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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Verstappen: 'I do a lot of simulator work'
Max Verstappen is one of the top athletes who currently have to stay at home, pending the course of the corona crisis. The Red Bull Racing driver emphasizes that he stays inside as much as possible. "I'm now trying to do my workouts at home and I do a lot of simulator work," said Verstappen on his own site. "In combination with a lot of training, I try to be ready before we start racing again. And in the meantime I hope that everyone stays healthy."

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If you are off track after all developments tonight; this is the state of affairs regarding whether or not the Eredivisie plays:

  • KNVB wants to resume Eredivisie on June 19 and finish in July at the latest
  • Clubs should then resume training in May
  • KNVB decision depends on government policy
  • It will be announced on April 21 whether the government will extend the measures
  • According to KNVB director Gudde, Ajax is nevertheless in solidarity with the plan
  • Mayor Eindhoven does not want a resumption in June

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Following the mayor of Eindhoven, the mayor of Doetinchem also speaks out against the KNVB's plans to resume the Eredivisie in mid-June.

I understand colleague @ JJorritsma040 very well. The available police capacity from 1 June and during the summer is too limited after the #Coronavirusnl. https://t.co/3gCt69of2p

Avatar Avatar Author Mark Boumans Moment of places 21: 09 - April 7, 2020

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KNVB director Gudde: 'Ajax supports our plan'
Eric Gudde, director of professional football of the KNVB, says that Ajax is behind the plans to resume the Eredivisie in mid-June, provided that it is safe. The Amsterdammers stated last week that the competition should be permanently discontinued. "Ajax has expressed solidarity in working out this scenario," Gudde says in conversation with the NOS . "In today's consultation, the word solidarity has been used quite a number of times. Hopefully we are a little closer together today."

Coronavirus2 hours ago

Raymond van Barneveld is looking forward to seeing Phil Taylor again. The two darts legends compete against each other in their living room the day after tomorrow.

So looking forward to this !!! Miss my rivalry with the GREATEST @PhilTaylor but we love to play this match for all the darting fans around the world. And for the people who are working nonstop to aid everyone recovering from the terrible disease. Please people stay safe 🙏🏻❤️ https://t.co/Wb9i2MjKcj

Avatar Avatar Author Raymond v Barneveld Time of places 20: 32 - 7 April 2020

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Eindhoven mayor critical to KNVB plan
The KNVB's intention to finish the Eredivisie season has only just been officially announced, but the football association is already facing criticism. Eindhoven mayor John Jorritsma does not want the competition to resume in mid-June. "Supporters may not enter the stadium. They will gather in the city and you will achieve exactly what you do not want," he explains at Omroep Brabant . "I think all my colleagues from the security region are unanimously behind me."

Coronavirus3 hours ago

Also streak through Grand Prix in Canada
As expected, there is also a line through the Grand Prix of Canada, which was scheduled for June 14. The race has been postponed for the time being, but it is not known whether a new date can be found. The Canadian GP is the ninth race this season that cannot continue. The next Grand Prix on the calendar is the one in France on June 28, although that is also in doubt.

Coronavirus4 hours ago

KNVB confirms its intention to complete the season
There is finally confirmation from the KNVB: the football association wants to do everything to finish the Eredivisie season. The competition is scheduled to resume June 19 and be completed by July. The football association also acknowledges that these plans depend on the government, which will announce in the week of April 24 whether the current measures against the spread of the corona virus will be extended.

Coronavirus4 hours ago

New Olympic Qualifying Deadline
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has a new deadline for Olympic qualification. Athletes will have the opportunity to qualify for the postponed Games until June 29, 2021. As already known, the already placed athletes keep their ticket for Tokyo.

Coronavirus4 hours ago

Rutte: 'KNVB plan is at your own risk'
It is still waiting for confirmation from the KNVB, but Prime Minister Mark Rutte is already responding to the leaked news that the union wants to resume the Eredivisie season in mid-June. "It is the risk of the KNVB. They have to check with lawyers whether this is possible," Rutte said at a press conference. "We will look at the ban on events until June 1 around April 21, but I don't want to anticipate that."

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Like almost all other sporting events, Caroline Wozniacki's farewell match against her best friend Serena Williams is canceled. The Danish, who stopped this year, would meet the American on May 18 in Copenhagen.

Hi Everyone! I am sad to announce that my final match against @serenawilliams has been postponed. The safety and health of everyone is most important! We will be rescheduling for a later date, and will let everyone know as soon as we have one confirmed!

Avatar Avatar Author Caroline Wozniacki Time of places 19: 13 - April 7, 2020

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Van Barneveld meets Taylor in the living room on Thursday
Raymond van Barneveld and Phil Taylor really take on the day after tomorrow from their living room. Jaco van Bodegom, the manager of the Hagenaar, confirms this after reporting the AD to NU.nl. The showdown starts at 8:00 PM and is broadcast on Facebook.

