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Starting with major news from the present world pandemic- coronavirus and how it has affected the sports world…
The previously scheduled 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games has now been shifted until 2021 following the continuous outspread of coronavirus. The tournament is supposed to hold July 24 to August 9 with Paralympics August 25 to September 6.
They have both been shifted and rescheduled for new dates in 2021. The tournament will however uphold the name 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
Pep Guardiola, the Manchester City manager has donated €1m to help combat coronavirus. The donation was made to Angel Soler Daniel Foundation and Medical College of Barcelona.
Barcelona star Lionel Messi has also donated €1m to a public clinic in Barcelona as he looks to offer helps to combat the ongoing pandemic.
Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has together with his agent Jorge Mendes also made a donation of €1m to help three different Portugal’s intensive care units as the fight against coronavirus continues.
Arsenal are ready to donate as much as £150k to help fight the ongoing pandemic. They will also make their staff cars available for use by health workers.
Ashley Young, the Inter Milan full-back has offered advice towards keeping safe in this period. Young is currently in Italy which is Europe’s worst-affected area.
Chelsea have granted winger Willian the permission to travel to meet his family Brazil as the outspread of the dangerous virus continues.
According to reports, The Carabao Cup and FA Cup could be cancelled next season if the calender becomes very tight following the aftermath of coronavirus.
The stewards from Liverpool have volunteered to help supermarkets in controlling crowd in this period.
It has been reported that it is possible the summer transfer window remain open until January if the virus continues to spread.
Clubs in the Premier League are planning to ask their players to take 50% pay cut each during this period.
Juventus players and staff will have their self-isolation completed on Wednesday and they will be able to move around. Players including Blaise Matuidi, Daniele Rugani and Paulo Dybala will all however remain in quarantine after already contracting the virus.
Wilfried Zaha, the Crystal Palace star has suggested that landlords should open their empty properties for health workers during this period as the whole world battles coronavirus.
The chiefs of Wimbledon do not plan to move the Tennis competition to the now vacant Olympics period following the shift of Olympics games until 2021.