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Atalanta-Valencia Champions League clash accelerated coronavirus spread - chief doctor

An Italian doctor believes the Champions League match was a pivotal moment in the coronavirus outbreak in Italy.
Lionel Messi, Carli Lloyd and more join in a message to the world to advise on Coronavirus and how best to beat it.
Jose Mourinho helps prepare packages of essential goods to deliver to the elderly of Enfield, England.

The director of the intensive care unit at Bergamo's Pope Giovanni Hospital XXIII has said Atalanta's Champions League clash with Valencia worked as an accelerator for the coronavirus that has devastated the region.

Coronavirus has been catastrophic in Italy, where 7,503 people -- the most of any country in the world -- have died after being infected as of Wednesday. The 3,434 deaths suffered in Spain is second only to Italy in terms of worldwide fatalities.

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UEFA backtracks on Euro 2020 name ahead of 2021 switch

ESPN FC's Gab Marcotti explains the financial impact behind postponing UEFA competitions.
Julien Laurens explains why UEFA has set a hard deadline of June 30 for leagues to conclude their seasons.
Ajax CEO Edwin van der Sar discusses how moving Euro 2020 to 2021 will impact the football world.

Football's European Championship is now being played in 2021 though it's not yet clear what it will be officially called.

"The tournament will still be known as UEFA Euro 2020,'' the governing body said, three days after deciding to postpone the month-long event by one year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

UEFA later clarified that statement as an error and added "no decision has yet been made on the name of the rearranged Euro.''

The tournament is scheduled to be played in 12 cities in different...

UEFA's biggest challenge of the coronavirus crisis: Easing the economic impact on clubs, nations

In times of crisis, you want the powers-that-be to get the easy, obvious stuff out of the way quickly. If water is gushing out of your washing machine, find the standpipe, and cut the supply. If sparks are flying out of your electric oven, cut the power supply. Then you worry about how the damage was done and how you're going to fix it. In that spirit, UEFA's decision to postpone Euro 2020 a full year was just that: an immediate decision that no reasonable person was going to oppose, given the coronavirus...

Premier League to hold emergency meeting over Euro 2020 postponement

ESPN FC's Gab Marcotti explains the financial impact behind postponing UEFA competitions.
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Amidst the coronavirus spread, FFA CEO James Johnson has confirmed that the A-League season will go ahead but behind closed doors.
Ale Moreno reacts to Wayne Rooney's comments on Euro 2020 in light of English football being suspended.

The Premier League will hold an emergency video conference on Thursday to discuss the implications of UEFA's decision to postpone Euro 2020 for 12 months and attempt to play this season's Champions League and Europa League to a conclusion.

Football across Europe has been put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has left many nations in a state of lockdown.

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UEFA postpones Euros, but Champions League and Europa League rescheduling could prove impossible

Gab Marcotti explains why postponing the Euros was UEFA's only reasonable option, despite a big financial hit.
UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin speaks about the decision to postpone the Euros to allow leagues to finish.

Postponing Euro 2020 for 12 months and rescheduling the tournament for June and July next year was the easy part for UEFA. Finding a way to complete this season's Champions League and Europa League amid the coronavirus crisis will be a far greater challenge, and supporters should brace themselves for the prospect of the pandemic forcing both competitions to be abandoned without completion.

It is a grim possibility, but sources have told ESPN that so many obstacles stand in the way of games being...