvoort will be ridden
Daniel Ricciardo hopes that the GP of the Netherlands can still be ridden at Circuit Zandvoort this year. Like seven other races, the Dutch Grand Prix was postponed due to the corona virus. "I was really looking forward to that race," the Australian told Ziggo Sport . "Obviously because of the audience, but also because of the track. I was looking forward to seeing the curves and all the other adjustments they've made for us. It looks really cool. We'll see what happens."

Coronavirus14 hours ago

Henderson seeks contact with other captains
Jordan Henderson has reached out to fellow Premier League captains to raise money for health care in England. That reports The Guardian . The Liverpool midfielder thus follows a call from the British health minister, who had asked the multi-million-dollar football to commit to the fight against the corona virus. According to The Guardian , Henderson and co. already approached several banks to accept several million pounds in donations.

Coronavirus15 hours ago

Sporre: 'Overmars showed leadership'
Gaston Sporre, the striking former chairman of PEC Zwolle, follows the outspoken Ajax director Marc Overmars and believes that the Eredivisie season should be ended immediately. "While there are deaths everywhere and people are scared, they want to resume the competition as soon as possible. Apart from the fact that the plans are completely unrealistic, you don't do anything like that," he says in De Telegraaf . "Fortunately, there are also clubs that dare to say out loud that it has been great for this season. For example Ajax director Marc Overmars. He did not think about the club's interest, he showed leadership."

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