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Neymar is ready to lead Barcelona alongside Messi - Rivaldo Neymar is ready to return to Barcelona and can cope with the pressure of leading the club alongside Lionel Messi, according to Rivaldo. The PSG attacker was keen on a Camp Nou comeback in the summer but the move failed to materialise before the transfer window slammed shut.

Concacaf postpones 2020 Nations League Finals due to coronavirus outbreak Concacaf has announced that the 2020 Nations League Finals, which included two semi-final matches, a third-place game and a final in Texas, have been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus: How could the Premier League be decided? There is now no known return date for the Premier League due to the ongoing Covid-19 epidemic - so how could the rest of the season be concluded?

FIFA Covid-19 working group proposes June international window postponements FIFA's Covid-19 working group has recommended the postponement of all international matches due to be played in the June window. The working group, which the world game's governing body recently established to address the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic, met for the first time via conference call on Friday.

Coronavirus: FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in India postponed Following the meeting, it has been decided that the upcoming international matches and FIFA competitions, including the U17 and U-20 Women's World Cups, will be postponed. There will also be discussions with the federations to come up with a revised schedule for the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.

Tierney: 'Mind-blowing' Arsenal star Martinelli can be world class Arsenal left-back Kieran Tierney has gushed over the potential of Gabriel Martinelli, saying the Brazilian striker has what it takes to be a world-class player for years to come. Martinelli was a relative unknown when he arrived in north London ahead of the 2019-20 season, joining the Gunners from Ituano in Brazil.

'Leaving Celtic was the hardest decision I had to make' - Tierney opens up on Arsenal move Kieran Tierney has admitted that leaving Celtic was the hardest decision he ever had to make while revealing which Arsenal team-mates helped him adapt to life with the Gunners. Tierney made the move from Scotland to London this past summer, leaving his boyhood club to move to the Emirates Stadium.

Liverpool's Salah desperate to play for Egypt at Afcon and Olympics in 2021 - Mido Liverpool have no right to say no if Mohamed Salah wants to join Egypt for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations and the Olympic Games next summer, Mido has disclosed.

Coronavirus: Atletico Madrid's Partey appreciates people working in tough times With the coronavirus pandemic continuing to spread, more people are themselves on the line to save lives.

Higuain's father says it's 'impossible' his son will join River Plate Gonzalo Higuain's father has said that his son will not be making a sensational return to River Plate, calling a move "impossible" for now. The Juventus striker has been linked recently with a move to River, where he began his professional career and starred as a teenager in 2005 and 2006.

'This AmaZulu loan thing needs to end' - Sikhakhane open to Orlando Pirates exit This loan thing needs to end," Sikhakhane told Far Post. "But it will all depend on our discussions with the big man. "I can't say I want to be released or go back to Pirates.

Coronavirus: Wazito players will not suffer salary reduction - Badoer Wazito FC president Ricardo Badoer has confirmed no player will suffer a pay cut despite the Kenyan Premier League taking a break. The top tier was suspended owing to the coronavirus pandemic and there is no definite date for return.

Makola 'had a good time at Kaizer Chiefs' but would love Orlando Pirates to win league Cape Town City midfielder Mpho Makola says he would prefer Orlando Pirates to beat Kaizer Chiefs to the PSL title despite playing for both teams in the past.

Coronavirus: Black Queens star Dumehasi joins Ghana Police Service to fight pandemic Ghana goalkeeper Fafali Dumehasi has announced she will be teaming up with the Police Force to combat the spread of the coronavirus in the West African country. The Black Queens star starred for Mercy Tagoe's team as they emerged as runners-up in Group B at the 2020 Turkish Women's Cup in Alanya in March, with six points from three games.

FUT Birthday: Dates, features & SBCs for the FIFA 20 Ultimate Team event FIFA Ultimate Team turns 11 this month and to celebrate, there will be plenty of upgraded players and pack offers in FUT - here's all the details and what we can expect.

Napoli, Juventus & Inter eye move for Chelsea full-back Emerson Emerson Palmieri is hoping his long-term future remains at Chelsea but he has a host of options to leave should he get pushed out of the club with Napoli joining the likes of Juventus and Internazionale all monitoring his situation.

Katana: Belarusian side FC Smolevichi sign Bandari midfielder Bandari midfielder Mohammed Katana has completed a move to Belarusian club FC Smolevichi. The club confirmed his departure but did not mention the duration Katana has signed with the Belarusian side.

Fahrmann aiming to regain Schalke starting role after Nubel departure The goalkeeper lost his place in the starting line-up of the Bundesliga side, but is keen to take his chance when the young stopper moves to Bayern.

Kekana reveals why Mamelodi Sundowns can benefit from PSL suspension Mamelodi Sundowns skipper Hlompho Kekana says they welcome the current break due to the coronavirus pandemic as it gives them a chance to recover from their heavy schedule.

Coronavirus: Premier League hold discussions over 30% player wage cuts & pledge funds to 'heroic' NHS The Premier League has released a statement confirming that the clubs in England's top flight have unanimously agreed to consult with their players over a 30 per cent pay cut amid the coronavirus crisis.

Premier League return date pushed back in wake of ongoing coronavirus outbreak - Goal.com After previously targeting a return on April 30, the Premier League announced on Friday that play will not resume by that date and matches remain suspended indefinitely. The Premier League originally announced their suspension on March 13 following Arsenal's announcement that manager Mikel Arteta had tested positive for the illness.

Dortmund to convert Signal Iduna Park into coronavirus treatment centre Borussia Dortmund have announced that Signal Iduna Park will be used as a treatment centre for coronavirus patients. Starting on Saturday, Dortmund will convert their stadium into a facility to combat the outbreak with the assistance of the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians of Westphalia-Lippe.

Will Kenya be banned by Fifa for failing to pay Amrouche? The clock is ticking towards the April 24 deadline set by Fifa for the Football Kenya Federation to pay former Harambee Stars coach Adel Amrouche Sh.109million. The money was awarded to Amrouche by the Court of Arbitration for Sports and should have been paid two months ago.

Kaizer Chiefs may be handed transfer lifeline if PSL season doesn't end in June Kaizer Chiefs midfielder George Maluleka's pending move to Mamelodi Sundowns could be delayed if the league doesn't finish its season at the end of June.

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