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The pandemic determines the timetable

MIAMI, Fla. — (14 May 2020) There is a lot of talk going on between football’s leagues, clubs, and associations with governmental officials in Europe and elsewhere.

In fact, talks between Europe’s clubs, its leagues and its governing bodies have continued for weeks, but each round has only served to highlight the reality facing the sport: that the pandemic will determine the timetable, and nothing else. Some countries have decided that it is in the best interests of safety that the current season not be finished. In that category are France, The Netherlands, and Belgium. Elsewhere, some countries are ahead of the curve and also fared better. In Germany, the Bundesliga will restart this weekend, behind closed doors, but still lending hope to other top leagues such as La Liga, the Premier League and Serie A that they too might finish their seasons.

Meanwhile, everyone waits. Coaches, managers, trainers, players, scouts, those in football’s back rooms and front offices all try to use their time as best they can.


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By Ken Russo

While my background is in the legal industry, the skills acquired and fine-tuned in law practice are now applied to focus on the sport of football. Russo Soccer aims to inform, educate and engage on news and relevant issues in the game.

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