Many sports events worldwide have been canceled and postponed due to the corona virus. In this live blog we will keep you informed of all developments.
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Ceferin: 'Liverpool champion anyway'
UEFA's chairman Aleksander Ceferin would consider it unfair if Liverpool do not become Premier League champions this season. He wants to prevent 'The Reds' from missing the title if the season is unexpectedly stopped by the corona crisis. "If there is still playable this season, they will almost certainly be champions. And if there is no more play, there would still be somehow another champion to be designated," Ceferin told Slovenian newspaper Epika . "I don't see any way that Liverpool could end this season without a title."
Coronavirus · 22 minutes ago
Division over resuming or stopping Eredivisie: this is how the cards lie
Coronavirus · 29 minutes ago
KNVB and clubs talk about the state of affairs in a video call
The KNVB and the professional football clubs are talking this afternoon about how to continue in the coming period. The competitions will be stopped until June 1 because of the corona virus and there is controversy at the clubs whether the season should be completed. In any event, that decision has financial implications and that is one of the main topics to be discussed today.
Coronavirus · yesterday at 11:23 PM
Gstaad Grand Slam tournament canceled due to coronavirus
Gstaad's beach volleyball tournament, a Grand Slam tournament, can now be added to the long list of canceled sporting events. The event in the Swiss village, which counts as one of the most important tournaments on the calendar, was initially scheduled from July 7-12. An international tournament in Espinho, Portugal, which is scheduled to be held from July 15-19, is also canceled.
Coronavirus · yesterday at 11:03 PM
Turkish record international Rüstü Reçber back home after hospitalization
Things are going well again with former goalkeeper Rüstü Reçber. The 120-time Turkish international was recently admitted because he had been infected with the coronavirus, but he is back in good health and has returned home. His wife Isil reports this on Instagram. Rüstü spent a total of eleven days in hospital.
Coronavirus · yesterday at 10:44 PM
David Neres is completely at home at home, as we see in this video. Will we still see the winger of Ajax this season if the competition still continues?
Coronavirus · yesterday at 10:15 PM
NFL draft from home because of coronavirus
The annual draft in the US NFL will take place from home this year, the organization of the competition announced. The draft, whereby NFL teams are allowed to choose the greatest talents from the universities, is normally a great spectacle. This year, policymakers will have to make their choices remotely. Because the club facilities will also remain closed for the time being, the staff of the clubs must therefore also communicate with each other by telephone and internet. The various rounds of the digital draft take place between April 23 and 25. The draft would initially take place in Las Vegas.
Coronavirus · yesterday at 9:56 PM
Van Kalmthout, racing under the name Rinus 'Veekay', can't wait for the IndyCar season to start.
Different schedule, same goal! https://t.co/KuVAKPbLgRAvatar
Coronavirus · yesterday at 9:55 PM
Calendar IndyCar Series on the shovel: now starts on June 6
The organization of the IndyCar Series, the American championship in which the Dutchman Rinus van Kalmthout is participating, has changed the calendar of the current season. As the late May race weekend in Detroit is canceled, the season begins as it stands on June 6 in Fort Worth, Texas. To compensate for the loss of 'Detroit', the organization is adding additional races to circuits already on the calendar. The world famous Indy 500 was previously postponed to August.
Coronavirus · yesterday at 9:39 PM
John Terry knows how to enjoy himself these days. The former Chelsea defender does not need a real golf course to be able to hit a ball.
Beautiful evening ☀️🏌🏻♂️ & Dog walk with Tiger 🐶Avatar
Coronavirus · yesterday at 9:25 PM
Van der Sar: 'Would have been nicer to come out with others'
Ajax's general manager Edwin van der Sar thinks that the Amsterdammers do not deserve the beauty prize for the way they have given their opinion about the end of this season in the Eredivisie. Player affairs director Marc Overmars of Ajax said in an interview with De Telegraaf as the first of the top clubs on Wednesday that, as far as he is concerned, there will be an immediate cut through the season. "I am not surprised at the message, because we are the same in it," said Van der Sar to the ANP. "But in hindsight I'd rather have come out a day later with a few other clubs. That might have been neater."
Coronavirus · yesterday at 9:01 PM
Madrid master tournament gets online version
We already had digital Grands Prix and a virtual Tour of Flanders, but there is now also an online tennis tournament. The Masters tournament in Madrid organizes a digital tennis tournament from April 27 to 30. Tennis players then play from home on the platform of the computer game Tennis World Tour. There will be a schedule of sixteen players for both men and women. Names of participants have not yet been announced. The organization hopes to raise 200,000 euros from both women and men in the fight against the corona virus. Some of that money will go to players who have been financially affected by the crisis.