Coronavirus5 hours ago

FIFA agrees to extend player contracts
FIFA wants to extend the current player contracts until the season is finalized. Moreover, new contracts only apply when the new season starts. Due to the corona crisis, many countries have to finish the competition in the summer months, so that the new season can only start later. The summer transfer window is also being moved: from the end of the current season to the start of the new season.

Coronavirus5 hours ago

Factories of Formula 1 teams have to stay closed longer
In anticipation of the KNVB news from the Formula 1 world: teams have to keep their factory closed for longer in this early summer break. The period has been extended from 21 to 35 consecutive days. The five-week closing must be taken in March and / or April and / or May and applies to all participating teams and engine suppliers.

Coronavirus6 hours ago

Following the AD , De Telegraaf , NOS and VI also report that the KNVB wants to resume the Eredivisie and the Kitchen Champion Division in mid-June. We still have to wait for confirmation from the football association itself ...

Coronavirus6 hours ago

'KNVB does not want to stop Eredivisie'
The KNVB does not see it as an option to permanently shut down the professional competitions and hopes to catch up with the first matches in mid-June, the AD reports. The football association had a meeting today with the clubs from the Eredivisie and the Kitchen Champion Division. Although Ajax, AZ and PSV, among others, want to stop, the goal remains to finish the season. The KNVB also wants the cup final to be played normally.

Coronavirus7 hours ago

Olympic qualification in athletics temporarily suspended
The athletics qualifying games for the 2021 Olympics have been suspended for the time being. Until December 1, there will be no tournaments where tickets to Tokyo can be captured, World Athletics reports. In that period, regular athletic tournaments may be held, provided that this is possible in this corona crisis.

Coronavirus7 hours ago

For the enthusiast: FIFA will broadcast the eighth-final match between the Netherlands and Mexico of the 2014 World Cup on YouTube on Sunday. The chances are not that many Mexicans will watch.

#WorldCupAtHome | Another action-packed week where we'll be bringing you these classic #WorldCup games in full over on FIFATV YouTube 🤩

Avatar Avatar Author FIFAWorldCupMoment of places13: 40 - April 7, 2020

Coronavirus7 hours ago

Solskjaer takes it up for football players
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer considers the way footballers in England are currently treated unfair. The British government believes that Premier League players should have turned in salary for a long time to help society. "Football is often a very easy target," Solskjaer told Sky Sports . "I know players who already do a lot in society and try to help people. Moreover, there are already discussions going on about how football players can help. I don't think it is fair to approach them like that."

Coronavirus7 hours ago

'Possible two races in Austria'
According to Auto Motor und Sport , it will be announced one of these days that the Grand Prix in Canada is canceled. The Montreal race is now scheduled for June 14, but that date is too early. In addition, Formula 1 would seriously consider organizing two races in Austria, because that saves a lot of money. That would be good news for Max Verstappen, who won the last two editions of the Austrian GP.

Coronavirus8 hours ago

FA Chairman Clarke: 'We can lose clubs'
English Football Association chairman Greg Clarke reiterates the seriousness of this corona crisis. He fears that clubs will go bankrupt and therefore calls for solidarity. "There is a danger of clubs or entire leagues disappearing," Clarke warns Sky Sports . "In that light, everyone involved - from players to fans and from clubs to owners - must share this pain to keep football alive."

Coronavirus8 hours ago

Jans: 'Glad I'm home now'
Ron Jans will of course always regret that he had to leave FC Cincinnati after accusations of racism, but in view of the corona crisis the Dutchman is actually happy that he is no longer in the United States. "In the past few weeks I have sometimes thought: what if I had been in America now, while the rest of my family was in the Netherlands. It remains a great pity that things turned out like this at Cincinnati. I will always keep that feeling. But I I am happy now that I am at home, "said Jans in conversation with the AD .

Coronavirus9 hours ago

AZ surprises season ticket holders with Easter package
AZ surprises more than seven hundred season card holders aged seventy or older with a special Easter package. These packages, filled with, among other things, an Easter cake, chocolate and fresh juice, were brought home to season ticket holders by Marco Bizot, Teun Koopmeiners and Ron Vlaar, among others. "The coronavirus keeps us all busy every day, especially the older people in our society who fall into the risk group," says general director Robert Eenhoorn. "That's why, together with Vomar, we wanted to support our season ticket holders aged seventy and older with these Easter packages."

Coronavirus10 hours ago

La Liga hopes to start again at the end of May
At best, La Liga can restart on May 28. According to chairman Javier Tebas of the organization behind the Spanish top division, a scenario is ready for that date. "May 28, June 6 and June 28 are the best possible dates to start again," said Tabas, adding that May 28 will only be feasible if the Spanish government repeals stringent coronavirus measures on April 26. "We don't really dare put a date on it." La Liga has been standing still since the beginning of March.

Coronavirus10 hours ago

BeNe Ladies Tour canceled
The BeNe Ladies Tour is canceled this year. As a result of the coronavirus, the organization says it is confronted with "too many uncertainties", which has removed the four-day stage race from the cycling calendar. The competition would start on July 9 in Utrecht and end on July 12 in Knokke-Heist in Belgium. German Lisa Klein won last year, while in the two years before Marianne Vos was the strongest.

