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Europe European Super League

In the wreckage of the European Super League

Balancing the competing interests of all clubs will be a difficult task In his free weekly news letter, New York Times writer Rory Smith characterised the twelve owners of the clubs that attempted to form this brekaway league as follows: It is easiest, perhaps, to divide the 12 into three groups. In one, there are […]

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England Europe European Super League leagues

European Super League collapses under tsunami of opposition

The European Super League, which was suddenly announced like a secret attack on Sunday evening in Europe, collapsed in a heaping wreck yesterday, less than 48 hours later. By nightfall, all six of the English Premier League teams (Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur) had withdrawn, along with their continental co-conspirators […]

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Europe Facilities | Instalaciones

Benfica’s Estadio da Luz now 5G

The 5G network enables an entertainment experience never experienced before. It will provide more than 65,000 fans at Sport Lisboa e Benfica’s Estadio da Luz mobile internet access that is, on average, 10 times faster than usual, with speeds of over 1 Gbps. Even at full capacity, spectators can download and upload images and videos […]

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Europe European Super League

The Super League is announced

12 of Europe’s elite clubs have released a joint press release stating that they have established a new competition called the Super League.  Despite its announcement, it’s far from certain whether the Super League will actually see the light of day, or, more fittingly, the stadium lights. The announcement comes at a time when it […]

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EFL England league operations

Salary cap withdrawn following adverse ruling by arbitration panel

Clubs in England’s League One and League Two had voted for the introduction of new financial controls in the form of ‘Squad Salary Caps’ in July 2020 As a result of the panel’s decision, the EFL salary cap for League One and League Two has been withdrawn. The caps had been set at £2.5m per […]

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‘Squad Salary Caps’ introduced in League One and League Two

Clubs in England’s League One and League Two have voted for the introduction of new financial controls in the form of ‘Squad Salary Caps’ Change takes effect in August The pandemic has affected all clubs, but has been particularly disastrous for clubs in League One and League Two, even those that are well run. Clubs […]

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Europe leagues Serie A

Serie A returns on June 20

Everything is ready for the ball to start rolling in Italy. español MIAMI, Fla. — (30 May 2020) The Italian Serie A will restart in less than a month, on June 20. The protocol for the return of calcio was approved after an agreement was reached between the Italian health authorities (the CTS) and the FIGC. […]

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Europe leagues Serie A

Serie A regresará el 20 de junio

Todo listo en Italia para que el balón vuelva a rodar. Tras acuerdo, todo está planificado para que el reinicio sea una realidad en menos de un mes. English MIAMI, Fla. — (30 May 2020) La Serie A italiana se reanudará el próximo 20 de junio. El protocolo para la vuelta del fútbol se ha aprobado […]

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Europe leagues Premier League

Premier League to resume from June 17

All 92 games to be televised, with games being divided amongst the current broadcasting partners in the UK MIAMI, Fla. — (29 May 2020) The Premier League will restart from June 17.  “Today we have provisionally agreed to resume the Premier League on Wednesday 17 June. But this date cannot be confirmed until we have met […]

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Bundesliga Europe leagues

Bundesliga resumes this weekend: here’s what you need to know

Bundesliga Is Back MIAMI, Fla. — (15 May 2020) German football returns on May 16 in both the 1. Bundesliga and 2. Bundesliga with a number of strict rules. Football has changed as a result of the COVID-19 enforced break and a number of new rules are set to be introduced. Teams won’t go onto the […]

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Europe LaLiga leagues

New rules for La Liga’s restart

Protocols for football’s comeback MIAMI, Fla. — (13 May 2020) When the game returns and La Liga attempts to complete this season’s championships, a number of new rules made necessary by the COVID-19 pandemic are set to be introduced. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, in approximately one month, football will be underway again, in the top two […]

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Europe LaLiga leagues Serie A

While Serie A edges towards resumption, La Liga may not return before summer

Serie A sides can resume training on 18 May, says Italian PM Spanish sports minister dampens La Liga hopes of fast return MIAMI, Fla. — (12 May 2020) The Italian top flight edged closer to resuming behind closed doors on Monday, as the FIGC met with the CTS and in a joint communiqué declared that Italian […]

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Europe LaLiga leagues

La Liga proposes June 12 restart

MIAMI, Fla. — (10 May 2020) La Liga’s plan to finish the championship against all odds continues. Spanish football now has a date marked in red on the calendar. It is the 12th June, the day in which La Liga intends to resume the championship. They have reportedly already advised clubs of the good news. Thus, […]

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Bundesliga Europe leagues

Bundesliga set to return

Chancellor Angela Merkel and state premiers had given it the green light. MIAMI, Fla. (6 May 2020) – Fans starved of watching top flight football will get a much-needed injection of excitement this month, as the German first and second divisions are set to resume their seasons. The Bundesliga is to restart its season on Froday, […]