Coronavirus · yesterday at 7:45 PM
Van Avermaet wants a virtual course to be organized every week
Greg Van Avermaet wants a virtual cycling race to be organized every week in this courseless time due to the corona crisis. The Belgian top rider of CCC won the digital version of the Tour of Flanders on Sunday. "It would be nice to ride even more virtual races in the coming weeks. I think a lot of big riders can be found for that, because we don't have much else to do," Van Avermaet told Sporza on Monday. "If the races continue again, I'm not ready for virtual races. But as long as there are no races, virtual races are the ideal opportunity to show us."
Coronavirus · yesterday at 7:17 PM
Georginio Wijnaldum shows his followers how he stays fit today.
#StayHome stay fit. The grind doesn't stop 💪🏾 Share your routine 👇🏾Avatar
Coronavirus · yesterday at 6:24 PM
Lammers: 'Wondering if you want to have a party when half of Europe is traumatized'
Jan Lammers is not very hopeful about the chance that the Zandvoort Grand Prix will be held this year. The sporty director of Circuit Zandvoort even wonders at Speedweek whether it is ethical to race. "This virus is not out of the world before July. You have to ask yourself whether it is wise to race in August," he refers to rumors of a date in August. "And then you have to ask yourself whether it is worth having a party while half of Europe is traumatized."
Coronavirus · yesterday at 6:04 PM
Racing Point also cuts driver and staff salaries
If we have to believe The Race, Team Williams also cuts after Racing Point in the salaries of the drivers and staff. Racing Point drivers Sergio Pérez and Lance Stroll voluntarily surrender part of their salary, according to the medium, but how much that is, the team keeps secret. Williams drivers Nicolas Latifi and George Russel will hand in 20 percent of their salary in the near future. Both teams have sent part of the staff on unpaid leave.
Coronavirus · yesterday at 5:44 PM
Tottenham striker Son uses football-free period for conscription
Tottenham Hotspur attacker Heung-Min Son will use the current football-free period due to the corona crisis to fulfill his military service in South Korea. Son returned to his home country last week and will be quarantined there for two weeks because he came over from London. Tottenham reports Monday on its own website to expect the star player back in May. A military conscription in South Korea normally lasts 21 to 24 months, but since Son won gold at the Asian Games with the national team in 2018, he only needs to do the training and social work.
Coronavirus · yesterday at 5:09 PM
US majors are announcing new data
On the day that the British Open has been postponed, the three other majors are announcing new dates. The Masters, which was supposed to take place this month, is now on the program from November 12-15. The PGA Championship, which actually started on May 14, now starts on September 17. The US Open, which was scheduled for June 18-21, is now taking place September 17-20.
Coronavirus · yesterday at 5:02 PM
Most fans do not want a resumption of Eredivisie behind closed doors
The majority of the supporters of the clubs in the Eredivisie and the Kitchen Champion Division do not want the season to resume behind closed doors, according to two surveys conducted by Supporterscollectief Nederland. One of the surveys was for the supporters' associations affiliated with the organization, the other for all football fans. That questionnaire was completed within a day by 12,500 people. The main outcome is that 70 percent of both groups do not want to finish the remaining games of this season without an audience.
Coronavirus · yesterday at 4:48 PM
Due to the cancellation of the British Open, the British sports summer has become even more military than it already was. Only by the Grand Prix of Silverstone is there no streak.
The cancellation of The Open leaves the Formula One British Grand Prix as the last major international sporting event in Britain this summer yet to be called off. The Derby & Royal Ascot - still on for nowAvatar
Coronavirus · yesterday at 4:34 PM
Mitchelton-Scott cuts salaries
Cycling team Mitchelton-Scott, the team of Annemiek van Vleuten and others, temporarily reduces the salaries for all cyclists and employees. The Australian team does not disclose exactly how much salary everyone has to hand in. According to Belgian media, this is a reduction of about 30 percent. It is the fifth World Tour team to temporarily lower salaries. CCC, Lotto Soudal, Bahrain McLaren and Astana previously did the same.
Coronavirus · yesterday at 4:15 PM
British Open also canceled due to coronavirus
The British Open, the oldest and most prestigious golf tournament in the world, is canceled this year. The tournament would be held this year at the Royal St. George's Golf Club in Sandwich. The 2021 edition is now being held on that track. It is the first time since World War II that the event has been canceled. The other three Majors (The Masters, US Open and the PGA Champioship) have been postponed for the time being. New dates are not yet known.
Coronavirus · yesterday at 4:05 PM
Sad news from Manchester: Dolors Sala Carrió, the mother of City manager Josep Guardiola, passed away at the age of 82 from the effects of the corona virus.
