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Premier League clubs vote for return to contact training

LONDON (Sports) – Premier League clubs on Wednesday voted unanimously to return to contact training, including tackling, as the English top flight moved a step closer to a resumption after the stoppage due to the novel coronavirus. A statement, following a meeting of all 20 clubs, said: “Squads are now able to train as a […]

A player from Bournemouth tests positive for COVID-19

LONDON (Sports) – A Bournemouth player was one of two people working for Premier League clubs who tested positive for COVID-19 following a second batch of testing, the club said on Sunday. Bournemouth did not disclose the player’s identity but said he would self isolate for seven days in line with league protocols before another […]

Manchester United requests its fans to keep away from stadiums

MANCHESTER, England (Sports) – Manchester United have urged fans to stay away from their Old Trafford stadium should the venue be used for behind closed doors games during the Premier League’s resumption of play. The league remains in talks with the government about whether matches in closed stadiums will be held at neutral venues or, […]

Watford chief opposed to Premier League neutral grounds plan

MANCHESTER, England (Sports) – The chief executive of Premier League club Watford has said that plans to resume the season at neutral venues are unfair and that there could be enough clubs in opposition to stop the idea. The Premier League’s “Project Restart” envisages a return to play in June, once given the green light […]

Neutral venues plan perspective called for by the British police

(Sports) – Premier League clubs opposed to the idea of playing their remaining matches at neutral venues once the competition restarts must realise people’s lives are at stake and football concerns should take a back seat, British police have said. Mark Roberts, the national lead for football policing, told Sky he was concerned about some […]

Players of Man City face self-isolation on return to Britain

(Sports) – Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola and at least eight first-team players of the Premier League champions could face 14 days of mandatory self-isolation when they return to Britain for the resumption of matches, the Times newspaper reported. Professional soccer in England was suspended last month due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, and the […]