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UEFA Summons Clubs, FAs And Players For Discussion With Euro 2020 In Doubt

UEFA will hold a video conference meeting of all 55 football federations in Europe plus representatives of clubs, leagues and players to discuss the impact of the coronavirus on all football in the region including Euro 2020, it said Thursday. 

UEFA has so far declined to discuss whether Euro 2020, which will be held in 12 different countries around Europe between June 12 and July 12, will be postponed or venues altered. 

UEFA said the meeting would be held next Tuesday and that "discussions will include all domestic and European competitions, including UEFA EURO 2020". 

PSG Players Celebrate With Fans After Win In Empty Stadium

PARIS — Paris St Germain players climbed up a Parc des Princes stand overlooking the street where thousands of fans waited for them after they qualified for the Champions League quarterfinals in an empty stadium amid coronavirus fears on Wednesday.

The French champions beat Borussia Dortmund 2-0 to secure a 3-2 aggregative victory and erase memories of embarrassing last-16 exits against Barcelona and Manchester United in 2017 and 2019.

Love Him Or Hate Him, Neymar Was At His Rascally Best To Lift PSG Past Dortmund

Neymar spent most of the first nine minutes of a crucial Champions League second leg against Borussia Dortmund on the floor. In a way, it was the best evidence of how much the match meant to him.

Neymar may or may not stay with PSG next season. In the meantime, it’s clear he is doing everything in his power to win the Champions League for his wealthy Qatari benefactors. 

Ligue 2 PA Announcer Hilariously Does His Job Despite Empty Stadium

With this damn virus making the headlines every single day, it’s hard not to get exhausted from hearing about Coronavirus. One person not showing any signs of exhaustion is the RC Lens announcer who will do his job to the bitter end.

The country of France has banned gatherings greater than 1,000 people. This means the French football leagues are playing games either behind closed doors or with limited spectators.

Dortmund Given Huge Advantage As PSG Match To Be Played Behind Closed Doors

After having its match on Saturday postponed due to the coronavirus, PSG will now play its Champions League Round of 16 second leg against Borussia Dortmund behind closed doors at the Parc des Princes.

With the virus rapidly spreading through France, the French Police announced Monday that Wednesday’s Champions League match will take place with no fans present. The police and PSG’s Twitter accounts broke the news to fans and will now work out terms and conditions for refunds.

Kylian Mbappé Covers 85 Yards In Remarkable One-Man Counterattack Goal

With a hat trick in PSG’s 5-1 Coupe de France semifinal victory over Lyon, Kylian Mbappé took his total to 30 goals in 32 appearances across all competitions this season (to go with 17 assists).

Following Martin Terrier’s early opener for Lyon, Mbappé equalized in the 14th after ensuring that Layvin Kurzawa’s header found the back of the net from close range. Neymar then gave PSG the lead in the 64th minute from the penalty spot.

French Keeper Scores Unbelievable Goal From Own Six-Yard Box

It’s Friday, so let’s have a pizza party and head over to Domino’s Ligue 2 for the greatest goal you’ll ever see from a league sponsored by a subpar restaurant. 

Less than a minute after keeper Brice Maubleu gave up a goal on a penalty kick, the French keeper scored an implausible goal from his own six-yard box.

Edinson Cavani Notches Goal 200 For PSG — Who’s Scored The Most For One Club?

After failing to come off the bench in PSG’s 2-1 Champions League defeat to Borussia Dortmund, Edinson Cavani was handed a start against Bordeaux in Ligue 1 action Sunday and scored his landmark 200th goal for the club.

Cavani was already PSG’s all-time leading scorer (Zlatan Ibrahimović is second with 156), but it’s a special milestone for the 33-year-old as his seventh season in Paris figures to be his last.    

PSG Prepares For UCL Showdown With BVB By Shipping 4 In Bizarre Draw With 19th-Place Amiens

Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel thought he could rest his stars against the 19th-place team in Ligue 1 ahead of the start of the Champions League knockout rounds on Tuesday. He was wrong.

SC Amiens scored the game’s first three goals only to see PSG come back to take the lead before a late equalizer gave the home side an unlikely 4-4 draw Saturday at Stade de la Licorne.

Kylian Mbappé Substitution Leaves The Young Frenchman Heated

For the second time this season, PSG manager Thomas Tuchel had to deal with drama after a Kylian Mbappé substitution — this time during his team’s 5-0 victory against Montpellier on Saturday.

Sometimes you just really don’t want to be substituted out of a match. The level of soccer doesn’t matter — whether it’s youth, college or professional — but the best thing to do is wish your oncoming teammate success and then get cozy on the bench. But Mbappé seems to have his own style.

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