The Manchester City family are devastated to report the death today of Pep's mother Dolors Sala Carrió in Manresa, Barcelona after contracting Corona Virus. She was 82-years-old.Avatar
Coronavirus · yesterday at 4:00 PM
Serie A teams agree to a salary cut
The Serie A teams have unanimously agreed to the proposal to temporarily cut salaries. The proposal means that if the current season does not resume, the players' gross annual salaries will be reduced by a third. If the competition is still finished, the players must hand in one sixth of their gross annual salary. Juventus did not have to vote: the club has already made such an arrangement itself. The scheme was devised to secure the future of Italian football.
Coronavirus · yesterday at 3:46 PM
Charles Leclerc drove to victory in the digital version of the Vietnam Grand Prix on Sunday. Closing his stream, however, went less smoothly.
He won the hearts trying to end his stream 😂 #VirtualGP @Charles_LeclercAvatar
Coronavirus · yesterday at 3:30 PM
Jumbo-Visma participates in 'digital Tour of Switzerland'
Team Jumbo-Visma, like fourteen other World Tour teams, is participating in the Digital Swiss 5, a digital edition of the Tour of Switzerland canceled by the corona virus. The multi-day online competition, scheduled for April 22-26, consists of five stages with various profiles. Three riders per team always participate in each stage. The teams may adjust their positions between the stages. A total of 15 World Tour teams will participate in the event. They are joined by two pro-continental teams and the Swiss national squad.
Coronavirus · yesterday at 3:02 PM
"The UCI does say that women's cycling is a spearhead, but in such a crisis you notice something different," says Slappendel. "Then all the discussions are about the Tour and the classics for men and there is not really talked about what is important for women's cycling." (2/2)
Coronavirus · yesterday at 3:02 PM
Frustration at women's cycling union
The women's cycling union is disappointed that the UCI seems to be looking at men only during times of crisis. "It is frustrating that the women's side is completely overlooked, while this crisis will certainly be felt so hard. That feeling lives on me and many riders," said Iris Slappendel, the founder of the international cyclists 'union The Cyclists' Alliance , against NUsport. (1/2)
Coronavirus · yesterday at 2:21 PM
Kyrgios wants to deliver food
Nick Kyrgios shows his best side. The flamboyant Australian tennis player offers to deliver food to people in dire need during this time of crisis. "If someone has no work and income and no food, or if someone is just having a hard time, please don't go to sleep on an empty stomach. Don't hesitate to send me a private message. I would like to share with you," Kyrgios writes on Instagram.
Coronavirus · yesterday at 2:01 PM
Charles Leclerc was the best in the virtual Grand Prix of Vietnam last night. View footage of the digital race held at the Albert Park Circuit in Melbourne; the new job in Hanoi was not yet included in the game.
VideoLeclerc wins virtual Grand Prix of Vietnam
Coronavirus · yesterday at 13:36
The Orange women are also committed to the financial support package.
All together 🧡 where we all started @oranjevrouwen #SAMENSTERKAvatar
Coronavirus · yesterday at 13:29
FIFA to extend season and contracts
According to various foreign media, FIFA is about to make a few decisions. For example, the current season would be extended indefinitely, giving leagues the opportunity to continue for longer. In addition, expiring contracts, which actually last until June 30, are also extended to the end of a season.
Coronavirus · yesterday at 13:20
"We play football all over the world, in the most beautiful stadiums. The biggest matches and the best competitions. But you never forget where you started. Our old amateur clubs," said Orange captain Virgil van Dijk. "There are all wonderful memories there. Right now, amateur football needs a helping hand. We are happy that we can give something back in this difficult time. So that today's footballers also have a bright future." (2/2)
Coronavirus · yesterday at 1:08 PM
Orange players, ING and KNVB offer financial assistance
A nice gesture from all players of Orange (Dutch national team, Orange women and Young Orange), main sponsor ING and the KNVB towards Dutch football. They come together with a financial aid package of 11 million euros, which consists of donations, measures and allowances. Orange and ING support the amateur clubs, the KNVB also welcomes the professional clubs. (1/2)
Coronavirus · yesterday at 1:02 PM
Excellent ratings for the virtual Tour of Flanders!
The first virtual #RondeVanVlaanderen was a huge success in Flanders with 613,486 TV viewers. In 2019, only 7 races had a higher TV audience and it would have put this race ahead of eg Strade Bianche, Amstel Gold Race & Flèche Wallonne. @sporza_koers @FlandersClassic #cyclingAvatar
Coronavirus · yesterday at 12:42 PM
Moyes also hands in a voluntary salary
A nice gesture from David Moyes: the manager of West Ham United voluntarily hands in 30 percent of his salary to meet 'The Hammers' in this matchless period. Many Premier League clubs are going through a tough time financially due to the corona crisis. Earlier, managers Eddie Howe (Bournemouth) and Graham Potter (Brighton & Hove Albion) decided to forgo part of their salary.