Coronavirus11 hours ago

Edwin van der Sar also works from home these days. An additional advantage: the Ajax driver can wear something more comfortable than a club suit.

🏠 Office at home ➧ @OnsOranje edition! ❓Guess the game of this shirt ... 🔸 #VdSarShirts #StayAtHome

Avatar Avatar Author edwinvandersar1Moment of places12: 40 - April 7, 2020

Coronavirus11 hours ago

Players Stade Reims cannot say goodbye to club doctor
Kaj Sierhuis and his teammates at Stade Reims cannot say goodbye to club doctor Bernard Gonzalez. The 60-year-old doctor ended his life on Sunday after he was infected with the corona virus. Government measures in France allow up to five people to attend a funeral ceremony. "We will commemorate Bernard together in the stadium as soon as we get together again", said club chairman Didier Perrin.

Coronavirus11 hours ago

Parisians are no longer allowed to exercise during the day
Residents of Paris are not allowed to go outside during the day for sports. Local authorities have stepped up measures to control the spread of the coronavirus. It is therefore no longer allowed to exercise outside between 10:00 and 19:00. It is still possible outside those hours. Doctors had sounded the alarm because Paris streets were still filled with joggers during the day.

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Two more MotoGPs have been dropped
Two MotoGPs have been postponed again because of the corona virus. These are the Grand Prix of Italy, which is scheduled to take place on May 31, and the Grand Prix of Catalonia, which was scheduled for a week later. No new date has yet been found for both Grand Prix weekends. The next race is now the German GP on June 21. The TT of Assen is a week later, although there is a good chance that both events will also be canceled.

Coronavirus12 hours ago

Table tennis player Eerland fears for the future
Britt Eerland fears having to end her table tennis career. The 26-year-old Dutch woman has been fired from her German club TuS-Bad Driburg, which has run out of money due to the corona crisis, and sees her chances of placement for next year's Olympics evaporate as a result. "We cannot exercise and I have no income. How will I qualify if I have no money to invest in my sport?" Eerland asks the NOS . "Frankly, I no longer dare to dream of Tokyo."

Coronavirus14 hours ago

World Cup table tennis moved to late September
The World Cup table tennis in South Korea will probably be moved to the end of September. The event was supposed to be held in Busan city last month, but was postponed due to the corona crisis. The global association ITTF has now proposed to hold the tournament from September 27 to October 4. The ITTF also has other data in mind, should the crisis not allow play during that period.

Coronavirus14 hours ago

'Formula 1 organization also sends staff on leave'
The Formula 1 organization follows the example of teams like McLaren, Williams and Racing Point by sending staff on unpaid leave. According to Motorsport, this concerns about half of the staff. Many of the top executives have also agreed to a 20 percent salary cut, while boss Chase Carey is likely to volunteer more. Due to the corona crisis, there is currently no race. The next GP on the calendar will be in Canada on June 14.

Coronavirus15 hours ago

'239 people welcome to resume Bundesliga'
Should the Bundesliga be resumed, only 239 people per game may be present in and around the stadium. At least, that is what Bild says, after viewing secret documents. Inside there is room for 126 people, including players, staff, 36 TV channel delegates, 30 journalists and a total of 4 ball boys. In addition, about fifty stewards outside the stadium must ensure that supporters do not come together.

Coronavirus15 hours ago

Max Verstappen has a short update for his fans. The Formula 1 driver stays in as much as possible, but keeps himself in shape, even if there is no racing for the time being. He is also busy driving the simulator, which he has at home. "Hopefully you will stay fit and see you soon."

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Whenever we will get started again, I will be ready. In the meantime, I hope you are all in good health 🙏🏼 #StaySafe #StayHome

Avatar Avatar Author maxverstappen1 Time of places 21: 16 - 6 April 2020

Coronavirus15 hours ago

UFC wants to have battles on private island
UFC boss Dana White has advanced plans to host battles on a private island during the corona crisis. Fighters and employees must be flown in with private aircraft. "I think I need another day or two to get everything done," White told TMZ . "Then we will have fights there every week. We are working on the infrastructure, so that international fights can continue. From April 18, the UFC will be back." Earlier, White received a lot of criticism, because the UFC was the last major sports organization to continue to organize competitions in the corona crisis.

Coronavirus · 16 hours ago

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."

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Division over resuming or stopping Eredivisie: this is how the cards lie

Coronavirus · 16 hours 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.

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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.

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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?

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Avatar Avatar Author davidneresMoment of places22: 32 - April 6, 2020

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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.

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Van Kalmthout, racing under the name Rinus 'Veekay', can't wait for the IndyCar season to start.

Different schedule, same goal! https://t.co/KuVAKPbLgR

Avatar Avatar Author Rinus VeeKay Time of places 21: 28 - April 6, 2020

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 Avatar Author johnterry. 26 Moment of places 20: 53 - 6 April 2020

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."

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