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CSL Hopes To Return Soon, But Fellaini’s Positive COVID-19 Test Might’ve Pushed That Back

Chinese football is inching towards a return to action, with teams resuming training this week, though questions remain over when exactly the country's top flight can kick off its coronavirus-delayed 2020 campaign. 

New President And CEO Of U.S. Soccer Working To Rebuild Reputation With USWNT

U.S. Soccer hopes that resolving an ongoing pay equity lawsuit with its women's national team will be a first step in a "long process" to rebuild its reputation, the body's president and CEO told reporters on Tuesday. 

President Cindy Parlow Cone took over from Carlos Cordeiro less than two weeks ago after he resigned having taken responsibility for language used in a court filing that prompted public outcry, an on-field protest by players and rebukes from commercial sponsors. 

Belarus Premier League Spots Its Opportunity, Defiantly Decides To Begin Play

As football around the world shut down amid the coronavirus pandemic, defiant Belarus kicked off its new season on Thursday and said it would even allow spectators to watch the games. 

Gladbach Players Accept Pay Cuts To Help Pay Club Employees

Borussia Moenchengladbach's players and coaching staff became the first in Germany to accept pay cuts during the coronavirus crisis to support the club as revenues dry up due to halted matches, sports director Max Eberl said on Thursday. 

The Bundesliga suspension is due to last until at least April 2 though few believe it will resume soon after that date. All continental competitions have also been suspended with the virus's current epicenter in Europe. Germany has recorded about 11,000 cases with 20 deaths. 

Euro 2020 Advertisers Stare Into The Coronavirus Abyss

The cancellation of major sporting events and the decimation of the luxury, entertainment and travel industries is delivering a hammer blow to a global advertising industry that was already reeling from years of tech-led turmoil.

Football Manager 2020 Is Free To Play On PC/Mac For The Next Week

Great news for people who love football and are bored senseless: Sega has announced Football Manager 2020 is now free to play on Steam until March 25 on PC/Mac. That gives you one week to take Gateshead from National League North to the Premier League and European glory.

And if you find yourself hooked come March 25, you’ll be able to continue with your saved file after purchasing the game. 

FIFPRO Warns Of Massive Layoffs For Footballers Over Coronavirus

Football is facing its first economic crisis for decades with the prospect of mass layoffs of players if nothing is done to bail out clubs left without matches by the coronavirus pandemic, the global players' union FIFPRO said on Tuesday.

Professional football has been wiped off the map for weeks, maybe months, after all the major leagues, cups and international competitions were suspended, culminating in the postponement of Euro 2020 and Copa America on Tuesday.

USSF Is Trying To Claim Playing For USMNT Is Harder Than Playing For USWNT

The U.S. Soccer Federation, defending itself against a gender-discrimination case filed by members of the U.S. women's national team, argued that playing for the men's national team is tougher than playing for the USWNT, a continuation of a shocking theme of arguments from the Federation.

Rapinoe And Sauerbrunn Blast Timing Of U.S. Soccer Letter That’s ‘Riddled With Falsehoods’

Members of the U.S. women's national soccer team voiced frustration on Sunday in the ongoing back-and-forth with their federation over pay equality, as a May 5 trial date in their well-publicized lawsuit against U.S. Soccer inched closer. 

At issue was a letter to membership released on Saturday in which U.S. Soccer President Carlos Cordeiro said the federation "offered to provide identical compensation to our women's and men's players for all matches controlled by U.S. Soccer." 

Juve President Slams Atalanta’s UCL Fairy Tale In Favor Of Protecting ‘Investments And Costs’ Of Big Clubs

Juventus president Andrea Agnelli has questioned whether their smaller rivals Atalanta should have a right to play in the Champions League, saying they lack international history. His comments drew a blunt response from the mayor of Atalanta's home town Bergamo who said the team had earned their place with "sweat and imagination." 

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