Coronavirus · yesterday at 12:21 PM
Successor Van Marwijk quickly away again
The corona crisis also has consequences for Ivan Jovanovic, the successor to Bert van Marwijk as national coach of the United Arab Emirates. The Serbian signed for half a year in December, but all games he would lead have been canceled. Jovanovic has now been fired without even sitting on the couch once.
Coronavirus · yesterday at 11:54 AM
Former Feyenoord player Smolov in trouble?
Former Feyenoord striker Fedor Smolov may face a sanction from his club Celta de Vigo. Against the restrictions of the Spanish government, the Russian has traveled by private jet to his homeland to celebrate the birthday of his eighteen-year-old fiancé. A source within Celta tells sports newspaper AS that Smolov had repeatedly asked to leave the country and eventually just went.
Coronavirus · yesterday at 11:07 AM
Ferry Weertman and Ranomi Kromowidjojo also remain fit during this crisis!
Nice exercise to do together! Even more fun if you have a pet 😁 Ps. Please pay attention to the stretched elbows (I can stretch them mega but that is not the intention)Avatar
Coronavirus · yesterday at 10:55 AM
Possible disciplinary punishment City player Walker
Kyle Walker goes through the dust after breaking the rules in England to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The defender may face disciplinary punishment from his club Manchester City after hosting a party at his home last week. "I apologize to my family, friends, Manchester City and supporters for leaving them all alone," said Walker.
Coronavirus · yesterday at 10:28 AM
Image from Munich, where Bayern has been training in small groups since today.
Coronavirus · yesterday at 10:11 AM
No digital Amstel Gold Race for the time being
Although the virtual Tour of Flanders generated quite a few positive reactions yesterday, the Amstel Gold Race is not yet planning to do anything like that. "We should not do things that have already been devised," director Leo van Vliet tells 1Limburg . "The Tour of Flanders has been working on this for a long time. We have also had contact with them about it. But it takes something to make this and of course this is number one in Flanders."
Coronavirus · yesterday at 09:28
Another picture from the time when there was still sports. Today exactly ten years ago, Lionel Messi led his club FC Barcelona with four goals along Arsenal in the Champions League: 4-1. "He's a PlayStation footballer," Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger sighed.
Coronavirus · yesterday at 09:12
Watch images from the unique digital edition of the Tour of Flanders, in which thirteen riders competed against each other from their home on a roller bench yesterday.
VideoVan Avermaet wins virtual edition of the Tour of Flanders
Coronavirus · yesterday at 08:59
Three months house arrest for Serbian Prijovic
Thirteen-time Serbian international Aleksander Prijovic, who plays for Saudi Al-Ittihad, will receive three months' house arrest. The 29-year-old striker was recently arrested with 19 others in a hotel lobby in Belgrade for neglecting the curfew. Countryman Luka Jovic was previously discredited for ignoring the guidelines regarding the coronavirus.
Coronavirus · yesterday at 08:44
Curl calls elderly Norwich fans
A great promotion from Tim Krul, who during this crisis time calls his club Norwich City with season ticket holders aged eighty and older to ask how they are doing. "Together we can then see whether more care is needed, or whether there are bodies that can do something more for these people," the keeper tells the NOS . "Of course there are also supporters who do not need the help, but just love to talk about football for ten, twenty minutes. Or to talk about normal life."
Coronavirus · yesterday at 8:20 AM
Albon: 'Forgot to use my DRS'
The virtual Grand Prix of Vietnam with eighth place yesterday was not quite what Alexander Albon expected. "I was pretty fast with practice, but that was not reflected in the race. Especially in qualifying, where I forgot to use my DRS. That was quite clumsy," said Max Verstappen's teammate at Red Bull Racing.
Coronavirus · yesterday at 8:03 AM
In the category When there was still sports : today is April 6 and that means that it is no less than 124 years since the first modern edition of the Olympic Games was organized in Athens. 60,000 spectators attended the opening ceremony.
Coronavirus · yesterday at 07:37
Nice image from last night's virtual Vietnamese Grand Prix. George Russell seems to lose his podium place, but Arthur Leclerc (Charles Leclerc's brother) is also spinning.
They finished P3 and P4 in the end ... But things almost went * very * badly for @ GeorgeRussell63 and @ arthur_leclerc7 😱 #VirtualGP #RaceAtHomeAvatar